Here at Samollynn I breed mix angoras. They are 100% angora, but not pure English or French etc. Since posting these last kits for sale I have gotten a lot of why. Why do you mix the pure breeds. There is one simple answer. I honestly love their fiber more than the pures. Yes I have started having pure Satins and I love them, but my mixed are by far my favorite, especially my English/French/Satins, their fiber is absolutely amazing and so easy to care for. The color I get from them is so much richer than the English/French as well due to Satins being rich in color. Their personalities are also very sweet. I know the temperament is all genetic, but it just seems my mixes have a sweeter temperament than the pure angoras.
Now grooming is also a bonus. Their coats are that of a French that is so easy to maintain. I get a lot of nips and small mats on the English and Satins. But my mixes I can get away with grooming every 3 weeks. I still groom once a week to check them over and blow out any dander and dirt they get.
As a spinner quality fiber is everything. It has to be strong to hold and soft enough to be worn and desirable. I believe that these mixes have that fiber that people need. Everyone who has bought fiber from me has loved it's softness and color and has made beautiful things from it.
So before you dismiss a mixed angora, ask questions. I honestly don't mind answering them. I will be honest and if your up for the challenge I will send you a sample of their fiber so you can see how beautiful it is.
I am Amanda Fontaine, I run Samollynn Angoras and have been doing so for about five years now. I hope to spread not only the lovely fiber that they share with me, but the knowledge that I have learned over the years from others, and my own experience.