Australian All Breeds Miniature Goat Society Inc.


INC#: IA41987
HEAD OFFICE: 1165 Brightview Road, Brightview QLD 4311

Babydoll

All information, breed standard, photos and descriptions

provided by 


Jennie Curtis of Roogull Stud, Bywong. New South Wales 

jcurtis@ozemail.com.au

&

Deb Royans of Tanjar Stud, Pinjarra. Western Australia

tanjarsouthdowns@hotmail.com


Babydoll Breed Standard


A good Babydoll should catch the eye with its alertness and balanced appearance, displaying the following characteristics:


HEAD AND FACE

  • Wide, with no sign of a horn.
  • Not too long from eyes to nose.
  • Strong, wide lower jaw. Teeth fitting well up on the pad.
  • Nostrils, full and wide with dark skin preferred.
  • Eyes large and bright. 
  • Ears of medium size and thickness with soft hair or short wool of similar colour to face.
  • Fleece on cheeks, forehead and around the eyes not so long as to obstruct vision.


NECK AND SHOULDERS

  • Neck wide at base, strong and well set on the shoulder with as few wrinkles as possible.
  • Shoulders well set, level with the back, well covered, not too heavy and allowing free movement, no depression behind the blades.


CHEST AND RIBS

  • Ample width and sufficient depth
  • Ribs well sprung.
  • Fore and hind flanks fully developed


BACK

  • Back long, level and firm with a deep, wide and firm well muscled loin.


HIND QUARTERS (THIGHS AND TWIST)

  • Full, well let down, well-muscled hind saddle.
  • Deep, wide muscling through the twist giving strength to the back legs and freedom of movement.


TAIL

  • Broad, almost level with the spine.


LEGS AND FEET

  • Short to medium length, thick with strong bone.
  • Pasterns well sprung but not sagging.
  • Knees square with the body when viewed from the front.
  • Forearms strong and thick with meat.
  • Hind legs with a slightly forward setting from the vertical line of the pin bone.


SCROTUM

  • Good size, well hung, carrying two normal, well developed testicles.
  • One or two testicles not descended or split testicles are a breed disqualification.


UDDER

  • Wide and well attached with two functioning teats.
  • Extra functioning teats are discriminated against. Supernumerary (extra non-functioning) teats are not discriminated against.


SKIN

  • Delicate grey to bright pink on off-white sheep.
  • Dark tones on black sheep.
  • Should not have wrinkles over the body.


FLESH

  • Even and firm handling all over.


FLEECE

  • Wool short, dense and fine texture.
  • Covering the whole of the body down to the hocks and knees.


CARRIAGE

  • Free and active, head well carried.


HEIGHT AT SHOULDER

  • Height below 61cm is preferred.
  • Not above 61cm at one year old (breed disqualification).
  • Not above 62cm in older sheep (breed disqualification).


COLOURS AND MARKINGS

  • Acceptable fleece colours: off-white, black, greys and Moorits.


  • Colour of the hair or wool on the muzzle should be:
  • light tan to brown to cinnamon to mousy grey with even colours preferred for an off-white     fleeced sheep
  • Black for black, grey or chocolate fleeced sheep (greying with age is acceptable).
  • Not lacking pigmentation (breed disqualification)
  • Not black faced on off-white fleeced sheep (breed disqualification).


  • Lower leg colour similar to muzzle colour.
  • Sheep should be registered with their birth colour.
  • Colour loss is acceptable.
  • Patches and spotted are acceptable except as listed below.


  • Unacceptable fleece colours and markings (breed disqualifications):
  • Off-white fleeced sheep with a black muzzle and/or legs.
  • Off-white sheep where both the muzzle and the legs are bright white (lacking pigmentation).
  • Black-fleeced sheep with an off-white muzzle and/or legs.
  • Predominately bright white (lacking pigmentation) on body.


DISQUALIFICATIONS

  • Height at shoulder above 61cm at one year old
  • Height at shoulder above 62cm at two or more years old
  • Solid 2.5cm or larger scurs or horns
  • Roman nose
  • Bright solid pink nose and lips or nose and lips without any pigmentation (pale pink/white)
  • Severe under or overbite, with distinct space between teeth and edge of dental pad 
  • Solid white hooves
  • One or both testicles not descended
  • Split testicles
  • Udder with more than two functioning teats
  • Off-white fleeced sheep with a black muzzle and/or legs
  • Off-white fleeced sheep with muzzle and legs both bright white
  • Black-fleeced sheep with an off-white muzzle and/or legs
  • Muzzle lacking pigmentation
  • Predominantly bright white fleece

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