Are blue eyes in goats a generally desirable trait or undesirable? Does eye color hold any importance or significance as far as goat health?
Specifically Nigerian Dwarf...Would it be a desirable trait in their offspring? Is it completely neutral? I ask because although I realize the gene is dominant, most goats have brown eyes, even NDs. Does this mean that people avoid producing blue-eyed NDs?As far as desirability - it depends on the breed you are asking about. In some breeds it is a DQ - disqualification. In others, people tend to like the color. It has no importance to goat health.
Are they?blue eyes are the dominant trait.
Exactly my opinion!You cannot milk blue eyes and moonspots (...) I want my girls to stand up to the test of time not beauty.
:nod:You cannot milk blue eyes and moonspots
A normal spot would be a blotch of white on a colored coat or a leftover spot of color in a white patch. A moon spot is color on color. They usually lighten in color with age. I don't know why they're specifically called that though.Okay I have to ask this because I think the OP's question has been answered. Why are they called "moon" spots. What makes them any different than normal spots?
So the other way around than among humans, then?Just to clarify: Blue is the genetically dominant color for goat eyes, BUT that gene is less common than the recessive yellow/brown eye color. Just because a gene is dominant doesn't mean it is common. It just means when a goat has that gene, that is the trait they will express.