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  1. Crafty Cabin
    So... I've started collecting my goats' under coat for spinning (for those who don't know, my goats are not fiber goats). This was actually before @LunaSol started that thread on processing fiber, so thanks for that and @Aozora's extremely helpful answer. I only collected it from Murphy this...
  2. Goat Frenzy
    I have this one Spanish goat that grew ridiculous amounts of cashmere over the winter, more than any of our other Spanish purebreds, so I was wondering whether this is common among Spanish goats? We've always joked that she must be secretly half Nigerian Dwarf or some other miniature breed...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I'm new here and this is my first time posting, so I hope I have this in the right section! I have six Nigerian dwarfs: three adults, three 9 month old kids. We had an unusually warm January (mid-50's F most days, with lows in the upper-20's), so they've all been blowing their winter coats for...
  4. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I have been a lurker for a bit, but finally decided to come say hello! Our family has been discussing a complete lifestyle change from our current situation in recent months, and working towards that goal. What could it be? Goats!!! Specifically of the fiber variety. The tight...
  5. Hi

    Introductions
    I live in central Florida . My experience with goats has been limited to two Pygmy crosses .. a wether and a doe. My 15 year old weather just passed away and I still have my senior girl. We just bought 14 acres and I’m researching Spanish Cashmere goats to help with the underbrush and harvest a...
  6. Fuzzy Fibers
    I have a myotonic buck and some boer does that grow a very fluffy coat in the winter and am wondering how to make it into a fiber that can be spun into yarn (in the spring after they are ready to shed it). What are good brushes to comb off the cashmere? How do you clean the cashmere/prepare it...
  7. Fuzzy Fibers
    As you all know, there isn't a wholesale broker that cashmere producers can sell our raw fiber to. I started wondering if we could get a USDA grant to see if this is a feasible thing to create. I don't have all the details and logistics of how this would work, but as I'm working with UGA about...
  8. Goat Management
    We have cashmere fiber goats, but since we live in South Florida, we have random rain showers that our stupid boys sit in the middle of. This leaves their hair all matted and tangled. My question is: can I go to Target, get an electric razor (for human hair trimming) and just give the boys a...
  9. Health & Wellness
    So I just got back in from the goat pen, and I was looking around on one of my year-old doelings, looking for fleas or whatever, when I noticed a tiny white-ish/tan-ish insect (which I initially thought was a bit of food or something...until it started moving). I didn't have time to check for...
  10. Kidding Koral
    Hello there, I've noticed that my goats are starting to get huge. We had a break in with our boys at the end of October, but the girls look too pregnant for that. I'm wondering if there could have been other break ins that our farm hand just didn't tell us about. Is there a way of knowing how...
  11. Fuzzy Fibers
    For the love of all that is holy, please tell me there are some spinners out there. We have 8 alpacas who are sheared once a year, which means we have a plethora of hair. We're new to this whole fiber thing, and none of us know how to clean it, spin it, and whatever else comes with it. We also...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    We purchased an entire herd of cashmere goats from Virginia and brought them down to Florida. On the way down, the two boys got into some mischief with the girls and 150 days later we had 18 babies. One year later we now have 31 of the only known cashmere goats in Florida. But 31 is a big number...
  13. Goat Frenzy
    Honestly don't know where to post this but here goes, mods feel free to move to another forum if more appropriate... One of my goat kids has the weirdest coat - it doesn't seem to have any guard hairs, just cashmere! The hairs on her face are a bit silkier but most of her is just soft...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, my wife and I got a little cashmere doe for a pet back in June. We are moving out of Colorado and I was wondering if you knew if she could survive in the desert of Arizona. I have been trying to do research on whether or not she could withstand it, but I can not find anything on them as far...
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