My Angoras

Oct 2016; about time I updated this !  I’ve updated some text and added some important current rabbits.

Rooting through my archive to find pictures of my Angoras over the years from 1979 through to 2016. I have included those who have been important foundations for my current stud. I’ll perhaps add to this as time goes by. Read from the bottom up ! There are many who haven’t made it on this page but might if I get more time.

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Bang up to date oct 2016; Don’s Raincloud i think will be a future important buck. A Don’s Black Jack x Don’s Truth be Known baby and brother to Coastwind and Purple Rain. He has lots to offer particularly texture, lighter furnishing, heavy shading and beautiful size and type.

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Don’s Coastwind. Don’s Black Jack x Don’s Truth be Known. Coastwind will hopefully go on to produce more blues and blue creams.

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Don’s Sweetcheeks. Everitt’s Tic Tac x Don’s Trudy. Combining Caspar and Tic Tac and already a Daddy ! I am sure he is going to feature massively in the future.

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Don’s Black Jack. Everitt’s Caspar x Don’s Truth be Known. I loved this boy but sadly lost him, I am so glad his genes live on in my stud.

 

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Don’s Too Good to be True. Everitt’s Caspar x Don’s Truth be Known. Trudy is just beautiful and has already produced some lovely babies. I am sure there will be more to come.

 

LaToya bred by Sally May.  It was a thrill to get the Lilac accepted as a showable colour in the UK.  It seemed at one time I could only breed Lilac bucks !  it was great to be able to bring in this lovely doe from Sally's famous herd to really safeguard the Lilacs in my shed.

LaToya bred by Sally May. It was a thrill to get the Lilac accepted as a showable colour in the UK. It seemed at one time I could only breed Lilac bucks ! it was great to be able to bring in this lovely doe from Sally’s famous herd to really safeguard the Lilacs in my shed.

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Everitt’s Casper. The chance to own Casper and his brother Tic-Tac bred by Candy Everitt was a dream come true. They have really changed the direction of my Angoras. I can honestly say Casper is an incredible Angora. His coat texture makes him a joy to groom and clip. His amazing temperament makes him so easy to deal with, he loves attention and will sit on your knee forever if you let him. His offspring have all been exceptional. Having Tic Tac’s progeny also is the icing on the cake.

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Tic Tac and Casper

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Don’s Truth be Known (Bleucca). Don’s True Lies x Don’s Kinder KoKo. What can i say about this doe. She is fast becoming the most important brood doe in my stud. She is the sweetest tempered, loving doe. She absolutely loves having babies and caring for them. She will most definitely be behind every Angora I breed in the future.

 

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Don’s Behind Closed Doors, Doors is a Wine/KoKo baby. He is the Sire of the Nolly Litter, Don’s Truth be Known. I really love this pedigree on paper.. it’s a culmination of all I was trying to achieve, taking nearly 13 years and 8 generations.. I guess I can finally say this litter is “all my own breeding” 🙂

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Don’s Lilac Wine. I lost him in 2016 at 8 years old. He is behind all of my Lilac Angoras, originating from Sally May’s chocolate line.

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2013. Don’s True Lies.

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Don’s True Lies. Son of Halbert, Grandson of Endymion. Father of Bleucca.. his genes live on through all of her important offspring.

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Don’s Golden Hope. Hope is by Pearly Hugo of Willowcot (Festus line) out of Don’s Brulee carrying a combo of the Dutch lines and the Sooty Fawn lines from Sue Fisher.

 

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My last real additions came from Yvonne’s famous Willowcot line. I fell in love with Frostie Endymion of Willowcot at the 2010 Spring stock show where he went BIS. I saw him in a cat carry basket when I entered the hall and gasped. He was a lovely big rabbit dripping in Fringe and long ear tassells, beautiful broad head I am so lucky to have his genes through his son Halbert who came to live with me. He will feature heavily in my future breeding.

