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Hi, I am in 4h and showing in a few weeks and I just have a question in my book. What 2 ways can disqualify a goat in the show ring? I'm not entirely sure if I know the answer, but its my first year and I want it to be perfect!:)
 

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can you clarify what type of goat and show are you showing in? For our 4H shows, they don't every disqualify anyone. You may be put near the bottom, but you are not disqualified.
maybe something like not showing your own animal would disqualify you. or not having the tags in?
 

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If you're showing a breeding animal, by two years of age they must have kidded or show signs of pregnancy.
 

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-Teat structure
*Market Goats: http://www.abga.org/teat-structure.php
*Dairy Goats: I think that only 1x1 is acceptable?​

-Large overbite or underbite​

-Ears folded lengthwise​

-Any ears that don't fit the specific breed standards​

-Blue eyes​
*Market goats ONLY​

-Not enough pigmentation​
*Market goats ONLY​

-Older than 24 months with no breeding record​

*Market goats
*(I assume diary goats have a similar rule)​

-Split scrotum, single testicle, or abnormality in the scrotum​

What I could derive from ABGA and ADGA. I am sure there are more for dairy goats, but I have never shown them...​
 

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Well, for breeding stock proper bite and teat structure is very important, like having more than one teat on each side for a dairy doe, or having a bad bite, or folded ear the long way would be a DQ in most open shows.
 

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Here are the disqualifications for the dairy breeds.
DISQUALIFICATIONS
GENERAL
1. Total blindness
2. Serious emaciation
3. Permanent lameness or difficulty in walking
4. Blind or nonfunctioning half of udder
5. Blind teat
6. Double teat(s)
7. Extra teat(s) that interfere with milking
8. Active mastitis/any other cause of abnormal milk
9. Evidence of hermaphroditism or other inability to
reproduce
10. Permanent physical defects, such as naval hernia
11. Crooked face on bucks
12. Extra teat(s) or teat(s) that have been cut off on bucks
13. Double orifice in teats of bucks
14. Buck with one testicle or with abnormal testicles
 

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And the breed specific disqualifications

BREED SPECIFIC

Alpine
Pendulous ears
LaMancha type ears

LaMancha
Anything other than gopher ears on bucks
Ears other than true LaMancha type on does

Nigerian Dwarf
Pendulous ears
LaMancha type ears
Mature does over 22.5" (57cm), Mature bucks over
23.5" (60cm)

Nubian
Anything other than pendulous ears

Oberhasli
Pendulous ears
LaMancha type ears
Black bucks
Large white spot (1-1/2" [3.8 cm] or more in any
direction)
Any color other than chamoisee (or black in does)

Saanen
Large (1-1/2" [3.8 cm] or more in any direction) dark
spot in hair
Pendulous ears
LaMancha type ears

Sable
Pendulous ears
LaMancha type ears
Solid white color
Solid light cream color

Toggenburg
Tricolor or piebald
Black bucks
White stomachs on bucks
Large white spot (1-1/2" [3.8 cm] or more in any
direction) on bucks
Pendulous ears
LaMancha type ears

Recorded Grades:
A doe for which the recordation
certificate specifies a breed-specific type should be faulted only
when the breed character defect(s) would be regarded as a
disqualification. The amount of this fault to be applied to a
recorded grade should be as if it were a very serious defect
 

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Here are the disqualifications for the dairy breeds.

DISQUALIFICATIONS
GENERAL
1. Total blindness
2. Serious emaciation
3. Permanent lameness or difficulty in walking
4. Blind or nonfunctioning half of udder
5. Blind teat
6. Double teat(s)
7. Extra teat(s) that interfere with milking
8. Active mastitis/any other cause of abnormal milk
9. Evidence of hermaphroditism or other inability to
reproduce
10. Permanent physical defects, such as naval hernia
11. Crooked face on bucks
12. Extra teat(s) or teat(s) that have been cut off on bucks
13. Double orifice in teats of bucks
14. Buck with one testicle or with abnormal testicles
This is GREAT! Where did you find it? :confused: I looked all over...
 
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