It's really not too difficult, even for a first time buyer. Look for:1. Bright, clear eyes, not clouded eyes.
2. A shiny coat, not dull.
3. A smooth coat, not ruffled.
4. A good appetite, sick goats do not eat well.
5. A goat with a great, perky attitude.
6. No horns. Goats with horns get in to too much trouble.
7. A Quiet Goat, when content and in good health, are usually quiet
8. Regular bowel movements well defined berries, not diarrhea or clumpy stools.