In this demonstration & talk, you will see how an Angora is clipped. The process is completely ethical and causes no injury to the rabbit. The rabbit’s coat is brushed to remove any ‘bedding’ and the clipping takes place using scissors. As the rabbit is clipped, the wool is sorted into bags for spinning and… Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2018
Babies intended for exhibition will require daily grooming from about 6 weeks old onwards. Rabbits for exhibition should have a British Rabbit Council (BRC) ring size E slipped on to a hind leg at between 6-8 weeks depending on growth rate. NB: This is most important as non ringed rabbits cannot be shown.
The wool grows approximately 1″ a month and is harvested four times a year by clipping every thee months, or plucking when the wool is ripe and ready to come away. The exhibition angora needs to be given skillful grooming to make it ready to be shown.
If you are new to owning an Angora rabbit but keen to see what showing is about, then here is a quick guide to how to enter a rabbit show. For further details contact us or come and talk to us on the National Angora Club stand at a show sometime.
The interbreeding of Coloured Angoras The surging interest in handspinning that has arisen during the last few years has greatly increased our membership. Unfortunately, a large proportion of these newcomers, welcome as they are, have not the faintest interest in exhibiting and, therefore, do not appreciate how essential it is to preserve the highest standards… Read more »
Angora rabbits make excellent pets for spinners. One Angora rabbit can produce as much as 400g of wool per year and as it is spun fine and at high twist, a little Angora goes a long way. An exhibition Angora rabbit will be excellent for wool, but breeders will often let a rabbit with a… Read more »
Here is a list of the top essential items used by angora rabbit breeders Ivomectin Oxbow critical Care Senokot tablets Baby diarrhorea mixture Talcum no scented Baby wipes Virkon – disinfectant to kill all bugs Fly papers Savlon liquid and cream Rear guard– for fly strike (when parts of the body (usually rear end) gets… Read more »