These photos show how a good English Angora’s body is shaped, under the wool coat. Every Angora breeder should have a copy of the ARBA Standard of Perfection. Order copies here.
|The red circle is to illustrate from the Standard of Perfection, “Top line should rise from behind the ears to a high point over the hips, then round down to the base of the tail.”|
|This doe is Moirai Missy, who was Best of Variety from the junior class at the NARBC national show in 2014. She is not perfect; there is always room for improvement. (The color mottling is due to growth phases of the fur.)|
|This rear view shows how well Missy’s hocks support her rear. It can be difficult to get a correct set of hocks on an English Angora, whle also getting a good, dense coat.|
|A nice set of nearly parallel hocks.|
|This photo was taken of Missy before shearing her wool. The proverbial, “round ball of fluff!”|