DOE CRITERIA

 

 

We utilize on-farm performance testing and the following criteria to select and evaluate does.

 

Growth Evalaution

  • Weaning

  • Post-weaning

  • Doe weights

  • Offspring weights

 

Structural Soundness

  • Obvious female characteristics

  • Good muscling

  • Solid body confirmation

  • Strong legs

  • Feminine head and neck

  • Less than 22.5" high at withers

 

Health

  • Solid and low maintenance feet

  • High parasite residence

  • Good mouth and teeth

  • Good endurance

  • Clear and shiny coat

  • At least 1 year old before breeding

 

Reproduction

  • Consistent estrous cycles

  • Healthy and well shaped vulva

  • Becomes pregnant with 2 services or less

  • Carries pregnancy to term

  • Little to no birthing assistance

  • Multiple births

 

Mothering

  • Excellent mothering qualities

  • High udder quality

  • Good milk production

  • Raise kids to weaning unassisted

 

Other

  • Able to quickly and easily adapt to new surroundings

  • Be manageable during health checks, etc.

  • Little to no desire to jump fences

  • Intelligent and confident

  • Solid and proven bloodline history

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