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Interested in Angoras, but a total newbie!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby BKLD » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:36 pm


Hello from Texas!

I have never owned a rabbit before, and I'm currently in the research stage. I'm highly interested in English Angoras, but haven't gotten the chance to talk to many Angora owners or breeders yet. So, that's why I'm here :) .

Of course, there's a lot I don't know about raising rabbits and Angoras in particular, but I'm excited to learn!

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:50 pm


Hi BLKD! Welcome to RabbitTalk. I do not currently raise angoras, but I did get two angoras from a mixed litter of two short furred rabbits, and they were adorable. However, be prepared to spend lots of time on grooming and fur care. :D

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby BKLD » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:54 pm


Grooming is no problem. I actually find it quite relaxing...hence the choice of an Angora :D .

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby a7736100 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:07 pm


The French ones I have are really docile but gets mats easily. They are fed pellets and green vegetable trimmings.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby hotzcatz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:45 am


English angoras are usually pretty docile, at least, the ones here are.

There can be quite a bit of difference in coat maintenance from one rabbit to another, even within the same breed. Usually, I'll let the bunnies grow out their coat for the first four or five months to determine how much maintenance it will need. If it's a high maintenance coat, then that bunny won't be bred. We've now got some fairly low maintenance angoras, but they still need coat maintenance.

Are you going to spin their fiber? Unless you're going to use the fiber for something, it may not be worth the amount of work to keep them.

Here's some English angoras and some grooming tools: http://hillsidefarmhawaii.com/pages/bunnycare/grooming.html
Hula Bunny Yarn from Hillside Farm Hawaii
http://www.hillsidefarmhawaii.com

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby BKLD » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:20 am


Yes, I am planning on spinning the fiber.

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