The American Purebred classification encompasses a wide range of percentages for does and bucks. The American Purebred genetics are used in many different applications and environments. Commercial producers use Boer bucks to improve the carcass and growth capacity of their native goat herds. Other producers use the American Purebred genetics as methods to infuse improved traits into their herds.
The American Purebred herdbook is grouped into two classifications by percentage of the individual animal. This grouping or classification determines the level, award program and sanctioned show eligibility for the animal. The American purebred group applies to does and bucks under the following:
- Does between 93.7 percent up to 99.9 percent are eligible for an American Purebred registration.
- Does from the American Purebred classifications are eligible to produce registered offspring.
- Does between 93.7 percent up to 99.9 percent are eligible to show in Fullblood classes under the ABGA™ sanctioned show program.
- Bucks between 96.8 percent up to 99.9 are eligible for American Purebred registration.
- Bucks from the American Purebred classification are eligible to produce registered offspring.
- Bucks between 96.8 percent up to 99.9 are eligible to show in Fullblood classes under the ABGA™ sanctioned show program.
American Purebred Does and Bucks are evaluated according to the ABGA Full Blood Breed Standards.
ABGA Full Blood Breed Standards