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I would really appreciate it if you could critique a few of my does for me. I would love to learn more about their conformation, so I can breed up. I'm sorry that they're not set up, just naturally positioned in the pasture, as I didn't have any help. Thank you! I really appreciate it. I love learning about conformation in goats. There's so much to learn! I mainly breed for milk production, but would definitely like to be more aware of the conformational aspect of breeding. Anyway, here they are...
 

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Okay first doe:

Pros:
Nice length
Stands strong on her feet and legs
Nice capacity
Pretty head
Neck blends well into withers and chest floor
Rear leg angulation looks ok.

Cons:
Rump is steep
Topline could be more level, I would prefer it to be level or uphill.
Neck could be longer
Could use more brisket
Pasterns look weak

Second doe

Pros:
Topline is nicer on this girl
Brisket is ok, could be bigger
Feet and legs are strong
Hard to tell on her neck, but looks nice
Capacity is good.

Cons:
Rump is steep
Rear leg angulation could be better
Could have more overall refinement
Pasterns are weak

Third

Pros:
Brisket is nice
Stands strong on feet and legs
Capacity and depth are great
Neck is nice

Cons:
Has slight dip in chine
lacking rear leg angulation
rump is steep
pasterns are weak.

If I was judging these does, not seeing their udders, I think I would place them 2,3,1 maybe? They are all similar in their faults. For the weak pasterns, give them some BoSe and see if that helps. For a buck, look for one that will improve rear leg angulation, toplines/rumps, and make sure you don't loose their capacity and strong legs. Make sure he has nice brisket and a nice neck. Over all not bad starter does at all! I would love to see them clipped and set up. You don't happen to have any udder pictures, do you?
 

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Love the color on your 2nd doe....she is beautiful:)
 

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Thanks!

I just wanted to say.. Thank you so much for the great critique! I really appreciate it, and I learned a lot.
 

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No problem! :) :thumb:
 
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