What does it mean????

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by myfainters, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    OK... so what do the *M and *S and all of the * mean when reading a pedigree???? My mom is buying a couple nigie does and one is bred to a buck that has that stuff on every goat in his immediate background.... so I'm curious. :scratch:
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007

  3. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Hi, Jess.

    According to ADGA, *B Stars on bucks are earned by virtue of parents with [milk] production records meeting ADGA minimums; +B Plusses on bucks are earned by virtue of offspring meeting ADGA requirements; 2*M Two Star Milker - Second successive generation of a doe line that has earned a star based on minimums set forth by ADGA.

    I don't know anything about *S, but I think that might be the AGS "version" of the above.