The scientific name for Angora Goat is Capra aegagrus hircus". The Angora goat is a variety of domestic goat that hails from Ankara in Turkey. The fleece obtained from the Angora goat is shiny, which is called mohair. Angora Goats are shorn two times a year, and one Angora goat can produce hair that ranges in weight from (4 to 5 kg) per year. Angora goats produce different colors of fiber, such as white, dark black to grey and silver, brown and red color fibers. Among these fibers, the red color fiber will fade away as the goat grows.
The average lifespan of the Angora goat breed ranges from 9 years to 11 years. Angora goats are neither prolific breeders, nor are they considered extremely hardy, being extremely weak during the initial few days of life. An Angora goat is more vulnerable to external parasites than other analogous animals, as their coats are thicker. Furthermore, Angora Goats are herbivores and have higher dietary requirements because of their quick hair growth. Poor-quality food will curtail the development of mohair. Angora Goats require a high-fiber diet, good meadow in summer, and access to straw and hay throughout the year, particularly kids. The Angora Goats need clean and fresh water at all times. They also need both simple and mineral salt licks.
Fun Facts about Goats
Mothers will call their young so they stay close at all times, a baby Angora Goat is called a "kid".
The Mother and kid Angora goat recognize each other’s calls as soon as the mother gives birth.
Baby Angora Goats are weaned off their moms after around 6 months. It’s called "bleating" how goats communicate with each other.
A "doe" or "nanny" is what a female Angora goat is called.
A "buck or "billy" is what they call a male Angora goat.
A male castrated goat is called a "wether". "Kidding" is the act of a goat giving birth.
An Angora Goats eyes are rectangular rather than round.
They have excellent vision and can do just as much at night, as in the daylight.
A goat herder notice how much energy his goats had, after eating coffee bushes and that's how coffee was first discovered.
Angora Goats have no teeth in their upper front jaw.