uphill --downhill

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by countryboy, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
    Please tell me about uphill or downhill goats? I'm not in to showing. I look on web sites and theytalk about that. Pros and Cons!
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    uphill refers to the goats shoulders...when standing they should have an uphill stance with a nice level back leading to a smoothly blended rump.

    downhill is more the opposite.....the goat will have a steep rump and look like it's got a lift kit under it's butt :wink: "Jacked up"
     

  3. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    543
    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    You want uphill, not down hill. When looking at a goat, you look rump to shoulders.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you want uphill -- shoulders (withers) higher then their rump.
     
  5. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

    167
    Dec 7, 2008
    So downhills are culls?
     
  6. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    I have been wondering why that is???
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    A topline that is more uphill allows a doe to have better body capacity, and also helps to support and distribute weight on the front legs better, it also gives the animal a finer appearance by making the neck look longer.
     
  8. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    What is body capacity? Does that mean better for having babies?
     
  9. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Yes, body capacity is best for carrying kids as well as an overall appearance.