How do I use these pages to help?
We could write a bunch or rules here…but then we would have to write the exception to each rule as well. This is not going to take care of 100% of all colored angora kids.
The pictures and pages are to identify colors and patterns in kids.
The easy start is to decide if you have a solid kid or a pattern kid.
If your kid is a solid you will have a uniform color over the whole body.
If you have a solid color goat go to the pages that show solid colored kids.
There are patterns that also appear to look like a solid.
You should have found a color that is close to your kid… if not you may want to look at the pictures on the pattern pages and see if there is a pattern that looks close to what you see in your goat.
What is a pattern?
The pattern can be as simple as face stripes on a solid body.
Pattern can be leg stripes on a solid body.
Pattern can be a light belly on a dark body
Pattern can be a dark belly on a light body
Pattern can be a light front with a dark rear
Pattern can be a dark front with a light rear
Pattern can be a color that is solid but not uniform top to bottom front to back.
Pattern can be two different colors with in the coat.
If you have a pattern the first thought should be is the pattern an agouti pattern or is it a spotting pattern.
How do you tell the difference…spotting is usually white…but not always spotting is usually random.
The agouti patterns are usually the same on both side of the goat.
Usually means that…spotting can be any color but… white is most frequent.
Usually means that…if you have spotting mixed with the agouti pattern separating the two will require some extra thought.