The Pygora Goat:
A Breed with Substance

Hawks Mountain Ranch
Pygora Goats
Lisa Roskopf
PH: 503-539-0295
E-Mail:  Lisa@hawksmtnranch.com
Website:  www.hawksmtnranch.com
51920 S.W. Dundee Road   Gaston, OR 97119

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Photo taken 3/30/03

How the Pygora Breed got Started

The Pygora Breeder’s Association (PBA) was formed in 1987 by a handspinner named Katherine Jorgensen. Back in the early 1970’s, Katherine experimented to get a colored mohair-like fiber like the goat's she saw on a Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico. She crossed an Angora goat, for it’s silky, wavy fiber with a Pygmy goat, for it’s downy undercoat and colorful fiber. The result turned out to be a truly unique and luxurious fiber.

The Integrity of the Breed:

The Pygora Breeder’s Association (PBA) has it's own Breed Registry. Both parents of a first-generation goat must be registered with the National Pygmy Goat Association (NPGA) and the American Angora Goat Breeders Association (AAGBA). No other registrations are accepted. In order to register kids out of Pygora parents, both parents must be registered with the PBA and meet the Pygora goat breed standards.

For a copy of the Pygora breed standards, click on: www.pba-pygora.com/BreedStandard.html 

You can also visit the PBA website at:  www.pba-pygora.com  for more information about becoming a PBA member and receiving the quarterly PBA newsletter.

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