French 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: 7 1/2 to 10 1/2 pounds, Females: 7 1/2 to 10 1/2 pounds
Physical Attributes: The French angora has long fur only on the body, legs, and cheeks. The head, ears, and feet have short fur. The body is medium in length and is rounded. The ears are upright.
Personality: Most French angoras are very calm due to years of being bred for good temperaments in order to properly groom the breed. One will often see a French angora upside-down having its belly brushed.
Coat Type and Grooming: French Angoras have very long fur which needs to be groomed at least every few days. It is easier to groom than the other angora breeds, but still requires frequent grooming. 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.