Buy the latest copy of Country Smallholding magazine to read an article by Lee Connor featuring Lesley Hordon and Richard Grindey-Banks, who are our National Angora Club Members. The three page article covers the role of Angora rabbits in wool production and exhibition. Care, housing, clipping and grooming are featured, along with advice on choosing… Read more »
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Leaky Faucet I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but I find it is only bucks that have stubborn eye problems that refuse to clear up. Well I have found one solution that at least gives temporary relief. You must I’m afraid do the unthinkable – put a buck in with a does and… Read more »
Fur is flying everywhere – Angoras are the cause: we eat it in our sandwiches, It’s sticking to our jaws. Jackets all have woolly linings, Skirts with silky threads are shining… It is a tangled web they weave – Where they get you’d never believe! Its quite an adventure sucking a toffee – Long threads… Read more »
This is an article from the 1998 yearbook called ‘Ramblings” written by Mary Tomlinson. Lesley has pleaded for items for the year book, (no change) so here goes! These are not necessarily in the right order, but are being noted down as they come into my head, as the title suggests ‘Ramblings”
This year the National Angora Club Stock Show as well as the London Championship show were held virtually. The Judge was Mrs Gemma Mckell who said it was a pleasure to judge the angora stock show but also proved difficult, as pictures do not really do these beautiful rabbits justice. Nice to see them all… Read more »
For fun I have started felting and started to create some bunny rabbits and hares out of natural fibres including Angora wool. It is a fun process and the end results can create some characterful creatures. If you want to make your own and need natural wool products get in touch.
The National Angora Club is a non-profit making society which promotes the Angora rabbit and its welfare. Our members are spinners, exhibitors and companion animal owners. We sell the surplus wool of our rabbits to go towards the costs of keeping them. We keep our Angoras ethically, making it an expensive hobby. Vaccination alone can… Read more »
Do not be alarmed if your English Angora rabbit sways in their hutch. This is quite normal behaviour and is seen a lot in the White Angora more so than coloured angoras.
English Angora rabbits all have their own individual personalities, they are generally good tempered and calm but do have a playful side. Often when they are ready to be separated from their mother and other babies they can find this process a bit unsettling so it doesn’t hurt to place suitable toys in their hutches… Read more »
Here is a video showing the process of clipping an English Angora rabbit that was in show coat by Sally May of Bourne Stud Angoras. For more information see the post on clipping an Angora rabbit.