List of Defects
These will be reflected on in show ring as points deducted
Defects which will result in point deduction:
(This is a brief listing of some of the defects which might be seen. It's not a complete listing)
Evidence of large scurs or stubs
Enlarged knees or non-disabling lameness
Overshot or undershot jaw
Small bone density for body size
Swollen or closed hocks
Crooked or turned out feet
Hind and front legs which are close together
Very deep pocket on udder attachment
Little sign of muscling (Generally their myotonic condition causes their increased muscling)
Long drooping or short erect ears
Weak spine which curves downward
Defects which will result in major point deduction:
Extra teats or teat(s) which clearly have been cut off
Udder with a clearly nonfunctional half (would be seen only if in milk production)
Defects which will result in disqualification:
Evidence of hermaphroditism or other inability to reproduce
Permanent physical defects, such as navel hernia
Specific to BUCKS:
Bucks with one testicle or abnormal testicles
More than two symmetrical teats (Multiple teated bucks should not be used as breeding stock)
Any animal showing signs of open wounds or open/near bursting abscesses will not be allowed into the ring nor will they be allowed into the shows building or holding area.
Wounds caused from disbudding on kids will be dealt with on an individual basis and judged on by their severity. In general these wounds shouldn't cause a problem if they are not open and severely bleeding.
Your show animals should be the best of the best stock in your herd. Defects in your herd should be evaluated and care should be taken to breed them out. The dominance of four teats in some bloodlines should be considered when breeding. There seems to be quite a number of four teated animals or bloodlines floating around the IFGA. A buck with four teats should never be used and if you already have a four teated doe the traits dominance should be evaluated.
Please familiarize yourself with the Breed Standard and look over the photo examples at the bottom of that page.