So, now you know why this was a post for Team Navy!!!!
There are many stories about how Bill came to be the mascot for the Naval Academy. The official stories are from the USNA archives - none of which agree with the plaque on the statue that stands at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Listen to 'Team Bill' talk about Bill.
Bill is an Angora goat. All of the modern Bills are Angora Goats. The hair on the Angora goats is mohair. Mohair grows about 1" a month and the goats are shorn twice a year. Their native habitat was Turkey. It is believed that the Ark of the Covenant was lined with mohair.
Want to know more? - let me know. Yes, I raise them, I judge them and I spin the fiber into yarn and knit with it. The shawl is knit from mohair.
Our Angora Goats