Category Archives: Breed Review

Breed Review: Angora Goat

Origin:  Ankara, Turkey.  Archaeology indicates that the angora goat has been in that region since paleolithic times.  More than 50% of modern mohair comes from South Africa. Diameter:  25-45 microns Staple Length:  5-6 inches (12-15 cm) Colors: Purebred angora goats produce white fiber.  However, colored goats have been in development since the 1990s. Lock Characteristics:  Mohair

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Breed Review: Gotland

Origin: Sweden, from the Gute or Goth sheep Diameter: 25-35 microns Staple Length: 3-7 inches (7.5-18 cm) Colors: primarily a variety of greys from light silver to almost black Lock Characteristics:  long, lustrous, dense,  wavy/curly, soft, defined crimp Average Fleece Weight: 5.5-11lbs (2.5-5kg) Gotland is a modern breed of Northern European Short-Tailed sheep.  Originally found

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