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[Endemic Animals]


ANGORA GOAT      


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This kind of goat separates from other goats with the production of its angora-wool. It came to the scene in history in the Central Asia. It is the race of goats which Turks brought along while coming to the Anatolia 7 – 8 centuries before today.

After the settlement of Turks into the Anatolia, this race harmonized especially with the climate conditions of the Central Anatolia, the characteristics of the race became clear, and its fame spread throughout the world as a race special to this region.

This race was brought up only in the Central Anatolia until the years of 1840 and after this year, it was taken to South Africa (1838) and to the America, and this race also harmonized with these countries. This race peculiar to the Anatolia is also known as Angora goat throughout the world.

We also benefit from its meat, from its skins and rarely from its milk, while the most important product yielded from Angora goat is angora-wool. Angora-wool is also known as ‘Mohair’. This definition derives from ‘muhayyer’ in Arabic to the Western languages.

Angora-wool is an indispensable raw material of textile industry because it is a fiber of bright elastic, hindering the permeation of harmful sunbeams, absorbing moisture, heatproof, easily dyable, not easily getting dirty.