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Take a minute to get acquainted
with our charming Pygora Goats!

What if you could have a playful, friendly pet with wonderful luxury fiber for spinning, knitting, or crocheting?

You have found the right place!   Pygora goats are all of the above and have many uses.  They are great on a farm and with children, as well as create
wonderful spinning fiber.  They eat weeds and brush on the land
so they are excellent landscaping assistants.

Pygora goats were originally bred in Oregon by Katherine Jorgenson.
They are a cross between a Pygmy goat and White Angora goat.  All colors seen
on the goats are derived from Pygmy goats  while the Angora breed brings in the white mohair fiber.  Because of their small size, Pygoras are easy to handle,
weighing between 88-120 lbs.

These goats are very friendly, curious and enjoy company and attention.  Like any pet, goats must be handled with love and respect to be trusting and happy.  Also, goats like being with other goats. An ONLY goat is a LONELY goat.  With their fun loving personalities, goats are perfect with children as well as programs that include
education about goats and their fiber.
You can have healthy and happy goats if you give them proper care that
includes good feed, foot trims, vaccinations and deworming.  Most goats
do not require grain unless pregnant or are growing, but can
be fed small amounts each day.  They love good quality grass hay and clean water.
It is also a good idea to give them good quality mineral salt as a supplement.
Due to the structure of a goats tongue, loose minerals,
not mineral blocks are recommended.
The gestation period for a Pygora is 5 months and they breed easily with few issues.  Twins and triplets are not uncommon.  Pygoras can also be milked yielding about a quart of milk a day.  Many goat owners enjoy making cheeses,
yogurt and soap from the milk as well.
Pygoras are known for their soft, warm fleece that comes in many colors…
white, brown, caramel, black, gray and combinations thereof.   There is
an "in fleece" lighter color, and an "out of fleece" darker color. Some other patterns include dorsal strips, socks, crowns, and frosting on ears
or noses, and badger coloring.

There are three fleece types found on Pygoras:

Type A is an average of 6 in. in length with ringlets and is long and lustrous.  It has few guard hairs and is very fine, silky, and smooth to the touch.  Type A goats are typically shorn twice a year.
Type B has a strong, lustrous fiber that is curly and very soft.  It can be 3-6 in. long, and has two kinds of guard hairs: a stiff one and a silky one.   The feel is soft and airy.  The fleece color can be lighter.  Type B goats are also shorn twice a year.
Type C fleece is very short, about 1-3 in. long, and has a soft, cashmere feel to it.  There is a good separation between the guard hair and fleece.  Type C coats can be brushed and plucked from the goat.  This fleece is best used for lace garments because of its soft and warm qualities.

An average Pygora produces 6 oz. to 2 lb. of fiber each shearing.  They are usually sheared in the fall and spring.  The fall shearing is a lighter yield and the spring shearing can be a bigger one. The fleece has to be dehaired before use, most efficiently done with a dehairing machine.  Pygora fiber is used for baby clothes and hats, scarves, shawls, wristlets, and many more lovely, soft creations.

Pygora goats make a wonderful addition to any home.  Their fun loving, curious personality makes them both delightful and useful. Why not invest in Pygora goats and receive all the benefits of a lovely, lively pet and incredibly soft, warm, and lustrous fiber?

It's time to get out your spinning wheel!