So to avoid boring you with all this Angora goats / mohair stuff, this will be the last post on the topic. Its not the last post about the trip though, as I have lots to show you as far as places and scenery from the area. So stay tuned.
An intricate part of the whole International Mohair Summet was the two days of Angora goat competitions. Now I’m not a Angora goat expert, not by a long shot, but I will try to explain some of it in layman’s terms. All the goats that took part in the competition were kept in pens under a big marquee for everybody to look at.
There are many different categories that the goats compete in. Some are individual categories while others are combinations of 2 or three goats from the same farm. Although the kids have a higher quality hair, I must say that I loved seeing the big rams. They are just magnificent.
During the judging they inspect everything. They check the hair to see the length as well as evenness all over. They also check the teeth and then ask the handlers to let the goats walk away from the judges. This is to see if they have straight legs and not knock knees.