copying this over from the email... I finally got in and deleted a few thousand emails... BREED STANDARD Mini LaMancha The Mini LaMancha is also known as the Mini Mancha. The Mini-Breeds and the La Mancha were developed in the United States. The Mini LaMancha is a medium sized dairy goat breed. They are gentle but hardy with the will to milk and the ability to maintain production, both in milk production and offspring. The Mini LaMancha's ears are what make this breed distinctive. There are two types of ears that are acceptable for does: elf ear and gopher ear. Bucks must have gopher ears to be eligible for registration. The elf ear has a maximum length of two inches. The end of the ear must point up or down and a small amount of cartilage to give the shape is allowed. The gopher ear has a maximum length of one inch. A nearly nonexistent external ear is preferable. This ear type has little or no cartilage. The end of the ear points up or down. The Mini LaMancha face is straight or very slightly dished with straight being preferred. A hair coat that is short and fine is preferred. All colors and patterns are acceptable for the hair coat. All eye colors, including blue eyes, are acceptable. The maximum height for does is 26 inches (66 cm). The maximum height for bucks is 28 inches (71 cm). There is no required minimum height standard.