English Angora rabbits Breed Profile
Varieties: Agouti: Each hair shaft over the body has three or more distinct colors. The belly, underside of the tail, inside of the ears and nostrils, and around the eyes are cream, orange, or white; Pointed White: White with color on the feet, legs, nose, ears, and tail. Pink eyes;? Self: One solid color; Shaded: The body is one color and the ears, face, haunches, belly, feet, legs, and tail are a darker color; Ticked: Dark color with silver or gold tipped hairs spread throughout the coat; Wide Band: Markings like that of an agouti, but the hair shafts do not have three or more colors.
Weight: Males: 5 to 7 pounds, Females: 5 to 7 1/2 pounds
Physical Attributes: The English Angora resembles, literally, a ball of fluff. The only portion of the rabbit that has short fur is the face. The rest, ears and legs included, is covered in long fur. The face is fairly short, and the body is rounded.
Personality: Most English angoras are very calm due to years of being bred for good temperaments in order to properly groom the breed. One will often see an English angora upside-down having its belly brushed.
Coat Type and Grooming: English Angoras have very long, fine fur which requires daily grooming. It matts very easily due to its silky texture. A slicker brush and a comb, preferably with rotating teeth, are a must for grooming. A letter opener is good for splitting matts apart. Clippers are a good idea in case the rabbit ever needs to be shaved, such as in very warm weather or when being bred.