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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
New York Sheep & Wool results 
18th-Oct-2014 05:59 pm
Justin-goat
Kid buck - Diego - 2nd place out of seven
Yearling buck - Richie - 6th place out of six
Adult buck - Ari - 3rd place out of four

Yearling doe - Fiona - 3rd place; Taffy - 5th place out of six
Adult doe - Madeline - 5th place out of eight

After the show, I invited the judges (a pair of brothers) to talk to me some more about my goats, specifically Diego. They both had great compliments about my goats' fineness of fleeces, and recommended that I give Diego another six to eight months (another full fleece cycle at least) before deciding what to do with him. Upon learning that Ari was Diego's dad, they got into a discussion about breeding back to a white doe to improve on the hair structure and curl without sacrificing fineness. They also said to try to recreate Diego (Dahlia x Ari) to maybe get a girl with the same good qualities.
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