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Discussion in 'Goats' started by cayenne47, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. cayenne47

    cayenne47 Critter Mama Supporter

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    I fell into such a deal
    Lady here locally wanting to downsize her angora herd. She had just posted for a free bottle baby, and i called & We started talking. Now i will be the proud owner of a small starter herd of angoras. This mama and her twins, the bottle baby boy, a buck and a preggo doe. CAmera battery died..more pics soon
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  2. Cloverbud

    Cloverbud Well-Known Member

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    They're adorable! I'm jealous! Congratulations!
     

  3. Starsmom

    Starsmom Well-Known Member

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    They look like sheep with horns! They are absolutely gorgeous. Congrats.
     
  4. dap

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    You are so lucky!!! They are adorable, congratulations!!! :goodjob:
     
  5. Oldntimes

    Oldntimes Well-Known Member

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    Congrat's... I have to ask what is the purpose of this breed, do you sell the wool, or are you raising then for meat or dairy. just curious.
     
  6. cayenne47

    cayenne47 Critter Mama Supporter

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    Angoras are raised for their 'wool'. Its what mohair and cashmere is made from. I'm so used to my boers and nubians that the ears on the kids crack me up LOL>
     
  7. Oldntimes

    Oldntimes Well-Known Member

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    I guess the way I worded that sounds silly!!! I know Angora is wool LOL!!! I used to have Angora rabbits, I was wondering if you were getting into them for the wool , if so is it hard to find buyers for wool? I have looked at them in the past but was not sure what the market would be.
    Thanks.
     
  8. cayenne47

    cayenne47 Critter Mama Supporter

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    I'm not sure either what the market is here. But i live in RURAL OREGON~where all the old hippies come to retire, lol. I have more research to do, but i am sure there are weavers and spinners by the dozens hereabouts.But no matter what.. they were goaties that needed a home...so they found me. :rolleyes:
     
  9. LMonty

    LMonty Well-Known Member

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    I'm officially jealous- and very glad for you! :)

    I hope to find some angora breeding stock this spring.
     
  10. nduetime

    nduetime I am a Christian American Supporter

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    I wish they had a smilie for green gilled, they are so nice. I was just reading more about angoras and cashmere today. I am really happy for you, hope it turns out to be very marketable for you.
     
  11. waygr00vy

    waygr00vy Sunny Daze Farm

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    They are gorgeous! I love Angoras. I thought about getting some but after talking to some people and doing some research ,I realized they are just not a good breed for Florida (although every now and then you find people that have some). Some day I would love to move out to Oregon (its so beautiful there) and have a herd of Angoras...lol.