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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by liz, Jan 2, 2010.
What does a moonspot look like?
Is it a particular color or shape?
moon spot is a non- white spot, that is a different color than the background or main color of the goat. That's my understanding anywho! :whatgoat:
Thank you, does it have to be a "circle"?
I question this because a friend has a buckling that is black with random white and he has a rusty chocolate colored irregular spot on the top of his butt , can this be called a moonspot? This is the only area found that has the "odd" color.
Sounds like a moonspot to me, they don't have to be round. :dance:
Great....my friend will be pleased to know that she has a polled. moonspotted buckling :greengrin:
I agree. Moon spots are any color but white and are a different color then the main color of the goat. I have a buckskin who I think has a moon spot because she has a darker brown spot on one her shoulders. Shape doesn't matter and they vary in size. Sounds like your friend has quite a nice combo!!
Here is a black and white doeling who has chocolate moonspots...
More pics here...
Best way I can describe them is a spot that is generally round or roundish, can be pin small to half the body or more big. Colors vary all across the coat color rainbow. On black goats they stand out more because of the dulled base. So chocolate nad silver spots stand out a lot. Its harder to see on white goats or goats with excessive white on their body because they can seem like just the normal color of the goat showing under the white markings.
Very pretty doe Ashley, the spot on this boy is about the same color as the spots she has...though his spot is about the size of a quarter.
this has me wondering because Ashley and I have discussed the possibility that my buck "Dude" has a moonspot on his face. But none of his parents have moonspots.
its so teeny tiny but is noticeable because his markings are so distinct it looks out of place.
Stacey - I see the spot and agree it's possible. Any kids with moonspots out of him?
BTW the new smiles are so much fun! :thumb:
no he is a 2009 kid :wink:
but he is bred to my doe angie and to Sweet Pea and to some other does
Moonspots are mostly round but not always. They can be anything from a light cream to a dark brown, but they are not white or black. They are superimposed, or a color on a color, over any other color but white. They can show up anywhere with no true real pattern. They are almost always dark in color in new kids, they get lighter over time. Because of this, they are not always seen until adulthood.
Here is a link that gives more info.
You can also find this on my site info.
I want some moonspots.
Those are some good looking goats in the that link. Some of the ears just need to be longer
Yes they are Myotonics and they have shorter ears. LOL
They're gorgeous :lovey: But I'd be so afraid to own a fainting goat. I'd have a heart attack thinking I killed it every time it dropped. lol
Can Alpines have moonspots? Or is that a no no? :book: I know they can't have blue eyes, but I really wish they could.