Bella – Black Angora Doe, herd queen. 3 yrs. old
Aurora (Bella's daughter) – White color carrier* Angora Doe. 1 yr. old Aurora was produced from breeding 2 solid black parents.
Bonnie Lass – White Angora Doe. 2 yrs. old Bonnie has a different horn set (puts me in mind of Long Horn cattle) than the other does, her horns turn out, instead of curving back towards her head.
Fairchild (Bonnie Lass' daughter) – White Angora Doe 1 yr. old She may also be a color carrier, her sire was a Red Angora.
Our Angora Bucks
The boys at 6 months old out playing
Jacob’s Chance – White Angora Buck 1 yr. old
The Sundance Kid – Black Angora Buck 1 yr. old
Jacob and Sunny are my babies. Both were adoptions from a fiber farm. Both were bottle fed and raised in the house. Jacob's mother died at childbirth. Sunny's mother did not produce enough milk to feed twins.
The Angora Wethers
Beauregard – Silver Gray Reverse Badger Angora Wether. 2 yrs. old
In fleece his has multi colored layers of silver gray and cream.
Sheared he is basically silver. Reverse Badger is dark silver top, light cream under markings. Some say a rare coloring.
Rip Shorn - aka Rippy. White Angora. 5 yrs. old Rippy was our first Angora. He came to us due to having a flaw (in the breeders opinion). As a young kid he somehow managed to get his ear tag caught in a fence and rip his ear in half. He was the kid no one else wanted. To us he was perfect.
My Wooly Boys
Angus - Brown Moorit
Aberdeen - Brown Moorit
Kirby- Gray Blue
Kelly - Black
I am concentrating on breeding for black and white fleece. White for dying, blacks for the deep to light shades of silver, gray and black.
*Color carrier - White Colored Angora goats can come from one or both parents who are colored. They are considered "color carriers or colored factor" animals. They may carry recessive color genes and produce highly colored kids.
Fleeces vary animal to animal. Crimp varies by animal and some fleeces can be used for doll hair.
I shear the animals myself, at times I do not shear in whole fleeces. If not shearing in whole fleece, I shear the clean areas first and put them aside for spinning fleeces and toss the rest.