Little Richard

This is a charming angora goat found at the Atlanta History Center, where his barn is part of the reconstructed 19th century Smith Family farm. Angora goats are the most efficient fiber-producing animals. They are usually sheared twice s year, in spring and fall, yielding up to a quarter of their body weight in soft mohair. Their fleece grows around an inch a month, and as you can see Little Richard is well on his way to needing an autumn trim.