We really wanted to get dairy goats, but the house we ended up buying just has too little land and is too "neighborhood-y" for a herd of full-sized goats. We have 8 chickens and a big vegetable garden, and we need to keep it all pretty low-impact in this fairy chi-chi neighborhood So.... we're considering the feasiblity of just two mini does. Criteria that are important to us are that they be good/easy milkers, have sweet personalities, and be calm and quiet, as far as that's possible. We were considering regular Nigerian Dwarfs, but it seems we would prefer better milking and that those guys can be really LOUD and super active. Not great for our situation. Someone suggested Mini Manchas, and I did read that the LaMancha is the calmest, quietest of the dairy breeds. Then, we LOVE the look of the Mini Nubians. But I read that Nubians are "active and energetic".... does that mean they will be less calm and more noisy than the Mini Manchas, do you think? I'd love to hear from anyone with experience with these breeds! Also- I know there are mini-nubian breeders in Maine, but have only seen mini mancha breeders out west Anyone know of any in New England?