Which of the following do not yield wool? (1) Yak (2) Camel (3) Goat (4) Wooly dog

Answer: (4) Wooly dog

  • Among yaks, camels, goats and woolly dogs, only woolly dogs seem to be unable to produce wool. Wool is a fiber typically obtained from Caprinae family animals; nevertheless, there is also a great source of wool for particular mammals such as yak, camel and goat.
  • Leading to the inability of the dog’s hair to spin in the same manner as the yak, camel and goat, the woolly dog’s hair doesn’t really produce wool.

Wool

Wool is a textile fiber obtained from sheep and some other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.

Animals Yielding Wool

Wool fibres are obtained from sheep, goat, angora rabbits, goats, alpaca and even camels.

  • Sheep – Most sheep have two types of hair from which the wool is obtained. The outer coarse hair is known as Kemp. The fine, soft undercoat close to the skin is the true wool from which wool fibre is obtained.
  • Cashmere goat – The fine soft fibre obtained from the undercoat of the cashmere goat is called cashmere. The outer coat hair fibres are quite coarse and high quality cashmere is obtained by “dehairing” or combing. Cashmere goats are found only in mountain regions of china.
  • Yak – Yaks are found in Tibet and Ladakh. Their coats consist of outer long coat hair and an undercoat of soft and silky wool. The colour usually ranges from brown to black.
  • Camel – Camel fleece consists of a soft, fine undercoat and an overcoat of long coarse hair that grows up to 15 inches long. Camel wool is considered a healthy natural product. It has excellent thermal insulation properties.
  • Angora rabbit – Soft white fibre called a goraw wool is obtained from the angora rabbit. Stiff, long, guard hair growing through the soft coat has to be removed before the fur from these rabbits is combed out. The soft white fur obtained is then spun into yarn that is used to make sweaters.

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