I got the email from Gayle at Countryfile in February 2015. She explained that the programme was looking to do a feature on ‘Farm to Fashion’ to be put out around London fashion week and were interested in talking to me as a British producer of luxury yarn.
Occasionally one of a litter turns out to be a complete mystery as regards colour and very possible not a colour that is kept in a particular rabbitry. It is likely, therefore, that it will not be recognisable to the less experienced angora breeder. This year I had two blue-creams in a litter of sooty-fawns and a sable from a blue-smoke mating. Since I would not have contemplated crossing a blue-cream and a sooty-fawn or mating a sable with either a blue or a smoke, it was a complete mystery to me how they had managed to appear in the litters. (Top picture smoke baby)
There is a new venture starting in South Africa, a wool farm for Angora Rabbits. They are small at the moment with only three bucks but are looking to find some does this year so that they can really get going.