Hand rearing Angora baby rabbits – Week 6

They are now well on their way to becoming very distinctive Angora rabbit looking now, they have developed very fluffy wool coats however not suitable for showing as they are chewing each others coats when they groom one another. They are both potentially female after checking again the smaller one I thought was a buck is a doe, so fortunately names are still being decided.

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Being the daughters of a successful Angora breeder

Sally with award winning English Angora Chocolate Doe

Sally May has been breeding English Angora rabbits for over 45 years as Bourne Stud Angoras, well longer than we can remember. They have always been a part of our life. Sally is our Mum and has been dedicated to her angoras since 1975, they are part of who she is and she wouldn’t be without them.

Her love of the English Angora has been a long one, and her passion for the English breed is shown in her dedication to breeding in accordance with the breed standard and reviving the Chocolate colour in partnership with Gillian Holford.

Sally has made so many friends in the Angora world and across the world as well. She is very well known for her knowledge on all aspects of showing, breeding, and caring for them. She has been inspired through her journey by those before her like Mrs Pratley, Peggy Grant Dalton and Joan Birkett. She has made great friendships with other Angora breeders like Yvonne Fothergill-Hobbs, Leslie Hordon, Richard Grindley and too many more to name. 

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Winners of the Product competition

Winner of the product competition by Sally May

Congratulations to everyone who entered, and the overall winner was Sally May with the most votes for her felted Angora bunny. However, as we had so many fabulous entries we decided to make a few other awards.

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