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 tail.