Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Angora Fur Ball Makes Wool

An angora rabbit is one of the oldest domesticated rabbits because of its long, soft hair, which gives it a huge fur ball appearance. It first became popular with French royalty in the 1700s. Today, they are mostly bred for their angora wool, which can be removed by shearing, combing or plucking the hair. In order to keep the hair soft, angora rabbits must be brushed every day, or at least every other day.

Interesting Fact: An angora rabbit’s hair can yield 100 yards per ounce of angora wool.

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