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Pygora Colors, patterns and Fleece Terms

Color

Click here for list of Pygora Colors and Patterns.
Click here to see a list and photos of color choices for NPGA registered animals.

Density

How thick the fleece is, how much.

Dorsal Stripe

The line down a Pygora’s back that is often darker than the goat’s primary color.

Fineness

Microns are a scientific and objective measurement of fineness. Show ring measurement is subjective. It takes practice feeling fleece to become proficient.

Finish

The very end of the lock or curl; is it curly or straight

Guard Hairs

The coarse body hairs on type “B” and “C” goats.

Handle

The way the fiber feels. Takes practice to develop. Hints: “A”, silky, smooth, cool. “B”, light, fluffy. “C”, creamy, warm.

Length

How long the fleece is.

Luster

The amount of shine in the fiber. Type “A” has lots of luster, type “B” has some, and true type “C has none.

Martingale

A dark shoulder pattern on the Pygora buck. Great contrast in caramels, less in the greys.

Separation

The difference between guard hair and fiber. Most pronounced in type “C”.

Style

The amount of curl. Type “A” has ringlets, type “B” has soft curls, and type “C” has no curls. Types “B” and “C: may have wavy guard hair.

 

 

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