Northern California Angora Guild

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Casey's Satin Angora Wins Reserve In Show at Gridley




California Rabbit and Cavy Show hold triple all breed shows at Gridley on Saturday, January 18, 2020.   Though not many Angoras were present, it's a big news that Casey's Satin Angora won the Reserve In Show in show B.      This is the first time ever a Satin Angora gets to the top two spot in an all breed show, history is made.   


It's cold and windy at Gridley but grooming is a must regardless of the weather.



It's sunny but cold,  Casey is all bundle up working on the rabbits and keeping in touch with others.



Yes, Casey had a great day!!!!






Monday, January 20, 2020

Angora Wins Best In Show at Bradford Premier Livestock Show




In UK, the Bradford Premier Livestock Show in January is comparable to the ARBA national convention in the US.   



The Best In Show in the 2020 Bradford Premier show is an Angora.   In UK, there is only one breed of Angora, thus no distinction of English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora or Satin Angor.   Since it's UK, the Angora is similar to the English Angora in the US.



The white Angora bred and shown by Adele Fox is the Best In Show winner.  Adele and her Angora are frequent winners in the UK show circuit, see https://ncag.blogspot.com/2019/10/angora-wins-best-in-show-at-london.html 


A closer look at Adele and her Best In Show winner.   Adele visited the ARBA convention in 2018, see
https://ncag.blogspot.com/2018/11/queen-adelle-visits-arba-convention-in.html 


Gorgeous Angora.


Our Eric Stewart is in UK as an invited judge judging "International Stake", has a picture taken with Adele and her big winner.


Eric and some Angora breeders at Bradford.

We thank Eric for sending the photos and information.    






Sunday, January 19, 2020

Grandma's 93 Birthday Gift from Misty




At the Dixon show, Misty asked whether I had any Angora yarn and scarf available.  Yes, for sure.  Misty's Grandma was having a birthday soon and mentioned that she missed the rabbit yarns that she used to knit with in the 1940s.  Misty wrote:

"My grandmother was absolutely thrilled with her scarf and yarn :) she is looking up patterns now, excited to see what she will create. This brought back a lot of memories of her farm in the 1940s!  Thanks again".

Abigail hugs great grandma on her birthday.   Angora yarn in the front.    






Saturday, January 18, 2020

Show B and Show C Best In Show Judging at Cloverdale




Judge Melissa Magee presides the Best In Show judging in show B.



BOB English Angora being examined by judge Melissa.

 

Show C Best In Show judge is Alan Rafferty.



Judge Alan examining the BOB English Angora.






Friday, January 17, 2020

Show A Best In Show Judging at Cloverdale






Show A Best In Show judge is Maddie Pratt of Michigan.



BOB English Spot.   Look at me!  Pick me, pick me, I am the Best!



Am I cute?   English and French Angoras are on the table in the background.



English Spot escapee is being put back to his coop.  




Judge Maddie examines the BOB French Angora.



It's the BOB English Angora's term to be considered.



Neither of the Angoras caught the judge's attention, the Best In Show goes to Kelly's Lilac...



… and the Reserve In Show goes to Carol;s 





Thursday, January 16, 2020

Show C Angora Judging at Cloverdale




Show C judge is Lauralee Erbe.



Judge Lauralee is checking on an English Angora colored buck that has a shorter coat.



The animated French Angora colored senior buck is putting a smile on judge's face.



The winner of the French Angora colored senior buck goes to the one with a bit more developed coat.

For a list of class winners, go to:





Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Show B Angora Judging at Cloverdale





Show B judge is Alan Rafferty.   Carol, Jill, Stephanie are all watching.


An young English Angora white buck is on the table.



Judge Alan checking wool on the English Angora.



Colored senior doe always have the most coat.




Judge Alan checking the French Angora broken junior buck.  In other breeds there are solid and broken varieties but in Angora broken is shown in the colored variety as Angora only has white and colored varieties.



In the judging coops from right to left are the French Angora colored senior buck, colored (broken) junior buck, colored senior does and judge Alan is checking the colored junior doe.  




Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Show A Angora Judging at Cloverdale



Bright and early, judge Cathy has the English Angora on the table.   Stephanie and Ann are watching and chatting.  


These cute English Angora white juniors are putting a smile on judge Cathy's face.

 

Though the juniors are cute, the winners have to be the full coated seniors.



French Angora are now on the table.   In the far background are Jill and Stephanie talking to some observers.



French Angora are treasured for having abundance of guard hairs protruding over the underwool.


 

Carol is clerking for Cathy, on the table is a French Angora chocolate junior doe.  


For a list of class winners, go to:





Monday, January 13, 2020

Open Top Winners at Cloverdale



California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold tripe all breed shows at Cloverdale, CA on Saturday, January 11, 2020.



In show A, judge Maddie from MI awards the Best In Show to Kelly's Lilac.



Show A Reserve In Show goes to Carol's American Fuzzy Lop.



In show B, judge Melissa picks Fran's Dutch as the Best In Show.



Reserve In Show in show B is Kelly's Lilac that won Best In Show in show A.



In show C, judge Alan selects the New Zealand shown by John and Karen.



Fran's Dutch that won show B Best In Show is now the Reserve In Show in show C.







Sunday, January 12, 2020

Fun Time at Dixon




What's the occasion? Looks like fun.  Left to right are Carol W., Jill, Casey, Betty, Carolyn, Carol G. and Doug.  


It's Casey's birthday!  Carolyn is a terrific baker, she made the cake.



Carolyn serves the first slice of cake to Doug.



Betty and Casey have fun at the Satin Angora judging.



Casey and Carolyn have a fun time. We have two Carolyn's, this Carolyn is a FA breeder, different from the Carolyn who treats us with all sorts of sweets.   



Stephanie has a huge English Angora!



It's an optical illusion in the last photo, Stephanie's English Angora is still an itty bitty junior.