Hi all, I've got a question, okay, more than one. My daughter is involved in FFA. She has a Boer X doe (Cosby) due to kid for the first time later this month. She keeps Cosby at the high school farm where she attends school. Recently several more young does have been added to the herd. Two of them are up for sale, a white/beige Alpine (reportedly registered) and a brown Nubian, reportedly purebred (not sure about any registration). Neither have been bred, both are tame and used to being around people, both appear healthy (at least to my and my husband's newbie eyes). The Alpine (Nadine) has bad hooves. Each splays out pretty badly. Is that fixable? Will that be a big problem as time goes by? I worry about the added weight of any upcoming pregnancies, that her feet may break down. I also wonder if Nadine will be DQ'ed because of the hooves, since part of the FFA project is to show the animal at the district fair. The Nubian is less than a year old. She is an attractive color and has nice hooves, well-trimmed and tight. We would definitely wait to breed her since she is still a growing girl. Aside from what we see, I can't say much else. I don't know the particular breeds well enough to know general personalities and traits. I know they're both dairy breeds. (Yay, I know something!) I don't have any good detailed photos, but I'll try to get some and post the hoof situation. Any ideas which to choose? (Yes, my daughter would like to buy both of them, but with kids on the way from Cosby, and my job ending in three weeks, finances are a factor. We get billed at the end of the year for room and board for the goaties). I want my daughter to ask the goat advisor at school, but I also respect the opinions of you folks here at the Goat Spot and wanted to ask your opinions as well. Thanks in advance.