The British Alpine was developed in Great Britain in the early 1900s. The first British Alpines arrived in Australia in 1958
and have since been graded-up using Saanen and Toggenburg does.
British Alpines are tall, rangy and graceful. They are best suited to temperate climates
and perform poorly in regions with high humidity.
The does are good milk producers, with an average fat yield of four percent. They
also exhibit a tendency to good winter milking and have an extended lactation period.
British Alpines are black with white markings. Their coat is generally short, fine
and glossy. However bucks often have longer hair.
Handbook of Australian Livestock, Australian Meat & Livestock Corporation,1989, 3rd