Determining Good Weight of Pygmy Goat
I went to a pumpkin patch/petting zoo today and while petting the goats with my GD I couldn't help but feel the protruding backbone on 3 of the goats and I could easily feel every rib. It was so bad I could grasp the spine with my hand and my fingers wrapped under it.
So, what is normal weight for these goats? I know some animals can appear thin yet be perfectly healthy and wonder if this is typical of the breed, or are they being starved.
Other than being skin and bones, they were alert and bright eyed and waiting for every morsel of food that came their way!