We started getting Angora rabbits in 2003. It started with 2 white Giant Angora rabbits from the Olympic Peninsula and 2 red Satin Angora rabbits from Ontario. This is the first buck we had flown to us from Boxcar Menagerie in Canada.
Then we started breeding them. There is nothing cuter than a baby bunny.
My favorite bunny photo:
But the bunnies also need extra care at times.
One of the heart breaks was Tail Dragger. He was a bunny that was attacked by his mother and paralyzed. We tried to take care of him and got attached before he died.
I tried to give our bunnies good lives. I would put them in the pasture sometimes when it was sunny.
And when they could get along, they could share a pen.
But often they could not get along, particularly the bucks, so spent time in one of the large rabbit hutches we got from a retiring rabbit breeder being forced off her little farm by “development”.
Scooby was the last rabbit who died today. He was born in April 2010, one day after Tail Dragger and was his half-brother.
We decided not to breed rabbits anymore but kept him for his fiber.
He was not friendly rabbit, but he put up with my fussing with his coat well.
I tried to make things interesting and comfortable for him, particularly after he became the last rabbit. He lived 8 years which is a decent lifespan for an Angora rabbit. This was a very rough morning for me to find him dead. I hope he had an OK life with us.
I do have lots of Angora bunny fiber to remember our rabbits by.