Satin Angoras are a relatively new breed to the world, not even having been around a hundred years. Their wool is so fine and soft, it can be spun directly from the animal without further preparation and is 8 times warmer than sheep wool. The Giant Angora and French Angora are both very large breeds with lesser quality wool, but copious quantities of it. Angoras can be shorn or plucked 4 times a year, depending on their environment. These bunnies will live outside year round so they will need wooly coats for winter. If they are clipped or plucked (plucking is only done when they naturally shed) in September, then again in March and July, they will provide lots and lots of fibre.
I don't know if I will ever spin, but perhaps as I get older I might like to try it. I will felt the Angora though, into very fine fabric and use that for some sweaters or vests or hats or scarves or something interesting. The fibre can be felted onto silk, so the silk layer actually touches the skin and the Angora fibre coats the silk in a remarkably soft and light, yet very warm second layer. Now that I cannot wait to try.
My bunnies are still babies, just 8 weeks old or so and already the Giant/French crosses are twice the size of the Satins.Angora rabbits are much more personable than most bunnies, having been bred to be easily handled and remain calm and gentle and friendly. I hope to enjoy these guys for some years to come. I have a pair of Satins and a pair of the hybrids, so Angora bunnies will soon be hip hopping around the Fat Ewe Farm! Say cute!