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Does anyone know anything about French Angora?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Harelady » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:00 pm


So I picked ups two REW French Angora does for the purpose of being woolers. The seller said she got them from a show breeder that sold them without a pedigree cause she did not like something about them. Anyways I am curious as to what the breeder was seeing in these does to sell them with out a pedigree. I have looked them over and cannot find a obvious DQ. What I do see is that one doe has a little bit of wool on the ears and the other has some wool on the bottom of her feet. But according to the standard neither is a DQ. At least that is how I am interpreting it. One doe is pretty well typed and the other not so much. I cannot comment on wool quality since I have no idea but it is much courser than my English Angoras.

I am thinking of taking them to a show just to here the comments or what they get DQ for. It be worth it to learn about the breed.

Here are some pictures of the two does let me know your thoughts.

Doe 1
https://pix.sfly.com/S3Yi0D

Doe 2
https://pix.sfly.com/J5Zsix

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Re: Does anyone know anything about French Angora?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SixGun » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:26 pm


Congratulations on the new additions.

I don't see anything obvious from the pics. Sometimes REW are a gamble in a breeding program if you're not sure what they are underneath.

Good luck.... Try a show.
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Re: Does anyone know anything about French Angora?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby sunrise » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:35 am


Very pretty!

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Re: Does anyone know anything about French Angora?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby PSFAngoras » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:04 am


It can be hard to tell the build of an angora without putting your hands on them, but they do look like solid rabbits with good coat texture. Is there any way that you could get the breeder's info from the seller and contact her to at least ask why she sold them sans pedigree? Even the fiber quality angoras get sold with pedigrees around here.

I'm with six gun. Throw them up on the table at the next show and see what happens.
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Re: Does anyone know anything about French Angora?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Harelady » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:10 am


So I was able to get the breeders information from the seller. I think she will give me the pedigree but said she sold them because she did not like the body type on either of them. I agree that the one doe has poor body type but the other seems decent at least to me. I will show the one doe at the next show I go to and am complicating find a good buck for her.

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Re: Does anyone know anything about French Angora?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby cybercat » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:52 pm


Harelady wrote:So I picked ups two REW French Angora does for the purpose of being woolers. The seller said she got them from a show breeder that sold them without a pedigree cause she did not like something about them. Anyways I am curious as to what the breeder was seeing in these does to sell them with out a pedigree. I have looked them over and cannot find a obvious DQ. What I do see is that one doe has a little bit of wool on the ears and the other has some wool on the bottom of her feet. But according to the standard neither is a DQ. At least that is how I am interpreting it. One doe is pretty well typed and the other not so much. I cannot comment on wool quality since I have no idea but it is much courser than my English Angoras.

I am thinking of taking them to a show just to here the comments or what they get DQ for. It be worth it to learn about the breed.

Here are some pictures of the two does let me know your thoughts.

Doe 1
https://pix.sfly.com/S3Yi0D

Doe 2
https://pix.sfly.com/J5Zsix


Why not just ask the breeder. If she could hard and they did not pass she can tell you why. It might be what is behind them in wrong crossing as in accidentally breediing that produced them. Are they litter mates.

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