The Angora Goat; (Published Under the Auspices of the South African Angora Goat Breeders' Association) and a Paper on the Ostrich (Reprinted from the Zoologist for March, 1897)

The Angora Goat; (Published Under the Auspices of the South African Angora Goat Breeders' Association) and a Paper on the Ostrich (Reprinted from the Zoologist for March, 1897)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Angoras.l The greatest numbers are in Calvinia, Carnarvon, Murraysburg and Hay. However, all over the Colony, except along the Frontier, a use is still found for some of them, even where the Angora reigns with the Merino; the kapaters are used as " voerbokken," leaders to flocks of sheep, being trained to the work, and understanding certain words of command. It is an odd spectacle to see a couple of immense gaily-coloured kapaters marching as directed to the front of a flock, and sedately--one almost imagines proudly--leading the way into a kraal or through a gate with the sheep trooping closely after them. It is almost impossible, says Mr. Hutcheon, to estimate the saving of both time and temper which a few well-trained Boer goats will effect on a large sheep farm at times of shearing, clipping, or dosing, when portions of flocks of sheep require to be taken in succession into a small and strange enclosure to be caught; while their services in leading flocks which have to travel long distances, or across rivers, are simply indispensable. He has seen two kapaters lead a flock of 2000 sheep through a good-sized river in lots of 100 or more at a time. 1 Average value, Angora kapater skins, 9d. each., Boer 3s. to 3s. 6d. each. Average weight, prime Angora kapaters, 55 lb. each., Boer, 60 lb. to 65 lb. each. (The Angora skins of course being clipped of their mohair.) These weights and values have been kindly furnished by Messrs. Combrinck & Co., Cape Town. These goats are subject to a very virulent kind of scab, produced by a different acarus to that which affects Angoras. In the early days, when it was not understood how to cope with scab, and when there were no dipping tanks, it was not uncommon in...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619587
  • 9781236619587