What do you think about this buck? I'm going to get him

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by Epona142, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Just a picture, not a really good set up picture, and I don't have his pedigree information yet, but figured I'd grab a few opinions anyways!

    Plus I can't stop gazing wishfully at him. :greengrin:

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    Clicking on the picture will take you to the website.

    I want! Especially since getting Beau didn't work out (long story).
     
  2. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    id want some confo pics
     

  3. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    I hear ya, and I know it's not a lot to work with.

    Keep in mind I don't show, won't be showing (although this buck is "show quality"). I breed for pets and home milkers.

    To me, from what I can see, he looks very good. No glaring faults.
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    Yes, I would want to see a little better pics, and especially a back leg pic - that back left leg looks to turn out (could be how he is standing) and his nose seems to dip.... again - could be pic. On their site - it says moon spotted - but not sure where, as he looks to be a black and white.....

    If you are going to buy a buck though - you want to have a buck that is going to improve your girls' offspring, not keep them at the same of lower their quality.
     
  5. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    dams udder is the thing you want most then
     
  6. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    I'll see what other info I can get :)

    Thanks
     
  7. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    If they have any photos of his female offsprings' udder - that would be good to so that you can see what he is throwing
     
  8. Mully

    Mully New Member

    408
    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    He is very cute but I like the unusual. His all over pattern (looking like a Franz Kline painting) might be too busy if you are going to show him. Have you seen any of the kids he has thrown? Sure would be interesting to breed him with the right doe and see what comes out. Can't tell much about his conformation without a rear shot. I like him though and can see why you like to look at him. Good luck with your decision
     
  9. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    I like busy and bright. I'm a sucker for color and pattern, and I don't show. (Got my fill of that back in the day with dogs and rats!)

    I have a excellent market for pets and companions, and flashy and pretty sell well!
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    says he is sale pending -- did you decide on him?

    I would be worried about that left back leg too -- very odd
     
  11. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    I think that back leg is just the photo, but it would be good to check. His rump is a little steep, back could be a bit more level. If his dam has a good udder and he comes from strong milking genetics then he would be fine if that's what you're breeding for. Could have a bit more angulation in the rear legs and not sure if he toes out in the back? He definately is flashy.
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    She put sale pending, and I have seven days to decide. I am waiting to find out sire/dam and more pictures.

    Thanks for the opinions! :)
     
  13. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    Well...

    I'm not so much a fan of the ticking or the scurs, but other than that, considering he's pet quality, I think he's nice. He looks pretty level and broad. Love his eyes. I'm also a fan of the thick muzzles of foundation lines, especially on bucks. I'd ask for some udder reference shots, but I think he's lovely. Good choice :)
     
  14. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    Scurs I can handle...big giant horns, not so much LOL.

    Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some more information and better pictures.
     
  15. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck?

    More pictures:

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    It does look like that leg turns out a bit? Or is it just me? None of my does do that at all, they have good straight legs.

    His sire is Pride of Texas John

    Appears to be a really nice buck the the pedigree has lots of stars and and a few MCHs.

    The dam is MilkMaidRanch P Licorice, waiting back on pictures/information about her, as the breeder sold her some time back and no longer has the pictures of her. I contacted her original breeder to see what I could find out.

    Oh WOW! His granddam on his sire's side is the very doe I had been wishful for the other day.

    MCH Pride of Texas Sadie Elva

    She has a lovely udder, in my opinion.

    And here are the paternal great granddams: Briar Hill Morning Glory and Hill Country's Shatarr

    So at least I can see he's got the udders to back him up on his sire's side. What do you think?

    ETA: Okay, dam's breeder gave me what information she has. She isn't sure who the dam is/out of, but she did know the sire.

    Dam's sire is Flat Rocks Pied Piper, who is sired by MCH Flat Rocks Minstrel Show

    Dam's grandam is Chisholm Trail Mystique I think. Was unable to find any pictures, maybe someone else would have better luck.
     
  16. Mully

    Mully New Member

    408
    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Re: What do you think about this buck? MORE PICS and INFO

    He is not as cute naked ... he looks like he knows he is naked.... I think you should get him !!
     
  17. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck? MORE PICS and INFO

    Hehe, I know. He needs his fur! He's too naked for my tastes in those pictures. I don't mind clipping bucks, but not to the skin, poor fellow.

    I've found out bits and pieces more, but so far, I'm seeing lots of beautiful udders and good confirmations. Great improvements over my motley herd!
     
  18. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: What do you think about this buck? MORE PICS and INFO

    not terrible actually.. i cannot tell if his legs turns, but it appears to just be to be the one leg.. maybe an injury?
     
  19. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: What do you think about this buck? MORE PICS and INFO

    Epona, I think he is a nice looking boy....a bit short in body for what I'd like a buck for my girls to be but he does have a nice width as well as the parents to back him, if he is what you'd like for your herd and potential kids, get him. I have seen bucks that aren't even close to being as nice as this guy being used as sires. If you want eye appeal, his flashiness will certainly give it and I'm sure with the udders behind him he'd give his daughters improvements over their dams. :thumbup: If you like him and he's within a reasonable price range for you, do what you think is best for your herd. :hug:
     
  20. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: What do you think about this buck? MORE PICS and INFO

    Thanks :)

    I definetely like him, he's within my range, and I sure need a buck. He fits just about all my criteria (blue eyes, flash, udders moonspots are a huge bonus) and he's backed by quite a few really nice goats in his lineage.

    With him, and *FINGERS CROSSED* my unborn buckling out of Piddlin Acres/Lost Valley lines this fall, I'll be good to go, don't you think?

    Plus you should see the buck I'm breeding my two standard does to! I can hardly wait . . .

    Just waiting on hubby's paycheck to put my deposit down on this handsome fellow, and then a roadtrip with my good friend to pick him up!

    I'm very excited. :D