I was born in South Africa and spent the whole of my childhood in Pretoria and Cape Town. My maternal grandmother lived about a mile away in what could only be described as her own private zoo . As I was her favourite grandchild I was her very willing apprentice and shared her love of… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Angora rabbits
You will need to take extra care this summer with your Angora rabbits due to the continued good weather we are having in parts of the UK. High summer temperatures can cause severe dehydration, over heating and health problems for animals especially woolly ones. Top 10 approaches to keeping your Angora rabbits cool in hot… Read more »
When our secretary asked for items, articles or even letters for the Year Book at the end of the Annual General Meeting. I wondered whether this may be the place to make a plea to members exhibiting their Angoras for a little more show preparation. This last year I have handled quite a number of… Read more »
Occasionally one of a litter turns out to be a complete mystery as regards colour and very possible not a colour that is kept in a particular rabbitry. It is likely, therefore, that it will not be recognisable to the less experienced angora breeder. This year I had two blue-creams in a litter of sooty-fawns and… Read more »
A new Venture in South Africa There is a new venture starting in South Africa, a wool farm for Angora Rabbits. They are small at the moment with only three bucks but are looking to find some does this year so that they can really get going.
Wool at Junction 13. Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, right next to the M6 motorway, Junction 13 on 18thand 19thMay 2019 Woolfest, Friday 28thand Sat 29thJune 2019. Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ Fibre East.27th/28thJuly 2019. Redbone Upper School and Community College, Flitwick Road, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU. British Wool Show, Friday 9thand Saturday… Read more »
It’s easy to get the impression that all the people listed as breeders, exhibitors and owners have a shed full of show-groomed rabbits, with illness, mites and flies never daring to cross the threshold, but owners know that rapid problem-solving has to be the key to success.
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 »
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 »