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They are born with it, usually past down from Sire or dam or any goat who had it in the bloodlines.

It is genetic.
Is it somewhat of a health concern? I didn’t find too much about it when trying to Search TGS.
I guess I won’t plan on keeping her… or if she’s fine (health wise) maybe breed her first year and see how good of a mama she is and how her udder develops but not keep any kids? Lol
 

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With collapsed ear, they can have ear issues. Infections of the ear.
The ear isn’t opened up, it is closed off, things can get trapped inside.

She can pass it down to her kids.

Ears like this can be repaired soon after a kid is born, so the goat doesn’t have issues.
But will still have the issue of passing it on. Which is unfair if not fixed.
 

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With collapsed ear, they can have ear issues. Infections of the ear.
The ear isn’t opened up, it is closed off, things can get trapped inside.

She can pass it down to her kids.

Ears like this can be repaired soon after a kid is born, so the goat doesn’t have issues.
But will still have the issue of passing it on. Which is unfair if not fixed.
Thank you for explaining for me- I won’t be breeding her.
 
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