After many years in the fancy as a junior, (1999-2005), I came back to the rabbit world in 2018 after spending 9 years in Sydney, Australia doing the travelling “thing” as well as successfully building a recruitment agency so when I came back and settled in the UK, naturally I reached out to old friends… Read more »
Posts Tagged: English Angora rabbits
Hand rearing Angora rabbits Week 9-10
Both bunnies are developing well and are both now spending time in a hutch in the outside shed with the other Angora rabbits during the day. They are still not fully acclimatised to being out at night as the temperature is currently a bit too cold especially now I have clipped their top coats. They… Read more »
For the love of Angora rabbits by Yvonne, a 63 x Championship winner
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 nature… Read more »
Winners at Coventry Stock Show
Yvonne Hobbs Fothergill with her under 4 month old White doe, Best in Show in the 1* show judged by Rob Banks. Grindey and Banks with their under 5 month White doe, Best in Show in the Open and also in the 3* stock show judged by Christine Hamilton.
Wool@J13 Show 2019
Visitors to Staffordshire’s Wool @ J13 festival on 18 & 19 May 2019 can expect heaps of wool and yarn-related fun this year – including challenges aimed at getting visitors to pick up some needles and give knitting a try.
English Angora rabbits in Spring
Spring advice for rabbit owners
Spring time and time to check your rabbits are fit for the summer to come. Litters should be appearing. Take doe out check her for health and milk, and check nest, remove and dead or injured babies.
General advice on keeping Angora rabbits
If your rabbit doesn’t come forward for its feed, time to check for problem teeth, worms or any other obvious problems. This time of year if it’s warm during the day, mites are about. Time to check backs of necks for knots or any obvious signs of scratching. Clip knots and treat with ivomec. Check again in… Read more »
125 years old
Source: Archives of NAC Yearbooks
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 »