This is a compilation of photos from many knowledgeable Myotonic goat breeders. Each photo is owned by the person who took the photo, so please do NOT use these photos on your own website, or social media without permission.
These photos are for educational purposes only. It’s important to keep in mind some of the abnormal body structures below are caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies and a few may be corrected by proper feeding and management.
Correct Face (side profile)
Overly Conditioned (aka overweight)
Correct Legs (front view)
Correct Ears -there are slight variations in Myotonic ears. Some have a slight ripple while others don’t, so I’ve included examples of both in bucks and does.
Another thing to keep in mind about ears is they can change quite a bit as a goat grows. A kid with slightly droopy ears will likely be an adult with very droopy ears, whereas a kid with very erect ears will usually be an adult with slightly erect ears. This has been my experience.
Ears Too Drooping
It’s important to take into consideration a goat needs a good frame/structure to be able to produce and nurse kids each year as well as forage and for food. Please breed for the more important structure first before worrying about minor things such as coat color, pattern, horn type, eye color, etc.
PS: I’d love to be able to add these photos to this list:
-down in pasterns
-down in fetlocks
-anything else you might have a picture of that would be appropriate for this page.
Feel free to e-mail your photos for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org