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Angora Goat Breed Profile and Characteristics

Angora Goat Breed Profile and Characteristics

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The Angora goat, also known as the Tibetan goat, is a goat breed native to Kashmir and Tibet, later introduced to Turkey and Asia Minor. It is a small goat (35 to 50 kilograms), very resistant, and well-adapted to arid regions. The coat is totally white with long, silky, and shiny strands. Hair grows at about 2.5 centimeters per month. They are used to make mohair wool. Globally, the main Angora goat farming areas are in Turkey, South Africa, Argentina, and Australia. The Angora goat is larger and stronger than the European goat, and the goat differs especially by its strong horns, horizontally twisted and with sharp fringes. Its name (as well as Angora rabbit and Angora cat) was given to this breed from the ancient name of the current capital of Turkey Ankara – Angora. The first...