About the LaMancha Goat Breed
LaManchas are known for their production of tasty milk that is relatively high in butterfat content. (They typically rank third in line, with Nubians and Nigerian Dwarfs being higher.) They also tend to have very sweet, calm temperaments, making them ideal for a small homestead or farm.
By ADGA standards, a mature LaMancha doe should measure at least 28″ at the withers and weigh at least 130 pounds. Bucks should measure at least 30″ weigh 160 pounds.
LaManchas can be any color or pattern known in goats.
Gopher ear: An approximate maximum length of 1 inch but preferably nonexistent and with very little or no cartilage. The end of the ear must be turned up or down.
Elf ear: An approximate maximum length of 2 inches is allowed, the end of the ear must be turned up or turned down and cartilage shaping the small ear is allowed.
LaMancha does may be registered with either ear type, and neither has any advantage over the other in showing. Bucks may only be registered with the Gopher ear type.