Origin and diffusion
The pygora is a goat deriving from the crossing of a pygmy goat with an Angora goat, which, despite having the small size of the pygmy goat, produces three different types of wool. The first to advocate the birth of these animals was Katharine Jorgensen of Oregon City (Oregon); in 1987 an association was created by the breeders of these goats.
Morphological and productive characteristics
Cut it: small.
The goats of this breed live around 12-14 years and are commonly used as pets, but also for exhibition, breeding and wool. Pygora can also be milked, with a yield of about a liter of milk per day.
It produces three different types of wool: those of type C produce wool similar to cashmere, those of type A produce wool similar to mohair, those of type B produce an intermediate wool between A and C.
In addition to wool, these sheep are used as pets, given their small size: they can also be milked, giving about 1 liter of milk per day.
curated by Filippo Saglimbeni
Breed Pygora (photo http://mountainskyalpacas.com)
Pygora (photo www.thefiberofmybeing.net)