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   CaliforniaMama  Friday Aug 23 04:13 PM

August 23, 2013 - Angora Rabbits



Home of Grand Champions - English Angora by Betty Chu



Vendela

White Doe. Winner of 38 legs, 19 BOBs and 12 Best in Shows. Best White Wool in the 1995 ARBA National Convention. Mother of many Grand Champions.



Bubbling Champagne

Fawn Doe. Winner of 3 legs and 2 BOB. The starting point of BC line, she is in the background of all Betty Chu's rabbits.



Rebecca

Tort Doe. Winner of 19 legs, 14 BOBs and 7 Best in Shows.

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Breeder of the only Angora rabbit that has ever won the Open Best in Show in the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeder Association) National Convention, Betty Chu offers information on care, grooming, showing, color genetics and judging English Angora.

Copyright 1998 - 2009 by
Betty Chu
. All rights reserved.


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Until I saw this, I did not know that angora came from rabbits. Gathering the fur is a very time consuming process. One has to gently pull the fur out of the coat of the rabbit.

It doesn't hurt the rabbit at all, it just comes loose. In fact, if the loose fur is not removed, the rabbit's coat becomes a huge ratted mess. It's a win-win for rabbit and owner!



glatt  Friday Aug 23 04:14 PM

ha ha ha! They are hysterical!



Happy Monkey  Friday Aug 23 04:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
In fact, if the loose fur is not removed, the rabbit's coat becomes a huge ratted mess.
That's the trouble with tribbles.


SPUCK  Saturday Aug 24 07:11 AM

Makes me want to find a loooOOOong pipe and a powerful vacuum cleaner.



Lamplighter  Saturday Aug 24 10:03 AM

... or a Van Der Graaf generator



Gravdigr  Saturday Aug 24 02:51 PM

...or a better camera.



newtimer  Sunday Aug 25 10:00 AM

I don't like cleaning their hairs out of my crockpot.



SPUCK  Monday Aug 26 06:50 AM

I bet that first one melted down about 5 minutes after the picture was taken.

Self cooking.



lumberjim  Monday Aug 26 08:01 AM

Bubbling champagne looks like the Trojan rabbit from the Holy Grail.



Leus  Monday Aug 26 01:42 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama View Post
Until I saw this, I did not know that angora came from rabbits. Gathering the fur is a very time consuming process. One has to gently pull the fur out of the coat of the rabbit.

It doesn't hurt the rabbit at all, it just comes loose. In fact, if the loose fur is not removed, the rabbit's coat becomes a huge ratted mess. It's a win-win for rabbit and owner!
I think that's PR bollocks. Probably some fancy and expensive angora fur may be harvested that way, but I used to hang around one of these places when I was a kid and they just got it by plain ol' shearing, just like they do with sheep.

Edit: Rabbit stew, mmmmh.


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