The ennobled Boer Goat is an animal of quality with balance and
symmetry and a strong, vigorous appearance. The doe must be feminine,
wedging slightly to the front. The buck demonstrates masculinity and
is heavier in the head, neck, forequarters and rump.
doe must have kidded by 2 years of age
Animals that display any of the following disqualifications should
not be used for breeding and may not be exhibited:
Wry, twisted or crooked mouth.
Undescended, single or divided testes,
monorchid or cryptorchid.
Where an animal is highly exceptional in its
functional traits and displays an aesthetic fault; its exceptional
traits should be recognised.
(The Boer Goat Standard:
accepted by the Boer Goat Breeders Association of Australia)
The Boer Goat is a white
goat with a fully pigmented red head and white blaze.
Uniform shading between
light and dark is permissable. The minimum standard for a stud animal
is a red patch of at least 10 cm. in diameter on both sides of the
head, ears included. Both ears
should have at least 75% red colouring and 75% pigmentation.
The following is
Head, Neck and
Forequarters: A total red
colouring is permissable not further than the shoulder blade and on
the shoulder, not lower than the chest junction.
Hindquarters and Belly: Only
one patch not exceeding 10 cm. in diameter is permissable.
The term 'legs' is taken to mean that portion below an imaginary line
formed by the chest and the underline. One patch or a number of
patches that do not exceed a total area of 5 cm. in diameter.
The tail may be red but the red colour may not continue unto the
body for more than 5 cm. in diameter.
Red Hair and Covering: Very few red hairs in the white of the coat
is permissable from the age of two tooth.
Boer Goat Standard accepted by the Boer Goat Association of Australia)
A loose supple skin is
essential. Eyelids and hairless parts must be pigmented. All
hairless skin (eg: under the tail, round the eyelids and mouth) should
have a minimum of 75% pigmentation. Pigmentation may range from light
through to dark. Hair should be short, dense and glossy. A limited
amount of cashmere will be
tolerated during Winter months.
Covering to long and
coarse or sparse, fine and open. Pigmentation less than 75%.