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Ginger is a Boer something % doeling. Sire is a Reg. Boer; Dam is supposed to be 75% boer. Some pictures are from the summer, the rest are recent. Thoughts?
 

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I know very little about meat goats, but she looks to have good sturdy legs to support a meaty frame, a good rump to hang meat on, and well-sprung ribs, which I believe are good things for a meat goat to have. Are you thinking to eat her, or have her pass on genes of stoutness?
 

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Pros:
Strong feet and legs to support her
Good body capacity
Looks fairly meaty - what is she eating?

Cons:
Not as wide as I would like to see
A bit lacking in the brisket department
Steep rump

Overall looks like she would be a good production doe :)
 

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Pros:
Good depth of body
Good angulation to the rear legs
Good width
Nice rounded rump
Deep in the twist


Cons:
Steep rump
Looks a little weak in her front pasterns, could just be the pic though
Short neck
Lacking in the brisket
 

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She is a bit plain for me...I'd like to see some more breed character about her...especially in the face. She is a bit flat nosed and I would like to see a more roman, moon like shape from nose to horn. She certainly has the meaty frame on her...but she needs that breed character. Some real well shaped buck to cross and bring out the breed character.
 

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Ok, So I've tried my hand at 'setting up' my goats for pictures...here's Ginger.
Any good? What should I try next time? She's not a real friendly doe, and doesn't like her back legs getting touched...
Also a bit of critique is appreciated...
 

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Not bad! Try putting her back legs out to the side more next time maybe?:) I actually like Echo better than her. Ginger could definitely use more width especially in the back. Could be longer and has a pretty steep rump. She could use a longer neck maybe and bigger bone. Doesn't have as much of a brisket as Echo either.


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I'd like to stretch her out. Needs length. Would also like to see more width throughout, as well as a larger brisket and flatter rump. She does have nice depth to her barrel as well as a fairly level top line. Lastly I would like to see more bone mass.
 

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Can I see pictures of Echo?
 

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She is narrow in the chest and has a steep rump. Needs more length and more muscle in forearm and rear. Feet are not square under her- does she stand more square when standing naturally and not being set up?
I don't like how her neck transitions into her shoulders- not smooth.

She is fairly level but looks like weight may sway her back a bit.
Thick barrel.
Pretty head, but not enough roman nose.
May throw nice kids if bred to a buck with length and width.

Are you looking to breed for ABGA type showing or 4H wethers?
 

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