Northern California Angora Guild

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Angora National Entry Due







In 2013, the Angora National was held at Reno in conjunction with the West Coast Classic.
The photo above shows the four Best of Breed rabbits: from left to right are the Giant Angora, English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora.   The French Angora took the Best In Show and the English Angora Reserve In Show.
This photo has been quite popular, it is used as the profile on the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club website.  

We look forward to have another group of beautiful Angoras to the 2018 Angora National.   The entries are due today.
For the Angora National to be held on Saturday, send entries to Joyce Holliday
For the NCAG specialty shows on Friday night and Sunday, send entries to Betty Chu
For the WCC open all breed shows on Saturday and Sunday, send entries to Dolores Morris
For WCC youth all breed shows on Saturday and Sunday, send entries to Sarah Wright

Hope to see you all.


 




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mittens, Mittens, Mittens






There has not been many shows in recent months, Betty has been knitting lots of mittens and these are a part of them.
These pairs plus more will be available at the WCC and by shipping.  Contact Betty if you are interested.

WCC deadline is tomorrow, same for the Angora National and NCAG specialty shows.   Make sure you get your entries ready to be sent.   For open WCC shows, send entries to Dolores Morris, for youth WCC shows, send entries to Sarah Wright, for Angora National, send entries to Joyce Holliday and for the two NCAG specialty shows, send entries to Betty Chu.











Monday, April 23, 2018

Book of World Records 2018 - Kids Version

 
 
 
Scholastic Inc. publishes various magazine, books, ... etc. for school kids.    I was gifted a copy by the company.

 

The photo of my English Angora white doe Chu's Ida is in the record book as "World's Fluffiest Rabbit". 
On one hand, I'm very happy to see my rabbit's photo being included in this kids' version of world record book, on the other hand, I'm quite disappointed that the printed information is not correct.   If the title is just "World's Fluffiest Rabbit" for the "Angora Rabbit", this would have been a nice page.  The written information, however, is a combination of Chu's Franchesca's Longest Fur record and Chu's Sweet Sixteen's first ARBA convention Best In Show.    Both of these two record holders are colored while Ida is white.   While Ida is a very pretty doe and has won all breed Best In Show a few times, she does not hold any record.   It's hoped that the next edition will put in the correct information.


 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Princess Tiffany's Birthday Treat





Carolyn celebrates Princess Tiffany's birthday.   Both mama Carolyn and little princess like pink.





This is Princess Tiffany's favorite treat.  For her birthday, she gets a few extra pieces.







Saturday, April 21, 2018

Carol's First Best In Show Win with a Mini Satin





Carol G has only started in Mini Satin for less than a year.   At the show in Utah, her Fuzzy Lop won three Best In Show out of four all breed shows.  In the last show of the weekend, her Mini Satin won the Best In Show.   From left to right are Nate, Carol, Hope and Todd.      Nate and Hope are Carol's Mini Satin partners and Todd is the judge who picked the Mini Satin as the Best In Show.

One interesting observation about this happy group is either Carol is really tiny or the other three are giants!












Friday, April 20, 2018

Lena Wins Big in Utah

 
 
 
 
During the Fuzzy National weekend in Utah, Lena went for the youth shows.
Lena has two breeds: Himalayan and American Fuzzy Lop.   Her Himalayan has won a Youth Group at the ARBA convention a few years ago then her American Fuzzy Lop won the Youth Best In Show at the 2017 ARBA convention at Indianapolis.   

Lena wins big again in Utah, of the four youth all breed shows, her Himalayan and American Fuzzy Lop sweeped the Best In Show.  




 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

American Fuzzy Lop National






American Fuzzy Lop National Show was held on April 14 in Utah.  The team of Stuart, Nate, Carol and Kendal won BOB solid senior doe and BOS with a solid junior buck.   This same doe has won the BOB in the 2016 and 2017 ARBA conventions.     In the middle is judge Todd from Indiana.



Nate grooms a pretty Fuzzy Lop.


Mia plays with "Class Clown".


Todd judging a table full of Fuzzy Lops.


