Checklist for buying a Nubian buckling

kruss

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Does anyone have a general "checklist" they go by when purchasing a new buckling that will eventually be your herd sire? Like what things do you look at/ask the breeder? Thanks!!
 

SA Farm

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 11, 2013
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Ontario, Canada
Generally:
Watch the temperament. You don't want a wild, crazy, fearful animal that you can't handle.
Look for clear nose, eyes, ears - shouldn't be any crusties, milkiness, or other abnormalities.
Excrement should be normal not runny or off-colored
Check the structure, make sure the goat is sound, no limping, hooves are neat and/or trimmed, etc.
Make sure other goats in the building/area are healthy and well-kept.

That's all I can think of for now.
 

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