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Old 10-03-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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English Angora rabbit
I bought my first English Angora rabbit tonight! I can't wait to spin me some angora fibers! I'm so excited. Her name is Muff (which is going to have to change, I can't even begin with all the dirty jokes, there's just too many). She was born 4-26-06, but I won't get her until Nov. the 4th. And then I will be getting another one on Nov. 19th. There are picture of her on my blog.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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Ack! Soooo fluffy and floofy! She's adorable!
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OMG she is soooo freaking cute. I'd love to have a rabbit, but hubby says no. Hmmmph! I'm spinning some 100% angora right now.
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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My boyfriend was trying to be sneaky and said 'If you get a job, you can get a rabbit, because I'm not paying to feed it." Wellll, I got a job and now I'm getting two Angoras. That'll teach him.

And to top it off, he even built a cage for both.
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They're beautiful Holly!

I got a breeding pair of German Angoras last year and found out I was allergic to them!!!
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:12 PM   #6
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Ohhh, that's sad. :( I'm allergic to cats and live with seven, but I'm not horribly allergic, just get a little snotty nose action. I sure hope I'm not allergic to them, eek!
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I wasn't allergic to the California & New Zealand rabbits we had.

When I brushed out my Angoras, my hands would get itchy, my nose would get itchy and if I kept it up, my hands would swell. Not a pretty sight!

I even gave the poor things a bath hoping that would help. It didn't

I still have some of their fiber (champagne colored agouti - yum!)
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That doesn't sound good at all, I only swell up if one of my cats scratches me, not just by touching 'em.

Is angora fiber hard to spin? worth the effort? easy to dye?
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It can be pretty slippery to spin, kind of like kid mohair slivers.

It's not worth it to me to spin it. I just don't look good swollen with a drippy nose!

I haven't dyed it yet but I think it would take dye well since there is no lanolin.
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Good point! I guess I'll have to wait and see how it goes.
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