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I have a decent grasp of what good rear udders look like. I'm lost on foreudders, and that's what y'all have said I need to improve in my herd. See post: https://www.thegoatspot.net/threads/3-year-old-dairy-doe.219011/

I can tell when the goat has an absolutely terrible udder, but not when it's mostly good but still imperfect.

I'm going to draw some goats I've seen around the internet. Can y'all tell me about their foreudders so I can figure out what to look for in a buck's dam?
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Oops, missed 5 and 6. Rotated 1 upright.
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You really need to feel a foreudder to know exactly how good it is, or at least see the goat from further back. If you draw a straight line from the hip bone down, the foreudder attachment should, ideally, reach that line. It should be smooth and flat to the belly. Keep in mind foreudder really takes a few years to fill, so if the does are young you can’t be too harsh on them. Also, almost all foreudders will get a “lip” and not be smooth if the doe is uddered up too long. Based on your drawings, #2 has the smoothest foreudder, but like I said, that’s only part of it.
 

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Does #7 have a pocket? or is that udder still acceptable?

Are #4 and #5 too steep in front, or are they good?
 

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I would venture to guess #7 has a pocket. It’s extremely hard to tell from a drawing though, as shadows and hair color on the belly can be interpreted differently, so in a drawing I’m not sure if those were accounted for.
 

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Fair enough. I tried to account for shadows and fur color, but I'm know it's not perfect.
 
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