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ArnPygora is a fiber goat purposely bred to produce fine fiber for hand spinning.rnThe Pygora goat produces a wonderful, lofty, soft, fiber that does not coarsenrnas the goat ages. Pygoras have an affectionate, engaging personality, arnmanageable size, good health and fleece in a range of colors. rnrn 

rnrnPygorasrnwere developed by Katharine Jorgensen in Oregon. The Pygora BreedersrnAssociation (PBA) was formed in 1987 and maintains the registry herd book. AllrnPygoras come from registered parents and can trace their lineage back to twornspecific parent breeds: American Angora Goat Breeders Associationrn(AAGBA)-registered goats and National Pygmy Goat Association (NPGA)- registeredrngoats. rnrn 

rnrnThe only goat that may bear the name "Pygora" is a goatrnregistered with the PBA. In addition, all Pygora goats must conform to thernPygora Breed Standard, which includes conformation, color/patterns and fleecerncharacteristics.
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rnrnA Pygora goat can have one of three fleece types:rnrn
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  • Type A - averages 6 inches in length, isrnlong, lustrous, has ringlets and should have very few guard hairs. The fiber isrnvery fine and feels silky, smooth and cool to the touch. The fibers typicallyrnare less than 28 micrometers in diameter.
  • Type B - a strong, lustrous fiber that isrncurly and very soft. A type-B fleece averages 3-6 inches long, and may have tworntypes of guard hairs: an obvious, stiff guard hair and a silky guard hair. Itrnis the uniquely Pygora fleece - very versatile, warm to the touch and soft. The fibers typicallyrnare less than 24 micrometers in diameter.
  • Type C - a matte fiber with crimp and arnvery short staple length (usually 1-3 inches). It has a very obvious coarsernguard hair and is warm to the touch. Type C has the finest diameter of thernthree fleece types and can be as soft as fine cashmere. The fibers typicallyrnare less than 18 micrometers in diameter.
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