Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rabbits Currently Available As of 2/14/2013

As of February 14th, 2013 I have have three English Angora Rabbits available. I have one pedigreed rabbit ($100), one rabbit that is pedigree quality( $100)- but I am willing to sell as a wooler ($85, would come without papers), and one pet quality rabbit ($55).
 
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The pedigreed rabbit is a Ruby-Eyed White female. She was born 7/8/2012
 

This rabbit is pedigree quality but I am willing to sell him as a woolder. He was born born 6/11/2012

The pet quality rabbit is a black female, and she is two years old.
 
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If you are intrested in any rabbit in this listing you can contact me @
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leave me a message here on my blog!
 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Angora Rabbit Wool Shawl

This is 100% English Angora Hand Spun Yarn being wound onto a Kromski knitty-nod. When its finished being wound I tie it in the center of each group of strands and proceed to wash/process it into a skein of workable yarn. Working with full English Angora fiber is a little bit diffrent from using half English Angora mized with another fiber- for one thing it is much softer, and your hands sweat like crazy when you get the spinning wheel going. My daughter wound this for me, because after doing several spools your arms start to get tired.

This is an older spool of yarn, not the pure white that I've been making, that is half full. A full spool has anywhere from fifty to two hundred yards of yarn on it, depending on the thickness.
 

This is my spinning corner, I put pieces I am working on, along with skeins of yarn, my empty spools, and other spinning supplies here. The shelf was made by a dear family friend to help me display my samples of my yarns instead of keeping the all the finished products in a bin.
 
This is a close up, to give you a better view of my skeins and my spools. The piece on the left is a finished shawl that I have shown here previously.
 
This is the shawl that I'm knitting out of the Pure English Angora yarn. As you can see, it is very fine yarn, close to the ply of a fingering yarn- I wanted the yarn to be thinner as this is a lace pattern for my daughter, who likes delicate things.
 
This is as far as I've ogtten with this shawl- it has the main body, and the edging on the left and right sides. I'm still debating what kind of pattern I want to use as edging for the bottom of the shawl.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rabbits Currently Available

As of November 1st, 2012 I have two pedigreed rabbits ($100) and three one wool quality rabbit ($85)for sale. Both of the pedigreed rabbits are ruby eyed white females. I have two female wool quality rabbits, one in black and one ruby eyed white, and one black male wool rabbit. The babies range in age from four to five months old.



 
 




Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Angora Wool Spinning Process

I used first and seconds for this yarn. The premium first quality wool is taken from the back and upper sides of the rabbit. The seconds are from the neck and lower sides. The fur came from my rabbits when they came into molt- I hand plucked them.


I spun the angora right from the rabbit as she was in molt and very content and happy to be on my lap.

This is my spinning wheel, it's a Kromski.


This is the hank of yarn before I knitted it. Still hanging up after washing

 
I have spun this with extra twist so that it won't fall apart later on.

After it is spun into singles, it is worked into two or more plies. I used one single ply of English angora and one single ply of wool to help keep its shape, as Angora does not have a good shape memory.

Angora is seven times warmer than wool, so if your cold all the time you’re in for a real treat. Just be careful if you chose to knit baby garments, as a baby cannot say when it’s getting too warm.

Here is my finished shawl .The red edging is dye with food coloring which takes to both fibers wonderfully without fading or bleeding.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Advertising My Rabbitry on Different Sites!

I'm currently advertising my rabbitry here, on facebook, and hope to have a youtube channel up latter to post videos of the baby rabbits. I'm also putting my rabbitry up on http://rabbitbreeders.us/, which happens to be the largest rabbit breeder's directory! Wish me luck!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Grooming and Medical Supplies to Have on Hand



I can’t say enough about how important it is in your rabbitry to be prepared. Here are some helpful items to keep on hand. I keep mine in labeled boxes. I am not a veterinarian- these are just things that I have found helpful from experience.



Grooming box

  • Slicer brushes –several types out there this is a must
  • Lint brushto clean the fur off of your clothing afterword.  
  • Scissors
  • Nail clippers- I use the motorized ‘pedi-paws’ tool that can be purchased at Walmart and most pet stores, and it makes things so much easier- booth on the rabbit and on the person grooming it!
  • Cornstarch- for cleaning the rabbit’s feet.  




Medicine box

  • Piperazine Wormer- I deworm my rabbits every 3 months; I also switch out using Ivomec - 1% Solution for cattle. This works for wool mites etc.
  • Blood stop powder - used to stop bleeding
  • Mineral Oil - For treatment of ear mites and hair balls
  • Alcohol pads
  • Plastic gloves
  • Needles and syringes
  • Meat Tenderizer   Put 1/4 teaspoon in drinking water when they are malting
  • VANODINE- for cleaning and sterilizing, can be used as an aerial disinfectant, to sterilization drinking water, and so much more. I really like this stuff, as it is safe for both the rabbits and the people handling them.
  • Preparation H or other hemorrhoid treatment cream- all very effective for treating sore hocks on a poor rabbit!
  • Simethicone Drops – This is an Anti-gas treatment intended for human infants but can be given to your bunny for immediate relief when he is suffering from gas buildup or diarrhea caused by a change in diet and is also good to keep around for babies as they can get bloat very easily.
  • Vitamin E- helps with toxins. Give this to your bunny if it was eating something poisonous or toxic.
  •  Vinegar- use this in drinking water if your rabbit accidently eats moldy hay, and as a preventative for bacteria. A solution of vinegar and water is also a great way to clean cages
  • Hydrogen Peroxide - for cleaning wounds and removing urine from a rabbit’s feet
  • Acidophilus Tablets- for their digestion.  I use 1/2 tablet per rabbit.
  • Tums – use for milking does and right before kindling
  • Vet-Rx-for upper respiratory problems in rabbits