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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
French Alpine Goats
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:29:14 pm »
Hello
Does anyone have French Alpine Goats in the UK? I really like their colours. There's around 500k registered of them in France! Second most popular dairy breed over there.



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roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: French Alpine Goats
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 11:46:42 pm »
If you like the look of these but can't find them in the UK you could get English Goats instead! There will be more knowledgeable folk on here than me who can give more advice I am sure... but I always liked the look of the English Goats I have seen at shows and to my mind they have better udders than the girl in pic you posted, and they are rare in the UK so you would be doing the breed a favour if you became a breeder!

There is a website you can check out - https://www.egba.org.uk/home/html/photo_album.html

They come in a variety of colours including very similar to the French Alpines!

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: French Alpine Goats
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 01:29:01 am »
I've always liked the French alpine colours as well, I prefer the much paler one, with black markings, very smart, but I do think that is a poor example of their udders, seen some really nice ones, Americans seem to like them.

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: French Alpine Goats
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 08:35:54 am »
Yes I know she's got poor udders. I just found the pic on internet to show the colours which are beautiful  ;)
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Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: French Alpine Goats
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 08:57:53 am »
I'm with RoddyCM - if it's the colour you like then have a look at some of these rare native beauties! http://www.oldenglishgoats.org.uk/gallery/ 
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: French Alpine Goats
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 10:32:14 am »
I'm with RoddyCM - if it's the colour you like then have a look at some of these rare native beauties! http://www.oldenglishgoats.org.uk/gallery/
Is it just my tablet or does this page take forever to load, I got fed up of waiting for picture to finish loading.

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: French Alpine Goats
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 07:31:54 am »
I'm with RoddyCM - if it's the colour you like then have a look at some of these rare native beauties! http://www.oldenglishgoats.org.uk/gallery/
Is it just my tablet or does this page take forever to load, I got fed up of waiting for picture to finish loading.

That particular page had a few photos on it and did take a while to load on my laptop... but I assumed it was just the usual "broadband" issue in the countryside... I sometimes remember the days of good old dial up with fondness... at least back then pages were designed to load quickly because everyone had poor service!  If you go to the main page, it loads quicker and has a picture of a similar goat or you could try their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OldEnglishGoatSociety/photos/?ref=page_internal
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