We recently adopted 2 additional goats from a great rescue / shelter in the Rochester area, Lollypop Farm. When we went to visit our potential new goats, Lollypop Farm had around 40 goats and sheep, along with various pigs, roosters, horses, donkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, llamas, cows and emus (and of course cats and dogs).
Oz and Elf are both pygmy / angora goat cross-breeds, also called pygoras. They also grow mohair and need to be sheared just like our pure angora goats, but their fleeces are less dense and don’t form the same thick ringlets typical of angora goats.
Oz and Elf are brothers that were turned in to the shelter in February when their owner was moving and couldn’t take them along. We adopted them in early September 2015 and transported them to our farm.
They are still settling in to their new home and getting used to their surroundings. They are very friendly and like to approach us when we are in the pastures (even when we aren’t carrying food).