1. BYH Official Poll: What are the things that you should consider before buying herds?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  2. Hay for young goats - Discussion Thread
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Contest Time!
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice


  4. BYC Other Poultry Calendar for sale!!
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  5. Dismiss Notice
  6. BYH Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)
    Dismiss Notice

2017 ADGA Nationals

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Bayleaf Meadows, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Jul 17, 2017
    misfitmorgan

    misfitmorgan True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Trophy Points:
    253
    Location:
    Northern Lower Michigan
    Yes your right! sorry i only liked quickly while i was at work.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2017
    Bayleaf Meadows

    Bayleaf Meadows Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    NC
    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
    Green Acres Farm

    Green Acres Farm True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    900
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Florida
    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
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,988
    Likes Received:
    7,442
    Trophy Points:
    523
    Location:
    Zebulon, NC
    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 $$$.
     
    Green Acres Farm likes this.
  5. Jul 17, 2017
    Green Acres Farm

    Green Acres Farm True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    900
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Florida
    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
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,988
    Likes Received:
    7,442
    Trophy Points:
    523
    Location:
    Zebulon, NC
    I think you are correct, they do appear to have a lot of capacity.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2017
    Green Acres Farm

    Green Acres Farm True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    900
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Florida
    Even the FF kids are in the $800-1200 range!
     
  8. Jul 17, 2017
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,988
    Likes Received:
    7,442
    Trophy Points:
    523
    Location:
    Zebulon, NC
    Their best goat may be better than my best goat.
    But, there worse goat isn't any better than my worse goat. :)
     
    Green Acres Farm likes this.
  9. Jul 17, 2017
    Bayleaf Meadows

    Bayleaf Meadows Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    NC
    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.
     
    Green Acres Farm likes this.
  10. Jul 17, 2017
    OneFineAcre

    OneFineAcre Herd Master

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,988
    Likes Received:
    7,442
    Trophy Points:
    523
    Location:
    Zebulon, NC
    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.