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Don’s Dreams to Reality. This doe had it all, sadly she chewed her coat as a baby and couldnt be shown. She is by Yankee Doodle and Bounty from the Sally May Chocolate line.

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Don’s Yankee Doodle. By Alfie from Paula’s Dutch import line and Don’s Only carrying the Holly and Ivy line and the Sooty line through Sweet Sioux.

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Hiker was imported from The Netherlands from Gerben Stigter. I loved this Dutch line so much from Paula’s imports. A blue eyed white, such a beautiful rabbit. He only had one litter and sadly I lost him quite early.

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The beautiful Hiker from Gerben

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Chub was by Alfie from Paula’s Dutch import line out of Don’s Only from the Sooty line though Sweet Sioux. He was an enormous baby ! just one in the litter.

 

Don’s Lilac Wine. The chocolate Sally line carries blue so Lilacs were inevitable. The colour was finally recognised by the BRC in 2015 so we can show it in open competition.

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KoKo as a baby. She is such an important doe for me. She combines my Sally May line with my Sooty line from Sue Fisher. She is behind most of my current Angoras.

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Truffle is father of Arianna and behind the Sally May line.

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In 2006 I added chocolates from Sally May. Don’s Arianna is behind all of my current chocolates. I have two lines of chocolates one is intensely inbred on Sally May lines and one includes chocolate from my Dutch imports.

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The beautiful Tulsety Litte Gremlin arrived from Paula Pyke to further my White Lines.

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Don’s Almond was a huge coated white doe.. she won quite alot for me including BIS. She was heavily Willowcot bred but sadly she never produced for me.

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Turnip as a baby

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Don’s Eternity (Turnip). Behind my White lines and going back to Hafody.

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Don’s Sovereign

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Don’s Silver Sixpence

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Don’s Madonna from the Sooty lines combined with the Whites.

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Don’s Rye from the Sooty line.

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Apphia growing up.

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As my lines developed I had some lovely babies. This a Apphia as a baby.

 

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Another important introduction for my current lines was stock from Paula Pyke. Holly and Ivy were two smoke Sisters from a mating to Paula’s lovely Smoke buck Diablo. They are both in my current pedigrees.

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The now famous photo of Holly having been clipped.

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Ivy from my Paula lines est 2004

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Sweet Sioux one of my all time favourites and a real Matriach in my current lines.

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Sioux with Artoise and Sanchez

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Sanchez as an Adult buck.. He is father of Artoise and features in my current sooty line pedigrees.

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The beautiful Sanchez

 

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Don’s Sweet Sioux. From Sue’s lines. This doe is so important in my current lines. She is behind all of my present breeding stock, even the current whites and chocolates.

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The famous Mexican litter, Sunchyme and Sanchez had a fan club on the old BRC Rabbit forum in the UK, who watched them grow up.

 

Sooty Fawns have always  been my favourite colour.  Sue Fisher started me off with Artoise back in 2002.  He is behind nearly all of my current stud.  I did lose the colour as I wanted to breed in better texture and length and it has taken this long to get the colour back again.

Sooty Fawns have always been my favourite colour. Sue Fisher started me off back in 2002. Artoise was from the first homebred litter, he is behind nearly all of my current stud. I did lose this colour as I wanted to breed in better texture and length and it has taken this long to get the colour back again.

Hafody was born in 2003. After a spell without Angoras I got started again around 2000 with stock from Chris Hamilton and Sue Fisher... these Angoras are still the back bone of my current stud. Hafody was a real favourite, so laid back, My current boy Truth reminds me of him.

Hafody was born in 2003. After a spell without Angoras I got started again around 2000 with stock from Chris Hamilton and Sue Fisher… these Angoras are still the back bone of my current stud. Hafody was a real favourite, so laid back, one of the special ones you never forget.

 

Angora in 1985.  I had a few Angoras in the 80's mostly Whites and Golds.. I need to hunt through my old photos for some more pictures.

