Thoughts on this Mountain Goat

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This is a goat in a unit where historically an 8 to 8.5 inch billy is the top end.

I'd love to know your thoughts.
 

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I would want to see its urination posture to confirm but based on the pictures presented i'm seeing a nanny or at best a really young billy.
(Based on a combination of huge gap between bases, large eye to base ratio, smaller shoulders, no roman nose, no dusting patch on the hips and overall short horn length in relation to the ears.)
 

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This is a goat in a unit where historically an 8 to 8.5 inch billy is the top end.

I'd love to know your thoughts.

Goat characteristics can be so regional...that being said, based on how mature the face looks and the spindly horns...a billy with a mature face like that would not leave any question as to his gender. I vote nanny, all day.

A billy with horns that size would have a short, cute face. The long nose/mature face is a big tell tale sign of a mature animal, at least when I evaluate goats, I use it frequently. Just my .02. Hope this helps somebody!

Im specifically referencing this photo:

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She also has a bit of a sway back in this one if you look above. Seems like an older short horned nanny to me. I’d put money on it. Not my money. But somebody else’s? You bet!!


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Goat characteristics can be so regional...that being said, based on how mature the face looks and the spindly horns...a billy with a mature face like that would not leave any question as to his gender. I vote nanny, all day.

A billy with horns that size would have a short, cute face. The long nose/mature face is a big tell tale sign of a mature animal, at least when I evaluate goats, I use it frequently. Just my .02. Hope this helps somebody!

Im specifically referencing this photo:

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She also has a bit of a sway back in this one if you look above. Seems like an older short horned nanny to me. I’d put money on it. Not my money. But somebody else’s? You bet!!


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Spot on. The head and face is a definite give away! Its not a young goat. Its a mature animal for sure.
 

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I have heard in orientation classes with bio's that billies and nannies without kids shed first and early. Nannies with kids will partially shed in the same patterns exhibited in the above photos - another clue in the ID game.
 

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I have heard in orientation classes with bio's that billies and nannies without kids shed first and early. Nannies with kids will partially shed in the same patterns exhibited in the above photos - another clue in the ID game.

That’s good to know. In this case though the 1st and especially the 3rd photo are enough to make me look elsewhere.
 
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