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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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Growth rate and wool production of crossbred progeny from Turkish and North American Angora goat.
Like all farm stock Angora goats require time and effort to manage if they are to produce mohair of high quality.
During the festival the breed can be viewed in the Angora goat building where owners will be present throughout both days to answer questions.
The Colored Angora Goat Breeder's Association (CAGBA) website (www.
Australian Angora goats thus had the lowest number of alleles, averaging 7.
UNTIL the 19th century the export of Angora goats from Turkey was banned on pain of death.
The wool from an Angora goat or rabbit is very soft and fine.
When he's not clowning around at the Crown, Henry guards the couple's angora goat herd - particularly the young kids.
I've not lost a single cat to being hit on the road (though I've had some very close calls when the Angora goat herd figured out how to unlatch the gate--the gate now has a two-part latch on it).
An Angora goat relieved to have his winter coat removed on a scorcher of a day
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)