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GENERAL APPEARANCE

The ideal is alert, sound, well balanced animal, standing foursquare and possessing the capacity and breeding ability of a good milking goat, with a high, proud head carriage and majestic bearing.

HEAD

Short, with the base of the cheekbone to the highest part of the head equal to the distance from the nose to the maxillary joint. Pronounced convex nasal bone. Head carried high. A wry nose is not acceptable.

EYES

Medium sized, set obliquely and wide apart, almond shaped giving a supercilious expression.

EARS

Long and pendulous, set low on the head, wide and open, Longer than the nose when measured against it.

MOUTH

The teeth should meet the hard pad of the upper jaw. But an undershot jaw would not be penalized provided the teeth were not visible.

NECK

Long and fine, without tassels.

HORNS

If horned. These should be set wide apart and should sweep backwards without any outward curve.

FOREQUARTERS

The withers should be high, shoulders fine, merging smoothly into the body, broad between the points, good heart room. Fore legs straight, squarely set below the animal, slightly longer than the depth through the girth, Pasterns, short and upright.

BODY

Long, the croup may be slightly higher than the wither provided there is no curvature of the spine.

TAIL

A wry tail is not ideal.

FEET

Proportionate in size to bone structure, neat, even, level bearing.

COAT

Short and fine, without long hair.

UDDER

Spherical, attached to the body over a wide area, high silky not fleshy. Front attachment should extend well forward, without forming a pocket between the udder and wall barrel, without being pendulous and with no indentation between the two halves, Teats symmetrical, placed well apart and pointing slightly forward, not large and unsightly, and they should be clearly distinguishable from the udder. Milk duct large and prominent.

COLOUR

Colour and markings are immaterial

HEIGHT  

Average Males     36 (90cm),    Females   32(80cm)    One of the tallest breeds..