Maaaaaa of La Mancha

The La Mancha Goat? What in blue blazes is a La Mancha Goat? Is it one of Don Quixote’s sidekicks? Maaaaaybe. The La Mancha is the only breed of dairy goat developed in the United States. Well, huh. Their milk is high in butterfat. Mmmmbutterfatmmm. And, they’re known for having tiny, “gopher” or “elf” ears! Squee!

Now surely there is some mistake. It’s a goat, it must be La Muncha.

“These are hours-old LaMancha girls, our first babies of the season! Suffice it to say, my work has suffered since they have arrived. I work at Broken Shovels Farm, a micro-dairy in Henderson, CO. Every person who works here is committed to ethical treatment of farm animals and the belief that every single animal should receive the same high level of care, no matter their purpose.” -Amber H.



  1. To dream cheese made of only goat cream!

  2. 260Oakley says:

    I would like to nibble those elf ear and write a short story about the experience. Title? “Nom Wee Goat-ay”

  3. Madame X says:

    Mancha means “stain” or “spot” in Spanish, and little Miss Kiddy McGoaty has the most adorable markings!

  4. rocky griffin says:

    Love baby goats and this one is exceptionally cute and beautiful!

  5. whatthelump says:

    Too too cute! Amazing photos on the facebook page.
    And thank you for your responsible micro-dairy, I do love goat milk.