Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Tapper, don't worry about feeding whatever.
When I get an animal I do thorough research on what to feed and how to care first.
One more question though... I did some reading... Nuberians sound to be HORRIBLY noisy. Is it indeed a case? I looked into Saanens as well, but couldn't find any farm reasonably close. (Alphines are out of question if their milk has more specific taste).
Mouth of the south!!
They are nice, don't get me wrong. Many people love them and their um, er... demanding decibles of opinions for all the farm and neighbor to hear.
I just happen to prefer a more quiet and dignified group of ladies.
Saanens and Oberhaslis have the best overall (quiet, even and dependable) temperments, but I'd have to say a good LaMancha ranks up there well also.
If you would like, you could PM me your general location and I can send you links for specific goat clubs and groups for your state/area. For example, besides the Ohio State Dairy Goat Assoc., Ohio has about 10 other big area clubs and groups. (plus oodles of smaller ones)
Goat clubs are usually great people who are passionate about goats and could help you on a more local level to find what you are looking for.
If you find what you are looking for but it ends up being a bit of a drive, you will later be happy that you took the drive to get the goats you really wanted. Take your time, the goat world is just getting into the full swing of birthing season right now and there will be plenty of kids and newly fresh milkers coming up for sale.
When I first started out I took some goats that although I liked, weren't really what I should have gotten. Now I wouldn't think a thing of driving for several hours to a quality breeder's farm for a good goat.