Posting ID : A1068527564
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Farm Garden By Owner
These French angora rabbit kits are now three to four months old and ready to go to their new homes. There are five does and three bucks remaining.
My sister and I raise French angoras in Antelope Valley for our 4-H project. They get lots of love from us. These kits have been handled since birth and all have calm temperaments well-suited to being shown, groomed, and plucked. We evaluate the rabbits for their body type and wool quality. Rabbits vary in price depending on several factors--buck or doe, show quality or wool quality, and color.
French angora rabbits are a dual purpose rabbit raised for both their luxurious fiber as well as for meat, making them an ideal homesteading or urban livestock animal. They shed their coats about every three months and produce approximately sixteen ounces of fiber per year, which fiber sells for $8-10 per ounce. Angora fiber is seven times warmer than sheep's wool and much lighter, so a little goes a long ways. And you don't need any expensive equipment to spin it yourself. It is naturally clean (assuming you keep your cages clean!) and does not need to be washed prior to spinning. It does not need to be carded. And it can been spun on a drop spindle that you can make yourself for five dollars, so you don't need a spinning wheel.
If you would like to see more pictures or review our sales policy, please visit our blog. We use the blog to answer questions about raising angora rabbits and to help everyone raise the very best French angoras. Please ask us questions--lots of questions. It helps us feel like you are concerned about doing the very best you can for your rabbit.