I know, right? It's just such an odd thing to have come up with. I don't know much about rabbits, I know what I've learnt since I adopted mine and I don't know much about breeds or show animals, just what I've come across since I got mine. But I did know what angora is. I thought I must not have properly understood what an angora rabbit is like, but looked it up online. There is nothing about Hilda that is vaguely similar to one that I can detect that would lead somebody to make that error.... I think they've got her "brother" down as chocolate coloured, when he's black (I looked that up, too, and I'm pretty sure he's not able to be described as chocolate, there's a name for what he is and it isn't chocolate). I looked at him in bright light, thinking it is my eyesight, but he's black. Definitely black.
There are two specialist practices (that I know of) that "do" rabbits. Luckily, one is near to me, the other is some distance (but still accessible enough if necessary). I know rabbits are not "hardy" and any surgery is risky, but this disclaimer was along the lines of "it's gonna DIE, you'll be lucky if you get it back alive". It did not inspire confidence.... I suppose it's difficult for "regular" vets treating animals with special requirements. You can't know what to do if you have little experience, and you can't get any experience if you decline to treat because you don't have the experience.
Sure, but when you don't, you need to buy from somebody who really does know that the "angora" they are selling you isn't a monster giant "something else"..... Even a breeder might not be giving you what you think you're getting, but at least you have a fighting chance. Classifieds might include people who know what they are saying, but there's an awful lot of guessing and misinformation. It doesn't matter if you know that whatever is being told you is wrong, not so much when you have no clue.