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Breeding Does Chevy Vaske

I like the Breeding Does 3-2-1-4. 

Here’s one that’s broody while remaining sound and flexible and that’s is the traditional cape doe I use to start. She’s set wider at the base of her horns being round in her rib and wider in her pin set ultimately giving her a balanced look from the side that I would expect of my class winner. Now sure, 2 is higher performing but still from a comparative standpoint, she’s more open about her shoulder and deeper chested. 

Even so in my intermediate decision I’m quick to say I prefer her undeniable performance advantage over 1 and it’s just an added bonus that she’s the wider chested female who is more maternal in her rib. I’ll be the first to admit if you are looking for a more moderate, tall fronted female who is collected in her top 1 is for you. However, the darkest pigmented doe needs to be bolder in her forerib and laid back in the angle to her shoulder to allow a more comfortable stride. 

In my final comparison I’m just more comfortable using the higher quality, easier keeping option who should require less inputs within the herd. Certainly, 4 has some length of body but quite honestly, she’s the flat ribbed doe who’s too short and round out of her hip. 

Thank You!