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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by RunAround, May 13, 2008.
Excuse the weird angle of the pic! :slapfloor:
Moonspots are irregular, sometimes white, silver, tan or chocolate.
Thanks! I have been wondering for a while and I keep forgetting to take pictures of it.
They can be pretty much anywhere. You can have more than one color moonspots on a goat too. They can be tiny specks or splotches so big they take up a good portion of the goat.
whats the difference between a spot and a moonspot?
Yeah, I would have just called it a spot :lol: :?
yah I read that if it is a spot on a white background it isn't a moonspot :?
"Spots" are always white. Some "spots" as some people call them, are actually just parts of the basic color pattern. Buckskins for example have facial spotting and bars down the front of their legs. Its just part of the patterning and yes it can vary from one version to the next. But they're always in the same areas and they are found on both sides of the goat.
Moonspots are usually in color. You can also have goats so covered in white that they're mostly white with color spots. Those are not moonspots, just a dalmatian effect from the white spotting. Just neat looking. Like Sarah. She's actually a buckskin under all that white...
Here's a photo of Cruiser's big moonspot on his neck. They usually are round...
That one is kind of tannish.
Here's Gwen (Cruiser's daughter) and she has a cream moonspot by her mouth and a chocolate one on her front leg above her knee...
I think it's just a spot but that's my opinion.
Thanks for the info and pictures on Moonspots. Her sire has them and so does his dam so I figured that's what it was. I'm calling it a moonspot. :sun:
RunAround we need to see a picture of the whole goat to see if it actually a broken pattern with white OR if the spot under her chin is actually a moonspot. Without seeing the whole goat it is hard to determin her color pattern.
Ashely that is what I mean like you said about Sarah, Because if every spot is a moonspot then I have two goat kids with moonspots, but I know they aren't because it is just their chamois pattern being broken by the white and they are exhibiting their pattern in various places including the spots.
This is just my limited understanding but again I did read that a spot(of any color) on a white backdrop is not a mooonspot but just the "peaking though" of the actual color of the goat.
This is her:
I'd say definately a moonspot, look closer that is not a spot on white background, the goat is gold/cream so that is a moonspot.
good point -- that is why seeing all of the goat helps as I wouldnt' have noticed the cream color with just the first pic --- bad eyes
Don't worry Stacey, I should have posted a body pic of her too. :wink:
Now I have three does I could get moonspotted(sp) babies from! :dance:
Coal (flickas triplet boy) has a moonspot on his back and I have no idea where it came from :?
I say it's a moonspot. Here are a couple photos of moonspots, just for reference.