Yearly Archives: 2018

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 »

Breed standard for coloured English Angoras

The breed standard of the national club for English Angora rabbits Judges are requested to judge the coloured Angora to the Breed Standard as laid down by the Specialist Club and not to confuse the colours with any other breed standard for short haired varieties. Points are the same for Whites except that 5 points… Read more »

Siamese Sable english angora

Siamese Sable Light Shade  A medium sepia colour similar to fur breed Ears, face and tail a deep sepia Body wool shaded from a medium sepia on back to lighter on chest and flanks Under-colour fawn Siamese Sable Medium Shade As for light sable except for dark sepia colour instead of medium Siamese Sable Dark Shade… Read more »

Smoke English Angora

The Smoke Angora is a stunning colour with a rich dark coloured head and the breed standard is as follows: Smoke Breed Standard Head, feet and ears black Wool dark bluish-grey without white base Tips to match head Nose and ears to be free of silvering Eyes blue but brown acceptable This is a self coloured… Read more »

Chocolate english angora

Chocolate breed standard The breed standard for the Chocolate English Angora rabbit should be:- Rich chocolate on head, ears, legs and tail Body lighter shade with tips to match head Under colour pale chocolate Eyes to glow ruby red in subdued light, but brown acceptable