||Upright or gopher ears.|
||Well-spaced, gently curving back and away from head.
||High, close horns. Polled or dehorned.
|Conformation traits are indicative of the|
strength and correctness of the body type.
||Deep, wide chest; good body capacity and spring of rib.
||Narrow or shallow chest; poor constitution.
||Lacking in vigor, poor constitution.|
||Straight with a slightly sloped croup.
||Roached or swayed. Steep croup.
||Weak back or very steep croup.|
||Straight when viewed from front or rear, well placed feet with
||Cowhocked or crooked legs, weak pasterns. Hind legs should not
touch when animal walks.
||Crooked legs, broken pasterns or deformed feet.|
||Teeth meet pad.
||Teeth forward of pad.
||Deformed or overshot mouth.|
||Scrotum split no more than one inch. No extra teats.
||Scrotum split one-three inches. Extra teats.
||Scrotum split more than three inches; missing
|Fleece traits reflect the productivity and quality of the mohair
of the goat.|
||Light to no cover.|
||Covered to knees.
||Lightly covered inside legs.
||Bare inside legs.|
||Fuzzy or no topknot.
||Covered to jaw, jaw bare, wattles.
||Face and neck bare, slick neck.|
||Well formed and distinct shiny locks.
||Loose locks, low luster.
||No lock definition, double coat, no luster.|
||Fleece uniform in style, character, length and fineness.
||Coarse neck or short or coarse britch, fleece lacks
||Irregular fleece in style, character, length or
|Free from Kemp
||Very light sprinkle of kemp in topline or britch. Long fine
medulated fibers scattered in fleece.
||Light line of kemp along topline or britch. Short coarse medulated
fibers scattered in fleece.
||Double coat. Kemp or coarse short medulated fibers throughout
|Yield in six months
||At least four pounds.
||Three to four pounds.
||Less than three pounds.|