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The Angora goat

  • DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS An Angora buck nibbles evergreen branches at the Holly Road Fiber Farm, Barnesville.
    DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS An Angora buck nibbles evergreen branches at the Holly Road Fiber Farm, Barnesville.
Published January 14. 2011 05:00PM

According to Wikipedia, the Angora goat originated in Asia Minor, in what is now modern Turkey, and has always been prized for its soft and lustrous fiber.

The goats are finely-built and fairly small, the does weigh well under 100 pounds and the bucks up to 120. Both male and female have horns. The horns on bucks, shown here, can be quite large and impressive, curving up and away from the head and face. The does have nearly straight horns that curve back slightly.

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