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  Angora Rabbits
Angora rabbits are a nice match for the gardener who also enjoys home-grown crafting because they are gentle pets who provide useful products for the garden and the gardener.
Angoras were known in England by 1708 and in France by 1723, where they became an important source of fiber for the fiber industry for the next 250 years.
Angoras were imported to the United States in the late 1920's and a small commercial industry developed that lasted for a while, but farmers were unable to support themselves on rabbits alone because it is such a labor intensive business.
members.cox.net /nancysgardens/rabbits/angora.htm   (1326 words)

 Turkish Angora Cat Breed Information
The Turkish Angora (Turkish: Ankara Kedisi) is a breed of domestic cat.
Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, naturally-occurring cat breeds, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region.
Angoras love to bathe with their owners (another link to the cousin Turkish Van cat, which is known as "the swimming cat").
www.usapetstoday.com /turkish_angora.htm   (743 words)

 Angora Rabbit Knitting Yarn - Angora Sweater - Yarns, Sweaters
Angora yarns hand spun and processed by the ladies of a Spinning Coop, living at a rural village in a cool lush rainy mountain valley, in southern Chile.
Angora Yarns are hand spun in Chile and usually ship from Ohio, USA by UPS (w/online tracking), or from Chile by Express Courier, specially when ordered from outside the USA.
Angora sweaters are so soft and fluffy, they look like they meld into you, they look like fur.
www.angora.cl   (510 words)

 Angora Goat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Angora goats are raised primarily for their fleece: about 70 percent of gross income from an Angora herd generally comes from the sale of mohair.
Angora fleece grows about one inch per month, and in two to three months they have a fleece of sufficient length to withstand sub-zero temperatures.
Angora goats are substantially less prolific than sheep and have a higher percentage of barren or open does.
www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu /pubs/alt-ag/angora.htm   (1599 words)

 Turkish Angora CAT BREEDERS
Angoras bond with their owners completely; an Angora is not happy unless it is right in the middle of whatever you’re doing.
Highly intelligent, Angoras are problem solvers that like to be in control of their surroundings; they will only tolerate being held for a few minutes before jumping down to bat at sunbeams and chase feathers.
This is not a defect of the Angora breed itself, but rather a defect in the dominant W gene that produces white coat color and blue eyes in felines.
www.breedersden.com /turkish_angora.htm   (1197 words)

 Ferret Universe-Infomration on the Angora Ferret
The true trademark of the full angora is their notably long fur which gets to be about 2-4 inches in length with no undercoat(whole angoras have a much longer coat than those fixed), the extra fold on their nose and the little tuft of hair on the tip and/or inside their nose.
The only confirmed negatively, is regarding the nursing angora which has nothing to do with her ability to take care of her kits, but rather that the full female angora simply does not produce enough milk to feed her kits.
Breeding angora ferrets is a very difficult task at hand, usually requiring the breeding of 10 short hair ferrets both carrying the desired/correct angora gene to produce one full angora.
www.ferretuniverse.com /angora/index.asp   (1225 words)

 Angora Yarn, Orkney Angora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Because the angora rabbit has been specially bred for its long fur for many centuries (were bred by the French nobility), they would not survive for long in the wild.
Angora knitwear was doctor-prescribed in Europe for the relief of pain, without drugs.
English Angora is the silkiest of the Angoras.
www.imrsheep.com /angora.html   (550 words)

 Small Farm Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The angoras are relaxed and docile, while cashmere and/or Spanish meat goats are often flighty and high strung.
Although Angora goats are somewhat delicate, they grow their fleeces year-round.
Angora does and kids should be undisturbed for several weeks, since does may abandon their kids.
www.sfc.ucdavis.edu /pubs/brochures/angora.html   (1500 words)

 Angora Goat
Angoras are typically shorn twice a year, September and March.
Angoras are known to have more health problems than other domesticated livestock.
Angoras are susceptible to the same diseases as sheep, and to similar parasites.
www.ag.ndsu.edu /pubs/alt-ag/angora.htm   (1717 words)

 Angora Cats
The Turkish Angora is a lithe, lean, active cat, medium to small in size.
The Turkish Angora is a long-bodied, relatively fine-boned cat.
The Turkish Angora is a quick-witted, quick-moving, and sometimes quick-tempered cat.
www.pet-locator.co.uk /built/cats/pedigree/oriental/angora/index.shtml   (376 words)

