Northern California Angora Guild

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

English Angora from Mars?

Allen says, "I ordered a banner for the small animal barn, Betty, you got to see it."
It's a very long banner, on the left it lists Franchesca's Guinness record.   I'm very flattered!

In the middle of the banner, it talks about Angora wool that makes into Angora sweater.    Great information!


On the right, there is a rabbit.

Allen says, "I gave Franchesca's photo to the banner people but see what they used!" 
What is it?   That's not Franchesca!   That's not even a breed or a color recognized by ARBA. 

There was a claim by someone on Facebook that I had imported my "world famous blue ribbon English Angora" from someone in a country in Asia; according to this person, not only I imported it, I would be flying over there to buy some more!    It has been a joke among us, those who know me know that all my English Angora were born in my barn, I do not accept outside genes.     This image is so interesting that it must have been imported from Mars!  Or maybe from Venus!

Allen and I had a good laugh.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scenes at the Alameda Fair

Before attending LeAnn Rimes's concert, I have a picture taken with a fake dairy cow.   It's already pass 6 p.m., still the sun is burning at 100 degrees.   It's a hot day.


Those in the shade are enjoying some fair food.

Some like it hot.

There is a stage for a lesser well-known band to play their music while on the right there is a rock climbing pole.

Carnival rides are a must in any fair.

More food both in the background.

The fake cowboys on fake horses.


Monday, June 27, 2016

LeAnn Rimes Concert at the Alameda County Fair

Summer time is fun time, Alameda County Fair concert series is a very popular activity.
LeAnn Rimes is the featured artist on Sunday, June 26.

LeAnn Rimes is a very well-known singer and actress, fans are lining up an hour before the gate opens.


See who are at the concert! Betty and Allen.   Allen is the small animal manager, he stays at the fair for a whole month to supervise the activities of all small animals.      


LeAnn Rimes starts exactly at 8 pm.

LeAnn Rimes is 33 years and has 20 years of experience as a recording artist and a concert singer plus being an actress.  She starts in the show business at 13 years old.


LeAnn Rimes has a great voice, she's really into the song when she sings.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great Time at Carol's

It's June, it's the time for the annual backyard show and party at Carol's gorgeous home.
The Angora Group from left to right are: Patrick, Jill, Matt, Carolyn, Casey, host Carol, Betty, Maria and Seth.   There are also exhibitors of Jersey Wooly and Fuzzy Lop but they are not in this picture.

This blog started in 2005 when Carol held the double show and potluck lunch.   See

The above post was a delayed one as there wasn't a blog when the show was held.  This blog was created to post the photos of the June 2005 activities a month or so later.

How time flies, it has been 11 years since this blog started.    One of the judges in the first post, Brian Hartzell, had passed away in 2009 and some of the exhibitors are no longer in the wonderful world of rabbits.     Carol, Casey and Betty were at the show in 2005 and still at the show in 2016.

We thank Carol for hosting the show and being so hospitable to all of her friends.  

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Franco Visits at Reno

Franco and Tracy used to be very active in rabbit shows.  Tracy had Satin Angora and French Angora; both Tracy and Franco spin the wool.    Their three sons had various breeds.    Due to change of jobs and house, they went out of rabbits but Franco keeps in touch with the wonderful world of rabbits.   One of the most frequently visited Facebook page "California Rabbit Shows" is created and moderated by him.   

Franco and Tracy have just moved from Sacramento to Reno in mid June, just a week prior to the Truckee Meadow RC show.   Franco comes by to visit and take photos to be posted on the Facebook.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tracy Teaches Youth Exhibitors about English Angora

Judge Tracy teaches Seth to feel the English Angora body.

Seth watches judge Tracy handling a full coated colored English Angora.

Audrey gets a feel of the English Angora wool.

Judge Tracy holding the BOB English Angora while Seth and Audrey join in for the photo op.

Judge Tracy considers Seth and Audrey two of her favorite youth breeders.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Show B Angora Judging at Reno

In show B, judge Cathy is commenting on a junior French Angora.

Judge Cathy loves the fresh coat of this chestnut French Angora.

Judge Cathy is now working on the white English Angora.

The colored senior English Angora has a great coat.

The English Angora colored senior buck and the colored senior doe are competing for the BOB and BOSB.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Show A Angora Judging at Reno

In show A, judge Tracy checks on the French Angora, Beth is the table writer.


Judge Tracy checks on the French Angora's ears.

Judge Tracy blows into the coat of the English Angora colored senior buck.   Seth is the writer.


Judge Tracy comments on the English Angora colored senior doe.  Audrey helps at the table.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Is this a Rabbit Show or a Shopping Trip?

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Truckee Meadow Rabbit Club holds their annual double all breed show at a shopping center.   Yes, you read it right, the showroom is in a shopping center!
At the Shoppers Square Shopping Center, there are rabbits in the parking lot.


Betty's English Angora, blower, grooming tools, cage stands, ... ready to be taken to the shopping mall.

Next to the shopping center, there is Bank of America, a motel, a donut shop, IHOP, ...
Inside the shopping center, there are CVS, Marshall, Tuesday Morning, a muffin shop, a Vietnamese restaurant, a sandwich shop, a beauty salon, a nail shop, and some miscellaneous little shops.

Instead of merchandise in the store, there are rabbits and rabbits, ...

The size of the store is huge, rabbits are not taking up all the spaces.


Truckee Meadow club members taped the plastics to the carpet to keep the floor clean and to direct exhibitors to the correct area for rabbits and to go to the judging tables.


It's a very nice set up, people and rabbits are all enjoying a rabbit show in a shopping mall.


At the end of the day, Betty finds a closer parking space to load her English Angora back to her van.
This is the first time in 35 years that Betty shows her rabbits in a shopping center.   There is a first time for everything, even after all these years. 


Monday, June 20, 2016

Open Top Winners at Reno

Truckee Meadow Rabbit Club holds the annual double all breed shows at Reno on June 18, 2016. 


In show A, Cathy's Rex wins the Best In Show.

Show A Reserve In Show goes to Annette's Havana, selected by judge Chris Z.

If the beautiful Rex looks familiar, it's because it again wins the Best In Show from judge Ray in show B.  In the photo are judge Ray with John and Cathy.


Judge Ray picks Beth's Tan as the Reserve In Show in show B.  This is Beth's first big win.



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Wooliest of All

Franchesca's three daughters in October 2015.  In June 2016, they are growing into pretty big girls...

Angelique is the chocolate tort in the middle of the above picture.

Emelina is one of the tort bunnies in the top photo but not sure whether it's the one at the left or right.

Eugenia is the other tort bunny.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pink and Purple Yarn

A few days ago this photo was posted.    Combing the pale pink on the upper left and the reddish and bluish purple on the right, what does the yarn look like?
Here is the finished pink and purple yarn.


By alternating the pink and purple dyed English Angora wool, the yarn shows the colors clearly.

A pale pink binding thread is used to plied with the yarn to show off all the colors.