Finding the Best Dairy Goats

Learn what to look for when buying a dairy goat.



Kid Goat
A kid should have large ribs and widely spaced legs.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/IVONNE WIERINK
Goat Udders
A nearly perfect udder: high, full, well attached. A goat's udder should have only two teats, one per side.
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The ideal milker, young or old, will always look pregnant. Notice this one's "pear shaped" body.
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These young 'uns have it all. Good weight, shiny coat, healthy stance and a voracious apppetite, too!
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