British AngoraAngora (British)
Angora is one of the oldest native breeds of angora and comes from Ankara, Turkey (historically known as Angora). Finally they set off for America, where before 1939 there was only one kind of woollen hog named "Angora Wooler". "In 1939 Angora Wooler was reclassified into two species of bunny - the British and the German.
1944 the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) divided them into two races, now known as French Angora and English Angora Rabbit. Angora rabbit is obedient and convivial. This small, kompakten rabbit have a wide, even-headed, and small ears with much willy-coat.
There are also pelts on their faces (unlike all other angoras), as well as wool toes. Angora rabbits are the only Angora rabbits with face furniture. It is often referred to as "round lint" when its skin is in excellent shape. Angora's hair is thick, wooly and velvety.
It is important to keep your English Angora rabbits free, whether you are rearing them as show rabbits, woollen rabbits or domestic rabbits. When you use English Angora is a domestic animal, make sure that it becomes a groove or use scissors to keep their fur as it will steadily increase.
People who use English angoras for their wools say they shear their fur about four a year - that's a great amount of that! When you choose to keep an English Angora bunny as your domestic animal, a so-called "puppy cut" will make it for you. In this type of "haircut," most of the body and faces are shorn to keep the fur brief, but the foot and earfur remain relatively long.
This results in a bunny that looks like a small dog. Ensure that your bunny is rich in fibre and care for it on a regular basis. Angoras can come in a colorful iridescent bow. Agouti group of English angoras is classed as lynx, chestnut and chocolate. Selfgroups come in black, blue, chocolate or lilac, Shaded Group English Angoras are Black Tort, Blue Tort, Chocolate Tort or Lilac Tort and Show Class is classed as having ruby red eye and fur.
The Pointed Group English Angoras have either pure whites with dark patches on their noses and feet (called the Blacks Pointed White), whites with dark chocolate pointed whites on their noses and feet, or whites with pale gray patches on their noses and buttocks.
English angoras primarily demand a great deal of care in the fur section because their fur is so wooly and thick. You will need to brush regularly (1-2 brushes per week) with a brush crest and approx. four brushes per year to keep your fur mats free. If you are not willing to spend so much of your life trying to keep your rabbits in good health, we do not suggest this race to first-time herders.
As with most bunnies, English angora canines need a food that is 70 per cent made up of high-grain. Rabbid babies or "kits" need a different nutrition. Angoras are great domestic animals and their paddock can be either inside or outside, according to your living conditions. Outdoor bunnies should be large enough for your little one to move around and should have bed linen to make your angora smile.
In order to guarantee a neat fur, you should keep your bunny paddock daily cleaned and the litter changed once or twice a weeks. If you are living in an appartment or home without a back yard, you can let your bunny run around the building freely, but you would also like to go outside and capture some radiation and sense the weed under your toes.
One of the most worrying problems with the English angora rabbit's condition is the woodcut's use. Bunnies are pure and often self-caring and because the English Angora (not unlike the Satin Angora) has such a thick, long hair, they can inadvertently spray some of it. In contrast to a cat, bunnies cannot gulp up to remove this haarball, and that's why it's getting bigger and bigger.
Hairballs grow so strongly that the hare either thinks it is full and is dying because it does not feed, or it totally stops the alimentary tract and it just cannot feed. One way or another, woodcuts are a hazardous and genuine issue when it comes to long, thick coats of bunnies.
Signs of woodcuts are a reduction in the amount of food (or no food at all), reduced activities and excrements are less common and/or are held together by want. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent woolen blockages in your bunny, with nutrition being the most important. Ensure that your bunny is rich in fibre and care for it on a regular basis.
Most growers also add pieces of peach or papay tablet once a week to help avoid blockages of wooll. It is necessary to clean the English Angora bunnies regularly, even during the off-shedding-period. Angoras are balanced bunnies who like to hang out with their people. In addition to the woollen pad, some bunnies also grow too much tooth tissue due to bad nutrition.
If you feed your bunny a healthy nutrition of straw, tomatoes and vegetable, it should not be a challenge to give your bunny adult teeths something to eat (like a puppy toy), but it won't ache and will keep them happy. A few bunnies also like to eat bits of timber (some are known for munching parts of their timber enclosure), so it is also okay to give them a bit of rabbit-safe timber to use.