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animegalash
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« on: February 10, 2010, 04:46:43 PM »

This is probably one of the most novice questions ever. How does one harvest cashmere? And what time of year?
I have this mix breed doe and this is the first winter we've had her, or goats for that matter. She is growing a pretty and soft coat of tan cashmere. I was wondering because I'd like to take the cashmere and see what i could do with it. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 04:59:26 PM »

you comb it out usually , a de matting rake for dogs works well for it.  and you want to do that as soon as they start shedding which will be a bit different depending on your weather but some of mine are starting to shed now.  you can have them sheared but then it is a real pain to get the gaurd hair out of it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 05:24:14 PM »

Ah thanks. Smiley no shedding here yet. I think the unusually cold weather for our area is gonna make the shedding wait a while longer than usual as well. Smiley
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