big mouthed woman (oakaurora) wrote in 4_h,
big mouthed woman

hello all,
i have no connections whatsoever to 4H, but i was hoping someone here may be able to help me with a goat question.

here's my story- i spent summer 2004 in switzerland on a farm in the alps...they had lots of animals, the mother in the family i worked for made sheep cheese with a bit of goat milk thrown in, and i got to milk the goats. they loved me and followed me around all over the place, esp. cindy...sorry, i'm rambling :p anyway i ended up really liking them, they weren't like the petting zoo type goats i was expecting. someday i'd ike to have some goats of my own, so here's my question; can anybody tell what breed they are?

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the ones i'm asking after are the big white ones, like the one i'm milking there.

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the lovely cindy, who looks a bit distorted...

thanks in advance!

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we have a couple of Saanen goats and they look very similar. The breed originated in switzerland and they are great for milking so that would make sense. I'm including a link to goat breeds that I had found so you can look it up for yourself and see what you think.
YAY! i went to the link and looked at the picture and i think youse guys are right; it think they're saanens. yay! thank you so much!
I agree w/ tessa they look like Saanen's. Nice breed of goats!!
How did I get lumped together with goat milkers. I had made a live journal membership to put my idea accross as to the need for a web side browser that would make web surfing possible by using a cellphone instead of a Lap or desktop PC. What they did? They lumped me with Goat milkers.

Anyway I hope some goat milkers visit my journal at

or my blog at Link

By the way I'm familiar with the subject of Goat milking although I live in NYC. I hope I get an email from some good folks who have goat as I'd like to milk one. If some folks, have a good milking goat, I'd like to be invited. My email address is
Yep, Saanans, tall, white, probably pretty friendly, about the same amount of trouble as other goats...:)