Posts Tagged: Angora

Entering your wool for the product competition

The products section of the stock show is your opportunity to get the judges opinion for free and to see how your items compare with other producers. I have heard people say “I spin and teach others” or “I sell my produce – I don’t need to compete”, but the variety of design shown on the… 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 »

The Coloured Angora by Gill Holford

It has taken many years to develop the lovely coloured angoras we now have, many of which match any white in quality, so let us preserve these colours. Recently many people I have talked to have expressed a worry that in order to prevent too much inbreeding of their stock they were beginning to cross… Read more »

National Angora Club badges

Our new badges have arrived. Anyone who would like one please contact Sally May through the contacts page and the price per badge £4 plus £1 postage. These are pin badges but sew on ones are also available.

Smoke English Angora

The Smoke Angora is a stunning colour with a rich dark coloured head and the breed standard is as follows: Smoke Breed Standard Head, feet and ears black Wool dark bluish-grey without white base Tips to match head Nose and ears to be free of silvering Eyes blue but brown acceptable This is a self coloured… Read more »

Breeding rabbits for show

If you have acquired a pair of angoras (buck and doe) from a reputable breeder and you have checked that they are up to the standard set by the British Rabbit Council (BRC), are old enough (about eight months upwards) and are fit and well. Then you introduce the doe to the bucks cage. If… Read more »

National Angora Club Facebook page

The National Angora Rabbit Club UK Facebook page was originally set up for National Angora Club members. However over the years there are a number of people who have let their memberships lapse. Please can members renew as soon as possible to continue access to the Facebook group. Please send subscriptions to Sally May, Treasurer,… Read more »

Buying an Angora rabbit as a pet

All rabbits need a lot of looking after, and Angoras need more than most. Grooming several times a week, clipping 3 monthly, and they can live for 10 years! If you do not wish to use the coat it is a lot of work.

Problems with Babies in the nest

There can be problems with baby angora’s in the nest, so here is a quick post on what to look out for. Check for fur tangled around legs, or neck. This should be cut off as soon as you notice otherwise it could result in loss of a limb or death. It is important to… Read more »