Angora Rabbits

French Angora Rabbits

The French Angora does not have any wool furnishings on its head, face, ears, or front feet. The ears may be plain or tufted, with the tufting restricted to the tips of the ears. The head should be oval shaped and balanced with the size and shape of the body. The head also has some side trimmings. A profile view of the French Angora will give the appearance of an oval shape. In viewing down on the animal it should present an oblong shape.

The wool on the French Angora will have an abundance of guard hair that should protrude above the under wool. There should be a good balance of guard hair and under wool with the under wool being heavily crimped. The wool should be full of life, strong, and fall free.

The junior buck and doe are not to weigh over 7 ½ pounds with a minimum weight of 3 ¾ pounds. The senior buck and doe may weigh from 7 ½ pounds to 10 ½ pounds. The ideal weigh is 8 ½ pounds. In judging the French Angoras the majority of the points are based on the wool, which includes density, texture, and length. The points for ‘General Type’ include the body type, head, ears, eyes, feet, legs and tail.

English Angora Rabbits

The English Angora is the smallest of the 4 angora breeds recognized by the ARBA. Acceptable weights are 5 - 7 1/2 lbs (2.3 - 3.4 kg). They come in a full rainbow of colors, including brokens - white with any acceptable color.
Angoras are typically very gentle and easy-going. They’ve had millennia of domestication, and through the ages each animal has been handled frequently in order to be groomed, plucked, sheared, and cleaned.

Are you interested in an English Angora as a pet? Personality-wise, great. But please, also realize that they’ll require significant grooming each week. Are you good with that?

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