Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Matt's Handsome Boys

 
 
 
The Big Valley show at Stockton is appropriately named "Warm Up for Convention".   The Angora exhibitors are coming out to show off their convention entries.    We saw Casey's beautiful English Angora colored junior does, Matt on the other hand has the handsome English Angora junior bucks.    These two boys have been doing really well in shows, received several legs and great comments from judges.



 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Wonderful Birthday Wish for Betty

 
 
 
 
Lucky Betty, she got a Birthday Cake at Stockton!!!  Carolyn sure gives Betty a big surprise. 
 

Happy and thankful.

 

Left to right are Casey, Carolyn, Carol W, Betty, Jill, Matt and Carol G.

 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Jill and Nimbus

 
 

 Jill sure looks serious when she's grooming Nimbus.

 
Jill holds Nimbus with her best friend Brittany.

 

Nimbus is a big baby, he does not know he's a big boy, he only knows that he is Jill's baby.



 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Connor's New Generation of English Angora are Making a Splash



 
 
At the ARBA convention in Portland, Connor's English Angora junior doe Mischief won BOSB in the youth show.   Three months later, Mischief was a senior with a show coat, she won over the open English Angora to get specialty Best In Show at the NWARA show plus youth Best In Show, see
 
 
After the big win, Mischief was cut down and met a boyfriend.  She is a good mom and raised a gorgeous litter.
 


Connor entered 3 of Mischief's daughters in the Oregon Fleece and Flock Festival (OFFF) on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Competing with the open exhibitors, his three colored junior does took first, second and third out of a class of ten in the double specialty shows.
 

We see a familiar face: judge Randy!   Randy is known for being strict on both type and wool, Connor's three colored junior does pass his examination in flying colors. 

 

Judge Allen is also well-known in being an excellent judge for wool breeds (and all other breeds too), judge Allen also likes Connor's English Angora junior does.

Connor is getting ready for the ARBA convention at Del Mar in less than two weeks, we can't wait to see how his English Angora will do in the convention.


 


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Casey's Little Beauties

 
 
 
Casey is taking her English Angora junior does to be judged when showing at Stockton, Carolyn snaps a picture of Casey and her two little beauties.
 


A close-up of the pretty fawn doe.

 

A close-up of the striking tort doe.




 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happiness is Having Bunnies





Great weather, nice lawn, mama Betty, mama rabbit Jovanna and her bunnies.  How perfect can it be?

Bunnies, come please.

Bun Bun, don't run away.


Mama rabbit Jovanna is being buried by her bunnies but Mama Betty is totally happy with the group.







Friday, September 23, 2016

NCAG Angora Specialty Judging at Stockton

 
 
 

Judge Carol G. starts the specialty show with white French Angora.
 

Julie D, Evan and Evan's mom Jennifer watch the white French Angora being judged.

 

The colored senior doe is not too thrilled to be on the table.

 

The French Angora juniors are a lot more friendly and lively.

 

Now the judging moves to English Angora, Casey and Betty watch judge Carol G. works on the colored juniors.

 

Matt and Carolyn helps to keep the English Angora juniors stay in the coops while Casey records judge Carol G's comments on the colored junior bucks.
 

 
The big English Angora senior does are a sight to be treasured, Carolyn will agree that's a fair statement.

 

The English Angora colored senior does are on the table, Carolyn takes photos.

 
Here is one of the photos that Carolyn took.
 
 For a complete list of Angora results from show A, B and specialty shows, go to:
 
 
 
 
 





Thursday, September 22, 2016

Show B Angora Judging at Stockton

 
 
 
 
In show B, judge Linda works on the white English Angora, Casey writes.
 

We all jump in to help when the other has to run to do something else, Matt is now writing comments for judge Linda during English Angora judging.
 

The little itsy bitsy white French Angora is being judged.
 
Now the French Angora big colored senior buck is on the table.
 

And the big colored senior doe...
 

... who gets a weigh in but she passed the weight limit in flying color.
Carol W. is table help.

 

Judge Linda is examining a colored French Angora junior, Jill and Melody are watching.





 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Show A Angora Judging at Stockton

 
 
 
 
At the Big Valley RA show, judge Manuel starts the show A judging in the morning.   On the table are the white English Angora.   Matt and Julie D from So. CA watch with interest.
 

Casey writes down judge Manuel's comments on the English Angora colored senior does.

 

Matt listens to judge Manuel's comments.   Matt not only raises English Angora, he also raises New Zealand and judge Manuel is one of the very top New Zealand breeders in the nation.


 
There are a good number of French Angora on the table, watching judging are Matt, Carol W., Jill, Melody and Melody's mom Linda.

 

Judge Manuel is checking the white French Angora, Julie D from So. CA drives a long way to get her white French Angora judged.
 

 

Judge Manuel is examining the French Angora juniors, they are going to be the top contenders in the next few months.

 

These two fawn French Angora juniors are half siblings, they hope to follow the step of their daddy and mommies to be top show rabbits.

 

Nimbus is on the table being examined.




In the youth show, Evan shows his six French Angora rabbits.



 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Angelique Wins Specialty Best In Show at Stockton

 
 
 
Northern California Angora Guild holds a specialty show in conjunction with the Big Valley RA all breed shows on September 17, 2016.
 
 
Angelique is maintaining her show coat very well.

 

In the NCAG specialty show, Angelique wins the specialty Best In Show from judge Carol G. 
There are 35 Angora in the NCAG specialty show.




 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Giant Angora Wins double Youth All Breed Best In Show in Ohio

 



Adam has been very successful in his rabbit showing career.   At the Washington Courthouse show in Ohio on Sunday September 18, 2016, his show winning achieves another height.   His 5-month-old Giant Angora wins youth all breed Best In Show.




The same handsome 5-month-old Giant Angora buck wins youth all breed Best In Show again for Adam.

Adam will be speaking at the RabbitCon during the ARBA national convention at Del Mar in less than three weeks.   We look forward to his presentation.




 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Open Best In Show Winners at Stockton

 
 
 
Big Valley Rabbit Association holds double open shows at Stockton on September 17, 2016.
 
 
In show A, judge Kevin awards the Best In Show to Kelsey's Havana.
Reserve In Show in show A is a Satin.
 

Judge Linda awards the show B Best In Show to a Satin shown by Dolores who left the show room before the Best In Show judging.
Reserve In Show in show B is a Rhinelander.

   



 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Single English Angora Baby Boy Loves Attention

 
 
 
 
It's good to be the only bun in the litter, baby boy gets all the attention.
 

You like my right side or my left side?

 

Or my front?
 

More pictures? Yikes.
 

How do you like this pose?
 

Let me put on more make up, maybe some false eye lashes?


 

Now, do I look handsome?