The first question a responsible breeder will ask you is “Why do you want an Angora?” The three reasons are usually exhibition, wool or pet.
Monthly Archives: October 2017
When you become a member of the National Angora Club (NAC) you will receive the bi-annual year book. This will contain a range of useful information on keeping angoras, shows for the coming year, details of show winners and contact details for breeders and other NAC members.
Dennis Sutton 1st February 1935 – 28th October 2016 Dennis began his working life as a rural studies teacher and sports coach. He was a Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor, running courses at local youth clubs, and was Chairman of the Yorkshire Schools Athletic Association. He started two rugby clubs at both his schools which… Read more »
Today the English Angora rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit with an average weight of 6-8 lbs. It is not generally realised that Angora rabbits can be other than white (albino). In fact there are 15 recognised colours in the club breed standard, though some of the colours are now rare.
Luxury Angora yarn, spun from a blend of Bigwigs finest Angora rabbit fibre and a range of supersoft wools Here at Bigwigs Angora in the Yorkshire Dales, I keep the Continental type Angora (with French and German breeding) and harvest the fibre by hand clipping with scissors every 16 -18 weeks. Living on a farm,… Read more »
Angora rabbits are hardy and can be kept outdoors all year round providing they have solid, weatherproof and fox proof hutches and are kept clean and dry. On outdoor hutches, shutters can be used over the mesh of the front in severe weather, leaving a space for ventilation. A good supply of bedding such as… Read more »
Congratulations to Mary Tomlin who won the Angora rabbit wool product competition at the London Show this year. Her shawl made from angora rabbit wool was superb and hopefully it will encourage potential spinners, knitters and felters to enter future shows with their angora rabbit wool products. Mary has been spinning and knitting angora wool… Read more »
Congratulations to Adel Wray of Foxwood Stud for the Best of Breed at the London Championship Show 2017, and also Best in Show in the Stock Show with her white adult doe. Congratulations also to Alan Cargo of Petala Stud who was the runner up with the Smoke adult buck in both the London Championship… Read more »
The London Championship Show 2017 was held at The Livestock Hall, East of England Show ground, Peterborough, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017. This was a good show and well attended by many National Angora Club (NAC) breeders and members. The main show was judged by Phil Batey and the National Angora Club Stock Show by Geoff Boot. There… Read more »
Skyrack Angoras is the name of Lesley Hordon’s stud in West Yorkshire. Skyrack is the name of the old Viking Wapentake, and means Shire Oak. Lesley has kept Angora rabbits for 20 years.