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Color aside I would genuinely like a harsh critique on this boy. The stand is at a rather steep angle because I needed to get the head part low enough for this fellow's head. The stand is pretty large and I purchased it for my grown goats. Anywho, more to the point.I would like a harsh critique as to the pro's and cons of this boy. He is not clipped (obviously) and straight out of the pen. First time on a stand. If the angles are bad please let me know what angle you would prefer so I can get a picture from that angle. Born 2/20/2020
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Flashy boy! I will do my best.

Pros:
- stands square
- looks wide front to back
- bone looks good for his age
- strong rear pasterns

Cons:
- breaks behind shoulders
- slightly steep rump
- needs more rear muscling
- straight head
- short bodied

I would say that his biggest strength is his squareness and width. Biggest weakness is his topline. One thing I couldn’t accurately judge were his front pasterns.
 

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Flashy boy! I will do my best.

Pros:
- stands square
- looks wide front to back
- bone looks good for his age
- strong rear pasterns

Cons:
- breaks behind shoulders
- slightly steep rump
- needs more rear muscling
- straight head
- short bodied

I would say that his biggest strength is his squareness and width. Biggest weakness is his topline. One thing I couldn't accurately judge were his front pasterns.
Very good judgment. I agree.
 

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His top looks much better in those pictures. Still not straight as a board but I was really not liking it in the first batch of pictures. Some people can get their animals to look so nice on the stand, mine are the same as this guy and they look terrible. I think because they are pulling back so much.
I do though agree with CountryLineAcres on what she had to say. But I do have to say he looks like a good sized kid and I think he is growing very well. Do you have a weight on him?
 

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In the first set of pics he is just a little over 2 months. I do not have a weight on him but my 6'2 son has a hard time lifting him lol. The 2nd set of pics he is actually about 5 weeks old give or take.
He has his issues no doubt. Curious to see how he turns out
 

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He looks like he is maturing nicely! Really the only two things that are really jumping at me as a con is he’s a bit posty in his back legs and weak pastures. But I do think that a lot of Times the Pastures (ignore my spell check I’m over the constant battle) are caused by selenium deficiency. In some pictures he looks to have decent length and in others not so much but I do like him better in these pictures
 

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Born 2-20-2020 currently weighs 68.5lbs . 5.5lbs at birth ADG is 0.75. No creep feed. Fed with the does. His Teat structure is a clean 1x1 , He is 84 days at this point. He is getting pulled this week to go into his own area.
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Dam's teats are pictured. 2x1 .
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For me, it's all about the growth! What's his weight and age now or ADG?

How are his teat structure and dams udder?

I like him overall! I think his Roman nose could be stronger and I'm not crazy about his testicle shape/fullness/or split right now.
I completely agree on his head. It needs some work. His testicles too. That is a problem from his sire's side. His testicles are a massive improvement over his sire's. I purchased his sire to address a lack of Bone in my goats. He definitely delivered the bone. The does have made some drastic improvements in the testicular region of their bucklings. My next goal is to bring in a bit more of that roman nose. One step at a time as they say :) I believe the girl I recently added into the herd (lord help me that one is another story!) will be a big improvement in that area. I purchased her specifically with this buck in mind. I hate her teat structure but this boy should fix it.
 

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Im not as awesome as County line..or Toth or Jessica..but what they are telling you can be corrected. His loin length will blossum between 3 & 4 months. Thats why in the later pictures he looks more balanced. Like you said no grain. He needs some top weight with proper feed, you can improve that.
Salty brought up the none roman nose look. Thats fine..feed him out, walk him go for the new tubular look. He may not be stocky enough for the bulky standard boer. But this new tubular slick look. You could pull off.
Im no expert. And this buckling is gorgeous. Please dont try to lock him in 1 way. Ok? Hes good! Very nice for so young!
 
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