Hello. My name is Leslie and I have 3 ND wethers, they are 2.5 years old. They eat grass hay, a handful of timothy hay pellets once a day, and free choice manna pro minerals. We have well water but it's treated (and they get the water that is treated). I noticed my black goat has some hair loss around his eyes. I don't see any rusty coat areas - his coat color and tail look ok to me. Minor hair loss on nose. The only other thing I notice is that down his back line his cashmere doesn't look as nice as I'd like and skin is a bit flaky, and it's almost like some of the cashmere is shedding there. Pictures are attached....and the other goats have no sign of any issue. I have never been in a position where I felt I needed to copper bolus. He has previously had some rusty spots that seem to improve eventually, so it's possible he has some transient mineral deficiency if the hay is variable over time, or his mineral intake varies? I get about 3 bales at a time, using about a bale per week, and they often look different each time I get new bales. I haven't done any hay analysis since I don't ever have much of the same thing, but I will certainly ask the feed mill to find out if they might be getting too much alfalfa on occasion. I'm suspecting either he is low on copper or zinc, but I'm not sure given his overall coat color looks good. My vet has been in the camp about not worrying about mineral deficiency for the wethers, but I want his coat to be excellent since we are not even to the worst of winter yet and it gets very cold here in MN! Should I try switching to Purina mineral? It's the only other one I think I can readily purchase. Or giving him copper bolus with COWP? I could also increase pellets if it's possible the hay isn't quite the right balance, but I tend to give fewer pellets when we have cold spells so they eat more hay. I thought before I take any action I should have someone look at the photos and give an opinion.