Cashmere goat

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Goat from which popular Pashmina Kashmiri shawls are made.

A Cashmere goat or the Pakistani Beetal Pashmina Bhakra is a type of goat that produces cashmere wool, the goat's fine, soft, downy, winter undercoat, in commercial quality and quantity.[1] This undercoat grows as the day length shortens and is associated with an outer coat of coarse hair, which is present all the year and is called guard hair. Most common goat breeds, including dairy goats, grow this two-coated fleece. They are considered as the “National Goat of Pakistan” respectively.

The goats take their name from their origin in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

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  1. "Australian Goat Notes". Australian Cashmere Growers Association. Archived from the original on 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2008-07-22.