Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pygoras-- Fascinating Possibilities-- Eloise

I was looking at all kinds of small sheep and goats that produce spinning and felting fiber, when I came across the concept of a mini-sheep-- under 21 inches tall! As I was looking for more information about that, I found out that goat breeders have been grossing pygmy goats with angora goats-- making a great fiber animal with a great meat (apparently, I personally do NOT eat goats.)

The nice thing about this cross, is that they are small, feed efficient, yet can make cashmere-quality fiber. Talk about a great backyard pet with benefits!

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