IF THERE WAS A GOAT BEAUTY CONTEST, OBERHASLI GOATS WOULD WIN
The Oberhasli goat is a modern American goat with a striking coat, whose roots can be traced back to Switzerland. What we now know today as the Oberhasli goat was actually derived from the Chamois Colored Goat, a breed from the Oberhasli district of the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland.
Descendants of the Oberhasli goats were first brought to the United States in the early 1900s, but it took over thirty years for purebred herds to be established. In 1926, H. O. Pence improved five Chamois Colored Goats from their native Switzerland, and this small group became the first purebred herd in the United States. In fact, all purebred Oberhasli goats today are descendants of these original five.