Resources for Connecticut Goat Owners and Breeders
Barkhamsted, CT (860) 738-9696
Colchester, CT (860) 537-0679
Enfield, CT (860) 749-2853
Farmington, CT (860) 676-0295
Griswold, CT (860) 376-0131
New Milford, CT (860) 350-3390
New Windham, CT (860) 450-1065
Pawcatuck, CT (860) 599-5764
Putnum, CT (860) 963-7914
Vernon, CT (860) 872-0839
Tolland, CT (860) 870-8701
Stafford Springs, CT (860) 971-7300
Alpines are a medium to large size breed of dairy goat. Alpines are hardy, productive animals that come in an assortment of colors and color combinations. They have upright ears and a medium length coat of hair. Purebred Alpines are also referred to as French Alpines. They are typically have impressive milk production both for the commercial dairy or backyard herd.
Guernseys are the newest breed of dairy goat in the American Dairy Goat Association. They are a medium sized dairy goat. They have a golden coat in various shades that may be much longer than other breeds. While not vast in numbers just yet, Guernseys are a great goat for some herds due to their smaller size.
LaManchas are typically known for being the goats "without ears", but they actually do have ears! The external ear is just small, only being a maximum of two inches. They are a medium sized breed that can be any color or pattern. They have also proven themselves to be higher in butterfat as a breed.
Nigerian Dwarves are the smallest breed of dairy goats standing at a maximum of 22.5" at the withers (part of the back). They can be any color or pattern, and have upright ears. They have become extremely common in the United States for their small size and impressive butterfat production.
Nubians are a medium to large breed of dairy goat most recognizable for their long, pendulous ears. Their ears should extend one inch past the nose when held against the head. They can be any color or pattern. They have also proven to be a breed with impressive butterfat production.
Oberhasli are a medium breed of dairy goat known for their bay color with black points. While they can range in the shade of color with a deep red bay being preferable.
Local Oberhasli Breeders:
Mountain Spring Dairy Goats
North Granby, CT
Saanens are a large, graceful breed of dairy goat notable for their sold white or light cream color along with their strength and vigor. They are referred to as the "Holstein" of the dairy goat world due to their impressive production records. Due to that, they are common on commercial dairies and appreciated in small, backyard herds.
Sables are a large breed of dairy goat that can be any color other than solid white or light cream. They have upright ears and short hair.
Local Sable Breeders:
Toggenburgs are a medium sized dairy goat but have a very sturdy build. They are a chocolate (or black only for does) color with white markings. They also have upright ears.
Local Toggenburg Breeders:
Recorded Grade Herd Book
Does in the "recorded grade" herd book are animals that come from situations including: crossbred offspring of registered animals, not conforming to breed standard, or animals being bred up to a specific herd book due to things such as missing parentage or paperwork.