We recently kept a doe who was not as typey as we would like. I wrote a blog on her in the past. We chose to keep her because of her very large crown, her very full hind quarters, her very heavy bone and her extra white sable coat. It would be our first line breeding. We knew we were taking a risk that we may end up with nothing but poor quality. The babies are now only 4 weeks old and we still can't fully assess how they will turn out. But so far we think we have one male that we like. Much more growing to do before we will know for certain. As far as babies go, this is the cutest one we have produced, which long term could mean nothing.
The interesting part will be finding out how well this litter turns out. Because a good many breeders would have gotten rid of this doe. Too many breeders it seems, only keep what they think they can show and don't seem to focus on what they could use to improve their herd. We like to find balance between the two and hopefully over time we will have something to show for it.