I own a small herd of Miniature LaManchas. For my families situation, they are the perfect breed. After much research, I have found what I deem to be "my ideal breed standard" however in order to obtain and maintain this desire, I would like to breed no less than 67.5% (LaMancha) kids. I have two doelings that are 75%, three 50% doelings and a 50% doe in milk, as well as two 50% bucks. To make a long story short, I have been trying to purchase a very correct LaMancha doe that I can breed this fall to my bucks. I have spoken with the owners of 4 does that fit the requirements I have. Each time I have entered into negotiations, each of them has been willing to sell, until I mention that I will breed them to a Mini-Mancha buck, then, each himmed and hawed and later told me they did not have does available for show. The last seller I spoke with said "my friends who have gotten into the miniature breeds have not liked them at all and have quickly gotten out." Am I missing something? Why such a dislike for miniature breeds? I understand breeders want their stock out and being shown and getting championship legs, but it seems to me that there is more than this. It seems like there are goat people who discriminate against the miniature breeds. Why is this?