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2017 ADGA Nationals

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Bayleaf Meadows, Jul 17, 2017 at 8:27 AM.

  1. Jul 17, 2017 at 11:56 AM
    misfitmorgan

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    Yes your right! sorry i only liked quickly while i was at work.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2017 at 11:56 AM
    Bayleaf Meadows

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    Thanks for all the photos, Green Acres Farm! They are the senior does, right? (not photos of the juniors...) Were there any surprises? Things to learn, note? They all look great to me, but I don't know that much. I would have a hard time being a judge.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2017 at 1:20 PM
    Green Acres Farm

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    Those pics are all seniors.

    I am new at this, too, so I was just kind of in awe at all the amazing animals there. This was my first time watching it.

    I think the Nigerian junior show would be super hard to judge!
     
  4. Jul 17, 2017 at 1:23 PM
    OneFineAcre

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    http://adga.org/adga-national-show-nigerian-dwarf-champions-2017/

    Neither doe blends smoothly in the fore udder.
    The reserve has a bit of dip in chime.
    Neither doe has as good of teat placement as Zamia and Clarabelle. ;)

    Another interesting thing.
    The GC is an Old Mountain Farm goat.
    The RGC's dam and sire are both from Old Mountain Farm.

    Hilltop Farm that own's the GC is positing their breeding pairings and taking reservations now.
    Big $$$.
     
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  5. Jul 17, 2017 at 1:34 PM
    Green Acres Farm

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    I had my personal preferences over the chosen does, but I still thought they looked great. If I remember right, the judge said something like at the end of the day he wanted a true dairy goat and Merriment was definitely that. She looked like she had a ton of capacity.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2017 at 1:37 PM
    OneFineAcre

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    I think you are correct, they do appear to have a lot of capacity.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    Even the FF kids are in the $800-1200 range!
     
  8. Jul 17, 2017 at 2:45 PM
    OneFineAcre

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    Their best goat may be better than my best goat.
    But, there worse goat isn't any better than my worse goat. :)
     
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  9. Jul 17, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    I would have picked OFA's Marigold or GW's Peanut or Lemon over the winning Juniors, but I don't really know why, except that I like what I like. Someday when I've been around more goats and shows, I might get the know how to actually express my reasoning.
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    I'll say this.
    I wouldn't trade Clarabelle for either of the 2 Sr. Does
    I'm not going to run out and spend $1000 to buy a goat from these folks, I don't have to. I don't think I'm too far behind them.