Meet Merry. She hails from Janet Gruber and traveled here last fall to join the herd. Merry is a silver marten pattern colored angora, which is pretty much of an unknown in the angora world. Her background includes some hefty fiber producing lines from Wiley, Samson, I See Spots and Greenberry. Since I am working on better black color, I will try her genetics mixed in with my herd to see if they will help.
Her only downfall, and it really isn't one, is that she does shed, which means I have to watch her more for wool block. I have two barns full of German crossed angoras who don't shed at all, not even one hair, between clippings, so this is a new slant.
But, I'll accept this!
She is a delight! Her health is outstanding. I am liking her more and more as time passes. In this picture she is 11 months old and this is her first clip here. She yielded 6.9 ounces of fiber with 1 ounce of waste, and weighs in at 9# 11oz.
She, however, had no idea what rabbits are expected to "endure" here: