Kinder Goat Breeders Association
Online Show Guidelines and Rules
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To enter, please choose from the class list below. Once you have decided which classes
and goats you would like to enter, fill out an entry form and mail it with your check to and
goats you would like to the address on the form.
Once you have submitted your entry form and payment to the KGBA, you can submit your
photos of individual goats. Send 1 entry per e-mail (4-5 photos of the same goat per e-
mail) to Ashley Kennedy. Include the title “KGBA Virtual Show” as your subject line. Each
email should include the following:
- 4-5 jpeg photos of your entry (front, back, side rear and foreudder (when
applicable) view) at least 300 dpi quality
- No more than 5 photos can be used, so make sure that they are of sufficient
quality to be judged.
- Name the photos with the goat's name and position (ie, Loki side, Loki front,
- Goat's name, including herd name as printed on registration, and registration
- Goat's birth date and month and year the photos were taken (to assure that they
are entered in the correct class and so that the judge can see exactly how old
they are in the photo)
- For does in milk, include the number of freshenings and date of last freshening.
- Class number you are entering your goat into
- Class description you are entering your goat into
- Farm name and location
- Owner name and KGBA member number
Photos are posted in the order in which they are received.
- Goats must be registered with the KGBA prior to photo submission. For kids under
6 months, applications may be listed as “pending,” but must be submitted to the
association prior to enrollment in classes.
- All photos of the goat should qualify for the age class in which the goat is entered
(ie, if entering 0 to under 6 months old, all 3 photos must have been taken before
the goat was 6 months old).
- The photos do not need to be current, but should adhere to Rule #2.
- Goats may be in a natural setting, or be set up by a handler as if in a show (which
ever the exhibitor chooses). Point will be deducted if feet are not visible (in grass,
- Photos may not contain ribbons or other awards received from previous shows.
- All photos need to be the owner's original copies and not copyrighted.
- By sending your photos and entering this contest, you are granting us permission
to use the photos for this contest and to display them on the KGBA webpage and
other social media outlets.
- Entry Fee: $5 per goat.
- Photo entries and entry fees must be postmarked by July 1, 2016. There will be no
- Judging will occur the month after entries close. No animal bred by, owned, co-
owned, or leased by the Judge, or the immediate family of the judge, or purchased
from the judge within six months of the show, may be exhibited in the show.
- The Judge's decisions will be final.
- Be HONEST. We cannot verify age in the photos (although we will verify
registration numbers). Photoshopping is not allowed.
- This is a fun show, and is not sanctioned by the KGBA.
Junior Doe Division
1. Junior Doe Kids (0-6 months)
2. Senior Doe Kids (6-12 months)
3. Dry Yearling Doe (12-24 months – never freshened)
Senior Doe Division (should be in milk)
1. Milking Yearling Doe
2. Milking Doe – 24 months to 3 years old
3. Milking Doe – 3 to 4 years old
4. Milking Doe – 4 years and older
Junior Buck Division
1. Junior Buck Kid 0-6 months
2. Junior Buck Kid 6-12 months
3. Yearling Buck 12-24 months
Senior Buck Division
1. Buck – 2 years old
2. Buck – 3 years and older
1. Junior Chevon 0-6 months
2. Senior Chevon 6-12 months
***If necessary, classes may be combined or divided per show chairperson.
Here are some recommendations for showing your goats off to the best of their potential:
- Kinder goats do not need to be clipped for shows, but they can be. If you choose
not clip your goats, they should still be clean and well groomed. Remember,
excessive hair makes judging a goat’s conformation difficult, especially when the
judge can’t put his hands on the goat in question. Trimming the udder, feet and
legs, and any other long hair will make assessing you goat easier.
- From the udders of does in milk, shave off or trim away all excess hair. Be sure to
take the picture just before milking so the udder is full, but don’t allow it to get so
full that it risks the health or comfort of your doe – we recommend taking photos
no more than hours after last milking.
- The judging is about the goat, so please keep the handler, as well as other
people, goats, and objects out of the picture as much as possible.
- Make sure your goat is the star. Cluttered backgrounds can take focus away from
your goat - a wall or sheet can provide a good background that will help the judge
see the animal instead of the barnyard or other goats.
- For the best presentation, keep the head up and straight in front. The rear hocks
should be directly under the pin bones. Your goats should be standing squarely,
not stretched out or crouched on its haunches.
- The frontal picture is taken to show the width of chest as well as the front legs
and feet. Make sure the legs are set straight under the animal.
- The rear picture should be taken from directly behind and level with the goat in
order to show the true width of the escutcheon (the arch between the rear legs
where the udder is located). The rear legs and feet should also show well in this
- For the picture taken from above, keep the head straight in front of the goat so
that the main axis of the body forms a straight line
- Take all pictures on flat, solid surfaces. Wooden, concrete or blacktop surfaces are
good and will allow foot and leg structure to be easily photographed.
- When taking the side, front and rear pictures of goats, get down on their level.
The camera should be about level with the middle of the goat's body or only
- Make sure to take the pictures square on (with the photographer perpendicular to
the goat, or in a straight line). If the picture is taken too far to the front of the
goat, too far back for the side view, or off center for the rear and frontal views, it
can make the goat look as if it has an out-of-proportion or lop-sided body.
- Take pictures on cloudy or overcast days to prevent dark shadows from making
the lines of the goat difficult to see.
Click here for examples to show how pictures should look.
We hope to have other Sanctioned and online shows in the coming year. All shows
will be posted as soon as they have been confirmed.
Questions about holding your own show? Please contact Ashley Kennedy for information
on getting started.