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Angora

the ancient name of Ankara, Turkey, which has been given to particular breeds in several animal species probably originally to a longhaired cat that was believed to originate in Turkey, and later to the other species because of their long coat.

Angora cat
a fine-boned, longhaired breed, originally found in Turkey. The build is generally slimmer and longer than other longhaired types. The silky coat is usually white, but other colors have been developed. Called also Turkish Angora.
Angora goat
a horned, white variety of Capra hircus, the domestic and wild goats. Has a long silky haircoat of great commercial value as mohair.
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Angora goat. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
Angora rabbit
a breed of meat- and fur-producing rabbit in two varieties, English and French. A striking-looking animal like a fluffy snowball with long, silky wool with tufts on the ears and feet. Color usually white but can be fawn, gray-blue or sable and with ruby-colored eyes.
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The most appropriate models (Model 4) from the single trait analyses for Clip I, II, III and weaning weight were used for bivariate analysis for estimation of genetic, phenotypic, and environmental correlations between different economic traits of Angora rabbit (Table 3).
28 for 168 d BW in the Angora rabbit, indicating moderate repeatability for the doe performance and hence, further scope for improvement in the trait through maternal selection.
Also significant effects of seasons on wool yield and concentrate intake in Angora rabbit were observed.
Twenty-five Angora rabbits, three dogs, two sheep and a goat are at the Lancaster animal shelter after animal control officials confiscated them from their owners on grounds they were being neglected.
I have angora rabbits and alpacas, and spin, weave, and knit their fiber.
Not quite homesteading, I acquired and bred Angora goats, a French Angora rabbit, then finally a few Lincoln and Corriedale sheep.
If you are considering getting an angora rabbit or two, I recommend doing some research and finding a local breeder who can answer your questions.
Tenders are invited for Annual job contract for managing and maintaining of 300 angora rabbits
Livestock department has also established a model farm for breeding of Angora Rabbits at an expense of Rs 10 Million.
Last week another French animal rights group demanded a ban on raising angora rabbits for their prized fur, releasing a secretly recorded video during which the animals squeal while being shorn.
In current study, significantly lowered Glucose concentration has been recorded in the maternal plasma of pregnant rabbits that were consistent with those recently reported in News Zealand white rabbit, Japanese white rabbits and angora rabbits (Haneda et al.
Animal displays include Coloured sheep, alpacas and angora rabbits.