We hope you get a chance to show your goat. There are two types of shows you can try. Open shows and 4H shows. Open shows are just what their name implies, open to anyone wanting to show a Kinder goat. 4H shows are usually held at your county fair.
Some county fairs have classes for Kinder goats, while others have them show with dairy goats. Some fairs don’t allow Kinder goats to show since they don’t fall into either dairy or meat classes. If you are in a county where they don’t allow Kinder goats to show in 4H classes, please contact John James or Sue Beck. We would gladly speak with your goat committee or extension office about how to establish a class for your favorite Kinder goat.
There are usually two classes you can participate in at shows: Breed class and Showmanship Class. Breed class consists of the judge comparing your goat with the breed standard and placing the goats in order beginning with the goat most closely matches the standard. Showmanship classes are where the exhibitor (you) are judged on your knowledge of your goat and your ability to exhibit or show your goat.