Hawks Mountain Ranch
Pygora Goats
Gaston, OR

Hawks Mountain Ranch
Pygora Goats
Lisa Roskopf
PH: (503) 985-3331
E-Mail:  Lisa@hawksmtnranch.com
51920 S.W. Dundee Road   Gaston, OR 97119

E-mail us at:
 Lisa@hawksmtnranch.com

Photo comparisions between:


AAGBA Registered White Angora Goat

NPGA Registered Pygmy Goat

and PBA Registered Pygora Goats



 

White Angora, Pygmy, Pygora Comparisions

So what happens when you breed an AAGBA White Angora goat back to a PBA Pygora goat?

Observations we found at our farm:

Offspring is white with the exception of some "light creamy" colors caused by pheomelanin.

Many times the offspring is fleece graded more towards a Type A and Type B.  (Much depends on the fleece type of the Pygora parent)

The ears have a tendency to hang down like the Angora goats but not always.

There may be more grease in the fleece like the Angora goat.

Rarely sheds fleece.  Most need shearing 2 times a year.  

Hooves grow faster than average Pygora.

Fleece may coursen up after first shearing like the Angora.

May have some fleece down the face instead of a nice clean face.

May have some fleece down the legs instead of nice clean legs below the knees.

Many have narrower bodies (willowy) and are finer boned than the average Pygora.

Bucks tend to be taller and heavier than my average Pygora buck.

Many tend to have a mellower personality compared to my average Pygora goats.

Advantages of breeding an AAGBA white Angora goat to a PBA Pygora goat:

Add fleece volume

Trying to achieve a type A colored fiber

Breeding for less guard hair

Disadvantages of breeding an AAGBA white angora goat to a PBA Pygora goat:

First generation kids are white or light pheomelanin. 

Fleece has a tendency to coursen up after the 2nd shearing.

May have a lot of fleece coverage on fleece and legs instead of a clean face that is part of the Pygora breed standards.

More hoof maintanance may be required..

More health maintainance is required for the bucks in their underbelly area. (Fleece usually felts in this area causing urinary problems so shearing is required more often.)

You have reached the 75% allowable to be a registered Pygora goat.  You are no longer able to breed this offspring or their offspring to a 100% Angora until you are under 75% of the parent breed which would be several generations out.  So..... do your homework when picking out your Angora goat for breeding! 

AAGBA Registered White Angora Goat

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PBA Registered Pygora Goat

This Pygora contains 75% White Angora Goat Bloodlines which is the maximum % allowable to be a Pygora goat.

 

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So what happens when you breed a NPGA Pygmy goat to a PBA Pygora goat?

Observations we found at our farm:

Offspring is colored unless the dam is homozygous white.   If the dam is heterozygous white, the offspring has a 50/50 chance of being colored or white.

Many times the offspring is fleece graded more towards a Type B to Type C.  (Much depends on the fleece type of the Pygora parent)

The ears have a tendency to be perky and upright at birth.

The fleece is short, soft and fine with a very distinct guard hair.

They come into fleece late in the winter.  Not a lot of length.

Nice shedding fleece.

Smaller stature than the average Pygora.

Bucks tend to be shorter than my average Pygora buck.

They tend to be more spunky and quick on their feet as compared to my average Pygora.

Advantages of breeding a NPGA Pygmy goat to a PBA Pygora goat:

Working towards a Type C cashmere type fiber

Adding color to your flock

Adding body thickness to your flock

 

 

NPGA registered Pygmy Goat

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PBA Registered Pygora Goat

This Pygora contains 75% Pygmy Goat Bloodlines which is the maximum % allowable to be a Pygora goat.

 

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