Angora Rabbit


Angora rabbit

The Angora rabbit attracts a lot of attention and is bred for its wool.  Regular grooming is required to prevent matting and the fur can be cut and collected three or four times a year.  They have gained popularity as pets because they don’t cause allergic reactions the same way other pets can.

Angora rabbits are more prone to wool block (“plugged” digestive system) which can be prevented by removing excess hair through regular grooming.  This becomes particularly important when shedding which occurs naturally (three to four times a year) for most angora rabbits.  However, the German Angora rabbit (also nicknamed Giant Angora) rarely sheds and requires the fur to be cut.

English Angora

The English Angora Rabbit is the smallest and it also has relatively little guard hair.  This makes its wool extra fine, silky, and soft but it must be protected from getting rained on.

French Angora

The French Angora rabbit is the easiest to care for because it has more guard hairs in its wool and it doesn’t have any wool on its head.  The wool makes excellent yarn and they are a medium size breed.

Satin Angora

The Satin Angora rabbit has a glossy shine to its coat and looks similar to the French Angora but is not quite as easy to take care of because it requires extra grooming.

German Angora

German Angora rabbit is the largest of the breeds and has the densest wool which requires regular cutting (because they don't molt).

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