can you tell by pics if kid is polled?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by liz, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Heres the doeling that is causing the "polled" post in Goat Frenzy
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    Heres her sister which has definate buds and "swirls" on her head
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    Can you tell me by seeing their heads and comparing Goldie with buds that Jade is polled?
    I can definately feel a difference as well as see a difference. These girls are 2 weeks and 2 days old.
     
  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    To me she looks polled but I don't have much expieriance with polled goats.Thst is what your asking right?
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Thats exactly what I'm asking. Thank You, Jades head is a smooth as a ball save for the "brow bumps".
     
  4. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    cant tell by that picture. look at the top of her head. does the hair lay flat or does she have little cowlicks on her head behind and between her eyes.
    beth
     
  5. goatheaven

    goatheaven New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    South Carolina
    She looks polled to me but rub your finger over her skull where horns would be from from her nose to the back of the head. If she's polled it will feel smooth then a bump sort of at the back. The hair lays flat. The hair is swirly in the middle where the horn would be if she's horned.
     
  6. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    She looks polled to me...
     
  7. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Yes she looks polled to me as well. Her head is rounder than a horned kids, there is no swirl of hair as the hair seems to wave or be strait instead of swirling into a point.
     
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Thank you, I do feel better now that I don't think I'm nuts! And Ashley, the hair on her head is smooth, theres no swirls or anything like Goldies. So unless she is just a late bloomer with horns, though I don't know where they would sprout from, I'll surmise that she is polled.
     
  9. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Even though I prefer not to dis bud, since this little doe is going to her new home with her sister, Ruby, I had the same breeder friend dis bud Ruby when I took Lily for Julie. I have a friend that has a sister pair and one is polled so the horned one is a bully to her...I don't like the procedure itself but I feel better knowing that the odds are even.
     
  10. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    :p :p No one else wanna put in their 2 cents worth? :shrug: