Northern California Angora Guild

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Open Top Winners at Cow Palace on Saturday

Grand National Livestock Show was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
The rabbit show portion was run by California Rabbit and Cavy Shows. 
In show A, judge Scott from Wyoming awards the Best In Show to Jeremy's Netherland Dwarf.

Reserve In Show goes to Leo's Mini Rex.

In show B, judge Daniel from North Dakota awards the Best In Show to Betty's English Angora.


Reserve In Show goes to Lindsay's Havana.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Jada Wins All Breed Reserve In Show at Cow Palace on Sunday

Jada took 2nd place to Fawnalisa at the ARBA national convention but she is still very competitive in shows. 
During the two day weekend at Cow Palace, Jada wins two BOB and Fawnalisa wins two BOB, evenly split the win.


In the first show on Sunday, judge Cassidy awards the Reserve In Show to Chu's Jada.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fawnalisa Wins All Breed Best In Show at Grand National

Fawnalisa has a good fall show season. 


On Saturday, October 21, 2017,  judge Daniel awards the Grand National Best In Show to Betty's English Angora Chu's Fawnalisa.



Three weeks prior, Fawnalisa won the Best of Breed English Angora in the ARBA national convention at Indianapolis.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rachel's Angoras Win Big at Wisconsin

After convention, many Angora exhibitors feel the love, during the weekend of 10/14-15/2017, many top wins were reported.   Rachel gets one of the tops.
Rachel reports:

At the Tri County Rabbit Show in Jefferson, WI this past Sunday, my French Angora, Charm City's Aosoth, won Best 4 Class, and my Giant Angora named Princess won Best 6 Class! My Giant Angora was then selected for Best in Show!

These were the only two rabbits that I brought to the show that day, and I was very excited about how well the did on the show table!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Alyssa and her White Senior Does

Alyssa's English Angora white senior does won a very competitive class at Indy.  She was not available for a photo op, Alyssa offers this photo taken just prior to the convention as a substitute.   


Alyssa's French Angora white senior doe also won the class at Indy and she was available for a photo op.


Another view of Alyssa and her first place French Angora white senior doe.  Alyssa is a high school art teacher, after this photo was taken, she left the showroom to go back to her classroom.


We are curious what Alyssa's tattoo is, it's a hummingbird and flowers, beautiful!!!


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gaby and Fendi

Gaby is a new English Angora breeder who has been doing very well in shows.  Fendi is one of her favorite boys that won the first place colored senior buck class at the convention.

Gaby accepts Betty's invitation for a photo op.

Gaby shows off her blow-grooming skills on Fendi who is very handsome.


Gaby likes this photo so much that it's now her profile photo on her FB page.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Angora Breed Secretary Hard at Work

Melissa is the Angora breed secretary at the ARBA convention.  She worked side by side with judge Stacy for 14 hours straight on Monday to complete the open judging then got up at the crack of dawn to work another 5 hours to complete the youth judging.   Not only she took comments from judge Stacy and worked on all the paper work, she also updated the  NARBC page on Facebook with all the rankings in each class.   Those who were not able to go to the convention got the information real time.  

If you notice there barely anyone is in the grooming area when Melissa takes a moment to help groom Deb's rabbits.  She did not bring any of her own rabbits so that she could concentrate in working at the judging table.

Melissa finally got a breather, she looks tired, justifiably so, she is the hardest working breed secretary we've ever seen.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

English Angora BOB Photo


The Best In Show production projects all the photos of the BOB rabbits with their owners.  Sandra did the photo shoot then put the Indy logo with the photo.    I was not fast enough to get my own photo when it was on screen, it was a pleasant surprise that Sandra sent me the photo.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Sandra's Satin Angora Wins Double All Breed Best In Show

It's a first!!!  A Satin Angora wins double all breed Best In Show.
Georgia State Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association holds the Fall double all breed Show in Perry, GA on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Fresh out of the BOB win at the ARBA convention, Sandra's Satin Angora doe Mudblood's Beignet wins Best In Show from judge Allen.

Beignet wins Best In Show again from judge Cheryl.

While the English Angora, French Angora and Giant Angora win Best In Show and Reserve In Show regularly, the Satin Angora win has been sparse.   This is the first time a Satin Angora wins double Best In Show in a major event.   Good job, Sandra.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Open Best In Show at Inday

Open Best In Show presentation starts with  projection of photos of the BOB and their owners.  We are familiar Carol Green and her American Fuzzy Lop.


Sandra Wight with her Satin Angora BOB.


Jonathan and Randy work hard on their Californian project and the effect paid off.


This is Alan's first big win with Havana at a convention.


Eric and Gabe's French Angora BOB HGF IDA.

And there are 40+ more photos projected on the screen.  


Group 3 and Group 4 judges working on their breeds.


The four group winners are: Group 1 Mini Rex, Group 2 Netherland Dwarf, Group 3 Holland Lop and Group 4 Belgian Hare.


The open Best In Show goes to Jeanette Rasmussen's Netherland Dwarf.


All four Best In Show winners come from California.   It's not just California, it's all in Northern California.    They are our "local people" who we see in shows regularly, we are very proud of the quality of our local animals. 


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Youth Best In Show at Indy

Lena grooms her American Fuzzy Lop that won the youth BOB.

Lena blow grooming.

Mom Melissa help to get the Fuzzy to pose.

Lena and the well posed Fuzzy.

Best In Show production photos are shot by Sandra who captures the essence of the breed and the owner.  Lena is on the screen.

Madison is on the screen with her Giant Angora BOB.

Melanie has two breeds that won BOB, here is her Jersey Wooly, the other breed is English Angora.

Pierce has the BOB Satin Angora.....  and there are 40+ more such photos on the screen before the judging starts.

The four group winners are: Group 1 Dutch, Group 2 Californian, Group 3 American Fuzzy Lop, Group 4 Florida White.

And the youth Best In Show winner is Lena Magee's American Fuzzy Lop.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Youth Angora Winners at the ARBA National Convention in Indy

Youth Angora was judged on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
English Angora BOB and BOSB: Melanie Lyons with judge Stacy Easton Martin.


French Angora BOB: Sunorah Sadowski, (left), BOSB: William Ashton (middle) and judge Stacy Easton Martin.


Giant Angora BOB: Madison Shaw (right), BOSB: Rachel Penterman (left) and judge Stacy Easton Martin.


Satin Angora BOB: Pierce Deblieck (right), BOSB: Breanna Deblieck (left) and judge Stacy Easton Martin.

For all the class winners, go to:


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Open Giant Angora Judging at the ARBA Convention in Indy

Judge Stacy starts the judging of Giant Angora.   One may notice that there's very few people in the background.
It's after 9 pm, judging started at 8 am, judge Stacy has been judging for 13 hours with only very short breaks to use the restroom.

Breed secretary Melissa also has been working over 13 hours with judge Stacy.   It was a very long day.

The Giant Angora BOB goes to Deborah's junior doe and BOSB goes to Ashley's intermediate buck.
The showroom is totally empty except the Angora people, it's after 10 pm when this photo was taken.   Judge, secretary and exhibitors have been working for 14 hours with very little break in between.

For a complete list of Angora class winners, go to: