Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Who is This? Mackie again?

Mackie had a hair cut not too long ago, sure he could not be carrying a coat like this.  Who is it?  He looks like Mackie but this is Mackie's younger half brother Chuckie Cheese.

Chuckie Cheese is the winner of the colored junior buck class at the ARBA convention at Fort Worth while older brother Mackie is the colored senior buck class winner then went on to win the Best Opposite Sex of breed.  

Chuckie Cheese is following big brother Mackie's footstep to be a handsome buck and the usual winner of the Best Opposite Sex of breed in shows.

Both Mackie and Chuckie Cheese look like their daddy Kenneth who is an all breed Best In Show winner, see  Like father like son, all three bucks look alike and all are very handsome.   

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fawntasy Needs a Big Bed

Sonoma Marin RA has fun prizes.  These pillows are the Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex of Breed prizes.   They are all handmade by the show committee personnel.

These are the prizes won by Fawntasy, the two pillows are for her Best of Breed wins and the two blankets are for her Best In Show wins.

In addition to the two pillows and the blankets that Fawntasy won, she also received another blanket for her Best In Show win from the show at Rutherford the week prior.

Fawntasy needs a big bed to use all these beautiful pillows and blankets.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Betty's Official Show Tally 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

Betty says,

I have been showing for over 30 years and staying at the #1 English Angora sweepstakes list for 26 years in a row.   In the previous years, the end of the sweepstakes were published in the Angora News then trophies or pins would be given out by the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club.   Starting in 2013-2014 sweepstakes year, the "prize" is a certificate listing the show tallies.   Originally I was a little disappointed as the piece of paper is not a real "prize".   When I received it a few days ago and looked at it, I like it because it gives a summary record of the entire sweepstakes year, I would not have to go to the Angora News to search for the numbers.  

The most recent year that has been completed is from August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014.  My own record shows that I went to 67 shows during this period of time.    I know, I know, there isn't 67 weekends and I did not go to shows every weekend.   Nowadays there are usually two to three shows on one day, so 67 shows is more like 20+ weekend days. 

Out of the 67 shows, my rabbits won all breed Best In Show 25 times, Reserve In Show 11 times and specialty Best In Show 11 times.  That means my English Angora made it to the top two position in 70% of the shows and at the top position in 53% of the shows.  In addition McKenzie won the Group (one of the four finalists for the Best In Show) at the 2013 ARBA convention.  I am quite happy with these numbers.  

At the bottom, I saw that I received the #9 French Angora sweepstakes standing.   I'd have to admit that is quite unexpected as I only had a total 3 French Angora during this period of time.  


Monday, January 26, 2015

Carolyn Celebrates Angeline's First Birthday

In June 2014, Carolyn took home Betty's white girl Angeline as a house pet. 

In January 2015, Angeline reaches her first year birthday.   Carolyn's talented sister painted a portrait of Angeline for Carolyn.   

Angeline's two playmates French Angora Kayuki and English Angora Tiffany also gotten their portrait done.   Carolyn's sister is very gifted artist.



Sunday, January 25, 2015

English Angora In Waiting at Vallejo

The pretty English Angora colored does are sitting patiently waiting for the judge to take them out for examination.  
A close-up of a fawn buck.

A close-up of a tort buck.  



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Matt Grands His First English Angora

Look at this proud papa Matt!   Judge Chris Z has made his day by awarding the English Angora BOS to his first English Angora rabbit.   Matt purchased this handsome buck from Casey in September 2014 when it was a bunny.     Matt comes to shows and the handsome boy won enough legs to be eligible for the Grand Champion status.  


Friday, January 23, 2015

Angora Judging at Vallejo

In show A, judge Piper is pleased at the English Angora that she is seeing.

In show A judge Piper is working on the colored French Angora.

In show B, judge Chris Z is enjoying judging English Angora despite the fact that she is not feeling well.

Judge Chris is checking on a broken French Angora buck.

In the Angora specialty show, judge David is working on the white English Angora.

Judge David is checking on the body of a French Angora.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Angora People Having a Great Time at Vallejo

Carol W., Lindsay and Julie are holding their big boys: competitors in the French Angora colored senior buck class.  
Casey's English Angora white senior buck has been doing really well in shows.

Betty is grooming Fawntasy for the top competition.


This is not exactly an Angora but Carol G. is showing her French Angora white senior buck and colored junior doe.  Both took first in their classes.
Maria is the farthest Angora exhibitor coming from WA, Matt is a new English Angora papa who is enjoying the Angora experience.

Crystal is holding her handsome English Angora fawn buck.

Carolyn is taking picture of everyone else, most of the pictures on this page were taken by her.  

Lindsay is treating friends with her homemade cupcakes, what's the occasion?

Casey had her birthday the day prior to the show and Lindsay made the cupcake to celebrate Casey's birthday.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Northern California Angora Guild Specialty Show at Vallejo

Northern California Angora Guild holds an Angora specialty show in conjunction with the Sonoma-Marin Rabbit Association all breed shows at Vallejo on January 17, 2015.
Our judge is David Moll from Ohio.

From left to right Maria, Crystal, Julie, Carolyn and Matt are watching judge David working on the white English Angora.

Judge David starts to place.

After selecting the BOV and BOSV white, judge David is now working on the colored English Angora.   Casey is the table clerk.

Judge David is examining the French Angora.  Carolyn and Lindsay are watching.

Judge David comments on the colored French Angora, Carol W. writes.

Judge David is working on the French Angora colored junior doe class.

The specialty Best In Show winner is Betty's English Angora Chu's Fawntasy.

Fawntasy also wins the Best In Show in both of the all breed show A and show B.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Youth Top Winners at Vallejo

In youth show B, judge Chris Z selects Lilya's Mini Lop as the Best In Show.   The same rabbit has won double Best In Show the week prior at Rutherford.

Kory's Dutch is the Reserve In Show winner in youth show B.

Youth show A photos are not available.  The BIS winner is also a Mini Lop shown by Lindsay V., the RIS winner is a Jersey Wooly shown by Ava.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Open Top Winners at Vallejo

In show A at the Sonoma Marin RA January Jamboree show, judge Piper from PA selects Betty's English Angora as the Best In Show and Jennifer's Florida White as the Reserve In Show.

In show B, judge David from OH also picks Betty's English Angora as the Best In Show.

A different Florida White shown by Jennifer wins the Reserve In Show from judge David in show B.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fawntasy Wins Double All Breed Best In Show at Vallejo

Sonoma-Marin Rabbit Association holds their annual January Jamboree double open and double youth shows at Vallejo, CA on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  It's reported that there are over 3000 entries in the show.

Fawntasy sits pretty in the California sunshine.

In show A, judge Piper from PA awards the Best In Show honor to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Fawntasy.

In show B, judge David from OH also selects Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Fawntasy as the all breed Best In Show.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mackie Gets His Hair Cut

Betty's handsome English Angora buck Chu's Mackie has appeared on this blog many times including but not limited to a post about his growing up:
At his prime he went to the ARBA convention at Fort Worth, Texas.
Betty grooming Mackie at the ARBA convention at Fort Worth, Texas.

At the convention, judge Deb Vecchio awards BOSB to Mackie.


No matter how handsome Mackie is, it's time for him to get a hair cut.

Mackie's back is exposed, doesn't it look like a pineapple?

Mackie wonders what's going on; "Mom, what are you doing to my beautiful coat?"

Mackie and his "woolfall".


Is there a doe underneath?