Mind you, I have family milk goats and doubt we will ever show, although I do have a few good quality does from a successful and reputable breeder. We do aim to improve on what we have through good breeding. I would like to participate in Linear Appraisal (at our breeder's invite) this coming year. I have one 5 y/o doe who has a far from perfect udder. I know that! I'd like to know more about her structure, width, all that. Would getting her appraised be a joke or looked down on? Do does have to be freshened to be appraised? I mean I know their udders couldn't be appraised if they weren't freshened but do they HAVE to be? I guess she should. Is it okay to have your herd appraised if they different breeds (I have reg. Fr. Alpines and reg. La Manchas)?