If you are breeding Angora rabbits you will need to decide on names for the babies and there are recognised prefixes used for the various colours. So for example if the baby’s name is to be Bradley then it would be named as follows depending on the colour and also your stud name if you… Read more »
Monthly Archives: September 2017
Three important diseases, myxomatosis, RVHD1 and RVHD2, are present in the wild rabbit population, and can be spread to domestic rabbits very easily. Whilst wild rabbits have developed some immunity over the years, domestic rabbits haven’t, and vaccination against all 3 is essential to protect them.
Rabbits are herbivores and therefore need green vegetation in their diet. The amount fed varies, usually complementing their dried food and hay. Too many unaccustomed greens can lead to upset stomachs, and regular small amounts are better than too much in one go. Rabbits enjoy their greens, and greens are a healthier treat than the… Read more »
Congratulations to Sally May of Bourne Stud Angoras for winning the Best Fancy with her Sooty Fawn doe ,Sooty Bergil of Bourne at the Three Counties Show, with Derek Medlock Judging. Born on 19th April 2017 she is only just over five months old, but well developed.
The birth of babies is an anxious time. Once the doe has given birth, lift her out carefully if she will let you. Remove any dead babies, and return warm stragglers to the nest. Chilled babies found out of the nest can be picked up with hands rubbed in the doe’s litter and warmed carefully…. Read more »
It is important to remember that Angoras can have large litters. Six- eight babies are not uncommon. Before breeding think carefully about what you would like to breed for, and where the potential babies will find good homes.
The British Rabbit Council was formed to protect, further and co-ordinate the interests of all British Rabbit Breeders; to assist and extend the exhibition of rabbits; to influence, advice, co-operate with Central and Local Authorities, Departments, Education and other Committees and Schools in promoting the extension of the breeding of rabbits, and to promote and… Read more »
The Angora Stand is always at the two main Rabbit Shows. The London, 8th/9th October this year, is held at the East of England showground, Peterborough, http://thelondonshow.org/, and the Bradford is held at Doncaster 20/21st January 2018 and for more details visit www.thesmallanimalshow.co.uk.
Angora rabbits can live up to 10 years, although 5-8 years is more common. A wool rabbit will need grooming 1-3 times weekly and clipping 3 monthly in addition to the feeding, cleaning, exercising, vaccination and occasional vet’s attention that all rabbits require. It is a long term commitment!
London Championship Show 2017 will be held at The Livestock Hall, East of England Show ground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017. For more details contact the London general secretary firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.