Felix's Nearly White Coat
Nearly White Wool
Great density, but nearly white-no color. Angora wool should hold color down the shaft. Blue or black angoras should have grey wool, the longer wool is expected to a lighter color than the face color, but NOT this light!
Felix's kits have also shown the white spotting on the forehead & nose, in addition to an occasional white toe nail. All these qualities are absolutely not acceptable for future show animals.
This is a great example a what I do NOT want in our colored giant breeding program. I have seen coloring issues in many German Angoras too. For some reason, as they near a year old, the coloration of the longer wool shaft does not refresh like other angora breeds. Hence, leaving the wool a very light, nearly white color. Many great German and Giant breeders are making great progress with the colors. I need to incorporate some of their better stock in my breeding program.
That being said... Felix's wool is very dense and incredibly soft. His wool is a spinning dream.