Coon Hollow Foundations
The Colored Angora Goat Genetics of Coon Hollow
I like to use these two kids as an example concerning the variety of fiber present on kids when they make their debut into this world. Some kids are born very curly and some are born with shorter and straight hair. In the example of straight hair on a kid, it is nice to know the lines from which they come. The important realization would be that one needs to simply allow them to develop to see how the mohair growth progresses. These kids, Marshal and Dulcy, were born with short and straight fiber. As you can see, by the age of four months their fleece was fine, showing wonderful mohair character and was nicely uniform. Marshal continued on to win many Champion ribbons all over the country.
Zachie, in the lower picture, was a product of my 76 and a lovely registered AAGBA doe. He was born light red with short and very straight fiber. I booted the poor dear kid out of the picture arena as it was somewhat embarrassing to have him standing in the midst of the other curly cute kids. But, as time went on, he went into the show ring during his kid year and the judges found him to be outstanding with an inviting and extraordinary fleece. As you can see, Zachie as a two year old had an incredibly fine, lustrous and soft fleece. He was another boy I was very much attached to. He had a wonderful personality and was naturally friendly with a very gentle disposition.
My 2006 kids held another example. Porsche and Avalanche produced a black buck kid with short and straight hair. I have faith in those two goats and did not show concern. It did not take long before he began to show off the kind of fleece quality and cover I anticipated from that cross.