 Spinning Angora Fiber
Giant Angora is similar in quality and guard hair to the French Angora (I am not familiar with the harvesting practices of Giant Angora fiber).
Satin Angora is lighter weight than the other Angoras and for this reason it takes more of it to make an ounce.
Angora is fairly fragile and shouldn't be run through the carder again and again.
www.tanagersongfarm.com /fiber_arts/spinning_angora.html   (1289 words)

 WildWNC.org : Animals : ANGORA GOATS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Angoras are primarily browsing animals, thriving best where there is a good cover of brush, weeds, and grass and are often used for biological control of brush and weeds in range improvement programs.
Angora goats are believed to have originated in the Himalaya Mountains of Asia.
Angora goats were introduced into South Africa in 1838 and brought to the United States in 1848.
wildwnc.org /af/angoragoat.html   (600 words)

 Cats and Kittens Magazine Turkish Angora Breed Profile
The typical Angora cat did not officially arrive in the United States until 1962 when Liesa F. Grant, whose husband was an army colonel stationed in Turkey, imported a pair of Angoras from the zoo in Ankara.
Today the Angora is accepted in a multitude of colors by all cat registries in North America, but as CFA's registration figures indicate, Angora registrations have been decidedly skewed to the white.
Ironically, even though the white Turkish Angora is its county's national cat and may not be exported without government say-so, visitors to Turkey report the white Angoras are seldom seen outside the zoo, private breeders' houses and some merchants' shops, where white cats are kept proudly as mascots.
www.petpublishing.com /catkit/breeds/angora.shtml   (1986 words)

 Angoras rabbits angora goats minnesota alpaca
Angora goats and the mohair they produce are not major agricultural products in the United States and certainly not in Minnesota where there are fewer than 3,000 Angora goats.
Angora goats are not as prolific as sheep.
We conclude that Angora goats are much less prolific than sheep, owing to a much higher percent of open nannies, fewer twin births, and a much lower conception rate among 7- to 9-month-old nanny kids.
www.glacialridgealpacas.com /aboutme.htm   (803 words)

 Rabbit - Angora
The ideal age for the female Angora rabbit to start breeding is between 5 and 6 months of age.
For the Angora rabbit the floor of the hutch or cage must be wire.
Satin Angoras' also have short hair on the head, face, ears and feet, their wool is finer than the other breeds.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/breeds/Rabbit_-_Angora.htm   (736 words)

 Information AngoRabbit
Angora rabbits are known by three general breeds.
Angora fiber is quite clean, so it can be spun almost directly from the rabbit.
Angora rabbits are loved for their exceptional fur and also for their personalities.
www.angorabbit.com /information.html   (464 words)

 The Joy of Handspinning - Angora Rabbits Breeds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Satin Angora is characterized by the sheen of its glossy coat.
The Giant Angora, similar to the German Angora, is recognizable, mainly because of its' size.
The Giant Angora is the largest breed, with a mature weight between 9-12 pounds.
www.joyofhandspinning.com /angora-breeds.html   (322 words)

The Europeans now call Angora, and the Turks, Enguru, the ancient capital of Galatia, in Asia Minor, which was known to the Greeks and Romans as Ancyra.
The actual population of Angora comprises 18,000 Mussulmans, 16,000 Orthodox Greeks, 5,000 Catholic Armenians, 100 Protestant Armenians, 400 Jews.
Angora also possesses a prosperous French establishment conducted the Christian Brothers.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01513a.htm   (485 words)

 Angora Ferret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was bred from a Scottish and Norwegian ferret.
A full Angora female, makes an excellent mother and will do anything in her power to raise her young, but, she either has no milk or very little and can not feed her young properly.
It is said that the Angora have a higher energy level, well actually I would have to say this is not true, when compared to my other Swedish ferrets the energy level is the same.
www.ferretchatserver.com /angoraferret.html   (956 words)

 Choosing an Angora Rabbit - PetPlace.com
The Angora rabbit was originally bred for its wool.
Even though the Angora is an excellent pet, the wool can still be harvested, spun and woven without harming the rabbit, resulting in soft gorgeous blankets and clothing.
The origin of the Angora rabbit is unknown; some suspect that they originated in Ankara, Turkey, and were introduced to Europe in the early 1700s.
www.petplace.com /small-mammals/choosing-an-angora-rabbit/page1.aspx   (1082 words)

