Decoding dairy goat terms? "high & wide" udder

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Dreamchaser, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    A "high and wide rear udder" what does that mean exactly?
     
  2. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    543
    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    Good attachment. It is wide from side-to-side (when viewed from the rear), so it should take up the entire escutcheon and between legs. High is meant as it is secure in the escutcheon with good attachment.
     

  3. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    these does all have high and wide udders.
    http://www.brandtsandhoachsalpines.com/does/vanlatte.html
    http://www.brandtsandhoachsalpines.com/does/sandy.html
    http://www.brandtsandhoachsalpines.com/does/saviorfaire.html

    basically you want the udder as high and as wide as possible. and you want thw widest part of an udder to be at the top.

    these does have poor "high and wide" udders:
    ( the first doe was a doe i had priorly owned, she udder was widest at the bottom. the second doe is my "unregistered lamancha" who had her papers pulled because of how low the udder sits)

    the first "poor" doe i pictured has an udder narrower at the top than the bottom, and it kinda makes a triangle shape.. that's a nono. the other doe i pictured is a tad wider at the top, but its still weak and just sits very low. you want basicall a rectangle sitting as high up as possible
     
  4. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    http://autumn-acres-farm.com/Alpines.htm


    ditto, Meagan--- try going through these pics on this website . . . :D I know you like Alpines.
    edit: LOL, Sara we posted at the same time.
     
  5. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    Oh good. I know where the rear udder is, but I wasn't sure what that meant. I was thinking it might be code for a small udder. Which, even if it is, that's okay. It's better than a punching bag udder. I am uncertain of how my doe freshens yet, but I'm hoping to improve that in my herd.
     
  6. farmergal

    farmergal New Member

    519
    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern California
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    Thanks SDK... those pictures were incredibly helpful... I knew what it meant before but had never seen it pictured as clearly as that!
     
  7. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    On a side note... Thank you for posting all those drool-worthy websites. It may be years before I have anything that show-stopping, but it's fun to dream isn't it? Sara, I didn't think that the first doe looked so bad. Is the rear udder supposed to be more square-shaped, or?
     
  8. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    she was really low.. i'll search my archives and see if i can pull up a second set
     
  9. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Decoding dairy goat terms?

    well. its the best i've got on hand
     
  10. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    Here is another doe with a really wide rear udder and it's pretty high as well.

    http://blissberry.com/veracruz.html

    See how it is as wide at the top as it is at the bottom? That is what you want.
     
  11. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    810
    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    WOW - for high and wide - a great picture describing high and wide would be Poppy Patch BAM Georgette - she's at the top of the First Fresheners page, ... (hopefully Shannon doesn't mind my promotion)...but wow that girls definitely high and wide!!

    many of the Lost Valley doe's, especially under their MCH page have very wide and high rear udders too. See Lost Valley Sundancer, Lost Valley Sade, & Lost Valley Callisto.... they all have very nice udders.

    Another farm is Ironwood Ranch... see IronwoodRanch SJ Minnie

    These are just some of my favorites and one's that meet the "high & wide" description in my min.
     
  12. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

    925
    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Great info-I've been trying to learn about udders and that helps immensely! Thanks!