Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Shedding

This little gal is shedding her winter curls. She is part Angora and part dairy goat. The beautiful curls are the influence of her Angora goat side - the same breed of goat that produces our mohair. Her father was a dairy goat so that her beautiful fleece sheds out in the spring and she looks like a dairy goat all summer long. Unfortunately, she has a few week period where she just looks ratty. We have several crossed goats that do this and there are times when I find big chunks of fiber in the pastures. It is not great for spinning but makes an interesting texture addition to a weaving project once it is thoroughly washed.

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