Frank Sinatra will be coming home from the rescue later this week (he needs to be neutered first), and I am super excited. I thought I was 100% prepared, but after going to the shelter to pick him out of the lineup, I realized one thing: holy crap, Jersey Woolies are HAIRY!!
I know that I mentioned this on my thread in the Welcome forum, but despite my gobs of research and my hours of time spent google image searching eleventy billion photos of woolies, I still had NO realistic concept of exactly how hairy they really are!
I also didn’t realize that you could pluck them the way you can the other angoras; I thought they just had long hair! As soon as I ran my hands through his fur and saw the dense undercoat he had, I came home and immediately googled “jersey wooly” and “plucking”, and BLAMMO, there were a few links from people talking about plucking their woolies. I’m surprised that I didn’t run across the info during my research beforehand, but I guess plucking isn’t talked about as often with the woolies, since they’re so much smaller?
Anyway, so my question is, what is the best type of brush to use on that fantastical coat of his? Now that I know that woolies can be plucked, I’d like to harvest the fibers that I get from him (although it’ll probably take me forever to harvest enough to actually spin/knit anything).
I bought the Hairbuster comb from the Binkybunny store about a month ago, when I first started collecting supplies. Is that good enough, or is there a better brush geared towards angoras?