A key fault with angora rabbits it lopped ears, the cause is not easy to diagnose but it quite common in periods of excessive heat with summer litters. They can lop them due to damage and infection and in some cases it may be one or both ears. Sometimes depending on what caused them to… Read more »
Posts categorised: Breed Standard
Pedigrees give the ancestry and breeding of the rabbit. A pedigree is particularly important when the breeder plans a mating in understanding what colours may occur in the litter.
The interbreeding of Coloured Angoras The surging interest in handspinning that has arisen during the last few years has greatly increased our membership. Unfortunately, a large proportion of these newcomers, welcome as they are, have not the faintest interest in exhibiting and, therefore, do not appreciate how essential it is to preserve the highest standards… Read more »
The appeal of the coloured Angora does not rest with the beauty of its appearance, but holds still more fascination for those who make use of its wool. It is often said that only a handspinner can really appreciate coloureds to the full and only when one handles the wool do the material qualities of… Read more »
Only healthy rabbits should be mated. Malocclusion of teeth and congenital eye problems are hereditary and rabbits with these problems should not be bred from. Rabbits should not be mated until full maturity at 8 months old. Most breeders wait until the doe is about nine to ten months, and then only if the doe… Read more »
Some imported Angoras carry the blue-eyed white incompletely dominant gene v, otherwise known as the Vienna gene. If White Angoras are bred to White Angoras, this usually goes undetected and doesn’t cause a problem. However, if a White carrying the Vienna gene is crossed with a coloured rabbit, for example a Smoke, the coloured offspring… Read more »
Cost of an exhibition angora rabbit A good English angora rabbit should cost around £30 – £60 if it is for exhibition, however some breeders charge as much as £100. It is up to you if you are prepared to pay this much, but if it is your first rabbit you should think twice about… Read more »
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.
Back leg furnishings Lets start with the legs. The furnishing on the legs of an Angora should go all the way along the length of both the back and front legs. This is crucial if you are looking to show your Angoras in an exhibition or competition. For more information on the breed standard see… Read more »
If you are breeding Angora rabbits you will need to decide on names for the babies and there are recognised prefixes used for the various colours. So for example if the baby’s name is to be Bradley then it would be named as follows depending on the colour and also your stud name if you… Read more »