Blue Eyes in Boers?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by AlaskaBoers, May 18, 2008.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Just wondering why its okay for mini goats to have blue eyes and not the boers.
  2. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Well its part of the breed standard and a lot of the culls were written to make the Boer the hardiest breed possible. Blue eyes don't contain as much pigment as brown ones. This makes it rougher for them in sunnier climates , like those that the Boer originated from.

  3. rlittlecritters

    rlittlecritters New Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    Lynden, Washington
    Pygmies aren't supposed to have blue eyes either.
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    thanks, never though of it that way.
  5. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Only breed that has blue-eyes in the standard is Nigerian Dwarfs. Any other goat that has blue-eyes was crossed somewhere in their lines with a Nigerian. Mini breeds like Mini-Nubian, Mini-Oberhasli, Mini-Manchas can have blue-eyes too though there is some debate in mini breeders whether they should be allowed to be blue-eyed. I personally think its ok.
  6. all1965

    all1965 New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Fainting Goats can have blue eyes but alot of the old time breeders won't have anything to do with blue eyes or color. It's all brown eyed and black and whites mostly for them.