Ignore the color.. what do you think of his build?

Discussion in 'Goat Conformation' started by R.Williamson, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. R.Williamson

    R.Williamson Active Member

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    Mar 21, 2019
    South Carolina
    Well, I figured I would post some updated pics today. Be brutal you know I appreciate it. LoL the stand pics are in my catch all area where all the extra buckets etc end up. 20200720_180849.jpg 20200720_180808.jpg 20200720_180704.jpg 20200720_180659.jpg 20200720_180142_HDR.jpg 20200720_175934_HDR.jpg 20200720_175917_HDR.jpg 20200720_175013.jpg
     
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  2. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    He’s growing nicely! For him, the major points I’d want to add to him would be...
    - longer body
    - bigger bone
    - straighter rear legs
    - more rear muscling and twist
    - more head and horn curvature

    He has definitely improved from last time we saw him. You can tell he’s put a lot more bulk on. What’s his weight now?
     
  3. R.Williamson

    R.Williamson Active Member

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    Mar 21, 2019
    South Carolina
    100lbs using the weight tape method. I swear he weighs more though. I have got to get a scale to put him on. The human scale we have will not go up high enough for both him and my son to be on the scale lol. He was shaved literally from his nose to the tips of his toes last month. Everything you see is what is there no hair buffing.For what it is worth I did a horrible clip job
    Thank you for the input I do appreciate it.
     
  4. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    Lol well hopefully you’ll find a scale! They can be invaluable.

    I’m not into fluffing them either. They either have it or they don’t! Doesn’t help the breed to mimic big bone or huge booties.
     
  5. R.Williamson

    R.Williamson Active Member

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    Mar 21, 2019
    South Carolina
    At the risk of sounding really dumb can you explain twist to me? I have tried looking it up but do not actually understand it
     
  6. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    Of course! No question is a dumb one if you’re trying to learn.

    I’m going to show pictures because I learn visually lol. It goes from below the tail to where the legs part. A goat with a deep twist has more leg muscling than a goat with a shorter twist. It’s very desirable for a meaty animal.

    Here’s an example of a nice, deep twist. This is our boy Z’s booty - NO fluff here.

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    Here’s a nice twist on a week old buckling of ours in Feb.

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    Now, for comparison, this is a month old buckling from 4 years ago that doesn’t have much of a twist.

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  7. R.Williamson

    R.Williamson Active Member

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    Mar 21, 2019
    South Carolina
    Ahh ok I got ya. Thanks.
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Very good advice given, cannot add more. ;)