Hi! I've never posted on here before, but have enjoyed reading/learning from the posts here. I have a question, or actually would like some advice. I have 7 registered Alpine does and *really* need some new bloodlines next year. The problem is I am not very familar with herdnames/what sort of conformation characterizes each. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this? The does I have are mostly related (actually i have 1 senior doe, a yearling and 5 doelings) and I line bred a little bit last year sucessfully. The bloodlines I have are Qu'Apelle (this is the predominant one) and Angel-Prarie; which I have brought in through a buck. I used another Angel-Prarie bred buck this year, as well as a buckling with mostly Sand Dance bloodlines. I hope he will improve udders, but that remains to be seen. I am very happy with my current does, not all of them have the conformation I would like, but I feel they're a decent start anyway. Since they're mostly related I can make generalizations; here are their strengths and weaknesses. (as far as I can tell; I'm no expert thats for sure) Strengths: Topline (level) Legs, feet (straight, no toeing out) Strong milk production Rear udder attachment. Weaknesses: Udder placement Udder floor Length of body Ideally I would love to get a buck who would throw decent conformation and improve udder placement etc. Can anyone give me any ideas? I'm honestly just asking for help as I really don't know whats out there! Thanks for any help/suggestions/advice anyone can give!!