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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)

 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.
Rabbits are most active in the morning and at night; they generally sleep during the day.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/breeds/Rabbit_-_Angora.htm   (736 words)

 How to Care For Your Angora Rabbit
I wouldn't recommend adopting an Angora rabbit if you are not willing to take the time to thoroughly brush or blow out their coats at least twice a week.
The German angora do not molt their wool like the other breeds, so shearing the rabbit is common practice.
The natural self grooming process for a rabbit is the same as for a cat.
www.joyofhandspinning.com /angora-care.html   (1716 words)

 Spinning Angora Fiber
Although it is probably the fastest method of removing the fiber from the rabbit, it leaves blunt ends and shorter lengths of fiber intermixed with longer ones.
English Angora is the silkiest of the Angoras.
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).
www.tanagersongfarm.com /fiber_arts/spinning_angora.html   (1289 words)

 Angora Rabbit - Angora Wool - Hand Spun Yarn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Because the angora rabbit has been specially bred for its long fur for many centuries, they would not survive for long in the wild.
Angora fiber is quite clean, so it can be spun directly from the rabbit.
Angora rabbits are loved for their exceptional fur and also for their personalities.
angora.cl /angora-rabbit2.htm   (384 words)

 Vegan Represent - View Single Post - Angora rabbit wool?
All domesticated rabbits are descended from the European wild rabbit (oryctolagus cuniculus).
Rabbits are sentient creatures and not tools or props for exploitation (keeping long fur for human benefit or because we think they’re pretty or cute with long fur).
Lastly, because angora rabbits are the same genus and species as all domestic rabbits, they are subject to the same kinds of end uses as any other rabbit.
www.veganrepresent.com /forums/showpost.php?p=50454&postcount=21   (1419 words)

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The feet, ears and face should be covered with wool, Giant Angoras vary greatly with the amount of wool they show on the face and ears, but have to have SOME furnishings and ear tassles to be shown as Giants.
French Angora bunnies are wonderful for beginners in angoras, and while they still do require some grooming, the amount of time spend on grooming is minimal if the animal has good quality bloodlines.
English Angoras are very heavily furnished, they have long wool on their feet, their ears and on the face.
www.angiesangoras.com /page1.html   (633 words)

 Angora Rabbit English Angora French Angora Satin Angora Giant Angora
The disposition of Angoras is docile and curious.
Angoras have a special tendency to develop wool block, which is an intestinal problem.
I love my angora rabbit her name is Anabel and she is the best rabbit that I've ever had she is so gentle and affectionate.
animal-world.com /encyclo/critters/rabbits/angora.php   (1010 words)

 Angora Yarn, Orkney Angora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Rabbit's Wool is fine, very soft and 7 - 8 times warmer than Sheep's Wool.
Angora knitwear was doctor-prescribed in Europe for the relief of pain, without drugs.
www.imrsheep.com /angora.html   (518 words)

 The Gentle Art of Plucking an Angora Rabbit - Spinning
Sheared angora has its place in the spinner’s menu also, but prime plucked is just that, prime.
Rabbits, particularly young rabbits, are not overly fond of being held still.
Young rabbits take longer as they are often flighty and nervous, also the baby wool can be harder to pluck due to its very soft texture being harder to get a grip on.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art34962.asp   (1201 words)

 Caring for Angora Rabbits at All Animals
The English angora is probably the most popular breed of the angoras because of their cuteness and disposition.
Rabbits are very versatile, and they can live in the house, the basement, garage, shed or in a good outside hutch.
Because rabbits are not an animal that much is known about, owners have come up with their own remedies to help prevent wool block.
www.all-animals.com /angora.html   (1491 words)

 angora rabbit, angora wool, angora yarn, angora fibber handspun
Unlike commercial angora we use only plucked angora which ensures that the length of the angora fiber is significant enough to stay part of the yarn and not shed.
Angora is so soft and has all the qualities one could ask for.
Angora Yarns are usually shipped from Ohio, USA by UPS (w/online tracking), and from Chile by Express Courier when ordered from outside the USA.
angora.cl /angora.htm   (791 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.
These rabbits produced 3 to 4 times the amount of angora per rabbit for the same amount of feed and cage space.
The onslaught of Rabbit Haemorraghic Disease in Europe meant the cessation of further imports of rabbits, and the importation of inferior, cheaper foreign angora has further weakened the domestic market.
www.angoravalley.com /iagarb.html   (529 words)

 Satin angora rabbit
Whereas the English, French and German angora breeds have their origin in a common Europeaen angora rabbit, the satin angora is a young breed created by the Canadian Mrs.
In 1987, the satin angoras were recognized as a new angora breed by the ARBA.
The sheen of the satin angora is very obvious.The bunny on the left is a cross-breed between satin angora and French angora.
homepage.sunrise.ch /homepage/pglaus/satinange.htm   (431 words)

 Angora Rabbit Knitting Yarn - Angora Sweater - Yarns, Sweaters
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.
www.angora.cl   (509 words)

 Angora Rabbit - LocalHarvest
Angora rabbits (not to be confused with angora goats!) may have existed as early as Ancient Babylon.
Angora wool is plucked or cut off the rabbits when they molt, a pa rt of the natural growth cycle of their coat.
The wool angora roving is usually a blend of 2/3 wool and 1/3 angora.
www.localharvest.org /angora.jsp   (227 words)

