Angora goats were first introduced in the United States in 1849 by Dr. James P. Davis. More goats were imported over time, until the Civil War destroyed most of the large flocks in the south. Eventually, Angora goats began to thrive in the Southwest, particularly in Texas. Angoras, despite their coats, are not directly related to sheep. The fleece shaved from an Angora goat is called mohair; a single goat produces between four and five kilograms (8.5-11 lbs.) of mohair per year! Angoras are shorn twice a year, spring and fall.