Posts Tagged: Grooming

What a welcome back!

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 »

List of Rabbit shows for 2022

May 2022 National Angora Stock Show National Angora Club Stock Show to be judged by Simon Whincup for 3 star and Peter Biggs for 1 star New judge Stock Show. To be held on Sunday 29th May 2022 at Wyken Community Centre, Westmoreland Road, (off Belgrave Rd), Wyken, Coventry. CV2 5PY. Entires to Chris Baker… Read more »

For the beginner

First make sure you have the time to spare on this lovely breed, as it does need a good bit of your time to keep them fit for the show. Get in touch with the Secretary of the breed and ask for the address of a breeder near you so that you can go and… Read more »

The Show Groomers Armoury

You might think that I should be the last person advising “show” people on grooming ideas, but the top exhibitors have kindly shared some very surprising ideas with me which you might find interesting. When embarking on a new hobby, career, or interest the thing to do is go to the top, and thats what I… Read more »

Grooming for the show bench

I’m going to try and take you through the grooming until they are adults. I personally start grooming my babies about 6 weeks old,where I take them out and sort out the knots behind their necks. Then at 8 week to 9 weeks I take them out regularly, which is normally every other day, and… Read more »

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 »

London Championship show 2018

The National Angora Club (NAC) held a stock show at the London championship show last weekend. Sadly there were only four entries and one of them was absent. The judge for the stock show was Geoff Boot. Foxwood stud had the best angora with their u/5 white.

Wool harvesting for beginners by Mrs Pratley

Introduction This article was written many years ago by Mrs Pratley, a former President of the National Angora Club. For present day Angora keepers, some things have changed. Wool is stored in self seal heavy duty freezer bags rather than newspaper, tins and boxes, and the rabbit is often clipped sitting on the owner’s knee…. Read more »

Timescales for clipping Angora rabbits

Clipping a angora rabbits should be done approximately once every 3 months to ensure they remain healthy. Once you have all the necessary equipment ready put the rabbit on your knees and brush any debris out of the coat. I usually clip the top coat first. Have your bag ready to put the wool in. Start… Read more »