 Angora rabbit wool? - Vegan Represent
It's certainly possible to get angora rabbit hair without cruelty, just as it is possible to get cathair or doghair or peoplehair or wool for that matter, but I googled "commercial angora rabbit production" and got some disturbing results.
-- Angora rabbits are raised "intensively", ie, in a high-density confinement ("factory farm") environment, generally in outdoor sheds or rows of wire cages.
Anyway, I formed the impression from her that Angora is a cruelty-free fiber, but looking back, I realize she never specifically said that; she only addressed the yarn in her store, and not the Angora industry in general.
www.veganrepresent.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4838   (2386 words)

 Information AngoRabbit
Angora rabbits are known by three general breeds.
Angora rabbits come in many colors, from pure white, peachy cream to fl.
Angora fiber is quite clean, so it can be spun almost directly from the rabbit.
www.angorabbit.com /information.html   (464 words)

 Preparing to Buy an Angora Rabbit - Spinning
Angora rabbits are a wonderful way for spinners to raise a bit of their own fibers without the cost and time commitment of other types of livestock.
Rabbits are easy and fun to keep but before buying a rabbit, make sure you have all the needed items in place.
The most commonly used type of cage for a rabbit is an all wire cage that is kept in a building such as a shed or garage.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art9945.asp   (711 words)

 In Sheep's Clothing: Angora Rabbit FAQ's
This is the removal of shedding fur and is not painful to the rabbit.
The origin of the ANGORA rabbit is unknown.
ANGORA rabbits, on average, produce enough wool to make 1 - 2 adult-sized sweaters a year.
www.aldenknits.com /faq.html   (185 words)

 Spang Angora Rabbitry: Wool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A rabbit with good balance looks good almost any way it sits from pretty much any angle, but a rabbit that lacks balance looks awkward, and you find yourself wishing when you looked at it that it had more height, depth, or roundness, etc. etc, making the concept a very difficult thing to define.
Ear carriage and headset are not critically important to angoras, but I like to see that they are still in balance with the rest of the animal and the head snuggles back into a 'pillow' of wool behind the face.
The underwool, which is CRITICAL for density in the angora breeds, is a 'crimped' style wool with tiny zigzags present in each shaft of hair from the skin level to the tips.
spangangoras.typepad.com /spang_angora_rabbitry/2006/05/wool.html   (1404 words)

 Angora Rabbit Knitting Yarn - Angora Sweater - Yarns, Sweaters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hand made from the longest fibers of their own breed of angora rabbits.
Angora sweaters are so soft and fluffy, they look like they meld into you, they look like fur.
The upside is that no rabbits have been hurt to produce these sweaters so you may say they are "the guilt free fur".
angora.cl /index.htm   (509 words)

 About Angora Hutches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Angora Hutches is a registered rabbitry with the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
Our breeding goals for the English Angora rabbit are to keep a short body, good color and silky textured, non-matting wool.
Angora Hutches is registered with the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
www.integrity.com /homes/vjbird/angorahutches/about.html   (352 words)

 Choosing an Angora Rabbit
The Angora rabbit was originally bred for its wool.
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.
The average life span of a breeding Angora rabbit is 5 to 6 years.
www.petplace.com /small-mammals/choosing-an-angora-rabbit/page1.aspx   (1180 words)

 The English Angora Rabbit
The English Angora is described as resembling a round ball of fluff.
The wool on an English Angora is silky in appearance and of ideal length of 3 1/2 to 5 inches.
You should feel for density on several diferent areas of the rabbit as well as by blowing into the wool to seperate down to the skin.
www.angelfire.com /me2/blueskiesrabbitry/angora.html   (482 words)

 Spang Angora Rabbitry: Woolblock Stuff:)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Since wool is indigestible and a rabbit cannot vomit it out, a mass develops in the stomach eventually preventing food from passing into the intestine so that the rabbit basically starves to death.
When coats are held over for an extended show season or angoras are harvested by plucking rather than clipping the likelihood of this condition increases since the coat gets left on until the full-blown molt occurs.
I heard of one breeder who performed necropsies on several of the rabbits in her herd and realized that some angoras have a larger opening leading to the intestine than others, which lead her to believe that susceptibility to woolblock was genetic.
spangangoras.typepad.com /spang_angora_rabbitry/2006/05/woolblock_stuff.html   (1086 words)

 Fluffy Angora Yarn & Sweaters - Angora Rabbit Yarns
Angora yarn made with fibers of the angora rabbit.
Our Angora knitting yarn is hand spun and hand dyed, for the most luxurious and authentic knitwear.
Our 100% Angora yarn is hand spun in Chile and usually shipped from Ohio, USA by UPS (with online tracking) or directly from Chile by Express Courier when ordered from outside the USA.
www.fluffyangora.com   (292 words)

rabbits for the first time was amazing and fun.
rabbits spending time discussing one of our favorite hobbies with other enthusiasts.
rabbits I want to breed, temperament is considered first, then wool quality and body type.
www.angorahouse.com /angorbun.html   (266 words)

 Angora Rabbit Thermal Underwear - Home Page
Only with thermal underwear made from the finest Angora Rabbit hair can you beat the cold.
They are fed well; their diet includes both rabbit feed and wild bird feed as well as occasional treats or snacks.
Our Angora Rabbit breeders follow the strictest rules of care when raising the rabbits.
www.angora-rabbit.com   (425 words)

 ICanSpin.com How To Gently Pluck An Angora Rabbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Taking care of any Angora rabbit, whether it lives indoors or not, is a very serious business and a lot of hard work.
An Angora rabbit is ready to "pluck," or groom, when it begins to molt.
Remember that because Angoras ingest some of their wool while grooming, they need an ample supply of Timothy (not alfalfa) hay every day, along with a good quality rabbit food (I feed Heinold wool formula), and a bowl of clean water (I find that bottles don't provide enough liquid, fast enough).
www.icanspin.com /angora.htm   (456 words)

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