Monthly Archives: January 2019

Bradford Show 2019 -Show Angoras competition

Bradford small livestock show held 20/21 January at Doncaster racecourse Although there were six adults and one U/5 rabbit were entered only two adults and one U/5 were at the show. Due to the gap between entering and the show date, it is not always possible to predict what a rabbit might do in that… Read more »

The Bradford Show 2019-Products Competition

The National Angora Club Products Competition There was a very good entry this year, with two beginners producing excellent work. There were a wide variety of scarves, gloves, skeins, flowers and toys. The Judge, Anne Gibson, found it very difficult to choose between this finely spun Angora chemise from Mary Tomlin and the beaded shawl… Read more »

Breed standard for Angora stud buck and brood doe

The breed standard of the national club. Body Coat Clipped down to a maximum of one inch, pure colour, fine texture, even and dense all over A coat of 1 – 2 inches is permissible in the case of coloured Angoras 15 points Furnishings Head, feet, legs, face, ears and tail 15 points Head Broad,… Read more »

Subscription renewals

Subscriptions are now due for 2019. New members are £7, existing renewals, juniors and seniors are £5. Anyone is welcome to join the National Angora Club who is interested in angora rabbits.

The Show Groomers Armoury

You might think that I should be the last person advising “show” people on grooming ideas, but the top exhibitors have kindly shared some very surprising ideas with me which you might find interesting. When embarking on a new hobby, career, or interest the thing to do is go to the top, and thats what I… Read more »

Grooming for the show bench

I’m going to try and take you through the grooming until they are adults. I personally start grooming my babies about 6 weeks old,where I take them out and sort out the knots behind their necks. Then at 8 week to 9 weeks I take them out regularly, which is normally every other day, and… Read more »

The Products section

The Products section – by Patsy Hirstwood Clipped wool Products begin with Clipped wool, and the main thing to watch here is that one does not ‘double clip’, this simply means that one must not have any short hairs amongst the long wool, for this immediately puts the entry at a disadvantage no matter the… Read more »

War Rabbits

The Story of the Rabbit in the First World War This book tells the stories of rabbit keepers and their rabbits during the Great War. It was published on Armistice Day 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.  The Fancy Goes to War At the onset of the War, younger… Read more »

The National Angora Club Products Competition

The London Show October 2018 The National Angora Club products competitions are open to all members, whether they keep rabbits themselves or not. Whilst it is great to see members on the day handing in their entries, those who cannot travel to shows can send in their entries by post.  The judge at the London… Read more »