Black Sheep Gathering

ANGORA GOAT SHOW

Judge: Clay Kneese • Harper, Texas

Clay has raised Angora goats since the early ’80s. His fine-haired Angoras have won championships at all the major shows in Texas. He is active in supporting 4-H kids with their Angoras by providing show quality goats and giving them pointers on how to improve their herd. Clay’s ranch is currently home to around 300 head of Angoras.

LOTS:

P.  Registered Angora Goats – must be registered with the Ameri can Angora Goat Breeder’s Association or white goats registered with the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association.
Q.  Colored Angora Goat - Natural Colored Angora Goats – must be registered or recorded with the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association.

ANGORA GOAT CLASS:

  1. Junior Buck Kids – born February 15 - April 1, 2019.
  2. Senior Buck Kids – born December 1, 2018 - February 14, 2019.
  3. Pair Buck Kids – bred and owned by exhibitor. Must be shown in class 1 and 2.
  4. Yearling Bucks – less than 24 months old.
  5. Aged Bucks – 2 years and older.
  6. Junior Doe Kids – born February 15 - April 1, 2019.
  7. Senior Doe Kids – born December 1, 2018 - February 14, 2019.
  8. Pair Doe Kids – bred and owned by exhibitor. Must be shown in classes 6 and 7.
  9. Breeders Young Flock – 1 buck kid, 2 doe kids – bred and owned by exhibitor. Must have been shown in classes 1 or 2 and 6 or 7.
  10. Yearling Does – less than 24 months old.
  11. Aged Does – 2 and 3 years old.
  12. Aged Does – 4 years and older.
  13. *Special Yearling Class: 2 entries per exhibitor, either sex, white or colored not to be shown in any other class. (to be held after the white show). *See below for details.*
  14. Best Fleece – judge's choice.

ANGORA GOAT CUP

A champion goat, colored or white, will be chosen for this award. This cup is a perennial trophy donated by the Black Sheep Newsletter.

*ATTENTION ANGORA GOAT BREEDERS

Again this year, we will offer a special Fleece and Conformation Yearling Class: yearling goat either sex, white or colored, not to be shown in any other class. These goats will first be shown in full fleece and then sheared. The goats and their fleeces will then be judged again. For many years we have wondered what body faults hide under a fleece and how fleece judging varies on and off the goat. This class will attempt to answer these questions.

Not everyone will be able to shear their own goats so we are looking for shearers ready to help. Shearing will be $10 per goat: pay the shearer directly.

SHEEP SHOW

Judge: John Merlau
New Palestine, Indiana

I currently raise both registered Natural Colored and Corriedale sheep on our central Indiana farm, having started with registered Corriedales as a 4-H youth in 1959.Read More.

ANGORA GOAT SHOW

Judge: Clay Kneese
Harper, Texas

Clay has raised Angora goats since the early ’80s. His fine-haired Angoras have won championships at all the major shows in Texas. Read More.

FLEECE SHOW

Wool , Mohair and Alpaca Judge: Zane Bone
College Station, Texas

I am a 4th generation sheep and goat raiser from the Texas Hill country. My father was a state-winning sheep and goat vocational agricultural teacher. Read More.

FIBER ARTS AND YARN SHOW

Judge: Michael Kelson
Seattle, Washington

Michael Kelson started his fiber-arts journey when he learned to knit over 12 years ago. Read More.