Sable Saanen Goat

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Other common names: Sable Goat

The basics:
The Sable Saanen Goat is a Saanen Goat which is not white. The Sable Goat is accepted as a distinct breed by some national goat associations, such as the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) and the New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association (NZDGBA), but not by others.

Saanen Goats are the largest of the dairy goat breeds, and were developed in Switzerland. The Saanen typically has a white or cream coat, however Saanens which have a pair of two recessive genes can vary in color from beige through black. Breed standards for Sable Goats state that they may be any color or pattern except solid white or solid light cream.

Appearance / health:
Sable Goats are large-sized goats. The nose is straight and the ears are alert, erect, and forward-pointing. Born with horns, the goats are raised horned or dehorned. The hair is short and fine. Does typically weigh 150 lb (68 kg) or more, with bucks weighing over 200 lb (91 kg).

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