Welcome to the National Jersey Wooly Club (NJWRC) website!
Here you will find information on the "Fluff of the Fancy " as this wooly little rabbit breed is known.
The Jersey Wooly is one of the dwarf domestic rabbit breeds, having a maximum weight allowance of 3 ½ lbs. and an ideal weight of 3 lbs. They are popular rabbits for show and exhibition.
Jersey Woolies are known for their friendly temperament. They come in a variety of colors and make excellent pets, 4-H projects, and are a hobby to many dedicated breeders.
The Jersey Wooly was first introduced at the 1984 Americn Rabbit Breeders' Convention (ARBA) Convention in Orlando, Florida by Bonnie Seeley of Highbridge, NJ. In 1988 at the ARBA Convention, in Madison, Wisconsin, it became a recognized breed. Bonnie originally developed the breed in order to produce a small pet rabbit with wool that was easy to care for. Today, the Jersey Wooly is that, and much more, as one of the most popular breeds of rabbits exhibited around the country with a club membership of over 700 worldwide. Broken Jersey Woolies were accepted as a recognized variety at the 2004 ARBA Convention in Rhode Island.
NJWRC Members participated in a lively round of bidding during the 2016 Golden Fleece Auction, which brought in nearly $4,000 in proceeds and raised more than $2,300 in funds for scholarships and other membership services. View the Auction Report (PDF file) for more information.
For more 2016 Convention Results, visit the NJWRC 2016 Convention Results Page.
The Jersey Wooly, are exhibited at both local and national shows throughout
the country in much the same manner that dogs and cats are shown. Each rabbit is compared to the Standard of Perfection for its breed, and competes against others of its own breed for BEST OF BREED [BOB] honors. Then, each BOB is judged against one another for the coveted BEST IN SHOW [BIS] title.
The NJWRC boasts members across the USA, Canada, Malaysia and Japan. NJWRC members have the privilege of competing in the annual sweepstakes contest which measures to a degree, the success of members exhibiting at local, state, and national all breed and Jersey Wooly specialty shows.
Interested in finding a breeder near you?
NWJRC maintains a list of Member breeders that includes name, rabbitry name, city, state, e-mail, and website link, if applicable. To join the NJWRC, simply download our PDF application form and mail it in with your application fee.
The NJWRC boasts members from across the USA, Canada, Malaysia and Japan. NJWRC members have the
privilege of competing in the annual
Sweepstakes Contest which measures to a degree, the success of members exhibiting at local, state, and national all breed and Jersey Wooly specialty shows.
We hope this website answers most of your questions, but our
NJWRC Officers & Directors are available to answer any questions you may have.
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The NWJRC Website is undergoing some changes. We are working hard to update as many of our pages as quickly as possible to bring you all of the information you are seeking. You can help by letting us know whenever you find pages with old, outdated information or broken links.
2016 Convention Results Available NOW!
2016 National Show on
April 2, 2016 ~ UPDATED!!!