They finally have names, after a very long time I have finally decided on Big Bunny being called Rue-Rascal and Little Bunny being called Rogue-Rizzle. They have such fun characters that is was hard to decide but finally after a lot of thought and name ideas from NAC members and watching them play each day it was decided upon.
Both babies are now going outside every day during the day now and are coping with the change to their routine and living arrangements. They are with the other Angora rabbits and get some fresh air and get to experience the sounds and sights of the outside world. They still don’t tend to eat and drink much though during the day while they are out and when they come in each night they seem to eat continuously as well as drink.
Both bunnies are developing well and are both now spending time in a hutch in the outside shed with the other Angora rabbits during the day. They are still not fully acclimatised to being out at night as the temperature is currently a bit too cold especially now I have clipped their top coats. They have adjusted to being outside during the day though well and love the wooden table in their hutch and seem to spend most of the time sitting up on it. I put a all the food they have from their indoor cage in with them as well as some other toys, hay and their litter tray.
Both bunnies are doing well and are currently on holiday and staying away for a week while I have another house bunny to stay. Here is an update on their holiday and how they are developing in size and personality.
It is always something of a mystery about how much mis-information is circulating around keeping Angora rabbits and showing them. So in an attempt to try to raise awareness and dispel the myths here are a few insights to keeping and showing Angora rabbits in the UK. If you have any questions or queries about keeping or showing Angora rabbits then please do not hesitate to contact the National Angora club either through the contact us form or via our Facebook group for members.
They are now well on their way to becoming very distinctive Angora rabbit looking now, they have developed very fluffy wool coats however not suitable for showing as they are chewing each others coats when they groom one another. They are both potentially female after checking again the smaller one I thought was a buck is a doe, so fortunately names are still being decided.
If you are looking to buy an English Angora rabbit, it is recommended that you talk to existing breeders who belong to the National Angora Club especially if you are looking for show Angora rabbits. Currently some of our members have English Angora rabbits available and one of those is Richard Grindey who has two litters of white English Angora’s that are looking for their new homes. Contact him for more details through Facebook or the National Angora Club.
The London Championship Show for October 2021 was held this year in Peterborough and thank you to everyone who attended or supported the National Angora Club and entered Angora wool products and Angoras into the show.
Only two adult angoras were shown this year, both whites shown by Christine Hamilton and Adel Wray of Foxwood stud. Adel was the winner of best angora. Congratulations to Adel.
Thank you to Sue Fisher for judging the products this year. Best in show for the wool products was Mary Tomlin with her stunning rise pink cardigan, beautifully made and presented. Congratulations to Mary. Mary had also entered two other luxurious garments, a lovely white scarf/ shawl again beautifully made and presented and a mauve top, another gorgeous item. A full report will be posted once fur and feather have published the results.
Wow have they changed, they are little bundles of fluff now and full of energy and keen to play and run about. They still don’t have names yet and still not 100% on whether they are bucks or does or one of each. The larger potentially is a doe whilst the smaller bunny might be a buck. They have very different characters which develop more each day as does their coat colouring.
They have made it through to week 4 and are both developing really well and are starting to look more like Angora rabbits now, well in some of the photos they look more like Chinchilla’s but as they grow this will change. They have developed fun personalities and have some very distinctive character traits developing like the larger one is more inquisitive and wants to climb and both stand on their back legs to get a better vantage point to look out. While the smaller one tends to like to try to burrow and dig and run in and out of the cardboard box.