So I'm having second thoughts... about getting senior does that other people are "getting rid of"... that maybe I should get a few nice doelings from some proven and maybe even not so proven does. I already have a couple picked out from older does; I can see their udders, past kids, condition over the years and results from the sow ring and milk tests. Easy, right? Well, I can't afford to only buy from decorated senior does. So, along with the two kids from the more expensive does, I figure I'll try to find a couple nice junior or ff does and place reservations on their kids... at least one, maybe two. I know any breeding is a crap shoot, I know that you can't just a junior doe by her dam's and great dams' udders, and I know that a ff udder might change during subsequent freshenings. So this is where it gets hard. I saw pictures of a few junior does I was interested in... all have incredible pedigrees, their dams and grand dams and great grand dams all have beautiful udders. And their "udders" (or rather what will be udders) looked symmetrical and had nice teat placement on two of them, but one was just slightly off (in the picture, maybe it was how she was standing) and they were spaced wider maybe because her dam had such a huge udder? wish I could see kid pics of the dam) but she has already won a ton of awards, plus she's being bred to an awesome buck. Are there any tips on how to best pick a youngster to put my hopes... and my money... behind?