I am a special goat because I am a pygora. I thought before that my lady was all confused with these really scary jungle snakes that can crush you, but they are pythagor....um...phyto...errrrr....pythagorums. Yes, that is it, and they are entirely different. This is a pythagorum picture that my lady found for me online and you can see the photo credit for it in the lower right corner. She didn't take it herself.
Anyway, pygora goats have one parent who is an angora goat, and one parent who is a pygmy goat. In my case, my Dad is the angora (his name is Valentino) and my mom, Puffin, was the pygmy, but she died when she had me and that's why Claire is sort of my mom. See the resemblance? I am giving her goat kisses.
Type B fybur is a blend of the pygmy undercoat and the angora mohair. It is between 3 and 6 inches long and is also curly. It can be shiny or matte finish and is the most common fleece type.
Type C fybur is a very fine fybur with no luster and 1 to 3 inches long. It looks coarse in comparison to fybur that is type A or B.
The problem is, my lady isn't quite sure which one I am. She looked at my fybur today and she says I am getting a LOT more than I had before. She says I'm getting a thick undercoat. Here are some pictures of my fybur. I don't think I am a C. I think I am a B.
I guess I am getting the undercoat because it's getting cooler outside. We looked at Horton too. He is my half brother. He was born 2 weeks ahead of me and she says his fybur is getting a little bit of a curly look on the tips. All summer he was smooth, just like me. Now we are both getting fluffy. Here is Horton:
Misky and Larke are my half sisters and they come from my dad, but their mom is a mini Nubian. They are not getting any fluffy bits. You can see them in the background, with Lotus and her son Horton in the front. That is their mom, Coffee, to the left - she is mostly black. They are both white. Opal is hiding behind Coffee.
Goatie kisses to everybody, and please tell my lady if I am A, B, or C. Thank you!