The French Angora is one of the large Angora breeds at 7.5 to 10 lbs, with a commercial body type. It differs from the English, Giant and German Angora in that it possesses a clean (hairless) face and front feet, with only minor tufting on the rear legs and sometimes on the tips of their ears. The wool on French Angoras has a higher percentage of guard hair to underwool than the English Angora. The guard hairs protrude above the underwool, which is heavily crimped. Expected wool length is 3 ½ to 4 ½ inches, though it can grow longer if not harvested. The extra guard hairs simplify the care and grooming, as the coat is far less prone to matting or felting on the rabbit. The fiber qualities are excellent for handspinning. It spins easily, and the yarn is fluffy. French Angoras are fairly low maintenance. Nevertheless, if you’re utilizing the fiber, it is best if you do minor grooming regularly in order to ensure no mats, webs or felting.
The rabbits should normally be sheared, plucked or combed 3-4 times a year with weekly combing.
Regular grooming keeps the rabbits beautiful, maintaining the good personalities and gentleness of French Angora rabbits.
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FRENCH ANGORA DOE "Reagan"
The Satin Angora was developed in the late 1970s by Mrs. Meyer of Holland Landing Ontario, Canada, who crossed French Angoras with rabbits of the Satin breed. In addition to the sheen (for which the Satin is known), true red and copper pigments emerged in the new rabbits. In all "satinized" coats, the hair shaft has a semi-transparent outer shell that reflects light, resulting in deep color, high luster, and an extremely soft and silky texture to the hairs. The Satin Angora (like the French Angora) has no furnishings on the face, ears, or feet. The Satin does not produce as much wool as other Angora breeds, but this trait is being improved upon through selective breeding. While more difficult to keep groomed than the French Angora, the Satin is less difficult than the English or Giant Angoras. Because of the soft texture of the wool and the lower guard-hair count in the coat, matting occurs more readily. Daily combing is therefore recommended. Satin Angora wool is said to be stronger for spinning than other Angora varieties, but because of its slipperiness, it can be more difficult to spin.
SATIN ANGORA DOE "Diamond"
COLOR: LILIAC CHIN