Posts Tagged: Grooming

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. Clover stud had best adult with their chocolate doe… Read more »

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 »

Clipping angora rabbits

Most Angora owners clip their rabbit with hairdressing scissors, with the rabbit sat quietly on their knee. Injuries are extremely rare. In Britain rabbits are never restrained and relax into the positions required for clipping. The clipping doesn’t hurt, and the rabbit is used to being groomed and handled from a very early age. It is… Read more »

Showing angora rabbits

If you are starting down the journey of owning an angora and want to start showing it is advisable to do some research before deciding to just turn up at a rabbit show to show your angora. You will need to be a member of the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and in order to find out… Read more »