Someone mentioned alpaca bunnies? I supposed that was a mis-typed word; you must have meant angora bunnies, right?
I raise a lot (not all) of the fiber I spin. The reason is that I
1. enjoy animals immensely and love to watch their interaction with each other;
2. some of the fiber I use is difficult to obtain, so I simply do it myself. (Actually, the animals do it for me.
) I have black and also white mohair; various colors of angora from bunnies; jacob wool;
3. I have the fibers that I want processed the WAY I want; that is, either by a mill (if I have lots and lots) or by moi if just a wee bit; I love blended mohair and wool (at least 50-50);
4. I get a great amount of satisfaction from all this. I don't breed my animals; I buy just what I wish from a reputable breeder. I keep my animals on the small side (the jacob, remember?) and do my own (blade) shearing.
I'm lucky to live where I do, because I have the acreage to spare. A nearby farmer is my source of hay. The feed store isn't too far away AND ...... get this ......... the vet office I use has a 24/7 on-call emergency service and a livestock vet who makes housecalls! It just DOES NOT get any better than that!
ps---- I agree about sheep being the dumbest animals around. What happened is that God asked them if they wanted brains, and they thought he said 'trains' and they decided to wait for the one they wanted!