Angora in 1985. I had a few Angoras in the 80’s & 90’s mostly Whites and Golds.. I need to hunt through my old photos for some more pictures.

 

Princess my very first Angora back in 1979.  Brought from Ann and Terry Adams

Princess my very first Angora back in 1979. Brought from Ann and Terry Adams

I attended my first rabbit show back in 1979 and immediately fell in love with the Angoras being shown by Ann Adams. I pestered Ann for a baby and soon had a small stud of whites, smokes and blue creams.

16 Responses to My Angoras

  1. Bea Bevan says:

    I am looking to buy two angora rabbits as pets.
    Please can you advise me if you sell them or if you can put me in touch with a reputable breeder?
    Thank you.

  2. Hamish skinner says:

    I had angora rabbits before and would to buy one to keep for my grandson.
    Ilive near Inverness and cannot find any breeders near me.
    Do you use a courier to transport, or do you sell pick up only.
    when do you have any young to sell, as your rabbits look stunning?
    Hamish

    • admin says:

      Hi Hamish,
      Sorry I missed your comment. There are a couple of breeders in Scotland, I dont have their details. Might be worth checking the Facebook group, see the bar on the right of my website. Lots of breeders on there with babies currently. Hope that helps. Don

  3. Ariel says:

    Hi Don, I’m your angoras big fan. I haven’t got any rabbit yet but hopefully one day. I just saw in the BRC website that lilac is new colour introduced this year! Your lilac wine will be on the top spot!!

  4. Dyan XU says:

    hi,
    i like angora so much. But i do not know where can i buy angora baby.Could you tell me where can i buy it ?
    Thanks.

  5. claire simpson says:

    Please could you tell me where i can buy Angora from?I like the English white Angor.a

    Kindest Regards,

    Claire

    • admin says:

      Hi Claire, Best to join the Facebook page on the right margin lots of people with babies right now. Hopefully there will be someone near to you.

  6. Donald Turner says:

    Hi Don
    Great to get advice from a true fancier. Although I love Angoras, I personally don’t feel I could have one. They are very high maintenance to keep their fibre in top condition, I am terrified I couldn’t justify their unique beauty and it would end in disaster. I had Peruvian Cavies 30 years ago. Away from the show table their long hair is kept in rollers, to prevent soiling and matting. This practice is far removed from the beautiful Angoras, who are kept on wire plinths in their show pens. I would love to have a show quality Angoras, but I am scared. Please, what is your best advice to me?

    • admin says:

      Find a breeder near to you who can keep an eye out and help when needed. Nothing to be scared of they are just bunnies 🙂 I have Peruvians too!

  7. Amanda Salmon says:

    Hi…
    What a fantastic breed. I congratulate you on your amazing family..
    I breed mini lops and have been for the past 3 years just as a hobby breeder. I would however like to have a pair of breeding angoras. There would be questions I would like answers to but I could ask them if there was a possibility of getting a pair. For instance:
    – Grooming, I prefer them clipped.
    – duration of pregnancy
    – size of hutch
    There are more but i’ll leave at that for now. All my hutches are indoors in a magnificent Avery style shed.
    I live in the Leicester area and hope you can oblige or maybe put me in contact with someone who can help.
    Kind regards
    Amanda

    • admin says:

      Best to really learn about the breed before you take the plunge, they are not the easiest to manage. ALL rabbits have a 31 day gestation ! Best to read up about them on the internet. If you join the facebook page on my website you can chat with some very experienced Angora breeders on there.

  8. Georgia Bovenizer says:

    Hi, do you know any UK breeders of German Angora rabbits? I have searched the web but other than finding your site, no luck.

    Your rabbits are fantastic, my daughter was drooling over them!

    • admin says:

      We dont really have any pure German Angoras in the UK (that I know of). There are what we call continental Angoras which are the larger commercial type Angoras.. try BigWig Angoras link on my website.

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