 Oriental Longhair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oriental Longhair, formerly known as the British Angora, is a breed of cat that features a tubular, Siamese-style body (known in the cat fancy as oriental type), but with a longer coat than the short-haired Siamese.
The British "Angora" should not be confused with the Turkish Angora, one of the most ancient breeds of longhaired cats.
The Turkish Angora is a natural breed of cat, and is prohibited from outcrossing to any other breed, unlike the British "Angora" (which has since dropped the name due to pending GCCF recognition of the Turkish Angora).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angora_(cat)   (437 words)

 Mohair and Angora Goat Webring
The Mohair and Angora Goat Webring is dedicated to the mohair natural fiber cyber-community and to those who raise Angora goats for this fantastic fiber.
Natural colored and white angora goats, their fleeces and products produced by them are the special focus of this ring.
Angora Goat farm running 1,000 head at Horsham, Victoria, Australia on the banks of the Wimmera River.
q.webring.com /go?ring=mohairring&id=24&random   (565 words)

Angora knitwear is made from the finest rabbit fur mixed with pure wool.
Angora Cardigans, (photograph at right), are knitted in a choice of Button-Up(left of group) or V-Neck (far right) styles.
Angora Sweaters, (photograph at left), are knitted in a choice of Crew-Neck (middle in group), Polo-Neck(right of group) or V-Neck (far left) styles.
www.celticcroft.com /angora.htm   (296 words)

 Cat Fanciers: Turkish Angora: Cat Breed FAQ DRAFT
GP Ashmanor Valentino of Ambar, an odd-eyed white Turkish Angora, and CH Galatia Fallen Angel of Ambar, a fl Turkish Angora.
The Turkish Angora is recognized in North America by the ACA, AACE, ACFA, CCA, CFA, CFF, TICA, and UFO registries.
A breed called the 'Angora' is recognized in the UK by the GCCF, but it is a man-made 'recreation' and not a true Turkish Angora.
www.clock.org /~ambar/cats/ta-faq.html   (983 words)

 CFA Breed Article: Turkish Angora
Ankara, formerly Angora, is known as the home of several types of animals with silky, delicately textured, long coats.
The silky, fine coat of the Angora changes according to the season; from a short coat with only slight britches and fluffy tail in summer to the full winter coat with medium long, silky hair complete with mane, britches, and lush, plumy tail.
The color of the Turkish Angora has been in dispute historically, and in some quarters still is. We would really like to put this subject to rest finally and completely.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/articles/turkish-angora.html   (1188 words)

angora sweaters knit from angora rabbit fur that is removed with no harm to the bunny.
If you are going to get one angora sweater in your lifetime you cannot go wrong with this one.
Shorter Angora in crew neck or V neck
www.angoraknitforyou.com /Angora-Sweater-Catalog.htm   (670 words)

 Angora ferrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
They have a different kind of fur, which is longer and feels a bit different, but when they loose their baby fur it's not necessarily very much longer than that of some ordinary ferrets.
Angora ferrets first appeared in Scandinavia, probably Norway, in the mid 1990's.
Many of those you may see aren't what could be called "100% angoras", but part angora and regular ferret, and thus don't have all the properties of an angora ferret, although they may have rather long fur.
www.canit.se /~griffon/ferrets/text.e/angora_ferrets.html   (426 words)

 International Association of German Angora Rabbit Breeders
The answer lies in the history of the ups and downs of the angora industry in the U.S. In the 1930's a commercial angora industry was just forming in this country when World War II and the popularity of synthetic fibers put an end to it.
So the angora breeds in this country (predominately French and English) developed not under the selective pressure to produce large quantities of wool, but in the hands of hobbyists and show people.
Obviously there was a need for an organization that would serve and develop the commercial aspects of the U.S. angora industry, as well as preserve the standard of the German Angora rabbit.
www.angoravalley.com /iagarb.html   (529 words)

 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Turkish Angora
In the early part of this century, the Angora was used indiscriminately in breedings with Persians, finally disappearing from the scene as it became incorporated with that breed, known for a time simply as ‘Longhairs.'
The Turkish Angora is a pure, natural breed of cat, originating probably from the Manul cat domesticated by the Tartars.
The Turkish Angora is now generally available in a full range of colors, having been accepted by CFA in any shade and pattern, except those that denote hybridization such as lavender, chocolate or the pointed pattern.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/turkish-angora.html   (606 words)

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