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! had some beautiful Mini Lamancha kids borns this season. I am so confused on who my keepers should be. Was wondering if anyone could weigh in conformation wise. All their dams milk well with lovely teats and great milk stand disposition. I have not showed goats, but am planning on next year and would like to hold back one or two of my favorite kids. I am attending my first show this weekend (as a secretary) to learn and observe.

Any comments on all three?

The two buckskins are sisters

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I would still go based off of the dam. Even though they all have good udders, surely they are good in different ways, and you need to choose based on what you want more. For example, one might have the highest production and best teat placement, but poor attachments, while the other might have lower production and slightly skewed teats, but her overall udder shape and attachments are better.
Since they are yours, notice how their conformation looks while they are moving, and pay attention to their temperaments too!
 

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The darker one has a shorter rump than the other 2. That's not to say it is what you should decide on... because these are only snapshots of a moment in time. Just something I would be looking at in my herd.
 

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I would still go based off of the dam. Even though they all have good udders, surely they are good in different ways, and you need to choose based on what you want more. For example, one might have the highest production and best teat placement, but poor attachments, while the other might have lower production and slightly skewed teats, but her overall udder shape and attachments are better.
Since they are yours, notice how their conformation looks while they are moving, and pay attention to their temperaments too!
Thank you.

I love everything about the cou clair's dam. Her color, personality, production and teat size. Shes my favorite to milk.

The other two does dam i am not a fan of the teats or place of them , but they have improved a bunch after milking. I dont have a good picture of other does dam, but here is the buckskin does dam udder. Her teats face a little outwards
 
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