Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pygoras for Sale

Reg. Pygora goats for Sale $150 each; White Doe and Silver wether - you must take both. 4-H discount of $50.

Almost since the inception of the farm we have had the Pygoras.  They are an excellent hobby farm animal - milk, fleece, and meat.  Not too large, and not too small.  But we have decided to concentrate on sheep as our primary ruminant for now - with all the projects we have going on, it was time to consolidate.  We've used them mainly for fiber - and even now we are not taking full advantage of that.  So it is time to find them a new home.

They are The Oaks Cicero, b. 2004 and The Oaks Clio, b. 2004.  

If you know of anyone who would like to add to a fiber/spinners flock, or if they just need two more goats, let them know.  They can contact the farm through our e-mail:

petersburghmanor@yahoo.com

5 comments:

Elysbeth said...

Phooey, I don't think TAO will agree

melanie said...

Agreed, they're not quite as portable as your job might need...

kristi said...

So since you will be concentrating on sheep, would you like smooth polled or scurred? Moorit smirslet? Spotted? Black krunet? I have all of this available in ram selection and a few blk gullie girls:) Prices will be very good for friends who knit me comfy wool socks:) Oh, FYI, I found new homes for my roosters...and it was not the oven:)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I didn't even know you HAD pygoras! Speaking of focusing on sheep, I've heard people mention they spin Friesian wool. You said you were looking for a dairy breed with spinnable wool....

melanie said...

Kristi-

I want as few horn issues as possible - that includes wonky looking scurs. So I guess that leaves smooth polled? And black is my preference....hmm...you are tempting a sheep-hungry woman...

Michelle-

I have read that Fresians have like rug-quality wool...I wan thinking of a Fresian/merino type cross to make up for it...but I guess Ihave to do some more hands on investigation. Perhaps at the Vermont Sheep and Wool festival in October...Kristi - aren't you going to that?