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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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Effects of short-term lice infestation of Angora goats on objectively measurable mohair characteristics.
Anyone who wants to make a donation can post it to Angora Goat and Mohair Centre, Blakemore Farm, Little London, Gloucestershire, GL17.
Getting the wool from animals other than sheep is not quite so simple Llamas and Angora goats and rabbits can't be sheared.
Clockwise from top: A prize-winning Hereford bull, British Blonde and SImmental cattle being washed, a pedigree Welsh Mountain sheep, Mary Ewers of Abergavenny keeps cool with a fan, a Blueberry Angora goat, and festival goers enjoying the sunshine Pictures: Peter Bolter (c)
The fleece characteristics of Angora goat show important variation according to the age at shearing [24], feed intake [16], dietary energy [3] and protein [7,9,15].
Highly prized as a source of mohair, they have flourished here since the 1980s and the British Angora Goat Society has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.
There will be competitions for beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, angora goats, angora goat fleeces and lamb carcasses.
ALL TOGETHER: Angora goat Joshua joins in the fun with student Richard Thornton.