Margaret Bartold has had English Angora rabbits for over 25 years. She has served on the board and committees of the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club, and currently is secretary of the NARBC.
She has provided the continuity of the Mid America Angora Club. Margaret is a much respected and beloved figure at rabbit shows, and her rabbits have earned many championships and show awards.
Margaret is retired from a career as a school counselor. She would bring Angora Rabbits to her office as an incentive for children to improve their behavior.
Margaret's Angora Rabbit Guidebook is a very useful resource for Angora Rabbit fanciers.
Angora Rabbits first came into Lil Peck's life with the purchase of a doe as a pet for her daughter, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, Lil began entering ARBA shows in the open classes while her two children showed in youth classes. In the mid-90's, Lil wrote "The Angora Rabbit Online Technical Manual" and published it through the hosting service that America Online had at that time. In 1999 she moved it to its own domain, AngoraRabbit.com.
Lil served as a board member of the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club, and as an officer in the Mid America Angora Club. She was NARBC's first webmaster.
In 2000 Lil became less active in the rabbit fancy, and in 2004, she gave her rabbits to a friend, longtime Angora breeder Cheri Olsen. Lil continued to maintain AngoraRabbit.com as a resource for Angora Rabbit owners. Then in October 2012, Lil reentered the rabbit fancy, coming home from the American Rabbit Breeders Association convention that fall with a trio of English Angoras.
Lil and her daughter, Georgia Schafer, enter most of the rabbits shows in Kansas, and frequently go to shows in Missouri, too. They have gotten championships on several English Angoras, and in 2016, Lil had the Best of Breed winning English Angora of the national Angora specialty show.
Lil credits Donna (formerly Hildebrand) Rose for her help and influence when she and her children were starting out with Angora Rabbits. Donna is no longer active in the fancy, but her high standards have had a lasting influence.
Georgia's biggest contribution to-date was providing the influence that dragged her mother, Lil, down the Rabbit Hole, back when Georgia was a little girl who wanted an Angora Rabbit for a pet. Georgia is an IT professional, a member of the Kansas Army National Guard, and is working towards her Master's in Business Administration. Together with Lil, Georgia operates Moirai Rabbitry.