Mini Mancha Goats

Our mini slices of heaven at the farm

All About our Mini Manchas

We produce Mini Manchas by breeding our LaMancha does with our Nigerian Dwarf bucks.  The results are some of the most amazing goats ever. 

Mini Manchas get the best qualities and characteristics from both breeds, but they seem to get a double portion of friendly, lovable, affectionate and social temperament.  Given the opportunity for lots of human interaction they not only thrive on human interactions they seem to eagerly crave it. 

Our Mini Manchas just love it when we come into their pen and interact with them.  The minute we squat down they jump up and give us hugs. 

Mini Manchas are also excellent dairy goats (once again getting some of the best qualities from both breeds).  Their milk is high in butterfat and they are also capable of giving up to ¾ gallon of milk per day.

So if you’re looking for a small(ish) and friendly goat breed that produces quality milk, then Mini Mancha goats might be the perfect choice for you.

Breed Characteristics

Mini Mancha goats are known for their small to medium size, with does typically weighing between 100-120 pounds and bucks weighing between 120-135 pounds. They are also known for their friendly and affectionate temperament, making them great pets.

In addition, Mini Manchas are excellent milk producers, with an average milk yield of a half gallon to ¾ gallon per day.

These goats are also known for their unique ear shape, which is inherited from the LaMancha breed. Instead of long, erect Nigerian Dwarf ears, Mini Manchas have small “gopher” or “elf” ears which are no longer than two inches.

Historical Background

The Mini Mancha breed was developed in the United States in the 1990s by Eula Fay Frey of Oregon. She wanted to create a smaller version of the American LaMancha goat that still had the same great milk production and friendly temperament. She crossed her LaMancha goats with Nigerian Dwarf goats to create the Mini Mancha breed.

Since then, Mini Manchas have become increasingly popular as pets, milk producers, and show animals. They are recognized by the Miniature Dairy Goat Association and have a growing fan base all over the country.

Why we choose to raise Mini Mancha goats

I mean, why not?!  We love Nigerian Dwarf goats and we love LaMancha goats so it just seems for us breed them together and produce Mini Manchas is simply genius.

We feel that raising Mini Manchas and American Blackbelly sheep on our farm is nearly perfect.  We are privileged to get to experience some of the most amazing animals each and every day of our lives.  That alone is a good enough reason to raise all of the animals that we have.

Our Mini Manchas

Mini Mancha doe

Honey

DOB: 2/20/23

Breed: Mini Mancha

Sire: Bucky

Dam: Daisy

Recent Hoof Trimming: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Honey & Maple are our very first twin set of Mini Manchas that made us fall in love with the breed.

Honey is definitely a little more on the shy and reserved side, but she loves all the attention she can get which results in lots of hugs and cuddles and scratching behind the ears (her favorite!).  

Visually, the two look very similar (twins!), but Honey has more of a disctinct badger markings than Maple, so her face has more variation with the dark and carmel stripes.

We plan to breed the twins Spring 2024 so they should be expecting their first kids in Fall 2024!

Maple Mini Mancha doe

Maple

DOB: 2/20/23

Breed: Mini Mancha

Sire: Bucky

Dam: Daisy

Recent Hoof Trimming: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Honey & Maple are our very first twin set of Mini Manchas that made us fall in love with the breed.

Maple is our little loveable spitfire, who tends to give us more trouble when we’re working on her (she always gets a big case of the wiggles before we’re done working!)

When we are making our way over to their pen, Maple is already trying to climb the fence to get to us as we’re still working on opening the gate.  Maple loves jumping on our backs and giving us kisses. She is a big ball of love.

Visually, the two look very similar (twins!), but Maple has a darker face with very thin carmel badger lines – much less pronounced than Honey’s lines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you breed your Mini Mancha's with a LaMancha buck?

At this time, we only have Nigerian Dwarf bucks so we will breed our Mini Mancha does to an unrelated Nigerian Dwarf buck. We are hoping that this combination will still keep the much higher milkfat %, as well as increasing the milk production from a standard Nigerian Dwarf.

What is the typical weight range for a Mini Mancha goat?

The average weight range for a Mini Mancha goat is between 100-120 pounds for does and 120-135 pounds for bucks. However, weight can vary depending on factors such as age, diet, and genetics.

What is the average milk yield of a Mini Mancha goat?

Although we haven’t personally milked our Mini Manchas yet, the average milk yield of a Mini Mancha goat is said to be anywhere between a half gallon and three quarters of a gallon per day.  This could be a drastic difference when comparing to Nigerian Dwarf goats who can average 1 quart to 2 quarts per day.

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