Although Boer goats raised specifically for show purposes may seem to have little in common with pastured commercial goats, the difference is superficial.

The main purpose of the Show quality animal is marketing to the public, it is also a method of recognizing the best of the best, although some really superior goats are not shown due to owner preference. Bucks and Does alike that have been bred for showing can be and are often used for the upgrading of commercial breeding stock.

Show goats are bred to be larger than normal goats, and meet specific visual appearances, these very characteristics are valuable genes to add to the commercial herd, their value to commercial breeders lies in the improvement their unique genes can offer any breed of goats being raised for meat.

Few producers can afford to maintain a herd of essentially feral or crossbred animals without the addition to the herd of a quality Fullblood Boer Buck, show goats are bred to represent the most desirable characteristics of the Boer goat.