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Pygora Goat


Other name(s):
 Miniature Angora Goat;
African Pygmy Goat x Angora Goat Cross

Scientific name: Capra aegagrus hircus

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Pygora Goat was created in the 1980's by Katharine Jorgensen of Oregon, who wanted to develop a small goat which could produce fine fiber for hand spinning. To do this, Ms. Jorgensen crossed an African Pygmy Goat and an Angora Goat.

The Pygora Breeders Association (PBA) was formed in 1987, and only allows for the registration of Pygoras which descend from American Angora Goat Breeders Association (AAGBA) pure white Angoras. According to the PBA, "This first cross is considered a first generation (F1) cross and is so marked as an F1 on its registration papers. The second generation is considered the true Pygora. The Pygora can be bred to other Pygoras or back to an NPGA or AAGBA animal but the ratio is not to exceed 75% of either parent breed (pygmy or angora)."

A second Pygora registry, the PCA Goat Registry also allows for the registration of Pygoras who have a parent which is a colored Angora Goat which is registered with the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association (CAGBA).

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
soft wool, beautiful fleeces, Pygora fiber, friendly animals, fiber arts
Challenging:
experienced shearer, hot climate
Interesting:
curly pet, cute weedeating pet, fiber guild
Overall review
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4.6 (5)
rlzasloff
Like all goats, pygoras are wonderful, friendly anima...
Review by: rlzasloff (5) updated September 08, 2013 22:32
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5.00
Sparklewina
We rescued Fiona from a mixed herd whose owner could ...
Review by: Sparklewina (15) January 02, 2013 19:59
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4.00
1 comment
Oscarthedog
Adopting this guy was a total experiment by my mother...
Review by: Oscarthedog (19) August 03, 2012 06:12
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Crickview Ranch
I have raised Pygoras for 5 years and enjoy them imme...
Review by: Crickview Ranch (2) February 23, 2012 17:57
  • Currently 100
5.00
AlpacaAve
Have owned my goats for a few years now, mainly got t...
Review by: AlpacaAve (2) January 09, 2010 17:09
  • Currently 100
4.00
Habitat (1 video)
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Pygora Babies playing in a tree
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Care / Feeding (2 videos)
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Shearing a Pygora goat
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Triplet Pygora goats less than one day...
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Learn About (5 videos)
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Market Pygora Yarn
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Newborn Pygora goat
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Namaste Farms Yarn Market Pygora Yarn
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