Here in the South West, I run into quite a few goats. In an effort to streamline my declarations of ‘cute’ or ‘not cute’, I made the rubric below during a seven hour, mud-filled car ride. Try using it to judge the goats in your area and just see if you don’t find a real looker!
|Color||Goat is one color, solidly marked.||The goat displays two colors of coat.||Goat covers all three major coat colors: Brown, white, and black.|
|Spottiness||Goat is not spotted, but is multi-colored. Typical displays are front-back differential coloring, or facial markings.||Goat is well spotted.||
|Nose||Nose is pink.||X||X|
|Activity||Goat is performing an activity. Examples include jumping, hopping, climbing or eating.||
|Size||Goat is medium size.||Goat is small. A baby, or kid.||
|Misc.||Goat is pregnant, especially fat, sporting a beard, has curly horns, or otherwise quirky or special.
1 pt — Is the goat dead?
2-5pts — Not a shabby goat.
5-7pts — No goat to scoff at
7-10pts — Hoo, boy! That’s a cute goat!