pricing for colored mohair?

Discussion in 'Fuzzy Fibers' started by sgian, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. sgian

    sgian New Member

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    Jun 18, 2008
    missouri
    Anybody know what current prices are for colored angora mohair? I see a wide disparity in prices on the internet, and my wife hasn't found a fiber guild close enough to join yet. Right now I'm guessing $1 to $2 an ounce, is that right for raw colored fleece?

    Also, any tips on selling? What we've thought of so far is...
    ebay (we made a listing to see how it goes)
    craigslist
    fiber guilds (haven't found one locally yet, but my mother-in-law goes to one out of state)
     
  2. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    become a member on ebay and search completed listings, and see how much it sells for. Price yours up or down from that as required. I can usually ask a little more for my mohair because of the way it is produced, I sell two ways on ebay either whole fleeces, or by the kilo.

    I also sell privately to handspinners; there are a few clubs I am in contact with. One I got hold of from the yellow pages, they are a local club. The others, I met people at agricultural shows - I take my goats and set up a little display with the animals, some raw mohair, a skin, and some socks/scarves plus information of course.
     

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I don't know about mohair pricing. Maybe Becky will chime in here. She has beautiful mohair and she sells it ins woving I believe.
     
  4. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

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    Jan 29, 2009
    On my colored fleeces cleaned, picked, carded into roving....I've been told to sell retail for $2.50-$3.00 an ounce. Does that help? I have a market for all my white raw fleeces and I'm selling that for $8.00/lb. That's white...not the colored. I don't have a market for the raw colored fleeces yet.

    Hope that helps. What colors do you have? I now have white, black, silver, red, brown and tan. I had 8 red babies born this spring so far. My buck is really throwing them this year.
     
  5. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
  6. sgian

    sgian New Member

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    Jun 18, 2008
    missouri
    That does help, thank you.

    We have silver and red, with 4 bucklings and 1 doeling this year. We only have one white, but she is very old.