When your show rabbit has finished being shown, its wool can be used to enter the products competitions held by the National Angora Club at London and Bradford shows. You can pluck some ripe wool from the back of the rabbit in stages you only need 7gms (1/4ozs).
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Clipping a angora rabbits should be done approximately once every 3 months to ensure they remain healthy. Once you have all the necessary equipment ready put the rabbit on your knees and brush any debris out of the coat. I usually clip the top coat first. Have your bag ready to put the wool in. Start… Read more »
Most Angora owners clip their rabbit with hairdressing scissors, with the rabbit sat quietly on their knee. Injuries are extremely rare. In Britain rabbits are never restrained and relax into the positions required for clipping. The clipping doesn’t hurt, and the rabbit is used to being groomed and handled from a very early age. It is… Read more »
Is there anything that Angora wool can’t be used for? It was a delight to see some recipients had framed their 1992 Christmas cards made from Angora wool and pulp. I thought you might like to have a go, so here is the method.
Wool@j13 is a relatively new craft festival, held at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, right next to the M6 motorway, Junction 13! This was the second year that the National Angora Club had been invited to take part. Sally May and Lesley Hordon took the Club’s wool for sale, and Sally demonstrated clipping Bunny and Elijah… Read more »
There can be problems with baby angora’s in the nest, so here is a quick post on what to look out for. Check for fur tangled around legs, or neck. This should be cut off as soon as you notice otherwise it could result in loss of a limb or death. It is important to… Read more »
If you are starting down the journey of owning an angora and want to start showing it is advisable to do some research before deciding to just turn up at a rabbit show to show your angora. You will need to be a member of the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and in order to find out… Read more »
Sometimes if a rabbit is not clipped every three months, they can get fur balls. You will notice the dropping joined together with fur. To solve this problem clip the rabbit and give a dose of liquid paraffin, or pineapple juice. This should break down the fur and pass it through the rabbit. If you need… Read more »