Bourne Stud Angoras

Bourne Stud is the angora stud name for Sally Mays angora’s. Here is a brief profile of how Sally got started as a breeder of Angora rabbits.

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Club Year Book

When you become a member of the National Angora Club (NAC) you will receive the bi-annual  year book. This will contain a range of useful information on keeping angoras, shows for the coming year, details of show winners and contact details for breeders and other NAC members.

Dennis Sutton tribute

Dennis Sutton

1st February 1935 – 28th October 2016

Dennis began his working life as a rural studies teacher and sports coach. He was a Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor, running courses at local youth clubs, and was Chairman of the Yorkshire Schools Athletic Association. He started two rugby clubs at both his schools which are still very successfully in existence today, both now have there own club houses which Dennis was invited to open.

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English Angora rabbit colours

Today the English Angora rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit with an average weight of 6-8 lbs. It is not generally realised that Angora rabbits can be other than white (albino).   In fact there are 15 recognised colours in the club breed standard, though some of the colours are now rare.

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Bigwigs Angora

Luxury Angora yarn, spun from a blend of Bigwigs finest Angora rabbit fibre and a range of supersoft wools

Here at Bigwigs Angora in the Yorkshire Dales, I keep the Continental type Angora (with French and German breeding) and harvest the fibre by hand clipping with scissors every 16 -18 weeks.  Living on a farm, I am fortunate to have an agricultural building especially for the rabbits with runs designed by myself and built by my husband.

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Angora rabbit wool product winner @ the London Show 2017

Mary Tomlin, winner of the product competition

Congratulations to Mary Tomlin who won the Angora rabbit wool product competition at the London Show this year. Her shawl made from angora rabbit wool was superb and hopefully it will encourage potential spinners, knitters and felters to enter future shows with their angora rabbit wool products. Mary has been spinning and knitting angora wool for many years, she no longer keeps the rabbits, but is kept supplied in wool from the Nation Angora Club members. Mary has always supported the National Angora Club with donations and product entries.

London Championship Show 2017

The London Championship Show 2017 was held at The Livestock Hall, East of England Show ground, Peterborough, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th  October 2017. This was a good show and well attended by many National Angora Club (NAC) breeders and members. The main show was judged by Phil Batey and the National Angora Club Stock Show by Geoff Boot. There was also a Product Competition judged by Lesley Hordon. Best Product was won by Mary Tomlin.

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Fur and Feather

Fur and feather magazine has been publishing for many years and is the voice of the fancy, as they say. It is also the official journal of the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and is published and printed by Printing for Pleasure Ltd. Here you can read show reports, forthcoming shows, many interesting articles regarding clubs, rabbit health, welfare , competitions etc. It also reports on British Rabbit Council meetings and other important issues pertaining to rabbits. You can also have your say by writing letters.

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Coventry Stock Show and AGM

Best In Show (BIS) at Coventry

The Coventry Stock Show and AGM will be held on Sunday 26th November 2017. It will be held at the Wyken Community Centre, West Morland Road, Wyken, Coventry CV2 5BP.