If you have kept up with our blogs so far, you will know that we have done posts on beaver, chinchilla, coyote, fox, lamb, lynx, and mink. We have rabbit and sable left for our in depth fur series, which leads to today’s topic: rabbit fur.
One of the best things about rabbit is that it can imitate other furs. To achieve this, rabbit can be left natural, plucked, sheared, dyed, and processed to make it resemble other furs.
Though it is on of the most inexpensive furs, it does tend to shed in its natural state, not so much when sheared. The texture of the fur, though, should be silky and the color should be uniform. Rabbit fur can have a leather edge to allow the garment to last longer.
One of the most common type of rabbit is rex:
Rex Rabbit: The fur of this special breed is quite distinct from that of regular rabbits. Unlike regular rabbits, the Rex has no prominent “guardhair”, resulting in a silkier, denser fur resembling chinchilla or sheared mink.
Rabbit is wonderful because of the option of colors. It comes in a wide range of natural colors and it has the ability to be dyed nearly any desired color. The fur is silky with medium length guard hairs. With rabbit, you have the choice of shearing, grooving, and natural fur types. This fur is warm and soft and perfect for coats, jackets, vests, and hats.