Posts Tagged: English Angora rabbits

General care and breeding of Angora rabbits

Housing Angoras need a hutch 5ft x 2ft by 2ft high. Because of the Angora’s fine coat a hutch with separate sleeping compartment is not recommended as the restriction of the entrance to the compartment ‘shaves’ the sides of the coat off. They are quite hardy and may be housed outside, however, if this is… Read more »

Remembering Mrs Pratley

One of the many key figures in angora rabbits was Mrs Barbara Pratley and here is a short article by Yvonne Hobbs Fothergill sharing her memories of Mrs Pratley.

My Angora love affair

Willowcot Stud is the Angora stud of Yvonne Hobbs- Fothergill. My love of Angora rabbits began when I became my grandmother’s apprentice at the age of two. She kept quite a large zoo in her spacious garden comprising birds, fish, reptiles, primates and mammals of all kinds, but the Angora rabbit were the ones that… Read more »

Bourne Stud Angoras

Bourne Stud is the angora stud name for Sally Mays angora’s. Here is a brief profile of how Sally got started as a breeder of Angora rabbits.

Skyrack Angoras

Skyrack Angoras is the name of Lesley Hordon’s stud in West Yorkshire. Skyrack is the name of the old Viking Wapentake, and means Shire Oak. Lesley has kept Angora rabbits for 20 years.

Importance of water for your Angoras

Angora rabbits need water as part of their daily routine. Wild rabbits tend to get sufficient water from eating grass and greens whilst domesticated rabbits have a largely dry diet and need to have additional water supplied in their cages. This can be through a bottle attached to the cage door held in place by… Read more »

The Welfare Code

This welfare code has been unofficial for many years, and has now been discussed at our Annual General Meeting and published in our yearbook. National Angora Club Members: Make the welfare of the rabbit their priority. Do not breed Angora rabbits for sale for commercial gain. Sell only to vetted private owners and not to… Read more »