Doe Critique

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by Oliveoil, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Oliveoil

    Oliveoil Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2019
    Wisconsin
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    I would love your thoughts on this yearling. She is a Reg. Alpine and isn't the most cooperative, as you can probably tell. I absolutely love her, but I might be a little biased.:heehee:
     
  2. Oliveoil

    Oliveoil Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2019
    Wisconsin

  3. Iluvlilly!

    Iluvlilly! Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2019
    Wisconsin
    I am in no way a dairy judge, but she looks absolutely gorgeous!!:inlove::inlove::hubbahubba:(thumbup)
     
  4. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    LOVELY doe! I love that high wide eustachian space and the tucked up tight udder. Her back and rump are really level.
     
  5. cristina-sorina

    cristina-sorina Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2018
    Northeast Ohio
    I Love her topline, legs look nice and straight.

    I'm no expert, and i have absolutely no idea if this is a flaw in the show ring, this is just my personal preference since I hand milk, but I'd like to see her teats pointing down more. The pictures make her look like her teats point out toward her legs which will make hand milking a little more difficult.

    Overall she's a beauty!
     
  6. Oliveoil

    Oliveoil Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2019
    Wisconsin
    Well see she is a dry yearling with a precocious udder, mostly on one side. So her udder cant really be judged
     
  7. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    I am no diary judge but she look beautiful
     
  8. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

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    Sep 26, 2018
    She is a pretty doe!

    I like her strength and levelness over the topline though she could have more stature and levelness in her rump. She is long and dairy with a prominent brisket, smoothness of blending and nice front end with her fore legs nicely under her shoulder. I would like to see her wider and more open in the rear and I would like to see more rear leg angulation.
     
  9. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    My untrained eye is surprised you say that. Leg angulation is the angle of the bend of the leg right? So you would like to see a closer toward 90 degree bend? What makes this a desirable trait?
     
  10. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

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    Sep 26, 2018
    Look at the back of her rear legs from the side. From the hocks up, you want the back of her leg to curve inward smoothly.
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    This doe is black so she's a little harder to see, but look at her rear leg angulation.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=201...=4#imgrc=9ELSUGEO7Oqq9M&imgdii=e2_u1b7TmpOw-M
    This one is even nicer.
     
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  11. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Okay, makes sense! :) Thanks.