ND udder Critique and pairing advise!

Discussion in 'Goat Conformation' started by NorthRidge Farms, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. NorthRidge Farms

    NorthRidge Farms New Member

    Jun 30, 2020
    Lewiston NY
    I will be adding this doe to my herd to hopefully get some lovely does out of her before she is retired. She is 7 years old and I am unaware of how many freshenings she's had. I will hopefully get some better pictures of her tomorrow. What are you're thoughts on her udder?
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    I also have two potential bucks that I want to breed her to, These are their dams. Which do you think would complement my doe's udder more?

    Buck #1 's dam
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    Buck #2 's dam,
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  2. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
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  3. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Okay I am not good at this AT ALL! But I’m gonna go off of instinct... listen to Morning Star Farm though, lol!!

    I like her udder. She needs copper in those photos.

    I would go with buck #2 based on the dam. Everything in general just seems like a better fit for her - plus, Kathy’s goats at dreahook are great goats.
  4. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    @NigerianDwarfOwner707 you are correct!:)
    Buck #2's dam is much nicer than buck # 1's dam.

    As for the doe, I think she looks pretty good for being 7. Her teats are just a little below her hocks, but it doesn't look like she's had too much weakening of attachments over time. She looks to have great capacity too and definitely has a strong medial with a lovely overall shape to her rear udder. Biggest things I would like to see are a longer, smoother fore udder and a little more attachment and openness in the rear. She is a nice wide doe though. The dam of buck #2 is strong in both of those areas, so that should be a good cross.
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  5. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    I also like buck # 2's dam's udder much better.
  6. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Woohoo! I’m getting the hang of this! LOL!
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