I posted this on backyard herds, but it just isnt as active as here. We are moving to a mini farm this week, and had planned on getting some retired babydolls. Hubby has been watching a lot of documentaries though, and wants to see if we can get something more utilitarian. We are total newbies to farm stuff but not to animal husbandry in general. Can anyone make some suggestions as to breeds? - we would like something hardy as well as cold hardy ( we live in ohio) -docile -prefer easy lambing - haven't decided what purpose yet. I'd love dairy so I know they wouldn't be killed, but I don't know if the market for milk is there. I can live with meat knowing they will be raised humanely. -we have a small space. Probably two half acre pens and maybe some small short term pens that might be 1/10th acre. If you suggest a breed, could you also advise how many we could accommodate? - we would like to primarily grass feed. oh, we would consider goats too, so suggestions on those are welcome.