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Angora rabbit

The Angora rabbit (Turkish: Ankara tavşanı) is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), present day Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid-18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking. There are many individual breeds of Angora rabbits, four of which are recognized by American Rabbit Breeders' Association (ARBA); they are English, French, Giant, and Satin. Other breeds include German, Chinese, Swiss, Finnish, Korean, and St. Lucian.

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Here's a pick of a baby angora! (Granted, he isn't a newborn.)

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Please do not buy angora fur! This is how it is taken from the rabbits. This is documented by Peta. I encourage you to go the site below and pledge to no longer buy angora fur.

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Angora Rabbit

The fur, angora, is taken from this rabbit and spun into yarn.

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