Does this fur make me look fat?

Julie Brumlik
Submitted by Julie Brumlik July 27th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

I like all rabbits, but Lionheads and Angoras are my favorites. These Angoras are prize winners:

I lerv their pissed lamb expressions:

Just to confuse things, there are Angora Rabbits and Angora Goats. If your sweater is made of Angora, it’s from a rabbit and it sheds. Fiber from Angora Goats is called Mohair.

The best quality Angora fiber comes from hand-plucked French Angora Rabbits, but less expensive, lower quality fur from China, Japan and Korea dominates the world market and is shorn rather than plucked.

It takes a French Angora about 3 months to grow a full coat. The rabbit’s hormones signal when it’s time to shed its fur, much like snakes know when to discard their skin. The rabbit is bald for awhile, but shedding and plucking doesn’t hurt.

Apart from its beauty, Angora wool is 7 to 8 times warmer than other raw wools and is said to possess therapeutic qualities. French aristocrats or their doctors allegedly recommend Angora garments for relief of asthma, bronchitis and rheumatism. That’s assuming you don’t have an allergy to wool.

“The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.” ~Stephen Wright

One Response to “Does this fur make me look fat?”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I love these so much I can’t tell you. I had absolutely no idea that this is how their fur grew. I would own one other than that I know it would have dreads within a few hours and they have a better chance of me beading them than combing them out.

    I doubt that Angora Bunnies live in the jungle but they are for sure living in the Jungle Animal Petting Zoo here at AWMOK.

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)