Introduction:Learn about the hairy goat breed known as the Angora Goat.
While the fiber that comes from the Angora Rabbit is known as Angora, the fiber from the Angora goat is called Mohair. It is valued for its luster and softness.
A wether is a castrated male goat. They make the best mohair, it is not as coarse as that of a billy goat, and wethers produce more mohair in general.
One Angora goat can produce enough mohair for 5, or more, sweaters, every year, depending on the thickness, size, and weight of a sweater.
White is the preferred color for the angora goat as fiber from these goats can then be dyed any color. Modern breeders are now producing colored Angora goats too.
Angora goats are old enough to breed at 5 months of age but it is best if they not be bred until 8 months of age at the minimum.
Angora goats are pregnant for 5 months.
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