Birth Coat

We need a starting point to look at the colored angora goats to determine color and pattern.  That point could be at any age.  There are reasons to not use birth coat. The most compelling is that the birth coat is not all mohair and that is what angora goats are all about.

The most compelling reason to use birth coat is that this is the only time in that in the life of a colored angora you will see the color genetics in full display. When the mohair comes in the color gets lost in the mohair.  The other color genetics start to change the goat color such as fading.  The environment can change the color as well.

This project is going to try and stay as close to birth coat with the pictures and descriptions.

The plan was to use birth coats in the pictures.  If you look thru the web site you will find we have deviated from the plan.  We have not been able to find all the patterns in birth coats. There have been a limited number of farms that have been willing to look through their pictures to find the different patterns.

We are looking for pictures if you have them and are willing to share them please contact me. 

If you look at the web site you will see that you can click on the picture and expand it to fill the screen…that was one of the goals.  There are a couple of the pictures that are not in sharp focus.  I am looking for better pictures to replace them.

If you go to the web site  you will see they used some drawings to show the patterns.  The plan is to get similar drawings using an angora out line for the patterns.

We have asked Dr. Phillip Sponenberg to look at the pictures to see if there are any that are not correct.  There are some that do not match the drawings. The drawings are more correct than the pictures.

We need to give credit on the pictures to those that have supplied pictures…not done.

Purpose of this web site… develop a usable guide to assist in registering the colored angora kids. The guide needs to have written descriptions with pictures and drawings.

This started out to be a collection of pictures that would show and name the known goat patterns. These colors and patterns would help in registering our colored angora kids. In looking at 1000’s of pictures to find the patterns to match the description we are producing more that do not match the written descriptions than that do match. The reason is simple the color and pattern for angora goat is a solid white, We as colored angora goat breeders are trying to get the colors and patterns out from under the solid white. When they show up they are every possible color and pattern possible in goats. The published and recognized patterns are bred or goat type specific plus a couple that are unique to angora goats

Need More Pictures It would be nice to have pictures to fill out the Agouti Pattern Page. Here are the pattern descriptions for the pictures needed.

Black Mask Abm tan with black on head, brisket, and down the spine. Pale stripes on head may overlap with white or tan. Can be white.

Repartida Arp black front half (generally lacking light eye bars), tan rear half, legs black on backs and tan on fronts, black sides on thighs.

Fishy Afsh black front half of belly tan and rear half black, black udder or scrotum, medium wide bars on face, legs with continuous black strips down fronts.

Lateral Stripes Als as “black and tan” but a darker zone on belly, reversed leg stripes (black back portions).

There are pictures on the CAGBA Patterned goats that are needed.

Black and White dark front , light rear, no facial stripes

Tog Dark body and belly, light facial and leg stripes

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