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Anyone with experience with Oberhaslis?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chirpy, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I am wanting to add another mild doe to my herd. I'm looking at some Oberhaslis but can't find anyone with personal experience. Has anyone here ever milked them? How much milk do they give per day? Any information on this breed would be greatly appreciated.

  2. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    My friends had two Ober does. They had to get rid of one because she had a hormonal issue ( she just kept producing milk till she had practically nothing on her bones, if they fed her she just made more milk). Lets see, they had in milk 1 pygmy cross and 1 Oberhasli, and they had plenty for their family of 7. I'll have to ask for the details. They have great personalities, but I find them a little boring because of the similarity in color. I mean, there is no way to tell which one you want if you're looking at a whole herd of them! Their size is comparable to Nubians, they are built like Saanens, but they are bay colored with a buckskin pattern, in horse terms. Essentially means that they have a reddish brown body with black dorsal stripe and other accents.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  3. jBlaze

    jBlaze Songster

    Oct 25, 2008
    Oberhaslis tend to be quiet, intelegent and mild. There is a high amount of varibility in the breed as is is somewhat new, and lots of improvements made by various breeders. I like them, but htey are not my favorites. I really prefer lamanchas. Currently I have 2 obers, the older doe is quite, the yearling doe is nosey. [​IMG]
  4. jBlaze

    jBlaze Songster

    Oct 25, 2008
    Quote:In order to get a doe to make less milk, you need to NOT milk her out completely each time. By milking her out completely, you are constantly telling her that she needs to produce more.
    (the oppisite true as well, to get more, milk completely each time, maybe 3 times a day and feed more.)
  5. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I had an smaller Ober. The breed description says they are bossy and alpha goats. She definitely lived up to that. But she was a good milker.
  6. NOnuggets

    NOnuggets In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene Idaho
    Our Oberhasli was very mild, and definately bottom of the herd. Curious and calm, a fabulous mother. She had a skin condition (really flaky...no amount or "nutrition" changed it), but it wasn't something she passed on to babies. We loved her!
    They are uncommon, so I'd be sure I had a good breeder, a health guarantee, and a pedigree to make sure I wasn't headed for trouble. There is a lot of inbreeding around here (to keep them "pure" ) because the stock is so limited...
  7. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Tiny tiny teats. Not very productive udders, and small statured. Of course, it could have just been the line.

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