I hope all members have been keeping well? Following the invitation to publish some content regarding my rabbits, I thought I’d share some exciting things that have been happening out in my shed since my last post.
Posts categorised: Breed Standard
Barbie and Byng, 7-week-old white English Angora rabbit babies. Bred by Orrey and coming along nicely, hopefully they will stay clean and be ready for showing when the time is right.
Just as an update the Breed standard changed this year for Coloured Angoras with the redefining of the Sooty Fawn colour now being Tortoiseshell (Sooty Fawn)( Black Mask) and Chocolate Tortoiseshell (Chocolate Mask)
No colour is as difficult to assess at an early age as the Sable, a colour which is the subject of so many beginners seeking advice. The problem starts at birth. So often have I had a beginner on the phone, horrified because the eagerly awaited litter, both parents Sable, appear to be entirely of… Read more »
Cinnamon Head, ears and feet a mixture of chocolate and cinnamon Wool to match head with depth of colour and banding essential White belly with or without pale cinnamon under-colour Eyes brown or glowing ruby red in subdued light
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 »
Brown-Grey breed standard Head, ears and feet wild grey, a mixture of black and gold Wool blue, as dark as possible with tips to match head Eyes brown White belly with blue under-colour
Cream breed standard for the English Angora rabbit Head and feet cream, wool lighter cream with tips to match head Creamy white belly, eyes blue-grey preferred but brown acceptable The Cream is an Agouti colour. The Cream can be thought of as a dilute Golden (picture on the right) , and a Cream bred to… Read more »
It has taken many years to develop the lovely coloured angoras we now have, many of which match any white in quality, so let us preserve these colours. Recently many people I have talked to have expressed a worry that in order to prevent too much inbreeding of their stock they were beginning to cross… Read more »
Lilac breed standard Head, ears and feet dove grey with a very distinct warm tone Wool pale dove grey, the tips (guard hair) to match the head and ears Eyes blue or shades of brown, from dark to pale ochre, often with a warm glow Under colour to match top colour Nails horn coloured in… Read more »