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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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hand plucking Angoras?

how do you properly pluck out the loose angora wool? I have heard that I need to be blowing the coat with a high powered dryer or shop vac on reverse, and gently plucking out the dead coat with my finger tips.
How often should I be grooming my Angoras. I would like to keep their hair no more than 2 inches long so its easier to care for. how often do you think they would need a trim?
LOL, i will be soooo glad when I am no longer an Angora newbie!

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i think you can hand pluck them, or use a brush

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If you want to keep the coat short, just cut it and don't worry so much about blowing/plucking .

But yeah, you can use a blow dryer (not on a hot setting!) to blow the coat out and pluck by hand. There's nothing too complicated about plucking, you're literally just plucking out clumps of wool. It'll come out easily .

Edit: I wanted to add something in case other people read this. Plucking and blowing are the usual methods for dealing with the coat of a FRENCH Angora. Some of the other breeds require different care! Always research.




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thanks! I was hoping that you would chime in! Charmin is my french angora, and my new angora is Marsha the english angora. I assume that grooming is the same on the two breeds. I think english angoras grow more coat. Either way, i plan on keeping them both only a few inches long. Right now they are both just 1 inch long, maybe a little sorter.

Both had to be pretty well sheared down due to mats, and I am so surprised how fast that hair grew back!


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English Angoras are usually clipped as opposed to plucked but I think you might be able to hand pluck if you want to (I'm not 100% sure since I've never had an English Angora personally).

Like I said, though, if you keep it short you shouldn't have any problems. Daily brushing should do the trick and they shouldn't get matted or need to be plucked very often .




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good!
Angoras are pretty
but I never "asked" for angoras. they were rescues that needed me. I groom dogs all day at work and I sure dont want to have to come home a deal with mats too!

English angoras are alot more cottony than frenchies!


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