Moon spots on Alpine's

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by milkmaidranch, May 23, 2013.

  1. milkmaidranch

    milkmaidranch New Member

    We have a very interesting topic going on at the MDGA info group. As some are breeders of the Mini-Alpine's and they are from Nigerian Dwarf sires who can have moon spots, I am asking this: Can Alpine's have moon spots? So far we believe no Mini-Alpine's have them. I know the standard's don't but genetic wise from a Niger sire who has them, what are the chances of a kid with them?

    Can anyone give some input if you've ever had a Nigerian buck with moon spots by mistake, breed your Alpine doe and what was the outcome? If there were twins, either of them have them?
  2. Horsehair Braider

    Horsehair Braider New Member

    Sorry, can't tell you a thing about Alpines. But with Nubians, a sire with moon spots can produce an offspring that is spotted, even out of a dam with no spots in her background.

  3. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

    I would be possible for an American with a Nubian background.. But I don't think they are in the breed originally and they may not be acceptable for registry as an alpine if they had them.
  4. fmg

    fmg New Member

    Yes, they would be acceptable, as alpines can be any coloring except for all white/cream or toggenburg coloring and markings.

    I have never seen one, but an American alpine could potentially have a moonspot from a Nubian in the background.