- May 8, 2021
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Hello! I recently purchased/adopted an English angora. I was wondering what type of brushes I need for his under coat? Thank you!
Satins, depending on the line can breed either molters, or need to be sheared. If it is a natural molter, which most are, you follow the coat for timing. The dense undercoat will start loosening at the neck behind the ears and progress backwards over the whole rabbit. You need to brush or pluck it out as it loosens. Typically this is every 3 to 4 months. French Angora are also molters. English Angora do not shed or molt (always the exception however) and they need to be sheared, and can be done as desired. Angoras that molt usually retain guard hairs and often the next coat coming in, so they are not really 'naked'. However it's at their convenience, not yours, like English.@hotzcatz If you were in a cooler climate, would you shear as often? I don't have real winters like our canada friends, but I have weather that gets to the low 20's F. I have been toying with the idea of getting one wooller to play with. And I happened across some satins that were a kid project...they may be garbage, I have not seen them yet but they are pretty crazy cheap. I gather they were pets in a school, and they became a maintenance issue.