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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Well we are getting ready for our county fair and my daughter will be showing Lulu in the miniature dairy yearling division and I would like to know what everyone thinks. Last year my daughter showed Lulu's half brother and he received Reserve Grand Champion...fingers crossed that she does well.
  2. Goat Conformation
    Now I’ll admit, I’ve never used clippers on a goat before. I’ve never even thought of shaving a goat until I saw how cute they looked- and here we are. Luna got her first shave today, and while it’s not perfect, I think she looks adorable. Thought I’d share! I am once again confused about...
  3. Goat Frenzy
    Just got myself a buckling to eventually sire my herd, and he’s the cutest thing. Unfortunately I am clueless when it comes to what my herd needs to improve on since I’m only just starting out, but he comes from a good herd, good lines and his dam has a decent udder for a FF. My question is, is...
  4. Goat Frenzy
    I thought I’d try out a little idea for a thread that I had. If it flops, oh well! But I don’t see the problem in trying. I’m a total newbie when it comes to conformation. I’m only barely learning the ins and outs, the terms for everything, what is wanted and what isnt... so I thought this...
  5. Goat Frenzy
    It’s a beautiful day out where I am and I thought I’d snatch the opportunity to take some pictures. I’m slowly learning about conformation and how that all works, and hope to improve my herd down the road with a buck. So... I thought I’d ask (while showing off my kids) to see if you all had...
  6. Goat Conformation
    I’m not sure how well this will work, but I figure it’s worth a try! Lately I’ve been trying to learn about desirable and undesirable conformation traits to look for in kids, to help in deciding who to buy or who to retain. And I’ve noticed a lot of other people looking for advice in this area...
  7. Goat Conformation
    Hi, I have a 3wk5d old alpine buckling who weighs 18.9 pounds and is 17.5" at the withers. I'm not concerned about growth rate, because that seems fine (.51lb ADG over the past 2 weeks), but I am concerned that this little guy might be stunted because he was a twin and his brother was...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi everyone, I am really loving one of our NDG doelings that was born in February. She has the best personality and is adorable. But- we really need to make room for some more milkers. Her mom is sweet but small and difficult to milk by hand because of teeny tiny teats. Also, the momma doe is...
  9. Dairy Diaries
    Hey everyone. I have two young twin does (Mini Nubians) that I’d love for a more experienced goat keeper to look at. I need some conformation-related advice. I DEFINITELY have a favorite and am leaning towards keeping and breeding her, but my favoritism is based mostly on personality and...
  10. Goat Conformation
    I only know enough about conformation to tell when a goat is really low quality. I'm not even looking for pros and cons, more... information on this little one. She's mostly a pet but I do plan to milk her so what kinds of kids can I expect? KW Farms Dipped in Rubies Age: 11 mos 10 days
  11. Goat Conformation
    Here is my 3 year old buck, Sarge. I think he is really handsome, but I am rather clueless about conformation, so I would like to hear what you think of him. Thanks!
  12. Goat Conformation
    This is my first year with goats and I am trying to wrap my head around conformation. This is the first ND I picked up - she's a 3 1/2 year old. Next summer I think I'll have to take better "setup" photos since she looks like she's leaning forward a bit. I'm going to take a quick jab at it and...
  13. Goat Conformation
    Could anybody give me their thoughts about my junior doe?, PB Nigerian Dwarf, born, April 2nd, 2013. Hoping to breed her this fall. Thanks!
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