There are two species known to have a defined coat of Angora, namely the Angora rabbit and the Angora goat originally from Asia, a monitor and producer of mohair. Both species produce a very fine and soft coat, sought after for the manufacture of high quality fabrics and yarns generally by mixing the Angora fur with the fur of other breeds suitable for the purpose.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 2 million kilos in China.
The origin of the breed is unclear. It is believed to be a mutation of the wild rabbit that appeared in France in 1723. China is currently the largest producer of Angora rabbit hair with around 2000 tons per year.