The breed standard of the national club. Wool Quality Texture as silky as possible 30 points Wool Quantity and Length Even and full all over, clear to the skin 25 points Front Full and prominent on the chest and sides of the neck 10 points Head, Neck and Ears Broad short head. Short well woolled… Read more »
Yearly Archives: 2018
If you have acquired a pair of angoras (buck and doe) from a reputable breeder and you have checked that they are up to the standard set by the British Rabbit Council (BRC), are old enough (about eight months upwards) and are fit and well. Then you introduce the doe to the bucks cage. If… Read more »
The National Angora Rabbit Club UK Facebook page was originally set up for National Angora Club members. However over the years there are a number of people who have let their memberships lapse. Please can members renew as soon as possible to continue access to the Facebook group. Please send subscriptions to Sally May, Treasurer,… Read more »
There are various awards upon winning an angora show including trophies, certificates, cups, stars and rosettes. However, it is not just about the winning, it is important to take part and support the shows to ensure that the English Angora rabbit profile is maintained as well as the breed standard.
A key fault with angora rabbits it lopped ears, the cause is not easy to diagnose but it quite common in periods of excessive heat with summer litters. They can lop them due to damage and infection and in some cases it may be one or both ears. Sometimes depending on what caused them to… Read more »
This is not an easy process, like any animal they are keen to move about and tend not to want to pose for the camera. It does depend on each individual and they all have their own personalities and behavioral traits.
All rabbits need a lot of looking after, and Angoras need more than most. Grooming several times a week, clipping 3 monthly, and they can live for 10 years! If you do not wish to use the coat it is a lot of work.
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).
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 »