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Hi, I'm new on Dairy Goat Info, and I had some questions concerning buying a Nubian doeling.
I found one mini Nubian Doe, but to me, her udder looked pretty bad, as her attachments looked too high, and her teats hung low. Here is a picture of her. The red circles indicate where the attachments start:
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Then I came across this Standard Nubian Doe and I thought her udder looked better. Her attachments are higher, and her teats are above her hocks:

This is after her first kidding:
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This is after her second kidding:

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What do you think?
I am not looking to show, I just want a well structured, good milker with well structured kids (but not needing perfection).
Thank you in advance!
 

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Well from my point of view the first ones udder definitely is not what were lookin for. Her attachments are really not the best at all.. the second one would definitely be my choice outta both of em.. her attachments are a lot better and even all the way around her udder is better..
 

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I don't know the answer to this. I hope someone else does and will chime in. The second one looks more according to standard.

I personally look for milk records. If they are in milk, I would want to see who is easier to milk.
I was actually interested in getting doelings from two of her does, but the udder on the other one wasn't quite what I was looking for. Plus, she said that this one pictured above was easier to hand milk.
 

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Well from my point of view the first ones udder definitely is not what were lookin for. Her attachments are really not the best at all.. the second one would definitely be my choice outta both of em.. her attachments are a lot better and even all the way around her udder is better..
Thank you! That's what I was thinking as well. It's always nice to get other people's opinions, especially when they know a lot more than what I know about goat conformation. 😊
 

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I would not buy the doe. Her udder is very poorly attached on the sides, the second doe you have pictured is a much better side attached doe although her teats could be more centered.

When you are looking for a perfect udder, you want the sides to be attached far down so the udder looks like a U , the utter to be attached in the back so it is held up and doesn't sag, the teats to be large and centered, and good medial (an utter with a heart shape).
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This may be hard to find or you might only find a few of these but through breeding, you can better the breed. I recommend starting with registered goats as they will be worth more when selling. Also, make sure you are buying goats that are tested clear of diseases such as CL, jones, brucellosis, Q fever, CAE, and Q-fever. This will prevent the spread of deadly diseases and keep your herd healthy. This may cost more but is well worth it!!
 
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