Posts categorised: General interest

Candy Haenszel

Small Knitting pattern book by Candy Haenszel a lady from The USA who has been breeding, showing and spinning angora for many years,  she has decided to put on to paper some of the patterns she designed specifically for angora wool.  It is a very helpful  little book and will help you get started in… Read more »

Is there a difference by Sheila Leverett

Sheila Leverett and her husband ran a commercial venture for fibre, under the stud name of Tasseltips Angoras, she was also very successful at showing them as well. I am often asked what makes a difference between a show rabbit and a commercial one. Basically they are the same, both must be properly fed and… Read more »

Memories from the October 2004 Stock Show

The 2004 Stock Show Best In  Show was Val Downer (Arundel Stud) magnificent white.  Val was a very successful established breeder for many years, and well known amongst Angora Fanciers, she lived in Surrey and was a a leading figure in the Worplesdon club. Sadly Val dies a few years ago, but she had some… Read more »

The Homeopathic Way

I am often asked for homeopathic remedies for rabbit ailments. The following will do no harm and may be helpful.. Tablets, mother tincture and ointments are sold by health food shops and some pharmacies. Administration of tablets can be done whether by placing directly into the mouth, (taking care not to touch the tablet by… Read more »

Ray Whitcombe

I was sorry to hear the sad news that Ray Whitcombe has died. He was a lovely man who did a huge amount of work for the National Angora Club over the years when he worked as secretary in the 60s and then a few years ago until ill health made him give up. He… Read more »