Monthly Archives: August 2018

Blue-Cream English Angora

BIue-Cream breed standard Mask and feet blue Wool as for cream but with blue shading on ears and flanks with the colour extended across the belly A blue tinge to the wool and blue tipping is desirable but NOT essential Eyes blue-grey Blue Cream is a self colour, not an Agouti colour, and a Blue… Read more »

Golden English Angora

Golden Head, feet and tips a rich, clean orange gold Wool lighter, with colour carried down as far as possible, shading to a creamy white base Belly creamy white, eyes brown This is one of the oldest colours of Angora, but sadly now is relatively rare. It is an Agouti colour, and when Golden has… Read more »

Ray Whitcombe

I was sorry to hear the sad news that Ray Whitcombe has died. He was a lovely man who did a huge amount of work for the National Angora Club over the years when he worked as secretary in the 60s and then a few years ago until ill health made him give up. He… Read more »

Wool harvesting for beginners by Mrs Pratley

Introduction This article was written many years ago by Mrs Pratley, a former President of the National Angora Club. For present day Angora keepers, some things have changed. Wool is stored in self seal heavy duty freezer bags rather than newspaper, tins and boxes, and the rabbit is often clipped sitting on the owner’s knee…. Read more »

Coventry Stock Show May 2018 and AGM

National Angora Club Stock Show held at Coventry 27th May 2018 and judged Neil Robertson. We had a very good entry for our first stock show of the year, quite a few different colours on show too. Congratulations to Richard and Rob , Yvonne Hobbs Fothergill, Michell Campbell, Christine Hamilton, Dawn Caines, Janet Rhodes and Savanannah (our… Read more »

National Angora Club badges

Our new badges have arrived. Anyone who would like one please contact Sally May through the contacts page and the price per badge £4 plus £1 postage. These are pin badges but sew on ones are also available.

Sooty Fawn English Angora

Sooty Fawn breed standard Mask and feet brown-black, wool as for golden, but with brown-black shadings on lower flanks and ears Belly creamy white, eyes brown This is a very attractive self coloured rabbit. When Sooty Fawn has been bred to Sooty Fawn for several generations, the genotype is aaBBCCDDeell

Myxomatosis

Myxomatosis is not native to Britain, but was deliberately introduced from France in 1953 to control the wild rabbit population. It was rapidly fatal and over 99% of wild rabbits died. The virus has mutated and is now less severe, and to some extent wild rabbits have developed resistance. Domestic rabbits are still very vulnerable,… Read more »