Australian All Breeds Miniature Goat Society Inc.


INC#: IA41987
HEAD OFFICE: 833 Gatton Clifton Road, Ma Ma Creek. Qld. 4347

Miniature Saanen

General Description   

Dairy type with triple dairy wedge , feminine does, masculine bucks, well blended, no tendency to coarseness, well proportioned

 

                                      

Head                             

Polled or disbudded, eyes large & bright & set well apart, no coarseness

                                       Feminine, medium length

                                       Facial line - straight or slightly  raised bridge

                                       Medium sized pricked ears carried well above horizontal

                                       Muzzle well developed

                                      

Head faults                     Low set ears

                                      

Head disqualifications    Wry face

                                       Overshot (parrot mouth)

                                       Undershot (monkey mouth) jaw

                                       Pendulous ears

                                       Elf ears

 

                                      

Neck                              

Blending smoothly into the shoulders with no coarseness, with or without tassels

                                      Does - Long & feminine

                                      Bucks - Masculine & strong

                                      

Neck faults                     Short & thick (beefy)

                                       Ewe necked

 

                                        

Back line                      

Backline strong, straight & horizontal

                                      

Back faults                     Roach or sway back

                                       Dip behind the withers

 

                                        

Forequarters                       

Fine withers, blending firmly into shoulders, wide & deep in bucks with medium width & depth in does

 

                                        

Body                             

Triple dairy wedge with good spring of rib (which are backward sloping with clean flat bone) & proportional length to height

                                        

Body faults                     Shallow body

                                       Narrow chest

 

                                      

Rump                            

Gradual fall (gentle downward slope) from hips to tail, good width between hips flaring out to thurls, rump level across thurls

                                        

Rump faults                   Steep rump

                                       Flat rump (no gradual fall from hips to tail)

                                       Width decreasing from hips to thurls

 

                                      

Legs                              

Straight, strong, parallel with flat bone, with pasterns short & strong (nearly upright/vertical)

                                        

Leg faults                       Toe in or out

                                       Cow or bow hocked

                                       Dropped, weak or long pasterns

                                       Postiness

 

                                      

Hooves                         

Sound & well shaped with good heel depth

                                        

Hoof faults                      Claws different sizes

                                       Splayed

 

                                      

Udder                           

Rear - broad & high attachment.  

Fore  - well forward (at least as far forward as the front of the hip bones)                       Expansion indentation is not a pocket                                 

Sides - attached to the inner thighs                                

Strong medial ligament                                

Skin - soft textured

                                      

Udder faults                   Fleshy

                                       Pendulous

                                       Unduly divided

                                       Pocket

                                       Lack of capacity

                                        

Udder skin colour            Tan

                                      

Udder skin fault              Pink

                                        

Udder skin colour            Grey, dark brown to black

disqualification               

 

Teat faults                      Different sized teats

                                       Bulbous

                                       Extremely small/thick

                                       Sideways pointing

                                        

Teat disqualification       Double teats

                                       Supernumery teats

                                       Multiple orifices

                                       Blind teats

                                       Spurs/sprigs

 

                                      

Rudimentary teats      

Two good size teats set slightly to the fore & side of the scrotum, milking bucks will have doe sized teats

                                        

Rudimentary teat           Double teats

disqualifications              Supernumery teats

                                       Blind teats

                                       Spurs /sprigs

 

                                      

Testicles                      

Two testicles in a well attached scrotum which is relatively even  (in summer may have the appearance of being pendulous)


                                        

Testicle faults                 Divided

                                       Unduly pendulous

                                      

Testicle                           Undescended testicle(s) - cryptorchid, monorchid

disqualifications 

 

                                     

Colour                           Even white/cream

 

Colour Faults                  Biscuit

                                      

Colour                            Dark Biscuit

Disqualifications             Patchiness/uneven colour

                                       Tan to black spot on body larger than a 20 cent piece