I have written several posts on Cashmere goats on this blog. At the head of most of them I have added a link to my page on “When is a Cashmere Goat Not A Cashmere Goat?” and have STRONGLY recommended people to read it before going any further.
I can tell if people have followed that link and I’m sorry to say, most do not. So at the risk of repeating myself I say again:
Unless a goat has a fibre test from a recognised laboratory with results that sit within the recognised international standard for cashmere fibre then it is NOT a cashmere goat but AN other semi-feral or mongrel animal.
Ideally it should come from a well established flock of animals with a long track record of fibre testing and provable cashmere quality.
Anything else is not worth your money or your consideration!
We no longer sell breeding stock so I have NO axe to grind here – I’m just attempting to stop people buying an animal that may, or may not, at some point back along its pedigree, have had some cashmere in it but which now is as valuable for fibre as a dishcloth!
PLEASE read this post and digest thoroughly before you part with any money.
Here’s “one we made earlier” in 2009. A REAL Cashmere buck with a fibre test to prove it. A bit damp after a morning in the woods but no less typical for that.