Posts Tagged: Breed standard

Sable Angora rabbits

No colour is as difficult to assess at an early age as the Sable, a colour which is the subject of so many beginners seeking advice. The problem starts at birth. So often have I had a beginner on the phone, horrified because the eagerly awaited litter, both parents Sable, appear to be entirely of… Read more »

Agouti colours Cinnamon english angora

Cinnamon Head, ears and feet a mixture of chocolate and cinnamon Wool to match head with depth of colour and banding essential White belly with or without pale cinnamon under-colour Eyes brown or glowing ruby red in subdued light

Know your litters when they arrive

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 »

Breed standard for Angora stud buck and brood doe

The breed standard of the national club. Body Coat Clipped down to a maximum of one inch, pure colour, fine texture, even and dense all over A coat of 1 – 2 inches is permissible in the case of coloured Angoras 15 points Furnishings Head, feet, legs, face, ears and tail 15 points Head Broad,… Read more »

Agouti colours Brown-Grey english angora

Brown-Grey breed standard Head, ears and feet wild grey, a mixture of black and gold Wool blue, as dark as possible with tips to match head Eyes brown White belly with blue under-colour

Cream English Angora rabbit

Cream breed standard for the English Angora rabbit Head and feet cream, wool lighter cream with tips to match head Creamy white belly, eyes blue-grey preferred but brown acceptable The Cream is an Agouti colour. The Cream can be thought of as a dilute Golden (picture on the right) , and a Cream bred to… 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 »

Self colours Lilac English Angora

Lilac breed standard Head, ears and feet dove grey with a very distinct warm tone Wool pale dove grey, the tips (guard hair) to match the head and ears Eyes blue or shades of brown, from dark to pale ochre, often with a warm glow Under colour to match top colour Nails horn coloured in… Read more »

Blue English Angora

Blue breed standard Head, feet and ears blue, as dark as possible Wool blue without white base Tips to match head Ears and nose to be free of silvering Eyes blue-grey The Blue is a self colour, and when bred to Blue for several generations has the genotype aaBBCCddEEll. It can be thought of as… Read more »