Angora goat

It is a homegrown goat breed named after Ankara keçisi, known as Angora, located in this area from the Paleolithic age. It is depicted on the reverse side of Turkey’s 50 pound banknotes (1938-1952). The first Angora goats were introduced to Europe by Charles II, a holy Roman Emperor, around 1554 They produce the glowing fiber known as mohair. Their production reaches 5 kg of wool per year and they are not directly related to sheep. Turkey, Argentina, the United States and South Africa are the leading mohair producers while New Zealand and Australia are secondary. They have long been bred only for their white coats but now they produce white, black (deep black to gray and silver), red (fades as they grow) and brown wool. Angora goats are more susceptible to external parasites than similar animals as their coat is dense. They are not productive in livestock farming, they are not very resistant but τηευ are particularly sensitive in the early days of life and have high nutritional requirements due to the rapid growth of their hairs.