Fuzzy Lop in a specialty show.
The team of Stuart/Nate/Carol/Kendall won every class in the shows.  There are 4 all breed shows and their Fuzzy Lop won all breed Best In Show in 3 of the all breed shows.  The remaining all breed BIS went to one of their Mini Satin. 



It's a rewarding weekend for Carol and family.   Look at the driving condition on their way home to California, snow in April!   Still it's all worth the trip.






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Blooming Wisteria

 
 
 
 
 
Sun and rain help the Wisteria plants going into a full bloom.

 

It's such an enjoyment to step out of our walk-out window to be under the flowering Wisteria.

 


A close up view of the pink Wisteria.




 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We Love Our Country, We Pay Tax

 
 
 
 
Today is the deadline for filing tax return.
We are patriotic to our great country, we pay taxes.   



   

Monday, April 16, 2018

Show A Best In Show Judging

 
 
 
 
Judge Melinda working on the 30 plus BOB winners on the Best In Show table.


 
Three out of the four Angora BOB winners are visible, Satin Angora on the left side and Giant Angora on the right while judge Melinda is examining the French Angora.


 

Another view of judge Melinda examining the French Angora.

 

Judge Melinda examining the English Angora.

Judge Melinda's top three choices, in order, are: French Angora, New Zealand and English Angora.



 

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Show B Angora Judging at Auburn





Show B judge Ramie is looking at a white English Angora.   This is the first time we have Ramie as a judge for Angora.

 

Casey clerks for judge Ramie, Laurie watches.

 

Judge Ramie checks on a French Angora chestnut junior buck.

 

Judge Ramie comments on a French Angora colored senior doe.

 

Laurie watches judge Ramie does her thing.


 

Judge Ramie comments on a French Angora broken senior doe.

 

Four Satin Angora juniors are waiting for judge Ramie's examination.

 

For a list of Angora results, go to:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Show A Angora Judging at Auburn






In show A, judge Cathy starts with French Angora.  The BOB that she picked is this chocolate agouti senior doe who advanced to the Best In Show at the end of the day.


 

Judge Cathy is examining a Satin Angora, Corinne is the table clerk.

 

Judge Cathy comments on the Satin Angora colored junior doe.

 

Rachel, Casey and Carol W are watching judge Cathy working on the Satin Angora white junior bucks.

 

Judge Cathy picks the English Angora white senior buck as the BOB.



For a list of Angora results, go to:

http://angorashowresults.blogspot.com/2018/04/april-7-2018-angora-showing-at-auburn.html



Friday, April 13, 2018

Youth Top Winners at Auburn




Abigail and Hannah are the two winners of the youth Best and Reserve In Show.
 

Abigail wins Best In Show again.

 

The Reserve In Show winner is a broken Polish.




 


Thursday, April 12, 2018

We Love Our Bed




Our bed is so comfy.



We enjoy staying together.





We have a good night sleep.








Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Very Welcome Visitor

 
 
 

See who's visiting? Carol W!    Betty and Casey have a great time chatting with Carol W.   Carol W. has decided to stop breeding new buns.  It's hard to show without having younglings going on the table.  She still has the oldies that provide her with nice wool for spinning.    Auburn is not that far from her home, so she stops by to visit.  Hope to see her more often.
 




Casey and Carol W. are watching the judging of Satin Angora.  




 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Reserve In Show in Show A at Auburn

 
 
 
 
 
Judge Melinda awards the Reserve In Show to the New Zealand shown by Randy and Jonathan.  Neither is in the show room.
 
 
New Zealand is not happy to be in the box.


 


How about outside the box?

 

Now the New Zealand is happy.





 

Monday, April 09, 2018

Gifta Wins All Breed Best In Show at Auburn






Motherlode Rabbit Cavy Association holds double open double youth show at Auburn, CA on Saturday April 7, 2018.




French Angora Gifta has been in shows for a while, she is ready for a big win.




What's going on?  This nice lady is showing mama Betty something.



What is it?  My bunny inquiry mind wants to know.


I'm taking a peek, what's written on that pink thing?



BIS Open!  OMG, I won Best In Show?  Mama Betty is happy and I am happy!



A close up of the apron that Gifta wants to see.