Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New fibre friends......

I have been enjoying a visit from my Mum and also been looking after some new fibre friends! A local bloke was disposing of 5 Angora does and asked if we'd like to take them. Of course we said yes and so I have been busily researching breeding programs and nutrition etc We've had the vet out to vaccinate and drench them for internal parasites. According to him the goats are around 6 to 8 years old and should kid for us without any difficulties. You can see the one in the pic above with the blue bandage on it's head, poor darlin' broke a horn when we were unloading her, so she's been getting lots of TLC.Their coats are pretty course and don't have much crimp, but their babies should be wonderful. I can't wait to have goatlings, and the Australian National Mohair Pool is only 20 mins drive away, so any fleeces I get can be sold to them. Of course I'll keep some mohair for myself, mmmmmm......yummy........

2 comments:

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Welcome, goatie ladies! You will love them. From my "vast" experience (3 years of spoiling mine) I can tell you they like black coffee w/ sugar in it, they like wine- red when its cool out, chilled white when its hot. Animal crackers will make you lots of friends.

I'm sure your vet told you this, but the lady who lost her horn- if it broke very close to her head, please keep an eye on her when its especially hot- make sure she has shade or a fan- those horns release heat from them.

They're beautiful!

bubblebeeknits said...

What happens with her horn? does it grow back? (I am a goat newbie :)