The kids and your opinion - our choice and why added

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by Epona142, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Parti-colored buckling

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  2. Almost solid colored buckling

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  1. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Hey, I think this is my first poll ever. How fun.

    Anyways, we decided to keep one of Rudy's kids. And we've already chosen, but I'm curious on your opinions. Here's some pictures and a poll and you can let me know. I'll let you know which we picked and why later on. :greengrin:

    Parti-colored buckling:

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    Almost solid buckling:

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    A pic of mom and kids:

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  2. BetterBuckskins

    BetterBuckskins New Member

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    Feb 1, 2009
    Taxachusetts
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    Hard to say from the poses in these pics, but my impulse is for the solid, that said I'm a sucker for waddles, so tough choice! :greengrin:
     

  3. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    Yeah they really don't sit still for nothing! :roll:

    The parti-color only has one waddle! The other didn't get blood flow in the womb because it was just a shriveled piece of skin I picked off.
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    well, if they were all set up it would be easier.

    but i think the solid. are they PB?
     
  5. BetterBuckskins

    BetterBuckskins New Member

    386
    Feb 1, 2009
    Taxachusetts
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    I was told by a well known breeder that she used to burn off all the waddles when she disbudded! :shocked:
     
  6. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    I'm really not experienced on setting up, after all, our goats are not registered, they are probably not pure, and they are for our pleasure, milk is an added bonus.
     
  7. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    Maaaan, tough one!! They both look pretty equal to me, but i'm going to go with the pinto. That is a tough one though, I would really have to get my hands on them to make an accurate dicision.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    they are both adorable... :love: ...what a hard decision to make..
     
  9. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: The kids and your opinion

    Pretty even!

    I know they're not the best pictures, but like I mentioned above, we're not super experienced in the whole department there. Well at least with goats! Plus you try keeping these boogers still. :greengrin:

    We actually chose to keep the almost solid colored one. Which I was surprised, because I thought for sure I'd go for color, flash, and size!

    But the smaller buckling is more pleasing to me to look at and seems to have a more solid structure and temperament, just by going by what I know. His ears are also more correct, they stand up properly, while the larger colored buckling's ears are too large and aren't as "correct" looking to me. So now we'll have two stinky buggers to love on . . . although we don't really love on Buckly because he's a real pest. He gets petted when he's good though.

    Little kid #3 (as he's called) doesn't have a name yet, so we've got to get thinking.
     
  10. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    I love the solid one... he just seems... nicer. Plus I love the golden colour!!!

    The latin name Aurelius means "golden"... (or the Spanish form, Aurelio)
    also the Greek name "Crisanto" means "flower of gold"
    and "Alamar" (also spanish)meaning "adornment of gold"

    just thoughts!!!

    LW
     
  11. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    el dorado means 'city of gold'
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Alamar is very pretty. Why is it some animals are hard to name and some so easy! :scratch:
     
  13. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    For me to pick a animal I have to see their front end and back end. Look at legs, are they straight, are they spaced good, same wit hthe front. Does it look like they will have a nice study front end?
     
  14. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    You know, its funny I picked the solid guy and I also picked Alamar lol

    I think the word you are looking for in terms of the solid kid is 'balanced'.

    He exhibits a lot more natural balance than the patched kid.
     
  15. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    You hit the nail on the head there, "balanced" is exactly what I was looking for.

    I'd take more pictures but . . . it's horrid muddy! We've had rain for THREE solid days now YUCK. :angry:

    I need it to dry up! Especially since next week someone is coming to take a look at James (the more balanced of Hope's bucklings), they've already put a deposit on him and everything. :clap:
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    very good choice.... :wink: