I would recommend the Alpines as a good milking goat, however, being in the goat business myself I highly recommend that you look at the medical records of the herd. There are at least 2 diseases that goats are prone to and will cause you more heartache that you would care to deal with. The herd they came from should test negative for CAE (caprine arthritis encephalitis) and CL (caseous lymphadenitis). Both are very serious and while they will not cause problems in humans will shorten the life span and enjoyable life of a goat. You can have them tested for this. It is a simple blood test that can be sent by you to WADDL, is not very expensive and will put your mind at ease. Alpines give good tasting milk and are rather friendly. Good luck!