Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Satin Angora

The satin angora produce a wool that is notably different than that of the English (EA) or French angora (FA). As the name implies their fur is more like satin or silk. Many satin angora have a sheen to their coat. Modern day satin angoras are easier to groom than EA, but they are comparable to the FA. Like the FA they do not have any ear tassels or facial furnishings. Additionally, due to their unique wool texture the satin angora retain more color in their coat as they mature than other breeds of angora. This can be appealing to fiber artists. Spinners should note that their fiber also naturally blooms. They produce from one-half to three-quarters of a pound of wool each year. Of the primary angora breeds, the satin angora produced the least about of wool.

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