Pygoras live for 12 to 14 years and are easy keepers, easy kidders, and easy to handle because of their smaller size. Pygora goats can weigh from 65 - 95 lbs. They thrive on hay and grass and are excellent brush clearers.
Pygora fleece is highly prized by spinners and knitters. Type "A": (Angora type)---A long, lustrous fiber up to 6 inches long, hanging in long, curly locks. Type "B": (Blend type)---A blend of the Pygmy goat undercoat which is cashmere and the Angora mohair. It is between 3 and 6 inches long, and it has a nice crimp (curl). Type "C ": (Cashmere type)---A very fine fiber, with no luster, and length of 1 to 3 inches.
Pygoras have the docility of the Angora and the spunk and playfulness of the Pygmy. They have the curiosity of the cat and experience their world like a 2-year-old child; everything new must be tasted! They are delightful pets!
The Pygora goat is a breed of fiber goat that originated from crossing the registered NPGA Pygmy goat and the white AAGBA Angora goat. Pygora goats produce three distinct kinds of fleece. Pygoras are fiber goats along with the Angora goat and Cashmere goat. The Pygora was a purposeful cross, bred by Katharine Jorgensen of Oregon City, Oregon. In 1987, the Pygora Breeders Association was formed in the United States, and has since then been registering and promoting Pygoras.