Chestnut Agouti English Angora Rabbit Wool from River - 1/2 ounce
My handsome buck River is a pure breed of Angora rabbit known as an English Angora. His coloring is called Chestnut Agouti. His beautiful wool is a rich chestnut, ticked with black tipped guard hairs. His wool has bands of tan, alternating with slate, and a blue-gray under-color. I collect his fibers when it naturally sheds by a combination of combing & gentle hand pulling.
- Qty: Approx. 1/2 oz / half an ounce
- Length: Approx. 4" inches / 10.16 centimeters
My beautiful natural English Angora rabbit wool is gently harvested right here on my family farm. You get 100% pure fiber with nothing added. Pulling the wool when the coat is naturally shedding does not harm the rabbit and most enjoy the special attention. While I pull and groom them I give them plenty of ear head and cheek petting which they just love!
My English Angora Rabbit Wool is cruelty free. My bunnies are not restrained during their grooming sessions. They sit quietly while I care for them. They curl their toes and drop their ears in pleasure. They do not scream in pain and terror, they are not bloodied or cut, nor is their wool ripped or torn from their bodies as depicted in the PETA video of Angora rabbit factory farms in China.
Angora rabbits need regular grooming and occasional pulling. It is easy to tell when they need to be pulled (about every 100 days) because they start to shed terribly and their wool comes out very easy. If it is hard to pull, it is not time to pull. Simple as that. In the warmer months, my bunnies appreciate me reducing their thick warm coat. Angora wool is 9 times warmer than sheep wool.
I do not cut or shave my bunnies fur. Fiber that has been hand pulled from the rabbit is superior over shaved or clipped wool. Not only are the fibers longer, stronger and healthier; allergens are released when the hair shaft is cut or broken (as would be the case in rabbits that are shaven). So if you find you are allergic to Angora this might be why. Try pulled wool instead.
My bunnies are raised on my ecofarm at Running Bug Rabbitry. They enjoy natural fruits and veggies grown on my small ecofarm. Not only that, they also enjoy the hay I grow right on my own chemical free pastures.
Pictures are stock. No assortment of angora is identical although I do my best to provide the truest wool pictures possible. Be sure to take advantage of the many pictures provided prior to making your purchase to ensure my rabbits fur is suitable for your needs.