Critiquing Dairy Goats 2.0

Discussion in 'Goat Conformation' started by margaret, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    Critique thread #3!
    Which doesn't make sense because it's labeled as 2.0
    But it sort of does make sense because the last one was a sequel. Anyway here it is:p
    As is tradition we will start by critiquing Oreo
    Babies and pregnant goats 046.jpg
    JK! You don’t have to do her, she’s already been critiqued about a hundred times:lol:
    I mean, you can if you want to, but I'm really just putting her picture up because she's beautiful:ROFL:

    Someone else can post a goat for us to do though.

    A couple rules--Please post clear, unobstructed photos at least 5 feet away from young kids, 10-12 feet from adults, and be at the level of the goat. Photos of their front end and rear end are even more helpful, top view can also be of use.
     
  2. deerbunnyfarm

    deerbunnyfarm New Member

    Dec 13, 2015
    Central Arkansas
    Following!
     

  3. Cedar Point Kikos

    Cedar Point Kikos Active Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Canada
  4. Little-Bits-N-Pieces

    Little-Bits-N-Pieces Active Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    CA
    Are we going to stop this as a trilogy or keep going? :lol:
     
  5. GoatMama123

    GoatMama123 Member

    660
    Sep 9, 2015
    Hello! Please give input on my sweet first doeling Blanche. She is 7 months old. This was her first time in the stand, so she is a little tense in the side view.
     

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  6. Goatzrule

    Goatzrule Active Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Are bucks allowed?
     
  7. Cedar Point Kikos

    Cedar Point Kikos Active Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Canada
    Nah, it should be a series :lol:

    See, there's:
    Learning to Critique
    Learning to Critique Meat Goats 1
    Learning to Critique for Dummies 1.5

    And now we got Critiquing Dairy Goats 2.0!

    Definitely a series :lol: Except Margaret forgot the "Learning to Critique" in this thread's title to keep the tradition going :lol:



    Absolutely, Kelsie! Post away :D
     
  8. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    I claim Blanche!
     
  9. Cedar Point Kikos

    Cedar Point Kikos Active Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Canada
    I see no critique of Blanche yet...;) :lol:
     
  10. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    I'm not doing too well right now, we had to put one of my milking does down this morning.
    And also busy with Oreo's babies, so not up to critiquing right now.
     
  11. Cedar Point Kikos

    Cedar Point Kikos Active Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Canada
    Aw, oh no! What happened? :(
     
  12. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    Megan, I'm not completely sure. It started with a simple eye infection, I wasn't too worried about it. Started treating with Terramycin and it didn't improve. One day she was perfectly healthy, producing almost 2 gallons a day, eating well, only thing wrong was her cloudy irritated eye which didn't bother her too much.
    2 days later her eye had gotten REALLY bad and something else set in. Off her feed, wouldn't drink, down to producing about a 1/2 gallon a day. We took her to the vet yesterday and there seemed to be improvement. Our vet gave us some antibiotics and meds for her eye and for pain. This morning she was on her side unable to get up. She was thrashing and kicking and seemed to be having trouble breathing. Her eye was completely dead.We got her sitting up and she kicked her self back down again, over and over. She had fluid in her lungs and soon could hardly breathe and was too weak to even keep her head up. In the end there was nothing we could do but put her out of her misery:(

    There was something else going on apart form the eye, but I don't really know what and it all happened so fast, it doesn't quite seem real.
    My vet did mention respiratory problems, but didn't seem to think it was too serious.
     
  13. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    She was posted first on the very first thread. The one that strarted it all so long ago:lol:
     
  14. Cedar Point Kikos

    Cedar Point Kikos Active Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Canada
    Aw, man :( That's rough. Was it a favorite doe?


    Yeah :lol: and she looks a lot better conformation-wise it her latest pic :lol:
     
  15. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    She sort of was, yeah:( And an awesome milker too.
     
  16. GoatMama123

    GoatMama123 Member

    660
    Sep 9, 2015
    Sorry for your loss :(
     
  17. GoatMama123

    GoatMama123 Member

    660
    Sep 9, 2015
    Anyone else want to take a shot at an evaluation?
     
  18. nicolemackenzie

    nicolemackenzie Active Member

    Dec 27, 2014

    Overall looks like a nice girl.

    Pros
    Good width in the rear
    Nice general appearance
    A little fuzzy but I think has nice rear leg angulation.

    Cons
    Low in the shoulder ( but could be the way she's standing or an awkward growth stage)
    Toes out in front
     
  19. Is this photo good enough to critique? I don't have her here yet to get rear and front views.
    She is 10 days old.
    ImageUploadedByGoat Forum1456794198.928685.jpg
     
  20. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    nc
    I'll do Blanche tonight or tomorrow morning:)
    She's on my to-do list, just haven't gotten there yet:lol: