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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Franchesca Makes World Record

Guinness World Records 2016 has been published in September 2015.

On page 120, there is a familiar face and a familiar rabbit.

Franchesca holds the world record of the "Longest Fur on a Rabbit".

Franchesca's world record was recognized on August 17, 2014.   Due to the lead time it takes to publish the Guinness book, Betty signed an agreement not to post any photo or information until September 10, 2015 when the book is launched worldwide.

After hiding the certificate for more than a year, it finally gets onto the wall at Betty's home.

How did Franchesca get into the Guinness book of records?  More photos and information will be posted in the next few days.

If you go to  the first photo you see is Franchesca's picture, then there is the description following the promotional photos:

A rampaging reptile and a coordinated canine have made their way into the new Guinness World Records book! After researching and scouring the animal kingdom for over a year, today, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, can today announce the best new pet and animal records from the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2016 edition, including a goalkeeping pup and the furriest rabbit around!
Key highlights from this year’s edition include: 

Longest fur on a rabbit 
The Longest fur on a rabbit is 36.5 cm (14.37 inches) and belongs to 2-year-old English Angora rabbit Franchesca, (pictures above),  from Morgan Hill, California, USA, as measured on August 17, 2014. That is more than double the length of a Subway sandwich! Owner Dr. Betty Chu (USA) is an expert on the English Angora, which is often mistaken for a Pekingese dog and needs a great deal of grooming and care. A multiple ‘Best in Show’ winner, Franchesca gets plenty of attention from onlookers. Common questions Chu hears when people see Franchesca are, “’Is there really a rabbit inside?’ and ‘How do you make it so fluffy?’” Franchesca is now a mother to four beautiful bunnies that look just like her when she was young. 


  • At 1:28 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Congratulations, Betty, that is really awesome. I will be buying a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records for the first time! Thank you for all you do to promote Angora rabbits. I linked to your announcement from my site at In my post, you will see that Penny Osborne was on local TV today, and of course, she mentioned you, because your name is synonymous with Angora rabbits. :-)

  • At 2:42 PM, Blogger Northern California Angora Guild said…

    Thank you Lil, Penny Osborne's video was fun.

    It took quite a bit of paper work and procedures to make it to the Guinness records, and it was hard to stay mum for over a year per the requirement of the contract to wait for the book to come out. I will share with our blog readers in the next few days about this great experience.

    Thank you for the link, I appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful rabbits at Portland.


  • At 2:59 PM, Blogger Amber said…

    How fun is this? Congratulations, Betty! <3


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