I probably spent more time getting Patty ready for appraisal than I did for the animals that I knew could score higher. Patty is my high producer but not my "pretty" girl by any stretch of the imagination. I clipped her and since she had been foundered before I got her, I used my new electric hoof knife and ground down her front hooves a little every few days until they were "almost" normal. Nothing I could do would disguise her twisted udder which she was coded for and rightly so. Her udder texture is what I call coarse so I was not surprised she received an A in udder texture. Patty's highpoints were E's in rear legs, back and rump and a V in head so Patty does have some good features. PAtty's final score was 78 and we were both happy with that.
I work part time as well as raise and show dairy goats and make and sell goat milk soaps and lotions. My life is BUSY!!