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I would love thoughts on these two does! The first is a yearling FF, a month and a half fresh(and not all the way full, I might add-I had just milked some out, but not all). The second is a two year old FF, 2 weeks fresh.

They're full sisters, a year apart :):cart:

Hull's HJE Frosty Morning



Hull's HJE Breath Of Fresh Air
 

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I like the topline a little better on the first girl. It may be the way she's standing but she may be a tad weak in the pasterns. The udder on the first girl- I like her medial and teat placement better. It's a little hard to see the foreudder on the first one, but it looks like it may not be as blended as the second one. Overall both nice girls :D
 

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Frosty
Cons:
Looks to toe out
Looks a bit weak in the rear and front pasturns
Could use a bit more length
Could use more depth, but for a year old, those ribs will drop down giving her a nice amount of depth
The neck could blend just a bit better into the withers
She looks a bit narrow bodied

Pros:
Ideal rump
Strong topline, nice slope to it
Nice brisket, well blended
Nice shoulders
Power in the front end
Smooth blending of the chest floor to rib cage
Nice dairy character (not over conditioned)

For her udder:
Could use a stronger, smoother fore udder
Could be a bit higher and tighter in the escutcheon
Nice medial
Nice teat size
Teats could be more centered


(now, it looks like you really set her legs too wide, it looks unnatural, and unflattering to the set, try setting them like you did the second doe)



2nd doe
Cons
Needs more length
Better blend in the brisket
Could use more depth
She too looks a bit narrow bodied, but not bad

Pros
Nice rump
Strong pasturns
Nice rear leg angle
Smooth blending from the chest floor to the ribcage
Dairy character
Nice shoulders
Power in the front end
Good topline

For her udder
Needs a deeper medial
Deffinatly needs bigger teats
Needs a more capacious udder
Teats need to be more centered
Teats wing out
Fore udder could blend a bit smoother
 

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Thank you!

Yeah, I looked at that pic and was like "WHAT!?", LOL. I set her legs waaaayyy to far apart. And I think Frosty is deficient in some minerals, too-her pasterns weren't like that a few months back....
 
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