Critique this buckling

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by Maggie, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Floyd, Va
    I'd love to have a critique of my buckling. I am still trying to convince my hubby to let me keep him at least this summer to show him (and maybe keep him to breed depending on how he matures). His brother is pretty much sold already. I will not be offended by what you have to say, so please be honest. I can take the good and bad :)
    Some more info: Born 1/20/11. Clean teated, perfect bite, full pigment. Mom is HUGE traditional out of a red buck. Dad is 4th generation spotted buck. As of 3/19/11 - 38lbs. 3/29/11- 45.5 lbs.
    These were last week:
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    I didn't get a good rear shot from straight on
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  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    WOW, I think he is beautiful. He has a nice front end nice and wide, good legs and look at that face, how can you not just love that?

    I really like him, I think he is a keeper that is for sure.
     

  3. ()relics

    ()relics New Member

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    Dec 25, 2010
    Indiana
    Is he out of fullblood stock? Where would you be showing him, open shows, sanctioned shows? Clean 2 teated or clean more than 2 teated? It is really hard to tell from a picture especially when looking at a buckling, with winter fur. That said the only weakness that stands out, to me anyway, is he looks like he has a short neck. Not really a big deal but he will eventually shorten your herd. Other than that he looks sound enough and seems to be gaining at a tremendous rate, 7.5 # in 9 days, or .83#/day, is almost twice what my wethers are gaining on a show ration. .8 #/day at that age is almost unheard of in boer goats or any goat for that matter....and from the picture he looks like he could carry 15-20# more right now.
     
  4. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    He is nice and stocky, nice head and face, good top line and firm legs. Keep him for sure!! See what he develops into and how he works for you but I will bet he will be a winner. Time will tell. All the best!!

    Robert
     
  5. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Wow he is GORGEOUS! I don't know a thing about conformation yet, but I think he's a nice looking boy, big, and has a kind, beautiful face to go with the package.
     
  6. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Floyd, Va
    Thank you for the comments so far.
    He is fullblood. I'd like to show sanctioned shows. He is 1+1 for teats. I do agree, he does have a shorter neck. A little surprising because his dam has a neck like a giraffe :p

    We do have a solid red buck that we will be standing this year. I'd like something spotted/dappled to breed to Red's offspring. I'd like something equal or even nicer than Red.
    (Please excuse his coat, he is shedding out strange and looks horrible)
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  7. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Looks like a keeper to me!! :)
     
  8. ()relics

    ()relics New Member

    258
    Dec 25, 2010
    Indiana
    WOW
     
  9. I don't know a whole lot about boers, but he is beautiful! I would definitely keep him and see what he turns into.
     
  10. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    I like this lil guy.He could be wider in the front, but he is young. He shows more promise on length than the other one.But if you have nice long does they will make up for it. :wink:
     
  11. Perfect7

    Perfect7 New Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    South Georgia
    I love all the neck and chest wrinkles he has already! He's also extremely level along the top which is very nice, and the splash of color on the side is nice as well. I wouldn't sell him if you can show him this year. I think he'll turn some heads for sure! :applaud:
     
  12. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Floyd, Va
    Thank you everyone. Its hard to be judgemental when hes just so darn cute jumping around my pasture!
     
  13. jduwall

    jduwall New Member

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    Aug 7, 2009
    I'm most into Nigi's but I think he looks great...nice and stocky. totally love that face... :dance: what could 1 more hurt right?? :ROFL: