Never in a million years did I ever think I would own a registered rabbit. He is my Mother's Day present. (Him and his cage) A bit early yes, but the kids had to get him while they could find him. It seems there are not very many Angora rabbits for sale in Wisconsin!
What a tame bunny he is. Perfect for the grandkids to love on. But, that's not his main job. His main job is to produce Angora wool. Then I would like to learn how to spin yarn. He will have a wife in just a little bit (she was born on Easter) and we hope to have more Angoras to help produce the wool faster.
|I can't describe to you how soft he is.|
|....and Sherman after being sheared.|
My daughter and I have already been to the yarn shop and signed up for a spinning class. We also want to learn how to needle felt as we were told this first shearing of the bunny (Sherman is only 4 months old) is very fine fiber -- harder to spin but perfect for felting. We have lots to learn yet, but the girls are anxious to knit things from angora -- or at least blends of it. I love my Mother's Day gift!
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