Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Breeder Standard

Here is a copy of the Breed Standard. Please take note; the Kinder goat is to be genetically  horned. An animal that is polled is not to be used for breeding and should not be registered.


Kinder Goat Breeders Association

The Kinder is a midsize goat that is well proportioned in body length and legs. Its compact
physique conforms to dairy characteristics despite its somewhat heavy bone and lean, yet
well muscled structure. The Kinder goat is a prolific, productive, alert, animated,
good-natured and gregarious breed.
General Appearance
HEIGHT: 20"- 26" at the withers for does, maximum 28" for bucks.
COAT: Short, fine textured.
MARKINGS: Any colors, any markings are acceptable.
HEAD: Strong, clean-cut, balanced, with deep jaw and wide muzzle and nostrils. Straight or
dished face. Ears are long and wide, resting below horizontal and extending to the end of the
muzzle or beyond when held flat against the jaw line. Genetically horned; disbudding and
dehorning recommended. (NOTE: in order to show at sanctioned shows, animals must be
disbudded or dehorned). Large eyes, widely set, bright and animated.
SHOULDER: Muscular, well attached at withers and set smoothly on the chest wall. Point of
shoulder behind brisket extension.
CROPS: Full, well muscled, not fatty.
BACK: Strong, laterally straight, smooth transposition from withers, blending smoothly at
hips into rump.
CHINE: Level and straight.
LOIN: Wide, level and having moderate fleshing over short ribs.
RUMP: Moderate slope from hips to pins and otherwise wide level from thurl to thurl. Pin
bones should be moderately wide, set level with the tail head and have moderate fleshing.
LEGS: Moderately heavy boned but not coarse. Strong, sturdy, straight, wide apart,
providing ample height for udder clearance. Pasterns medium length. Strong and springy
with proper slope. Rear legs when viewed from behind set wide apart and straight; when
viewed from the side, well angulated from thurl to hock. Hock cleanly molded, straight from
hock to pastern.
FEET: Short, straight, with deep heel and level sole. Toes symmetrical and tight, not curled
or splayed.
Dairy/Meat Character
NECK: Moderate length, strong and muscular but not fat, smoothly blended to shoulder and
WITHERS: Wedge shaped, slightly above and blending smoothly into the shoulder blade.
Muscular but not fat, should be slightly higher than hips.
RIBS: Long, flat, and wide apart, well sprung and deep.
FLANK: Moderately deep and arched, with some increase in depth of flank over depth at
heart girth.
THIGHS: Muscular, but with some incurving when viewed from the side and rear; set apart
and long with somewhat wide incurving escutcheon providing ample room for the udder.
SKIN: Soft, fine textured, and pliable.
Body Capacity
Relatively large in proportion to the size of the animal, providing ample lung, digestive, and
reproductive capacity, as well as strength, vigor, and stamina. Greater attention to depth and
spring of rib than to body length.
CHEST: Deep and wide, moderate angularity.
BARREL: Deep and strongly supported by ribs that are wide apart and well sprung; depth and
width increasing toward the rear of the barrel.
HEART GIRTH: Deep, resulting from long, well sprung fore ribs, wide chest floor, full at the
point of elbow.
BRISKET: Prominent, extending beyond the point of shoulder when viewed from the side.
Mammary System
FORE UDDER: Extended well forward, widely and tightly attached.
REAR UDDER: Highly, widely, and tightly attached.
MEDIAL SUSPENSORY LIGAMENT: Strong and dividing neatly into a wide, quite level
udder floor with about 1/2" deep cleft.
CAPACITY AND SHAPE: Proportionately large capacity with uniform halves and soft
texture adding to capacity.
TEATS: Medium size, easy to milk, cyndrilical, uniform, plumb from rear view, pointing
slightly forward from the side view. any teat abnormality denotes a "cull" and is unacceptable.
Reproductive System for Bucks
TESTICLES: Two, evenly and fully descended, of equal size, healthy and firm. The scrotal
sac is to be soft and pliable, with moderate to tight attachment.
TEATS: Two non-functional, well shaped and adequately spaced. Any teat abnormality
denotes a "cull" and is unacceptable.

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