WHO WE ARE
How I Started Spinning
*Types of Drop Spindles
How To Make A Drop Spindle
How to Wash Your Fleece
How to Use Dutch Combs
How to Use Mini-Combs
Using a Diz
Dyeing with Gaywool Dyes
WOOLY WABBIT(TM) FARM
Meet the "Wooly Wabbits"
Angora Rabbit Breeds
Angora Rabbit Care
WORLDWIDE LIST OF
Angora Rabbits Breeds
This breed is probably the cutest and most distinctive because of it's long heavy fur that
covers it's ears and face. In full coat, their bunny features are covered and sometimes they
are mistaken to be small dogs (or a relative of "Cousin It"). The wool is silky and fine which
makes it very soft. The English Angora comes in white and a variety of beautiful colors. The
coat is characterized by having little guard hair in proportion to its wool, and
wraps rather tightly when spun, with relatively minimal fluffing. It is smallest breed of
the four, weighing 5 to 7 1/2 pounds at maturity.
French Angoras look more like regular rabbits. They have no wool on their head, face, ears, or
the front feet. The wool has a higher percentage of guard hair to underwool,
which makes it the easiest to care for. It is valued for its fiber qualities,
which are excellent for handspinning. Its wool spins easily, and fluffs out
nicely in the yarn. Its mature weight is 8-10 lbs.
The Satin Angora is characterized by the sheen of its glossy coat. Like the French Angora, it
does not have wool on the head, face, ears, and front feet. The wool feels lighter and
less dense than the other breeds, and requires more grooming. Advanced spinners delight in the
texture of Satin Angora fiber, and many spinners prefer it because of its shiny wool fibers.
The ideal weight of a matured Satin Angora is 8 lbs.
The Giant Angora, similar to the German Angora, is recognizable, mainly because of its' size.
A purebred Giant Angora is only white and colored ones are considered to be cross-breeds.
They have the most dense wool of all the breeds, because of their double undercoat, and is
usually sheared, since it rarely molts. The Giant Angora is the largest breed, with a mature
weight between 9-12 pounds.