If you become really daring, you could even try to raise your own Angoras
! All you need: One Angora
buck and one Angora
He said: "Angora
goats require good stockmanship and careful management if they are to produce mohair of high quality.
Alison added: "I love Angoras
for their wool, but more than anything I love them because they make the best of pets."
When we finished the last goat hours later, we were beat, and since Angoras
get sheared twice a year, we decided to hire a sheep shearer in the future.
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.
At the start of this experimental breeding period, Nigoras were created by crossing colored or white Angoras
with Nigerian Dwarf goats.
and the fleece competition, with classes for both male and female goats of all ages, will be judged on the Saturday morning of the event.
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.
, with their long fuzzy hair, have a tendency to get mats.
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
. She has 50 of the floppy-eared rabbits on her smallholding and she makes wonderful knitted clothes .