Congratulations Christine Hamilton who had best adult angora with her white doe Aphrodite. Also congratulations to Richard Grindey who had best u/5 with his young chocolate buck (Pudding) and Runner up in the Best Fancy (Group). Also Mary Tomlin won best product with her amazing Angora product waistcoat. Thank you to Neil Robertson who sent through photos he took at Doncaster.
The National Angora Club came runner up best stand at the Bradford at the weekend. Congratulations to Lesley Hordon for doing such a great job in making this happen.
What a great show at the ‘Bradford’ Premier Small Animal show this weekend and congratulations to all the winners from all the classes. For the National Angora Club, congratulations go to Christine Hamilton who had best adult angora with her white doe Aphrodite. Richard Grindey who had best u/5 with his young chocolate buck (Pudding) and Runner up in the Best Fancy (Group). Also Mary Tomlin won best product with her amazing Angora product waistcoat.
We will have show reports to follow so watch this post for an update shortly. Thank you again to all our NAC members and volunteers who set up and look after the club stand as well as perform demonstrations and provide on hand advice throughout the weekend. Thank you to all the stewards and judges too as it wouldn’t be a show without you all and your help and support is appreciated.
It’s Name time
They finally have names, after a very long time I have finally decided on Big Bunny being called Rue-Rascal and Little Bunny being called Rogue-Rizzle. They have such fun characters that is was hard to decide but finally after a lot of thought and name ideas from NAC members and watching them play each day it was decided upon.
Both babies are now going outside every day during the day now and are coping with the change to their routine and living arrangements. They are with the other Angora rabbits and get some fresh air and get to experience the sounds and sights of the outside world. They still don’t tend to eat and drink much though during the day while they are out and when they come in each night they seem to eat continuously as well as drink.
Both bunnies are developing well and are both now spending time in a hutch in the outside shed with the other Angora rabbits during the day. They are still not fully acclimatised to being out at night as the temperature is currently a bit too cold especially now I have clipped their top coats. They have adjusted to being outside during the day though well and love the wooden table in their hutch and seem to spend most of the time sitting up on it. I put a all the food they have from their indoor cage in with them as well as some other toys, hay and their litter tray.
Both bunnies are doing well and are currently on holiday and staying away for a week while I have another house bunny to stay. Here is an update on their holiday and how they are developing in size and personality.
It is always something of a mystery about how much mis-information is circulating around keeping Angora rabbits and showing them. So in an attempt to try to raise awareness and dispel the myths here are a few insights to keeping and showing Angora rabbits in the UK. If you have any questions or queries about keeping or showing Angora rabbits then please do not hesitate to contact the National Angora club either through the contact us form or via our Facebook group for members.
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.
If you are looking to buy an English Angora rabbit, it is recommended that you talk to existing breeders who belong to the National Angora Club especially if you are looking for show Angora rabbits. Currently some of our members have English Angora rabbits available and one of those is Richard Grindey who has two litters of white English Angora’s that are looking for their new homes. Contact him for more details through Facebook or the National Angora Club.
He also did a live video on English Angoras which you can view here – https://angorabunny.club/2021/05/17/richard-grindey-on-english-angora-rabbits/