American Spanish Goats

"Around the 16th century, Spanish explorers brought landrace goats from their native lands to the Caribbean Islands and areas that would later become the United States and Mexico. Some landrace Spanish goats exist in their native territory of Spain but survive through the bloodlines brought to the New World.

Spanish goats are hardy and can thrive in difficult environments. Pure Spanish goats have been crossbred with imported goat breeds for cashmere and meat production. Most crossbred goats show a "superb hybrid vigor." However, due to the amount of crossbreeding, Spanish goats are threatened, and appear on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy watch list."

Our intention is not to crossbreed registered Pureblood Spanish goats, but to help improve the resilience and maintainability of existing unregistered hybrid stock that has been crossbred with other, less resilient breeds for meat or dairy production, while also trying to maintain the standards of the original bloodlines.