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Angora

Contributor(s): British Rabbit Council

Specification

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  • Angora   Angora  .

Variations

  • English.
  • French.
  • Giant.
  • Satin.

General information

  • The Angora is the only breed of rabbit that has wool that can be used for spinning.
  • Very well known for its wool.
  • Originated in England.
  • Has also been known as the White Shock Turkey Rabbit and English Silk Rabbit.

English Angora

  • It usually has an alert, sweet and gentle nature.
  • It is not recommended for people that don't enjoy grooming their animals.
  • The English Angora is the most popular breed for show.
  • Requires a great deal of special care to keep its coat in good condition.
  • The oldest known breed of domestic rabbit.

French Angora

  • This is the easy-care Angora that needs less grooming.
  • The French Angora is usually a good breed for novices and youths.
  • It usually has a friendly, outgoing and alert personality.
  • It makes an elegant show rabbit, as the second most popular Angora breed for show purposes.
  • Requires a great deal of special care to keep its coat in good condition.

Giant Angora

  • Gentle and easy-going.
  • Currently a less popular breed.
  • Requires a great deal of special care to keep its coat in good condition.

Satin Angora

  • Not recommended for people looking for a pet rabbit or for people who are inexperienced in handling rabbits, due to excitable nature.
  • The least popular of the Angora breed.
  • Requires a great deal of special care to keep its coat in good condition.

Biological data

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Disease common to different rabbit types

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Breeders

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Septon J & Blake J (2002)Angora Rabbbits and Their Wool(Rabbit Fanciers Library), Nimrod Press.
  • British Rabbit Council & Pet Plan (1999)The Rabbit List.(For a free copy, send an A5 SAE to The Rabbit List, Pet Plan Ltd, Computer House, Great West Road Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX, UK.)
  • Sandford J C (1996)The Domestic Rabbit.5th Edn: Blackwell Sciences. pp 27-28. ISBN 0 632 03894 2.
  • Okerman L (1994)diseases of Domestic Rabbits.2nd Edn: Blackwell Sciences. pp 140-141. ISBN 0 632 03804 7.
  • Brown M (1982)Exhibition and Pet Rabbits.2nd Edn: Triplegate Ltd. pp 63-66. ISBN 0 862 30050 9.

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