Nubian buck critique? New pictures

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by mariella, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    This is Shiloh-elm he is 18 months old. These are the best picture I could get of him because he's staying with a friend to take care of her girls and I was just stopping in to give him his copper and check his FAMACHA score (It was nice and dark pink). I know he's not standing square but he wanted to get back with the ladies. He's thin but as soon as he gets home I will feed him up (She doesn't feed grain)
    Elm is a SUPER sweet guy and loves to just stand there and be loved on. When I bought him the lady said he was a bottle baby but isn't very loving but I guess he likes me because he's super loving. He's not pushy and he's well behaved so temperament wise he's perfect! But what do you guys think of his conformation?
     

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  2. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Well Mariella. I am no pro at conformation bit to me he is a beautiful young buck.
     
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  3. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    So from what i can tell I like his neck, brisket- seems to have a good spring of rib. He needs trimmed badly- he stands over at the knee in the front and cow hocked behind on his right rear and I would like to see a taller stature for 18 months .
     
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  4. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    When I get him home I will get him to stand square, When he stands square his hind legs look a lot better. In the picture, he was squirming around and acting like a goof so he's all twisted up. I have a picture of him this spring that looks a bit better.
     

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  5. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    So looking forward to seeing him trimmed up, hopefully that will straighten him out, especially being over at the knee in the front. He is quite small for a purebred at 18 months. Make sure he has great minerals and a feeding program, and of course worm/parasite free. Pics of a six month old junior buck for your reference in height, etc.
     

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  6. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    Okay, I just got new pictures!

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  7. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    He is a nice lookin young guy. Would like to see more of a roman nose on him but overall he looks nice.
     
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  8. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    I really wish he had better ears and a better nose. After talking to my vet about his size we came to the conclusion that it was cocci and Polio in the winter that stunted him. I really didn't take very good care of him while he was growing. He has grown a ton this summer so I hope I can keep up with his growth a bit better.
     
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  9. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I'm not a dairy.goat person. But I love his coloring. What is that called?
     
  10. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    I call it Blue roan, like the horse color. Other people call it salt and pepper, but he looks more blue then salt & pepper.
     
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  11. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Really depends on what you are looking for - if just home milkers you should be fine.
     
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