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Keeping rabbits for their wool and methods of using it.
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Is there a rabbit under there?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Mary Ann's Rabbitry » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:19 pm


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Re: Is there a rabbit under there?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby akane » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:01 pm


We've wondered the same thing of peruvian long haired guinea pigs.

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We had a half peruvian who did a great job of sweeping the kitchen floor. :lol: The only problem was when she got close to delivering she was this huge pear shape covered in hair and she'd get stuck on linoleum floors with her feet skidding and not going anywhere.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby skysthelimit » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:35 pm


I love pictures like those.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Wheels » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:55 pm


If you hadn't said it was a rabbit I'd thought it was a makeup powder puff!

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby PSFAngoras » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:30 pm


The guinea pig looks like a wig! Someone might even be able to pull it off until it starts to squeak... :P
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby akane » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:35 pm


I've seen guinea pigs that were actually worse. :lol: Their heads look the same as their butts. That was just the best picture I could find quick and either it's head fur has been trimmed or it was bred to not look like a uniform mop with no direction.
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby DogCatMom » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:17 pm


I know that Angora rabbits are intended to be used as sources of fiber, but what about the (very!) long-haired guinea pigs? Is their coat suitable for spinning/twisting into cordage of some kind? It sure looks long enough! What a staple!!!

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Post Number:#8  Unread postby akane » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:44 pm


Since I don't deal with fiber I'm not sure. It's very coarse and dense strands. I found this site on using another coat type called texel that is softer http://cavyshops.com/yarnfaq.html and this site says they've made yarn from long haired guinea pigs http://www.bellairsfiberfarm.com/spinning.html .
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:44 pm


What a great picture, Mary Ann!

Beautiful rabbit. :)

How long until you harvest the wool?
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Re: Is there a rabbit under there?

Post Number:#10  Unread postby Mary Ann's Rabbitry » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:50 pm


thanks MSD... she is due on Monday and is nesting right now.. so most of that coat will be for the babies.. If she wasn't pregnant.. another month I would of harvest the fibre

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Post Number:#11  Unread postby skysthelimit » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:43 am


Yes you can spin guinea pig fiber. It's no coarser than some of the sheep breeds.
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