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Saturday, January 3, 2015
*from rabbit geek notes* Franco's Plucking Adventure originally posted on French Angoras Group http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/frenchangoras August 28 2004 Hi all, I just plucked our FA senior blue buck who has been over due for clipping. My lovely wife Tracy groomed him for me with the blower so the wool would be nice and free from tangles. I was going to clip him with scissors, but he kept jumping off the coffee table and running down the hall. I noticed the wool was pretty loose, so I tugged at little locks of it and it came off in my fingers, leaving the new coat intact. We sat for about an hour and a half. I would let him loose every 15 or 20 minutes to take a little walk on the sofa. He looks great. He looks blue again! His new coat is about 1 1/2 inch long and is a nice blue color, not faded looking like his old coat. And I have a brown grocery sack full of blue angora to practice my drop spindle with! Have a good day! Franco Rios MFO Rabbitry, Sacramento, Calif. August 29 2004 Hi, I think at least half of the breeders I've met clip the bunnies. My goal the other night was to practice clipping a bunny. But the bunny did not cooperate by sitting still. So that's how I came to sit down and pluck it. It was helpful that the bunny was in a complete molt and ready for plucking. All in all the evening turned out well for me and for the bunny. Have a good day! Franco Rios MFO Rabbitry, Sacramento, Calif. August 30 2004 Hi, Thanks for your reply. Yes, the buck was ready to be plucked. And the new coat is really 1 1/2 inch, I took a measurement with a steel pocket ruler, being the industrial geek type that I am. I had a little pair of hair trimming scissors at the ready. I brought the rabbit in the house because it's 90F degrees outside lately and I didn't want to stand out there in the heat. So I haven't given up the idea of clipping. I just wasn't successful on my first try. Have a good day! Franco Rios MFO Rabbitry