Black Diamond Kits

Black Diamond Kits
Sage's Kits, Nine Weeks Old

Monday, May 11, 2015

Plucking Day for Phantom

Summer is nearing, and with temperatures rising, I was anxious to pluck Phantom as soon as possible.  We plucked her last week.  She still needs some touch-up plucking, but after shedding 2.5 ounces of wool, she was done. 

We had actually tried plucking her a few weeks earlier, but she apparently is one of those does who is able to keep her wool in longer (unlike her sister, Sage, who was plucked a month ago). 

My mom wanted me to use the poodle comb as much as possible to help keep the wool fibers in alignment.  Very fortunately, Phantom preferred the poodle comb to plucking (pulling wool out by hand). 

Phantom's wool is of a very beautiful color, if I do ay so myself.  It's a little over four inches long.  This is only her baby coat, so its texture is much softer.  She does not have very many guard hairs, which is very common in junior rabbits.  When she grows her senior coat in, she will have deeper color, depending on the number of guard hairs she gains. 

Because her wool reached four inches as a junior, I am hoping that she will have an even longer coat as a senior.  

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