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
Fleece has a tendency to coursen up after the
May have a lot of fleece coverage on fleece
and legs instead of a clean face that is part of the Pygora breed
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