EurekaMohair

Eureka! MOHAIR Farm

California, United States · 1545 Sales

EurekaMohair

Eureka! MOHAIR Farm

California, United States 1545 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(906)

Announcement   Luxurious, long mohair from the most awarded Natural Colored Angora Goats in the world for your perfect doll hair and stunning yarn. Featured on NPR; check out the story and audio clip to hear more about our farm, our goats, and our devotion to quality mohair and Angora Goats. http://kvpr.org/post/young-goat-farmer-mohair-all-rage-1

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Luxurious, long mohair from the most awarded Natural Colored Angora Goats in the world for your perfect doll hair and stunning yarn. Featured on NPR; check out the story and audio clip to hear more about our farm, our goats, and our devotion to quality mohair and Angora Goats. http://kvpr.org/post/young-goat-farmer-mohair-all-rage-1

Eureka Mohair Farm

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Eureka Mohair Farm

White MOHAIR Locks / Yearling / Raw
US$5.00
White MOHAIR Locks / Unwashed / Angora Goat
US$22.00
Kid Mohair / Strawberry Blonde / SOFT
US$18.00
Kid MOHAIR Locks / Soft Locks / White Mohair
US$42.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(906)
dmslandsurvey

dmslandsurvey on Sep 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

this wool is as wonderful looking as I thought it would be. Seller shipped super fast and safely.

venancioaragon

venancioaragon on Sep 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice mohair. Best in the west! Great color and very clean, will deff be back for more!

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About

Goats are Our Glory!

Our love for goats has taken us around the country, and more recently to Haiti where we volunteer with a USAID Farmer-to-Farmer project with the Partners of the Americas to teach farmers how to better raise goats to feed their families. While we do not eat our goats, we realize that goat meat is one of the most recognized sources of protein in the world, and is a vital staple in the diets of some of the world's most impoverished people. Goats are small, relatively easy to manage, and can thrive on a forage-based diet. These characteristics make goats a perfect farm animal in the developing world, especially for women and children. We spent Christmas 2014 through New Year 2015 holidays volunteering in northern Haiti near the city of Cap-Haitien. It was an unbelievable experience where we made lifelong bonds and cemented aspirations to return to Haiti again to offer our support and experience as goat farmers. It is our sincere hope, most of all, that our presence makes some impact on the farmers we worked with firsthand.

For more information on the Farmer-to-Farmer program with the Partners of the Americas, or if you are interested in volunteering as a farmer, please visit:

http://www.partners.net/volunteer-us


Our Farm History and Mission

White Angora Goats have been coveted for 2 millennia for their lustrous, strong, silky mohair fleeces. Colored Angora Goats, on the other hand, are a relatively new breed of livestock. The breed got their start in the 90s when hand spinners and artists in the Northwest United States sought natural colored mohair for their art. Turning to the Navajo reservations for natural color and Texas for tried-and-true white Angora genetics, the women created a breed we now see throughout North America. We got our start in the late 90s and Randy was an early member of the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association, founded in 1999. It has been a challenge, often a struggle, and always an ultimate love being a part of the breed's development. We are proud of our goats, and the vast improvements our peers have made nationwide.

Since our early days as Colored Angora Goat breeders, we have offered mohair to hand spinners and doll hair artists. When we got our start, the natural colored mohair was not as good in quality, was often not uniform, coarser in texture, and did not have the appeal in length that we see today. In those days, we were satisfied if kid fleeces weighed 2 pounds. Today, we are raising Colored Angora Goats that are stronger and growing long, uniform, fine, lustrous, and curly fleeces from their nose to tails which can weigh two to three times as much. While we measure the improvements, we are still determined to do better!

Eureka! Mohair Farm joined Etsy in 2009 and has since been honored to send natural colored and white mohair around the world to 15 countries. The mohair you purchase from our shop was raised with compassion and experience on our small farm in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains of Central California.

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  • Allen Mesick

    Owner

    Allen has had Angora Goats since he was 7. Today he operates the farm with Randy and manages the fleeces. He enjoys volunteering in Haiti with USAID Farmer-to-Farmer projects to promote sustainability through agricultural with goats and rabbits.

  • Randy Shumaker

    Owner

    Longtime rabbit breeder and judge, Randy got his first Angora Goats in the 90s and was an early member of the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association (CAGBA). He's served two CAGBA board positions and loves being a part of the breed's development.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2015
Welcome to Eureka! MOHAIR Farm! Located in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains of California, our farm specializes in breeding and showing nationally competitive natural colored and white Angora Goats. Our focus is maintaining a herd that stands out in quality. We've traveled as far as West Virginia to show, and many states in between.

Because so much of our energy goes into producing a superior show animal, we consequently have Angora Goats that produce excellent quality mohair. Most of our fleeces that we sell come from our show string; show goats are kept in impeccable condition, and thus our fleeces are very clean of vegetable matter (VM). Each year, we select our favorite fleeces for show. After the show season, we offer for sale our fleeces. Many of the fleeces in our Etsy shop are some of our top show fleeces; we try to highlight some of these winning mohair fleeces within our shop for you to select from.

Our goats are kept in a very clean, safe, and spacious environment. Taking the best care of our goats is always our number one goal. Providing our customers with superior mohair for doll hair and fiber art is our pleasure.

Some of our farm's recent winning fleeces:
2015 Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association: Best In Show Mohair
2014 Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association: Best In Show Mohair
2013 American Colored Angora Goat Registry: Best In Show Mohair
2013 Colored Angora Goat Breeder Assoc.: Champion Colored Mohair
2012 Colored Angora Goat Breeder Assoc.:Champion Colored Mohair
2009 Black Sheep Gathering: Reserve Champion White Mohair
2009 Lambtown USA: Champion and Reserve Mohair Fleeces
2009 Lambtown USA: Champion and Reserve Colored Mohair Fleeces
2009 National Wool Show (Boonville, CA): Champion Colored Mohair Fleece
2008 Estes Park Wool Show/Colored Angora National Show: Reserve Champion Colored Mohair


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Payment
We accept paypal for payment of our fiber.
Shipping
Each fleece will ship USPS parcel post. If the cost of Priority mailing is not significantly more than the parcel post cost, Priority mailing will be used.

Shipping prices are close estimates of the actual costs. If the actual cost of shipping is much less than paid for by the customer, a refund will be certainly offered.

Most mohair will be shipped in recycled paper bags. We are an environmentally friendly farm and try to be as "green" as possible.

YES, we will ship internationally! It is an honor to ship fleeces outside of the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
We promise to make every effort possible to ensure the fleece you envision is the fleece that you receive from our farm. Our mohair comes from our line of competitive show Angora Goats. We put a lot of time and money into maintaining our animals, and our fleeces are a testament to this in their cleanliness and quality. Mohair is our passion, and we understand the needs of the fiber artist. If a fleece has medium to heavy VM, it will be noted and discounted in its description. If you receive a fleece that you are not satisfied with, we will refund the purchase price or send you a replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
Eureka! MOHAIR Farm is home to nearly 100 Angora Goats. Our Etsy shop is just a small selection of our mohair. If you have a special request in color, grade, staple length, character... please feel free to contact us; we likely have exactly what you're looking for in our studio of fleeces, and we'll be more than happy to find it for your special project!

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