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Angora Goats were our first fiber animals. We usually have between 25 and 30 breeding does, two registered bucks and plenty of kids born each spring. We raise white Angora Goats primarily for their fleece, which is called mohair. Mohair is a long fiber that is warm, strong and lustrous. The fleece usually grows about one inch a month, so we shear our goats every spring and fall.
|Angora Goats are smaller than dairy goats, with does usually weighing between 60 and 90 pounds. Goats are seasonal breeders, meaning the sexually-mature animals breed during the fall and early winter, with either single or twin kids normally born in about five months. When a kid is approximately six months old it will be sheared for the first time, yielding a beautiful fine fiber.|
Considering the Angora Goats size and disposition, they are ideal for women and children to handle.
Angora Goats are prized not only for their beautiful fiber, but also for their ability to clear brush and less desirable plants such as Multiflora Rose, from overgrown pastures.
With careful management, Angora goats perform quite satisfactorily in the cold temperatures of Northwestern Pennsylvania.