The Angora goat originated in the district of Angora in Asia Minor. The Angora dates back prior to early biblical history. The Angora is a very picturesque animal in which both sexes are horned. The ears are heavy and drooping. The Angora goat is a small animal as compared to sheep, common goats or milk goats. The most valuable characteristic of the Angora goat as compared to other goats is the value of the mohair that is clipped. The average goat in the U.S. shears approximately 5.3 pounds of mohair per shearing and is usually sheared twice a year. The Angora goat is a browsing animal, which has made it very adaptable to certain agriculture sections. They have often been able to provide economic returns to land that is unsuitable for usual agriculture pursuits.