Alpine Buck Conformation Critique Please!

Discussion in 'Goat Conformation' started by Davon, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Davon

    Davon Active Member

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    Sep 21, 2017
    North Carolina
    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! G3 059.jpg G3 052.jpg G3 061.jpg G3 055.jpg
     
  2. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    well the first thing that come to mind when I see this buck is long striaght back, well musled, his body parts blend with each other well,good curvation of the hind legs,good pasterns,deep chest and nice beard.
    Now if I could change a few things they would be a wider chest,tighter toes and less pigeon toed front legs.If you could post a picture of his back end that will help me figure out his back legs more. All in all he is a very nice Buck. If some of this doesn't make sence just post it on here and someone can probably explain it
     

  3. Kath G.

    Kath G. Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Wisconsin
    Nice topline, I think I see good body capacity (love to see bucks that look like they might be prego). Good well-muscled and blended neck. Looks like nice rear leg angulation: not too much, not too little. He has very nice balance between dairy-ness and masculinity. Agree with Samantha that a rear shot is needed; I'd ask for a top shot to see build and capacity accurately.
    If I was looking for a doe to match him with, this would be on my wish list: strong pasterns; straight-pointing toes; wide chest; more extension of brisket.
     
  4. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    in other words my Saanen doe would be the perfect match
     
  5. Davon

    Davon Active Member

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    Sep 21, 2017
    North Carolina
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    Here are the other pictures requested. Thanks so much for the insight so far!
     
  6. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    Wow he's nice, His horns are awesome!!!
     
  7. Davon

    Davon Active Member

    210
    Sep 21, 2017
    North Carolina
    His horns are awesome. . . And he keeps his neck nice and strong by demolishing anything I put in the pen with them. Hence why his current shelter is a roof cantilevered over an electric fence. :rolleyes:
     
  8. goat girls

    goat girls Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    New mexcico
    My Lamancha does the same thing