Okay, here goes... Locally, people are really getting into Boer goats, but I am into "rare" breeds. At several Boer health seminars, the presenters always mention having the Spanish goat as a cross at F1, then taking those kids and breeding back to another Boer, to get higher percentage crosses. The Spanish and Oberhasli are on ALBCs list-- so I was thinking, as far as meat goats go, I would choose Spanish for my meat goat breed. I would also have Oberhasli as my Milk Goat breed. I have found a fairly 'local' breeder of Oberhaslis, but haven't seen anyone around with Spanish. Are they that hard to come by? Are the Boers being used to breed them out of existence? Are the Spanish inferior in their mothering ability? Is there some reason, other than carcass size, to eliminate the Spanish as a choice? I already have a Barbados Blackbelly Ram-- quite an experience as far as sheep go--and certainly less common than the katahdins that are starting to show up-- Now, as far as fiber, would I be interested in Cashmere? And what breed of goat is used to make chamois? Anyone know?