:greengrin: Well I finally managed to get Lyrae set up halfway decent. (thanks to some bribes :roll: ) So what is your honest opinion of her? Keep in mind she is not full in this pic. (forgot to seperate her from Orion last night so I could do this)
how old is she? she seems immature still, she needs more width and depth and i'd like to see a leveler rump but as you said she doesn't stand very well. she's worth keeping and seeing how she turns out.
She is 4 years old. I don't think she's thick enough either. I'll just have to save up the money for a REALLY nice buck from Dill's that complements her next year. :wink: Her rump does need some improvement too. Thank you!
well nubians aren't normally really wide. but she does have really nice bucks and a lot of kastdemuers. you should see if she does breeding services. that would probably be eaiser for you and you could get another doe instead
Thanks. Could she also be lacking that depth of chest due to being thin? She's having a hard time recovering from being severely underweight during the first part of her pregnancy and lost a lot of the weight I put on her after the birth and during the milking. Now I feed her as much as she can (safely) eat and plenty of grazing. I need to get some more BOSS for her.
hehe I know how that is, I dont understand it at all. that is probably why judges dont judge while they are set up but while they are on the move.
As to how you set her up. well if you put her front legs a little more straight under her that would be best. back legs look right.
Try rubbing your fingers on either side of her spine at the same time and fined where she naturally dips on contact. Do this when she isn't being set up, more like when she is eating or just relaxed with you so you know where it is and can easily get her to level out for pictures.
Yeah she started moving a second before the picture. She hates holding still. :roll: It's really hard to find her punching down spot. I've found it on Heidi, Chase, and Orion, but Lyric and Lyrae are really difficult about it, maybe it's the L names. :scratch: I'll just have to work with her on it.