Nigoras can produce three different types of fleece: Type A, which most resembles the mohair of the Angora
goat; Type B, which is very fluffy and oh-so-soft, with a medium staple; and Type C, which is more like a cashmere coat, shorter and luxuriously soft.
FOR enthusiasts, wool from Angora
rabbits is next to godliness.
From the book--Angora
Goats the Northern Way by, Susan Black Drummond--we learned white Angoras
are commonly raised in Texas, the second largest mohair producer in the world.
This study included genotype information from Australian Angora
and Cashmere goats and three Mongolian Cashmere goat populations (Bayandelger, Zavkhan Buural, and Gobi Gurvan Saikhan).
The world population of Turkish Angora
cats is about 2,000, of which only a tiny proportion are from Tony's strain - Angora
's First Choice.
Sharon (27) showed the cat to experts who confirmed Doublebush's ancestry and said that only Turkish Angoras
which can be traced back to Turkey can be registered.
Getting the wool from animals other than sheep is not quite so simple Llamas and Angora
goats and rabbits can't be sheared.
On the low-quality diet, however, the Angoras
actually lost 8 grams of body weight per day compared with gains of 24 grams for the Alpines and 19 grams for the Nubians.
don't need a special cage, any will do, but I used a wire cage on the ground so he could eat the grass.
and the fleece competition, with classes for both male and female goats of all ages, will be judged on the Saturday morning of the event.
shell top, pounds 22, Top Shop: 0171 291 2351.
The Nigora Goat Breeders Society, LLC is the only Nigora registry that is currently actively registering Nigoras and is run by nice folks who have experience with both Angoras