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Angora

the ancient name of Ankara, Turkey, which has been given to particular breeds in several animal species probably originally to a longhaired cat that was believed to originate in Turkey, and later to the other species because of their long coat.

Angora cat
a fine-boned, longhaired breed, originally found in Turkey. The build is generally slimmer and longer than other longhaired types. The silky coat is usually white, but other colors have been developed. Called also Turkish Angora.
Angora goat
a horned, white variety of Capra hircus, the domestic and wild goats. Has a long silky haircoat of great commercial value as mohair.
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Angora goat. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
Angora rabbit
a breed of meat- and fur-producing rabbit in two varieties, English and French. A striking-looking animal like a fluffy snowball with long, silky wool with tufts on the ears and feet. Color usually white but can be fawn, gray-blue or sable and with ruby-colored eyes.
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She taught Sandy Melton to spin in 1994, the same year that Sandy and her neighbor bought seven Angora goats.
If requested by a Sponsor, NRCS may prepare a second DSR to evaluate the need for and eligibility of measures to capture sediment predicted to come down Angora Creek.
The wool from an Angora goat or rabbit is very soft and fine.
In January 1997, the federal government will still be subsidizing angora goats, honey bees, rural electrification, dams, and all current foreign-aid recipients.
Hart's study uncovered an oddity of Angora goats: In good times or bad, the Angora is genetically geared to grow hair, even at the expense of the goat's body.
While you're there, view or buy some of the more elaborate cowboy crafts and gear like angora chaps, hand-tooled spurs, decorated saddles.
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However in my hunt to find Nigoras, I did find a few Angora does for sale and so I decided to just make my own Nigoras.
The long, soft fur of the Angora rabbit is frequently used for jumpers, hats and scarves with angora jumpers on sale in Topshop for [pounds sterling]36 and scarves in John Lewis for [pounds sterling]30.
com | Pink flower collar PS14 at Topshop | Pink coat PS98 (in stores Oct), bag PS20, crop top PS150, skirt PS38 and shoes PS58, all from Topshop | Coat PS85, dress PS80, heels PS45, earrings PS18, all from River Island | Pink angora jumper PS32.
Entries of Angora goats number 38 with 27 for an Angora fleece competition and 76 for pygmy goats.
The three-year-old Angora goat was supposed to have a supporting role at Bethlehem Church in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, in the US.