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The Pygora Goat 

The Pygora Goat is a fairly "young" breed which originated in the United States.

  In Oregon in the 1970's a hand-spinner that was looking to have a finer fiber for spinning, crossed pure bred white Angora goats, who produce mohair fiber, and purebred Pygmy goats, who generally grow a dense cashmere undercoat.

  Over time the offspring of those first couplings have developed into the Pygora goat we know today.  A small to medium sized goat who produces a luxuriously soft fleece. 

Pygoras are friendly, gentle and curious goats.... 

..they grow a fiber that is soft and lofty.....

..their fleeces can be shorn twice a year, spring and fall, or even once a year depending on the fleece type. .

......their fleece color can vary within different family lines and can be used "all natural" or can be easily dyed ......

...the yarn created from the fiber of the Pygora can be used on its own to design the softest of textiles.  But it can also be blended with an array of other fiber types from Silk to Merino wool to create an equally unique product ♥....

The Three possible fleece types that an individual Pygora goat may grow are categorized as; 

Type "A" 

The A type Pygora grows a fleece abundant in long ringlets averaging 6" in length. It is lustrous and silky-smooth to the touch, The guard hairs that are present should be minimal.

Type "B" 

The B type Pygora grows a fleece that has not only luster and softness, but also warmth.... the length of the fleece ranges from 3" - 6" and may have two types of guard hair present; one which is stiff and one which is silky smooth. 

Type "C" 

The Pygora goat that grows a C type fiber has a "matte" appearance to their fleece. There is crimp to the fiber and there is good separation from the soft, warm fibers and the course guard hairs. 

To learn more about Pygora goats and to view pictures of the different fleece types that a individual animal may grow, click on the logo below and you will be re-directed to the Pygora Breeder Associations homepage.