Northern California Angora Guild

Friday, November 08, 2013

RabbitCon Session: Wool Breeds

Judges Nate and Carol are the co-speakers of the wool breeds, they use a light hearted humorous approach to introduce the wool breeds and the special needs of the wool breeds.   The room was constantly filled with laughs.

Nate opens the session by introducing the topic, wool breeds.  There are four wool breeds: English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora, Satin Angora, American Fuzzy Lop and Jersey Wooly.

Carol talks about the wool gene being recessive and it's hidden in many breeds due to previous use of the Angora to improve the fur in various normal fur breeds.

Carol describing English Angora.

Carol describing French Angora.

Carol describing Giant Angora.

Carol describing Satin Angora.

Carol describing American Fuzzy Lop and housing needs.

Nate stresses that the wool breed rabbits are more prone to have wool and poops entangled in the wire floor, it's important to keep up the cleaning.

Once of twice a year, all cages should be flamed and power washed.  Nate shows how much his son Stewart is helping with the big cleaning.


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