A few years ago I had been reading about crossing of cashmeres(Australian scrub goats) and angoras in Australia, and subsequent selective breeding for a finer fleece. If a cashgora attains a fine enough fleece, you can call it a cashmere, so I was wondering if the Australian cashmeres are basically refined cashgoras. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? I would like to see how this would work if applied to pygoras, nigoras, and all the other angora crosses I see in the states. Seems to me, adding a low percentage of angora to a cashmere flock(such as using a half angora, half cashmere buck) may dramatically increase cashmere production, if consideration was taken to aim for as fine a fleece as possible. Also, the "goat wool" being produced already seems to sell well enough according to pygora breeders that even on a first crossing it may see increases in profits... Anyone else have thoughts on grading up American angora crosses to cashmeres?