Thursday, April 29, 2010
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.