Cashgora shearing

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Amber Sullivan Vo, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Amber Sullivan Vo

    Amber Sullivan Vo New Member

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    Sep 28, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Hello, we recently got a cashgora goat to add to our two Angora goat wethers. The cashgora is blowing out her coat and she has a regular (albeit soft) coat underneath. I want to harvest her mohair as it is super soft, but I don't know how to do it. Do I just shear her- is there a way to get rid of the less fine regular hairs then? I started trying to brush her coat out but it will take forever. Any tips are greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. Dwarf Dad

    Dwarf Dad Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum!:cowboy:
    Can't help you, although it would be interesting to know. We have some hair ewe lambs that are blowing out their coats.
     

  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You can shear. But there is no easy way to get the guard hairs out. You just have to pull them out.
     
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  4. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Very interesting! Thanks for the thread!

    So it is not possible to card it like any wool?
     
  5. ReNat

    ReNat Well-Known Member

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    Jan 20, 2019
    Rossia
    Hi! you need to take a comb and scratch the goat.
     
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  6. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Under your dignity, ReNat, to show such a film. :p
     
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