I know dairy goats tend to be slimmer. I have mostly pygmies, so I don’t get that lol, that’s why I wanted to ask y’all’s opinion. Right now is the time for fattening. About a week or two ago we had some cold days and right now it’s in the 50s-70s. Prime time to bulk up. Even my small chickens have thick fat layers.Etiquette is to personally check, handle, inquire and evaluate any animal you plan to buy. So long as you are respectful and polite, go for it! Heck, a p-strip could confirm preg status😁😁
Some dairy goats are hard to call fat....but, not being underfed is different. What date was she AI serviced? Ask. Otherwise, you'll be looking for such cover....another expense, if milking is the goal. Good hair coat, decent hooves, dates of shots, deworming, etc....shows apparent consistent care. Notice condition of other animals for similar.
I’ll also make sure she’s cool with me playing with her udder, the guy seemed to kind of avoid the question of if she was milked on a stand or just with her collar tied. Gotta make sure she doesn’t kick or otherwise. I do not want to be training a goat for my friend lol!
I already told my friend I wouldn’t get this goat. Maybe if it was cheap I’d be tempted. But no way as it stands. But they’ve been looking for a while. So we’ll see and I’ll keep you updated.
I appreciate y’all. Goodnight.