Located in the South Western
part of Pennsylvania, below Pittsburgh, Lavender Hill is the home of a flock of
about seventy colored and white Angora
goats. These little goats are the main focus of Lavender Hill farm. They are gentle by nature and provide
us with the most lovely, lustrous soft fiber. Most of our animals are
registered through the Colored Angora
Registry, some sales goats are not registered because they have
more than one minor flaw. As a CAGBA breeder and certified inspector, I
follow the inspection standard when registering kids and will not
register a kid I feel has more than one flaw, however these goats are
eligible for CAGBA inspection and if they pass are register able
then. I usually do not register small animals as it is a minor and I do
not know if they will grow enough.
Our goal is
constant improvement. In our colored angoras we strive to match the registered white standards of
We have strived to obtain very good quality breeding
stock from some of the best breeders across the country. In
both our registered white and colored angora
goats, we hope to produce goats whose fleeces are worthy of the breeding
they are originating from, with an emphasis on fineness and uniformity.
Can you make money on goats? This is a question that
I am sure all producers are frequently asked. I have always tried to
answer that question truthfully. This link will explain the answer. This
is a Boer site, but the information applies to all livestock.
goats, there are basically four color types: registered white, white
color factor, recessive blacks and red/black/browns (also referred to as
dominant). All four types have lived at Lavender Hill, but we now only
have dominant colored goats and registered white goats in our herd. We have several
different colors and patterns including pintos, flowered and solids in reds, browns, blacks,
and grays. We try to match our goats to your needs. If you want to produce
color, we will work with you to match your herd or set up a starter
flock that will produce what you desire. Color breeding can be tricky,
even to those of us who know our herds well and have experience. So we
can not ever guarantee colored offspring from the combinations we
suggest, but we know our goats pretty well and will make every attempt
to help buyers get good color results. We do not recommend breeding
dominant colored goats and recessive colored goats together to produce
color because the instance of white offspring are high. If you are
unsure what group your colored goats fall into, we will try to help you
determine this before you buy from us.
Ultimately we want you to be happy with the
goats you buy from us.
available in the spring.
Care and Mohair Information
here to see our breeding bucks.
here to see our breeding does.
Here to Go to the Goat Book Page