Category: Background

English Angora Kits

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Here are some images of our recent English Angora litter as they change in the first two weeks of life. The kits don't do much during this time except eat and sleep. Around day 12, their eyes open, and then several days later they start to come out of… more »

Staple Length

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Can you spin a yarn that won't shed or fall apart using only 100% angora rabbit? Cathy made some interesting observations about this recently: "Any  fiber will shed a little if its staple length is under 2 inches. It doesn't matter if it is 100% a… more »

Distress Call

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Alpacas have a distinctive distress call. It sounds somewhere between a donkey and a flooded engine. At our place, the distress call is typically sounded when a neighbor's cat decides to walk through the pasture. more »

Grooming Perk-Up

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When Cathy handed out carrots in the rabbitry this morning, she noticed that Mega Red didn't eat his. She asked if he was sick, and I said that I thought he was just uncomfortable because he needed to be combed. So we combed him together. We were able… more »

Mega Red

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Here is a picture of Mega Red bunny when he was a baby. He is one of the bucks we've used a lot for our satin angora breedings, and we've also arranged breedings with him to other rabbitries. He has a nice coat in now, and I'm thinking it's time to harvest it. more »