Yesterday, we brought home two French Angoras from a breeder in Indiana. These brothers are 11 months old and named Pascal and Chewie. Pascal is a blue angora (the gray one) and Chewie is a lynx angora, which more rare. Both have unbelievably soft coats, which we will pluck when they molt--every 3 or 4 months--to use for fibre. Plucking doesn't hurt them at all, and Pascal is already molting. So, we are getting a feel for the process already. We have to groom them weekly to prevent their hair from matting, and we feed them a higher protein feed along with hay to keep their coats healthy. Eventually, we may get a couple of females for breeding, but until then, we are learning to care for these brother bunnies--our first barn occupants!
PS I promise for better pictures and perhaps a video soon!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.