Animal Stories - Jersey Wooly Rabbit

Animal-World Information about: Jersey Wooly Rabbit

   The Jersey Wooly Rabbit has become extremely popular, not only as a show animal, but as an exceptional pet!
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DebraM - 2011-11-08
I can't find any info as to a Jersey Wooly rabbit's wool can be used for fiber as it is with angora rabbits. If anyone knows please let me know. Also is their a difference between a Jersey Wooly and a Jersey Wooly Dwarf Angora rabbit?

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  • Bailey Hiersche - 2012-05-25
    No the rabbit you got; Jersey Wooly, is a Jersey Wooly they are dwarf, some call them dwarf angoras. Yes the rabbit can be used for fur. You just won't get as much since the rabbit is smaller.
  • June - 2013-07-10
    It can be used as fiber but, like the last poster said, you don't get nearly as much as you need. I have 3 cashmere rabbits who I shear every summer and in order for me to get enough fiber for a decent length of yarn, I do a blend. The same can be done with Woolly fur but, it's a bit trickier than just plain fleece.
June - 2013-07-10
Hi guys, just thought I'd let you know that over here in Australia, a Jersey Woolly, is known as Jersey Woolly. Not a Dwarf Angora :) Thanks for the great info by the way. Keep up the good work.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-11
    Thanks for letting us know! Maybe it used to be called a Dwarf Angora by some  groups at some point and is no longer used?
zach - 2013-04-14
I have a young jersey wooly doe and would like to know what color she is she is. when I go her she was white with light grey ears and tail, little bit on her face. now she has shed and she is mostly the light grey color I looked at the national jersey wooly website and her color wasn't on there color chart with pictures

ash - 2009-07-31
I have a jersey wooly and he is great! I love him! Nikki looks like a lion head, though mixed. She is cute though!

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  • leah - 2010-05-03
    Very cute. But she doesn't look like a lionhead...
betsy grace - 2012-06-26
I wanted to know if there is any advantage to spaying my jersey wooly she is nine weeks old and what reduces the odor in the urine as they get older?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-26
    It is better to spay or neuter a bunny if it is to be a  house pet.  Helps with odor, poor behavior and in general allows your bunny to be a better pet.  You have to make sure your vet knows what they are doing when it comes to bunnies though.  Most do not.
Sherry - 2006-12-17
I just got my first Wooly Rabbit and his name is charley. I've had rabbits before but, this is the sweetest one i have ever owned. He is also very curious and likes to sit in my lap to be petted. Woolies are wonderful pets.

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  • estrella - 2010-06-09
    I now got 1.
  • jack - 2010-09-01
    I just got a new 6 week old jersey wooly the best bunny ever. His name is honey.
Pam - 2011-09-19
I've gotten a new bunny 3 weeks ago at an auction I believe she's under 5 months old. However your jersey wooly seems very hairy, is it confused with the angora? Because I've seen them and they appear to be hard to keep up such as matts. Is this true?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-20
    The French Angora was brought into the United States and a woman, Bonnie Seeley from New Jersey, felt the look was good and the personality great but that the Angora' coat required more care than some would like. She cross bred the French Angora with the Netherland Dwarf and produced the bunny the Jersey Wooly. The Jersey Wooley has the look and the personality but the guard hairs are stiffer and so less care is required. So the Jersey Wooley is not confused with the Angora but a descendent with an easier to maintain coat. Enjoy your little gal.
Margo Betancourt - 2011-03-06
I have owned rabbits before. I used to breed Black and Chocolate Dutch
rabbits. We got our first Jersey Wooly. His name is Basil. He is the
sweetest, cutest little critter we've ever had. It was love at first sight!
He's very friendly. He loves to sit in you lap and be petted.What a doll!

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  • Patty Link - 2011-06-16
    Just got what we think is a black jersey wolly from a recent animal confiscation at our local animal shelter, his name is OHM, he's such a sweetie. We have had lops in the past and one adorable friend Harvey, who was a flemish giant. Can we send pics of OHM to verify his breed with you? thanks
  • suzy - 2011-08-26
    i have a little 7 year old netherland, so sweet...bunnies define the word sweet. i have a mischievous white spotted with the cutest but, we we just remaking on that, the cats and i. i did have a mix jersey wooly i loved timmy more than life and my piglet my caramel color lop who took care of renee. i can't seem to recover losing timmy 3 years ago and piglet with ear imbalance. i want little girls spay or boy neutered about 6 to 9 weeks old. i mean timmy ran down the stairs, would jump on my lamp and we just loved each other. oh, he ate the house, my new house with it's expensive wallpaper, rugs, begs, electrical cord. i can't say so what, but so what. my 6 cats are a mix, maine coon, persian(19 yrs old) a birman who may go to mit. a large ragdoll bandit who is in charge when she sits on you. they all like the bunnies but only my timmy played with the cats. any ideas? i can see where you are in love with the love bun. my bunnies are house free during day and each have a room at night. i get the timmy hay from california from the busy bunny. is their help for me?
Colette - 2009-05-06
Oops, I didn't look close enough and actually only Nikki, especially being European bred, doesn't appear to be a Jersey Wooly (the others could definitely be!)

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  • RamboRabbit - 2010-07-03
    Hi. Can you please explain the difference between a "Jersey Wooley Rabbit" and a "Angora Rabbit". Sounds like you know your rabbits.
MLW Rabbitry - 2010-06-01
We raise Jersey woolies in Snohomish Washington. Jersey woolies make great pets and are fun to show. We currently specialize in the tan and agouti colors.