The National Angora Club will be at Wool@J13 in two weeks time, with Angora knitting yarn, books and spindles for sale. Free spindle spinning lessons on the stand, as usual. I do hope some of you can come.
We had only 11 entries for the Stock show today and 10 angoras made it to the show from only 3 exhibitors.
Richard Grindey for Whincup & Grindey won Best In Show (BIS) with their magnificent white. Orrey showed a younger white with an amazing silky texture and I showed some rarer coloureds.
It is always a great experience to groom together with angora folk and enjoy the wonder of the exhibition angoras.
Christine Hamilton had best coloured with her adult blue doe.
Well done to all an amazing effort by all.
Not long now to Wonderwool Wales! The National Angora Club will be there with some lovely mill spun 50% Angora and 50% Merino for sale, as well as Angora fleece in a variety of colours. Hope to see some of you there. Free spindle spinning lessons on the stand- no purchase necessary!
Dates: 22nd and 23rd April
Location: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Wales, LD2 3WY
Timings: Saturday 10am – 5:30pm, Sunday 10am – 4:30pm
UPDATE: Biscuit and Betty have now found new forever homes in Wales so thank you for all your support and offers, this is great news.
If anyone is able to offer two Angora rabbits a home, there are two called Biscuit and Betty who are in need of re-homing. The current owner has made a very difficult decision but due to a change in their work circumstances, they are struggling to keep on top of their two English Angora’s wool and feel it is unfair on them.
They think the best way would be to rehome them to someone who has more time and plenty of experience. They are 9 months old, male and female both neutered. They are currently kept outdoors.
If you are interested contact the NAC who will put you in touch with the current owner.
The two bunnies that need rehoming are located in Knaresborough in Yorkshire.
Luton & Home Counties rabbits fanciers
Stock show and AGM
Bank holiday Monday 1st May Luton and Home Counties rabbits fanciers
Judge Janice Gore
Main show judge Derek Medlock
London Championship Show
7/8th October London Championship Show held at Peterborough Stock show
Judge to be decided at AGM
Product competition, judge to be decided at AGM
Bradford Small Animal Show
January 2024, Bradford small Animal show
Held at Doncaster racecourse
Product show, judge to be decided at AGM
Wonderwool Wales 22-23rd April
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
The 100th Bradford Championship has come and gone. It was a great show with an amazing team of workers.
Best of Breed Angora
The Best of Breed Angora for the 7-star open Show, was Adele from Foxwood Stud with her white angora, judged by Peter Brophy. Well done Adel.
For those in the North, a superb rabbit, guinea pig, rat and mouse show will take place in Doncaster in only 3 weeks’ time. The National Angora Club will be there, so come and talk to us on the stand, see the exhibition Angoras, get clipping and grooming advice and a free spindle spinning lesson. For further details go to the Bradford Premier Small Animal Show website.
The Lazarus Exhibition Hall is ideally situated on the outskirts of Doncaster approximately 2 miles from the town centre.
Lazarus Exhibition Hall:
Are you using your Angora wool? If not, why not?! Ethically obtained by clipping, free, biodegradable, renewable and sustainable. And very, very warm. No expensive equipment is needed. It can be spun on a homemade hand spindle, wet felted using bamboo mats, towels, soap and water and bubble wrap, or needle felted. The National Angora Club products competition is being held at the Bradford Show if you would like to see what can be made. Please send us your pictures if you make items from Angora wool to email@example.com
This might be of interest to any Angora rabbit owners, John McDougall had an Angora doe, the Champion Princess Elizabeth, christened by the Duchess of York. He sent one of the doe’s litter to the real Princess Elizabeth when the Duchess of York became the Queen.