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German angora rabbits are beautiful fiber producing animals. They grow dense wool coats with an even growth that is sheared on a regular schedule. German angoras can vary size from the small size around 5 pounds to as much as 10 pounds or more.  German angora wool does not molt (shed), so like dogs that do not shed they need a haircut. Keeping the shearing on a regular schedule will keep rabbits in better condition and help greatly reduce any wool block issues. Shearing regular will also give you a nice amount of angora wool that you can spin, felt, or sell.

Moe

Moe

Avalanch

Avalanch

Scattered around the country are small farms that raise a few angora rabbits for fiber and fun. Many spinners enjoy having a few rabbits as pet/woolers so they can spin their own hand raised angora fiber. They do require a little more care then a short hair rabbit, but if your willing to make the time they are great & unique pet to enjoy. They make a great fit for those that live in a more urban areas to since they are small and quiet animals.  Each rabbit has is own personality and some can be  quite entertaining to watch play.

 

 

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