If you have no previous experience with rabbits, and are a newcomer to the world of purebred ARBA rabbits, it may be a bit difficult at first, to find someone willing to sell you quality show stock. There will be lots of "bunny mills" who are willing to sell you rabbits, but you should try to avoid those.
Because English Angora Rabbits are so cute, a lot of people buy them on impulse, without being properly prepared to give them the labor intensive care they need. For us breeders, this presents the conundrum of wanting to promote our hobby and welcome new participants, while at the same time, protecting the animals from falling into neglect. We also don't want to see anyone think they are going to get rich from breeding these rabbits.They won't get rich from selling their fur, either, although some Angora owners do sell their excess fiber, and yarn or garments made from it.
We recommend that you email or telephone some English Angora Rabbit breeders, and express your sincere interest in the breed. Don't just email, "Do you have any rabbits for sale?" Explain who you are, and why you are interested. If you think they are adorable and you just can't stop thinking about them, say so. Ask questions.
Attend ARBA rabbit shows. Sit with the Angora Rabbit breeders, and ask questions. Watch the judging. Don't try to impress the other breeders with your knowledge and experience; go with a learner's mind.
If you want to get a rabbit as a pet for your child, please understand that you will need to give your child a lot of assistance with the rabbit's care! In our opinion, English Angoras are not really suitable for children, but we must admit, we got started with them ourselves by first getting them for our children.
Our recommendation is: START WITH A SINGLE RABBIT. Then after you are comfortable with the care of that one rabbit, you can begin to grow a
NO CROSS BREEDING! Responsible breeders do not breed mutts. Responsible breeders do not breed just to raise pet bunnies.