T'was in a city where I was born, but there I never found a home. My heart had known before my past, that in a city I would not last. Could it be these feet of mine, would find the sand the place they'd pine? Alas the beach was not the place, for that my forlorn heart would race. Canopy of trees, shines filtered sun, a breathe of honeysuckle where I run, T'was a hoosier I'm meant to be, with clay soil beneath my feet. Just one acre, my little woods. But this place does suit me good. And here I'll be a hoosier best, and live my life til time to rest.
THE BUCKS AND DOES
Frosty a buck out of Amora and Buzz light ear
Just thought I would add info about the standard for English Angora's according to the NARBC
The English Angora is the only breed of angoras to have facial furnishings. An English Angora is to have
dense bangs and side trimmings. The head should be broad and flat across the nostrils. The ears are to be
somewhat short and fringed/tasseled abundantly. The short, coupled, compact body will resemble a ‘round
ball of fluff’ when posed properly.
The wool will have a silky texture and should be alive, healthy, and fall free. A good distribution of guard
hair should be evident to assist in supporting the crimped underwool. The wool should not part over the
back of the English Angora and fall to the sides as if to give a flat ‘pancake’ appearance.
The junior buck and junior doe have a minimum weight of 2 ¾ pounds. The junior buck may not weigh
over 5 ½ pounds and the junior doe may not weigh over 6 pounds. The minimum weight for a senior buck
and senior doe is 5 pounds. A senior buck may not weigh more than 7 pounds and a senior doe may not
weigh more than 7 ½ pounds. The ideal weight for senior bucks and senior does is 6 to 6 ½ pounds.
In judging the English 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
Additional information may be found in the ARBA Standard of Perfection.
This is YO our first bunny at Angora Amora. Not looking her best as she was just coming out of her first baby coat and into her adult coat at this time. I need to get a picture of her in her gorgeous mode, but we are expecting babies now soooo a good pic will have to wait. She is a tortoiseshell doe. Born on November 5 2008. Ear # GB148. aaBbCcD-ee. She is out of Els's Theodore (Troy) a tortoiseshell and Els's Gracie (Gabriella) a REW BOG 10/04/08-WCHRC. Purchased from Green Barn Farm. Thankyou Gina for our lovely addition to our family.
We now have Buzz Light Ear. He was purchased from Green Barn Farm. He is not related to Yo. I wanted to get a new line that would provide lilacs and chocolate colors. He is the perfect weight and nice body type His temperment is by far the best I have seen. His wool looks to be a little cottony, but I have been told by some that can change as they get older. We are using the blower often and seeing what his wool looks like through the next molt before using him as a breeder again. So far the offspring from a breeding we did look like they are not carrying cottony wool, but all do not have their adult coats yet. Time will tell. But he is bringing many good things as well. Getting the perfect rabbit is difficult and something we all strive for. Right now...I am happy to have a better rabbit, if not a perfect one. :)
Buzz Light Ear
I really like the rabbit hutches. Though...who knows just how long they will last being wooden. But it provides some privacy for the rabbits as well as protection from the elements. Their is an awning over the whole area. There is also two areas that I have seprated by fencing. I have additional hutches from when I first posted this...of course that is what happens when your rabbitry grows!