Example Of Online Evaluation


Note: This was an example of an online evaluation just to give an idea of what we are planning.  Stay tuned... More later

General appearance:  Apache is another shorter bodied buck as was Tansy, but good width in proportion to the overall size.  He seems to have strong pasterns from what I can view in photos but my main observation on his rear legs, he could have better angulation from hock to pastern(needs to be straighter from hock to pastern). Good length of rump once again could be a flatter rump
His Breed character is good like to see him slightly wider in the muzzle if you look at Milkman's head and Apache head, I think you will some difference as well.  Also, another observation is his forelegs are underneath his shoulder assembly better than Milkman or Tansy
Dairy Character:  Once again will refrain from rib & skin comments but he is sharp in withers and I can really see the desired wedge shape of the body certainly from his side profile picture.  I would be willing to bet this buck is very open in his ribs and at least has good angulations of rib angling back to his flank
Body capacity:  Apache being a short body in length does have good depth of barrel and full at the point of elbow( or at least full by a photo of the hair)  He would score very well in Body capacity. Overall good depth and balance.
 Overall Score Rating
This buck would score a lower VG(Very Good) showing good balance but would like to longer bodied and better angulation from hock to pastern. I would use Apache on does needing front end assembly, dairy character and depth of body, be careful using on the shorter body does.
You asked about VG, In classification, we use the final score of P(Poor) F(Fair) G+(Good) VG(Very Good) EX (Excellent).  To get EX you must be 90 or above, VG would be 85-89.9
G+ is 80-84.9 and so I have never given a P but have scored animals F, and I only seem to see a few animals a year that may score a EX due to the fact it should be a hard score to achieve.