French Angora Rabbit
History of the French Angora Rabbit
Prior to 1939, any rabbit capable of growing and producing a wool coat suitable for harvest was classified by ARBA as an Angora Wooler. The French Angora is arguably the closest in resembling the “original” Angora that was brought from Ankara (Angora), Turkey in 1723 to France by sailors. In 1944, ARBA officially declared the two types to be two separate breeds of a rabbit: The English Angora and the French Angora rabbit.Today, the French Angora is the second most popular Angora breed (just behind the English).
Due to their thick, dense fur, French Angoras are most susceptible to wool block. Angoras also are at-risk for overgrown teeth, which can grow into their jaws and face, causing immense pain.
Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fiber which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth. Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion.
Rabbits have a sweet tooth and would probably love to eat a lot of fruit. However, because of the high sugar content, fruits should be fed only as treats. Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The body of the French Angora rabbit is shaped, firm and strong. The head is oval shaped and in proportion to the body. They have upright ears.
|The Senior Bucks||7.7-10 pounds (3.5-4.5kg)|
|The Senior Does||7.7-10 pounds (3.5-4.5 kg)|
Fur / Coat
They have two coats of hair: a coarse guard hair, which extends past the undercoat, and a thick, crimped wool coat. you need to clean and tend to their coat. Brushing with a slicker brush on an as-needed basis to prevent mats or clumps in the fur.
French Angoras are docile and sweet rabbits, they are typically mellow and gentle, they need plenty of time outside. Rabbits do enjoy to have some toys, choose rabbit-safe toys. They do well with couples who are ready to take the leap into pet parenthood as well as families who have older children who understand how to handle larger animals such as rabbits.