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Here's my cross something doe. I'm guessing she's between 2-3 years old. Critique on her please. Also, what breed(s) do you think she is?
 

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I'm pretty new to goats, but I'll hazard that she has Saanen and Nubian in her. I will also say that she runs "downhill" rather than up, and has a steep rump; hasn't a whole lot of brisket, and might want to be a little more barrelly in the ribs; but she looks to be a nice, alert girl, and I wouldn't write her off by any means! She may well prove to be a good milker; and if bred to a buck who is more dairy in character, you could have nice kids. My opinion.
 

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She looks like my Nubian kiko. She or my girl isn't one that you would pick out of a group

and say 'omg that's the nicest goat I ever saw' but I cross my girl to a Boer and I get top $ for her kids. They are blocky and grow fast. I'm no good at pin pointing what's good or bad but I wouldn't take any negative to heart because if she's like mine you'll love her kids ;)
 

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She looks like my Nubian kiko. She or my girl isn't one that you would pick out of a group

and say 'omg that's the nicest goat I ever saw' but I cross my girl to a Boer and I get top $ for her kids. They are blocky and grow fast. I'm no good at pin pointing what's good or bad but I wouldn't take any negative to heart because if she's like mine you'll love her kids ;)
Yes, I do love her kids!

Also, what are some more thoughts on her?
 

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I'm no expert, but here's what I see: :)


PROS:

Long neck, but could be longer
Looks to have a correct bite
Nicely blended throughout
Decent capacity, could use a bit more
Long rump
Really wide through the hips and pins, I like that about her
Decent spring of rib
Feminine head
Strong chine
Pasterns look okay
Pretty good depth of body, could have a tad more, but pretty nice


CONS:

Lacks brisket
Toes out
Very downhill (hips higher than withers)
Back legs are a bit posty
Lacks power in front end assembly
Could use a bit more dairy character
A little short-bodied


I can't judge her udder or escutcheon area, would need pics from the back for that. ;)
I feel like I'm missing something.. :ponder: If I think of it, I'll come back. ;)
She's not bad. :)
 

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I'll try get pics of her udder/escutcheon area after she freshens in April...SO looking forward to seeing her kids!
P.S. She is a bit cow-hocked. Hocks used to almost touch. That got WAY better once I started giving her minerals. They are still a wee tad wrong, though.
 

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It's not really bad just looks funny, with dairy goats you do want the rump to nearly level in all directions. meat goats they seem to not mind as much as I think it must allow for a little more meat in the rump. Having a really steep rump can make it harder for them to kid.
 

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I think she's a Kiko, maybe crossed. They tend to have more forward ears like that instead of the Nubians which are longer and more down. People tend to jump to Saanen with white/cream goats, but both Kiko and Nubians carry that color.

If you have pictures of her udder I can make a good guess as to whether there's any dairy blood in her or not.
 

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Just thought I'ld share...have absolutely NO IDEA how she got it on, but she did.:laugh:
It's attached under her jaw again.

Oh, yeh, I've been looking for a pic of her udder, ( I KNOW I've got one somewhere!) and so far it's evaded me.
 

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