Know Your Parts
When discussing parts of a dairy goat and how they influence structure, it's important to know what parts you are talking about. The diagram below illustrates these parts. It's difficult to understand conformation if you don't know where they are!
There are four aspects of overall conformation to consider in a functional Dairy Goat. These are:
- General Appearance
- Dairy Character
- Body Capacity
Each individual body part also contributes to the overall aspects mentioned above. These will be discussed individually in future posts.
It is beneficial to learn the correct terminology about dairy goat parts so you will be familiar with them in the future. Do you know what the thurls are???