Shady Acres Farms, North Carolina
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Angora Goats

While researching fiber producing livestock before starting our farm, we became extremely intrigued by angora goats.  We already loved the personality of goats, and want to produce quality fiber on our farm for yarns and other crafts, so we decided angora goats would be a good fit for us. Angoras produce mohair, a soft, lustrous fiber, that adds warmth, strength and sheen to any item. It also holds dye well and doesn’t felt easily. It’s moisture wicking and naturally flame retardant.
We shear the goats ourselves twice a year. Mohair grows about 3/4 inch a month and is typically 4 to 6 inches long at shearing. Then we skirt, hand wash and scour the fleeces. Fleeces can be hand spun in lock form or prepared by carding or blended with other fibers. Some people use the curly locks for doll hair. We like to blend it with our own angora and sometimes add some locally produced wool or alpaca.
Wethers (neutered male) are valuable in the angora world because the energy it takes for intact males and does to produce reproductive hormones actually affects fiber production. You will get the best fleece and longest fibers from wethers.

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HGF LONDON

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MEA PRINCE

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Shady Acres Farms, North Carolina

Fall Breeding 2020 HGF London X MEA Prince

HGF London will be due in February 2021