Not liking my new buck's rear assembly very well

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by milkmaid, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Is it just me, or is he weak in the hip/knee area? To me he seems to walk funny, almost wobbly - as opposed to the springy, stiff-legged gait of my other buck, Flash.
    [ame="http://vimeo.com/20176784"]http://vimeo.com/20176784[/ame]

    Admittedly, I don't like the steep slope and small rear end of many show bucks. It may just be that.
    Anyway, please let me know what you think. If you need to see more videos, I can put more up. :)
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    He looks good to me too.... :shrug:
     
  4. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    OK, guess it's just me. :p Glad to hear it. I was afraid I'd gotten a bad deal after all! :doh:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. milk and honey

    milk and honey Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Everett, WA
    I dont know much about "rear assemblies" but he's a beauty!!
     
  7. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

  8. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
  9. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    OK, now I know it's just me.
     
  10. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    810
    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    I think he's very nice, but yes I DO see what you mean about his walking. I think he does seem just a TINY touch "stiff", mainly on one side...believe it's the left rear hip I'm noticing when looking at his rear from behind. But it doesn't look "serious" at all... just looks like maybe he's a bit sore, an off-jump or a bit too rambunceous (sp?) awhile back maybe? Maybe a hoof issue, a recent or too-short trimming? A touch of hoof rot?
    If it's been awhile, then I'd check on his BoSe status & his minerals. I have a very nice buck who gets a little stiff when he's about ready for his BoSe and copper treatments.
    I definitely wouldn't be concerned about it too much, it's not noticeable at all and it certainly looks to be something very minor/temporary.
    He looks very familiar though??? And VERY pretty too! :greengrin: Love that coloring!
     
  11. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    810
    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    PS - LOVE LOVE LOVE your website design!! Absolutely LOVE IT!
     
  12. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Thank you! :)
    I trimmed too close on one of his hind feet about two weeks ago. I can't remember if it was left or right, but that may be it.
    He's Buttin' Heads Kiwi Sunrise, if that rings a bell. :shrug:
     
  13. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    810
    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    Yup, sure does ring a bell.... He'd be full brother to Poppy Patch's buck Father Christmas I believe...which would explain why he was in my research files. :)
    Nice pick!! :thumb:
     
  14. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Cool! Thanks, I had great help picking. :greengrin:
     
  15. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yeah, could be from the trimming though I don't see anything wrong. Genetically, he shouldn't have any major issues regarding conformation.

    Father Christmas is now owned by another breeder in WA and I have a full sibling to Kiwi and Christmas as well!...though I think I might have mentioned that. It's a good breeding.
     
  16. I think he is a gorgeous animal. Good luck with him :)