In this research, some physical characteristics and uses of the down fibers obtained from hair goats raised in some provinces of Turkey were examined. For the general provinces, diameter of fiber, rate of medulated fiber, number of crimps, and natural and real length of fiber were 16.5±0.07 µ, 0.0%, 9.3±0.11, 2.4±0.35 cm and 4.4±0.47 cm respectively. According to the findings, the down fibers of hair goats can be used in products such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks.
Hair goats, down fiber, physical characteristics, utilization
DELLAL, GÜRSEL; ELİÇİN, AYHAN; ERDOĞAN, ZEYNEP; SÖYLEMEZOĞLU, FERYAL; and ARIK, İBRAHİM ZAFER (2001) "Some Physical Characteristics and Utilization of Down Fibers Obtained From Hair Goats," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 25: No. 4, Article 24. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol25/iss4/24