Please tell me his pros and cons

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by rebelshope, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    I know know goat is perfect and I am really trying to learn. I wonder if any knowledgeable person would be willing to critic my buck. I would like to know some of his strengths and weaknesses. I know this is not the best pic.

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  2. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    if he is on level ground I would say he could benefit from sharper withers. He kind of looks like he's hunching, but if he isn't then he could benefit from being more level too and he has a steep rump. However he has depth, his neck is adiquet length, and I like his legs . . . anyone else? correct me if I'm wrong . . . oh yes, and he looks nice and long . . .
     

  3. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    I should have wet him down or something. The hair over his back poofs up. .lol. I may have to wait until spring to get some better pic.
     
  4. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    oh okay . .. . hehe, didn't look too close . . . okay now I looked at him again . . . he is level . . . :thumbup: nice buck . . .
     
  5. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    He looks like a nice enough buck. . . . nice length of body and neck, looks quite dairy. I would give him a little more angulation to the rear legs and more levelness in the rump. Can't tell for sure on the withers (I usually have to feel them to really tell). For some reason, I don't really like the look of his head but that is being VERY critical, it's not bad. ;) I am so stinking picky about my goats, sometimes my family says I'm ridiculous! :) My aunt doesn't like hearing my opinion on her goats. . . . ;)
     
  6. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    oooohhhh . . . missed the angulation . . . I thought they were really straight tho. I did think they needed angulation too, bt wasn't sure so didn't comment on that . . . Cappy, what don't you like 'bout the head?
     
  7. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Just something about it that looks a little strange, but that's just me being super picky. . . . I can't think of why I don't really like it, just doesn't really look like it fits him. Please ignore me though. :) He looks nice!
     
  8. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    Remind me never to ask yu to evaluate my does . . . shuddering, that could be scary . . . you would do a good job on picking them apart tho . . . and bashing my pride, lol . . . :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
     
  9. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I don't mean to! I just can't help it. . . . ;) Please trust that I am just as picky with our animals as with anyone elses. . . . If you ask me, I will tell you something I don't like (probably more than one thing!) about every single one of our goats. But I guess that's how it should be. No goat is absolutely perfect, which is why we all try to breed "up". :D
     
  10. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    true . . . but I have to remind myself to compare everytime I see a buck/doe I love and want to breed to one of mine . . . It's hard . . .
     
  11. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    It is really hard to tell when they have their coat fluffed up, He is a very nice color, and I like his length and depth, rear legs are a bit "stiff" looking but once again, the angle of the pic could be deceiving....hard to tell sharpness of withers with the hair. I did shave down my young boys this past summer but was really lousy at the trim, I didn't take pics, but you can definately see a "different" goat under the hair! Maybe wait til it's warmer out and do a clip on him, you'll really be able to see his assets then.
     
  12. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Re: Please tell me his pros and cons/ and hers :)

    Thank you :)

    I will have to take some better pic. But just reading what you had to say helped me to evaluate that pic of him, which will help me when I am looking at the real deal.

    He is very fluffy over the top line right now. I felt it myself just to make sure. He also does look really straight now that I look at it. I am not sure if that is really correct or if it just how he is standing. I am going to have to look at him again and see.

    I think he has a monkey mouth. lol From the front he looks like a little monkey

    How about Dixie?
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    I don't if you can see anything with Lily. She was not being helpful one bit.
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  13. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    The hair make her neck look too short. She has pretty nice rearleg angulation. She very long . . . but the way she is staanding is hollowing out her back. Straight legs . . . depth, she seems to have a nice rump . . . can I have her?
     
  14. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    They are both cute little does. Dixie is nice and long. Could just be the fur but she looks like she could be a tad more refined and dairy, but then again, that could just be hair. Nice rump on her that I can see. Hmmmm. . . . I think she looks really cute. Maybe her pasterns could be a bit shorter/more upright but that could just be the way she's standing.

    Lily: Could be a bit longer, nice depth of body though. Hard to tell from the pic. I think Dixie is definitely the nicer of the two. But they both look sweet. ;) If they're registered, what are their bloodlines?
     
  15. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Ummmm let me think about that. . . . no :wink:

    She is MINE :greengrin:

    Here is another one. of Dixie:
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  16. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    To me, Lily looks shorter in length than Dixie, both girls have a nice level top line and the rump looks good. With winter coming on it is deceiving with the winter fluff...both have nice rear angulation though with just Dixie co-operating, her rear looks nice with straight hocks. It will amaze you at how different hey look come spring when they blow their coats( lose the winter hair)
     
  17. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
  18. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Very nice! I didn't mean that you wouldn't know about losing winter hair, it's just the phrase I used for it that some wouldn't know what I meant :wink: Wait til spring and they start rubbing on anything they can..my fence panels get covered in little cotton balls from them rubbing while walking the length. :greengrin:
     
  19. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Yeah spring on the farm is the worst for me. I have allergies and between the goats and horses shedding I can barely breath. Just about the time I can things start blooming. lol
     
  20. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Very nice pedigrees! I definitely think it was a good idea for you to get that buck, exceptional pedigree! ;)