Northern California Angora Guild

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Show B Angora Judging at Monterey






Show B judge is Allan from Utah.  A young lady helps the clerking duty.



Judge Allan loves the English Angora texture.



A very cute junior, a future winner.



Judge Allan compares the senior doe class winner and the junior doe class winner.



The fawn senior doe wins the BOB.



A table full of Satin Angora.


Judge Allan works on the colored Satin Angora.



Another colored Satin Angora being examined, Casey watches.







Saturday, July 20, 2019

Show A Satin Angora and French Angora Judging at Monterey





There are quite a few of beautiful Satin Angora on the table for consideration.




Josh and Ethan work on the white senior doe class.


One of the pretty white girls took the BOB honor.



Josh comments on a French Angora colored senior buck.



There are four beautiful French Angora colored senior does in the class.  On the table is a blue doe.



This is a more matured chocolate agouti doe.



The gentlemen prefer chocolate!



The BOB goes to the chocolate doe.





For a complete list of class winners, go to:





Friday, July 19, 2019

Frieda, To Cut or Not To Cut





Frieda at Portola Valley shows, she did really well, winning two BOB out of three shows.


Frieda after the Monterey shows, still pretty but ....



....her 2 younger cousins won over her in the two shows.   Her coat is 1-1/2 years old, still flowy, still mat-free, still dense, but does not have the luster and finish as a young coat.    Decision decision, decision, to cut or not to cut?






Thursday, July 18, 2019

Show A English Angora Judging at Monterey





In show A, judge Josh starts Angora judging with English Angora.   In addition to Josh, at the table are Ethan and Alan.  Ethan is working on his registrar's license; he flew in from TN to complete his last training.    Alan is help to clerk but he is also interested in learning from Josh as he is going to take his test very soon.



Josh shows the fine points of evaluating English Angora to Ethan.  On the table is a chocolate tort buck in the colored senior buck class.   He is actually a "bump-up".  A bump-up is usually a 5-month-old animal competing in the senior (over 6 months old) class.



Another colored senior buck is being taken out of the judging coop.



Now on the table are the colored junior does.  



Both Alan and Ethan are paying attention to how Josh pose and handle the rabbits.



Further checking on the junior does.



Josh blows into the coat to do the final decision.



There are three colored senior does in competition, one older doe being handled by Ethan and Josh is checking on the two younger ones.



Ethan gets to handle the two younger senior does.



Josh and Ethan like both the senior doe and the junior doe, they are comparing the two to pick the BOB.   And the senior doe wins.   These two class winners are actually less than one month apart in age, one being a bit over 6 months old and the junior just a few days shy of 6 months old.   


For a complete list of class winners, go to:

 




Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Open Top Winners at Monterey




CRCS holds double all breed shows at Monterey, CA on Sunday, July 14, 2019.



Show A Best In Show judge is Kevin Stanford of AZ, he awards the Best In Show to Bruce's Dutch.


Show A Reserve In Show goes to Ryan's Mini Rex.


 
Show B Best In Show judge is Josh Humphries of TN with judge's assist Ethan Harvill also from TN.   Carol's American Fuzzy Lop gets the Best In Show honor.


Show B Reserve In Show goes to Lindsey's Mini Lop.








Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Carol's Miss Me Memphis Wins All Breed Best In Show at Monterey





California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold double all breed shows at Monterey, CA. on Sunday July 14, 2019.




In show B, Carol's American Fuzzy Lop Burb/Green's Miss Me Memphis wins the all breed Best In Show from judge Josh with judge's assist Nathan.



Carol loves this little doe.



Miss Me Memphis also won all breed Best In Show two weeks ago from judge Kellyjo and judge's assist Masako at the CRCS show at Portola Valley.







Monday, July 15, 2019

Lonesome Dove





Without any predatory animals in our yard, this dove feels very safe.

 

Nice and warm morning sun, it's a good place to take a rest.



Just a bit lonesome, Lonesome Dove.







Sunday, July 14, 2019

Cassidy, Kellyjo, Joyce, Carol Visit Betty




At Carol's home at Portola Valley, all had a great time showing and keeping company.   The next day, from left to right Cassidy, Kellyjo, Joyce and Carol drove south to visit Betty.




Happy discussion at Betty's rabbit barn.



Having a picture together is always a must.



It's lunch time, all gathered at a Vietnamese restaurant for some Pho and spring rolls.





Saturday, July 13, 2019

Betty Grooming French Angora at Portola Valley





Carolyn catches some moments of Betty and her French Angora.   In this picture Betty is grooming Indigo Girl.   Indigo Girl just made 5 months old, this is only the second time she is in a show.    


Indigo Girl did well at the show winning a leg from taking the first place colored junior doe in the first specialty show.



This is Indigo Girl's littermate sister Chocolate Dream.   



Chocolate Dream is slightly smaller than Indigo Girl but she did unexpectedly well at the show.  In the second specialty show, she won over her sister and took the first place.  Even bigger surprise in the open show, she went over the gorgeous and more matured senior doe to win BOB.   She has a bright future in the fall shows.











Friday, July 12, 2019

Betty Grooming English Angora at Portola Valley






Normally Betty is behind the camera taking photos for our blog; thanks to Carolyn, there are quite a few photos of Betty grooming her rabbits.   Here is a photo of Betty grooming Frieda.    Frieda is a mature doe, she was born in spring of 2018, now almost 1-1/2 years old.  During Frieda's younger time, cousin Annisha was so dominant that Frieda was constantly in the shadow.    Now she finally gets the chance to come to shows to be a contender.




Frieda being groom.




Frieda in the wind.



While Frieda won two BOB out of three shows, junior doe Elsia made an entrance to win one BOB under judge Josh.   Elsia is only 5-1/4 months old at the time of the show, she has a bright future.



Another photo of Elsia on the grooming table.



Betty is grooming Fawndella.  As her name suggests she is a fawn, and a preferred chocolate fawn.  She has very clean face and bright color.   She is in the senior doe class but being just 6 months old, she cannot compete with cousin Frieda's massive coat.




Fawndella has a bright future, waiting for her time in the light.