Are extra parts common on Boer?

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Posted by Shawn on December 05, 2000 at 21:04:36:

After reading Vicki's reply to extra parts, I was wondering about the reference to the Boers with the supposedly 4 functioning teats.
I agree with Vicki, there are 2 halves, not 4 quarters.
I recently had the opportunity to hear a talk given by Jim Willingham about the Spanish he raises, and a Boer breeder asked his opinion on 4 teats in his Boer crosses. He said he did not like the extra teats, but that question and now Vicki's statement has got me curious.

Are 4 teats relatively common in the Boer?

My sons and I raise LaMancha and Alpine, they show their goats in the fair and as 4-H projects, so we try to improve according to standards
each year. Personally, we don't want the extra parts on our goats.

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