Monthly Archives: November 2017

Richard Grindey

Richard Grindey I started in Rabbits in 1998 and have nerver looked back since. As a junior I had one of the very best start ups with my stock originating from Yvonne Hobbs. She mentored me and guided me into keeping this precious and gorgeous animals. Since that time I have mastered the art of… Read more »

Remembering Mrs Pratley

One of the many key figures in angora rabbits was Mrs Barbara Pratley and here is a short article by Yvonne Hobbs Fothergill sharing her memories of Mrs Pratley.

Coventry Stock Show 2017

The National Angora Club Stock Show was held 26th November 2017 Coventry and was a successful show. The main Judge for the Stock Show for the Angora rabbits was NAC member  and Judge Simon Whincup.

Preparing Angora for spinning

Preparing Angora for spinning – by Mary Tomlin When my Angora wool is delivered to me (I don’t have any rabbits now), it is greatly depressed into a plastic bag, all the air has been squeezed out. So, the first thing is to get the air back into the wool again. I tease the angora… Read more »

Pet Taxi UK

Welcome to Pet Taxi UK – Specialist Animal Courier – The “Pawfect” Solution!  We are now heading into our fourth year of delivering our DEFRA Licensed Services across the UK and into Europe on behalf of pet owners, breeders and private Zoos. Our furthest journey so far was to the border of Switzerland to deliver 10… Read more »

Angora rabbit books

We would recommend two books in particular that are useful for Angora enthusiasts. A Beginner’s Guide to the English Angora by Barbara Pratley & Yvonne Hobbs Available from Fur and Feather Magazine £5.50 inc postage This book covers purchasing, housing, feeding, exhibition grooming, exhibition, breeding, wool harvesting and health. 48 pages. Written by two well known… Read more »

The Five Freedoms

  These Five Freedoms were originally designed for farm animals but have been adopted by the British Rabbit Council for all rabbits, including the Angora and are given below. Freedom from hunger and thirst-by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour. Freedom from discomfort- by providing an appropriate… Read more »

Grooming tools

Grooming Angora rabbits This can take some practice and a lot of experience in order to achieve a well groomed Angora rabbit particularly for show. There are a few essential items you will need in your tool kit to aid you with this and here is a brief run through of these items. If you… Read more »

Clipping tools

The basic tools for clipping an Angora rabbit are: Apron Decent sharp scissors with either round or pointed ends. Boots hairdressing scissors or Fiskars craft scissors are popular Nail Clippers Ivermectin mite drops (Beaphar antiparasite spot-on for rabbits) used every alternate clipping Self seal heavy duty freezer bags to put wool in Bag or bucket… Read more »