Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meet Ursa

We drove 2 hours each way today to Dogwood Farm in South Carolina to get an angora doeling. She is 8 weeks old and very sweet.








The other goats are adjusting to her really well. Eris is picking on her a little, but Eris is the lowest goat here now so she's just trying to be above someone. The rest of the goats are being nice to her. Things are so much more peaceful here without the sheep.


Our plan for Ursa is to breed her to a nigerian buck and get nigoras. Carol at Dogwood Farms had a few nigoras and they are precious! They have the nigerian personality, the angora coat and really great coloring. I'm excited to see the babies we get out of her when she gets older.


12 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwww! She's precious! I love angora goats. I wish I could have more than the one we have, but they tend to gang up on other critters when there are more than one. I guess you could say they are 'clique'. lol!

So, why don't the Nigerian's affect the quality of the Angora mohair with breeding? Nigerian's have typically coarse hair while Angoras are silky. Wouldn't the blend of Nigerian goat cause the mohair to become coarser, too?

~Lisa

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Last year at the fair, I saw my first Pygora goat and fell in love...they are tiny and oh-so-beautiful, but I'm not sure what kind of personalities they have.
I have never even heard of Nigoras!! I think my NDs have the BEST personalities, so it will be so fun to see what you get with your cross!
Welcome baby Ursa!

Spring Lake Farm said...

OMG that's the cutest thing ever! I can't wait to see her.

Sandy

CeeCee said...

I don't think I can stand how cute she is.

Zachary and Jennifer said...

Adorable indeed!

Jennifer

Christy said...

Lisa, they seem to still have the nice angora hair but it sheds so you don't have to shear. It does vary some from goat to goat and the ideal seems to be 75% angora, 25% ND. I can't wait to see what we get. The ones we saw we the cutest things ever.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

She's darling.

Love Life said...

She is sooooooo cute!

Jennifer said...

Thats a goat, correct? (this coming from the non-farmer girl who wishes she had more land and could be) She is beautiful.. :)

Jennifer

polly's path said...

oh, she is darling!

Wendy said...

She's beautiful! If I could have goats here, I'd have a cross, too. I was looking at the pygora breed, because they're smaller than the Nigerians, but have the fiber, like the angoras. They wouldn't be as good as the Nigerians for milking, though, which would be the main reason I'd want them.

Lots to think about ... :).

Amy said...

OMG Ursa is absolutely precious! I can't wait until we have goats!!!! Like Dani, I've heard fo Pygoras but not Nigoras.