More research was done into Cocoa's background by her new owners, and it was discovered that she was actually from Nigerian Dwarf and Angora
breeding (or possibly a Nigerian Dwarf/Pygora breeding) and therefore a Ni-gora.
Alison added: "I love Angoras
for their wool, but more than anything I love them because they make the best of pets.
Our intent was to breed and sell Angoras
in our area and to market the mohair, which we knew could be used alone or blended with wool, spun and knitted.
The greatest Nei's genetic distances were found between the Angora
and four Cashmere populations (0.
In the 1960s it had been thought Turkish Angoras
had been wiped out through breeding with Persian cats.
Then I realised she also had her own internet site as well and that cat fanciers the world over are just dying about Turkish Angoras
Carders often combine the softer wool from Angoras
or llamas with sheep's wool.
At the end of 10 weeks, all breeds on the high-quality diet had gained about the same amount of weight: 45 grams per day for the Nubians and Alpines, and 60 grams per day for the Angoras
, although 10 grams of the Angoras
' daily gain was in hair.
, with their long fuzzy hair, have a tendency to get mats.
Exhibitors at the festival will be ready to advise smallholders and others who might be considering diversifying, or adding Angoras
to their enterprises.
FROM poultry to ponies,crafts to cheeses, auctions to angoras
- the Royal Welsh Smallholder Festival should supply all the answers.
Team chunky cable knits with soft angoras
and mohairs, and wear them over the latest drawstring pants.
The Nigora goat itself should be gentle, loving and even affectionate but because many Angoras
are kind of flighty.
Goat classes will include dairy and pygmy breeds as well as classes for Angoras
and an angora
Mrs Easter's Bunnies - that's the name of her knitting business - are in fact angoras