Posts categorised: General interest

Angora rabbit books

We would recommend two books in particular that are useful for Angora enthusiasts. A Beginner’s Guide to the English Angora by Barbara Pratley & Yvonne Hobbs Available from Fur and Feather Magazine £5.50 inc postage This book covers purchasing, housing, feeding, exhibition grooming, exhibition, breeding, wool harvesting and health. 48 pages. Written by two well known… Read more »

RHVD 1 and 2 (also see vaccinations)

RHVD is a serious issue for rabbits. There are two forms of the virus. RVHD1 arrived in Britain in the 1990s. It is highly contagious and can spread from rabbit to rabbit and on footwear and clothing. RVHD1 usually only affects rabbits over 2 months old. Symptoms include sudden death, bleeding from orifices, fits and… Read more »

Cost of buying an angora

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 »

Club Year Book

When you become a member of the National Angora Club (NAC) you will receive the bi-annual  year book. This will contain a range of useful information on keeping angoras, shows for the coming year, details of show winners and contact details for breeders and other NAC members.

Dennis Sutton tribute

Dennis Sutton 1st February 1935 – 28th October 2016 Dennis began his working life as a rural studies teacher and sports coach. He was a Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor, running courses at local youth clubs, and was Chairman of the Yorkshire Schools Athletic Association. He started two rugby clubs at both his schools which… Read more »

Fur and Feather

Fur and feather magazine has been publishing for many years and is the voice of the fancy, as they say. It is also the official journal of the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and is published and printed by Printing for Pleasure Ltd. Here you can read show reports, forthcoming shows, many interesting articles regarding clubs, rabbit health,… Read more »

Angora rabbit cuteness overload

Angora rabbits are special. They are beautiful animals and are generally mild natured, have super soft woollen coats and they are ever so adorable when they are babies. It is just as well that they continue to be adorable into adulthood, as they can live to the age of 10!  Angora rabbits are fun, well… Read more »

British Rabbit Council

The British Rabbit Council was formed to protect, further and co-ordinate the interests of all British Rabbit Breeders; to assist and extend the exhibition of rabbits; to influence, advice, co-operate with Central and Local Authorities, Departments, Education and other Committees and Schools in promoting the extension  of the breeding of rabbits, and to promote and… Read more »

History of the NAC (UK)

The National Angora Club was founded in 1963 and was created from the amalgamation of the United Angora Rabbit Club (UARC) and the British Angora Rabbit Society (BARS).  From its inception the president of the club was Mrs Barbara Pratley (Willowbank).  She is one of the breed’s most influential figures both from a exhibition and… Read more »