Orange, Virginia, United States
Posted Oct 31, 2018
The alpine dairy goat is mostly known as the best breed for milk production and thus are widely used on dairies. However, they are also the perfect goat as a home milker and pet for the same reasons they can be found on big farms: intelligence, hardiness and adaptability! I chose alpines for their beauty and soon found out that they are eager to work with their owner, very faithful to their caretakers and have a lot of personality. My herdqueen, Scarlett, lets all who come to the farm know that she is the boss. Best spot at the hay feeder, first out the gate to be fed, coziest spot in the barn. On the flipside, she is ever on the alert for her herdmates making sure everyone is happy and safe in the barnyard!