The Altai Mountain goats, or Gornoaltaiiskaya, are wool-producing
goats from the Altai mountains in Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region of the former
Their diet consists mainly of grasses and other plant life and
they graze almost constantly during the day.
Unlike some other breeds of wool producing goats, the Altai
mountain goats are very consistent on their wool production amounts from one
goat to the next. There is usually only a ten percent difference in yield at a
They are quite uniform in both color and size and mature slowly,
not reaching full adult status for five years or more.
Altai Mountain goats has high technical qualities and is a valuable commodity
for light industry. The
breaking length of the Altai mountain goat's wool is around nine centimeters-
this is true for both males and females. The guard hairs are black and the true
wool is a dark gray color.