Saturday, April 02, 2011
On our blog, we have seen reports of spinnable fibers from sheep, from Angora, Fuzzy Lop and Jersey Wooly rabbits, from Angora goats, from yaks, from Cocker Spaniel dogs, and from Curly Horse. Finally there is a pig that is good enough for spinning!
Three Mangalitza pigs have arrived at Essex Zoo in UK; they have wool that resemble the sheep wool; people call them the "sheep pig".
They are officially known as Mangalitzas and are native to Austria and Hungary, but do have a genetic link to the Lincolnshire curly coat, which roamed British fields until they went extinct in 1972.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Four Torts: Baby vs Adult Colors
Self (aa), black gene (B-), full color (C-), dense color (D-) and
Self (aa), black gene (B-), full color (C-), dilute color (dd), and
Blue Tort is a dilute of Black Tort.
Self (aa), chocolate gene (bb), full color (C-), dense color (D-) and
Thursday, March 31, 2011
What Kind Of Tort Is It?
In the Angora color guide, under the tortoiseshell varieties, there are four listed: Tort, blue tort, choc tort and lilac tort.
"Tort" is actually black tort but the word "black" is not included in the name. The color genetic code for black tort is aaB-C-D-ee.
Blue tort is the dilute of black tort. The color genetic code for blue tort is aaB-C-ddee.
Choc tort carries the double brown gene (or choc gene). The color genetic code for the choc tort is aabbC-D-ee.
Lilac tort is the dilute of choc tort. The color genetic code for the lilac tort is aabbC-ddee.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Domestic Rabbits With Angora
It's such a pleasure to receive the current issue of Domestic Rabbits with English Angora on the cover and a two-page article about German Angora vs. Giant Angora. It's not a common sight to see Angora being put on the center stage in the official ARBA publication. Enjoy it.
With English Angora bunnies on the cover, this is a great issue of Domestic Rabbits. The photo is taken by Betty and the two bunnies are the son and daughter of Chu's Susie.
Louise Walsh has an article about Giant Angora vs German Angora, this is the first page.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Double Shows With Snake River Rabbit Club
Randy just finished judging white English Angora, and now he is judging the colored. The BOB in both shows is Kathy's colored senior doe and the BOS is Brandy's colored junior buck.