Aloha Fuzzy Bunny Folks!
I've only got experience with the English angora and some tiny smatterings of meeting up with fiber from some Satins and once with Germans. For those of you who have experience with the other breeds of angora rabbits, can you tell us some of the differences pro and con between the various angora breeds?
Tell us about your experiences! Which breeds of angora have you met? Which breeds of angora do you keep? Any particular reason why you chose those breeds? Which are the easiest ones to keep? Easiest ones to harvest? Best fiber? Differences in fiber? How wide of a variation between coats even within the same breed?
The English fiber from the bunnies here seems to spin up into a really soft yarn that doesn't have as much 'halo' as some of the commercial angora yarns. Seems softer, but not as fluffy looking once it's knitted.
Lately I've seen some mentions of eleven different breeds of angora rabbit, although I'm not sure if there actually are that many or not? Some things get loose online and just proliferate, not sure if that's one of them or not.