Help With GOATS PLEASE??

Discussion in 'Goats' started by punksheepshower, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. punksheepshower

    punksheepshower LiveLongLaughLotsPlayHard

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    alrighty, well, my friend seems to have this thing for selecting the runts and weaklings for her show animals. and this year, she bought the absolute smallest show goat i think ive ever seen. i also think that he has something like..neurologically wrong with him, because when he walks, he's peg legged like a freakin pirate and his hocks bend forward. his front legs are fine, but his back legs are umm..quite different than ive ever seen any goat walk. i dont know if its because he is a baby or he just actually really has something wrong with him....but anyways, i took some pictures of him for her and told her that i would post them and see what some people thoguht, so here they are. she's sheared him since this and suprisingly he looks much better

    front
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stephanieslambs/2006-2007 show animals/Goats/clydefront.jpg

    back
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stephanieslambs/2006-2007 show animals/Goats/clyderear.jpg

    side
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stephanieslambs/2006-2007 show animals/Goats/clydesside.jpg




    This is another one of my friends goats. He's just all around much healthier looking. obviously.

    front
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stephanieslambs/2006-2007 show animals/Goats/texfront.jpg

    back
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stephanieslambs/2006-2007 show animals/Goats/texrear.jpg

    side
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/stephanieslambs/2006-2007 show animals/Goats/texside.jpg


    Could you tell me what you think of both of these goats please? They both go to show the third week in october.

    minimum weight is 50lbs
    maximum weight is 120 lbs
     
  2. chamoisee

    chamoisee Well-Known Member

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    If she insists on buying culls for show goats, what can you do about it? :shrug: Not much.

    He doesn't look bad enough to put down, but I agree that his joints aren't quite normal, either. His back is also nowhere near level... Oh well. I wouldn't use him for breeding, but he is only for meat anyway, right?
     

  3. wardarden

    wardarden Well-Known Member

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    Could he have CAE? I don't know much at all being a newbie myself. But I thought that it affected the joints like arthritis? Would you eat a goat with CAE?
     
  4. goatkid

    goatkid Well-Known Member Supporter

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    He does look runty for a meat goat competition. I don't know that I would want to spend alot on a kid that is bound for market, so perfect conformation wouldn't be at the top of my list, but a decent sized, well muscled goat would.
     
  5. goatkid

    goatkid Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Baby goats generally wouldn't show swollen joints from CAE. It's safe to eat a goat with CAE and yes, that's exactly what I would do with a buck or wether carrying the disease.
     
  6. punksheepshower

    punksheepshower LiveLongLaughLotsPlayHard

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    what is CAE?

    this poor girl has for some reason always been attracted to the runts and the weaklings and the little sick ones...

    her freshman year she selected a umm..lets say somewaht decent goat, sick from day one, and died after six weeks.
    she then bought a hog for the houston livestock show and rodeo and he got sick and died exactly a month after the goat.
    following that she got a bird for christmas and well...umm..it died too.

    but then she got on a streak where everythings starting to live....
    but then she went and selected this..goat thing. lol..
    he is the absolute sweetest thing ever and he would make THE BEST petting zoo goat. lol...but hes horrid for a meat goat.

    when you actually get your hands on him, he does actually have a lot of muscle for being so small and he has a very wide chest....
    but he seems to have the muscle in the strangest places.

    he's sheared and looking much better now. his joints seem to be getting stronger and he's acting more like a goat :)

    ill take more pictures soon and ya'll can see.