Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Show B Angora Judging at Hollister

Show B Angora judge is Kendal Bledsoe.

Melody is working as a table writer for the first time.

The French Angora are being loaded onto judge Kendal's table, exhibitors are anxiously watching.

Renee is new at this rabbit show thing but she is really getting into it.


Lots of French Angora on the table waiting for judge Kendal to comment on.

Though this is Melody's first time as a table writer, she is doing a great job.   Judge Kendal indicated that he started at 13 and learned a lot by being a table writer when he was a youth.


That's a beautiful French Angora on the table.


This broken buck is judge Kendal's pick as BOSB and it's Melody's buck!

For a list of Angora results, go to:

Friday, December 09, 2016

Show A Angora Judging at Hollister

Show A judge is Jennifer Milburn.

Judge Jennifer puts a white English Angora back to his coop.

Now judge Jennifer is commenting on the white French Angora.

There are 17 colored French Angora on the table.

Judge Jennifer is working on the French Angora colored senior doe class.

Judge Jennifer comments on a French Angora colored senior doe.

For a list of Angora results, go to:


Thursday, December 08, 2016

First Lilac Havana Appearance in a Show at Hollister

At the ARBA convention in Del Mar, the Lilac Havana (second row) passed the second showing.  Due to the excellent quality of the rabbits presented, the third showing was waived and Lilac Havana became an accepted color into the Standard of Perfection.   As soon as this information is published in Domestic Rabbits, the lilac Havana would be eligible to compete with other accepted colors for legs and eligible for grand championship in the following month.

Domestic Rabbits published this result in November, the Lilac Havana became eligible for showing in the first show in December, which is the RPSCV show at Hollister.     Judge Armando is commenting on this broken lilac Havana and it won the class.   Interestingly enough, the superintendent of the RPSCV show is Julie Spier, the COD presenter of the lilac Havana.   And she is in the background taking a picture of this historical moment.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Reserve In Show Winners at Hollister

The triple show Reserve In Show winners are featured in today's post.

Show A Reserve In Show goes to the Havana shown by Kendal and Alan.


Carol G.'s American Fuzzy Lop gets the Reserve In Show honor in show B.


In show C, judge Doug picks Betty's French Angora as the Reserve In Show winner.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Best In Show Winners at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple all breed shows at Hollister on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
In show A, judge Jeremy awards the Best In Show to Dee's REW Mini Lop.


In show B, judge Allen selects Kelly's Tan as the Best In Show.


Show C judge Doug has the same pick as judge Allen in show B, Kelly's Tan gets the Best In Show honor again.


Monday, December 05, 2016

Judges' List in the RPSCV Shows at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple open and triple youth shows at Hollister on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
There are 13 judges and 12 judging stations.
Michael Perez from So. CA.

Melissa McGee, CA.

Jennifer Milburn, CA.

Ray Stacy, CA.

Armando Cabrera, CA.

Kendal Bledsoe, CA.

Jeremy Watmuff, Michigan.

Doug King, CA.

Allen Mesick, CA.

Joe Lugo, CA.

Carol Green and Chris Zemny, both are on the show committee.  They share the judging station, Carol judges in the morning and Chris in the afternoon.

Scott Williamson, CA.

Usually a full day of judging duty involves 200-250 rabbits.   It's a triple show day, and with 12 judging stations, the count shows that there are 800-1000 rabbits physically in the showroom.


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Uptown Girl Wins All Breed Reserve In Show

HGF Uptown Girl gave birth and raised her first litter of 5.    She returns to shows when her babies were 4 months old.   Her coat gets more flowey, the color is strikingly bright.

At 5 months 10 days after giving birth, Uptown Girl wins all breed Reserve In Show at the Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley show C.   Judge Doug King awards the honor. 

Uptown Girl has started winning BOB over a month ago, this RIS is the first top honor after her maternity leave.  She has won 3 all breed Best In Show earlier in the spring.


Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kimekomi Dolls - A Japanese Art Form

The Kimekomi art form has been created 260 years ago in Japan.   The major forms of Kimekomi are decorated balls and dolls.     Here are two rabbit Kimekomi dolls.

These two Kimekomi mice are a variation of Kimekomi balls.


Here are another pair of beautiful Kimekomi rabbit dolls.


And, here is the artist who made the rabbit and mouse Kimekomi dolls.   Carolyn takes classes on Kimekomi doll making and practice the art. 

If you are interested in this art form, google "Kimekomi" and you'll find the history, supplies, classes, youtube videos of this art form.


Friday, December 02, 2016

Bunny Scarf

When one sees the subject line of "Bunny Scarf", one would think it's another Angora scarf; WRONG!!!
It's really a bunny scarf, a scarf in the look and shape of a bunny.


Here is the creator of this bunny scarf, Carolyn.    She takes good pictures of the show scene, she also makes great looking scarves and this bunny scarf is the top.


Thursday, December 01, 2016

Beautiful Orchid

Beautiful orchid blooming.
Another view of the orchid bloom.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Maturing of Uptown Girl

French Angora HGF Uptown Girl has been doing well in shows and she is a great mother.  She accomplished whatever we expected of a good rabbit.   Here are some photos of comparison before and after her becoming a mama rabbit.

Uptown Girl was born in June of 2015.  She started winning BOB in October 2016. 
 In March 2016, at 9 months old she received her first all breed Best In Show;  a month later at 10 months old, she received all breed Best In Show two more times.   She accumulated 21 legs of which 19 are BOB plus 3 BIS in six months; in May 2016 she took a leave from shows to prepare for motherhood.

After giving birth in June 2016 and raised 1 son and 4 daughters, Uptown Girl returns to shows in October 2016.  Look at her matured coat!   Long, flowy and shiny.  

Uptown Girl in March 2016.

Uptown Girl in October 2016 after raising a litter of five.

How do Uptown Girl's one son and four daughters do in shows?   One daughter Claudina won BOV and BOSB in the ARBA convention at 3-1/2 months old, won a Reserve In Show at 4-3/4 months old.   The other daughters all have legs and placed well and the son at less than 5 months old has 4 junior legs and 2 senior legs.

Uptown Girl is bred by Eric and owned/shown by Betty.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Northern California Angora Guild Specialty Show Judging at Stockton

NCAG specialty show starts with English Angora white.

Judge Cathy is examining a very cute white English Angora junior.

Judge Cathy picks the English Angora colored senior doe as the Best of Variety then...

compares with the white senior doe and ...

the pick of BOB is the colored senior doe.


There are 21 French Angora on judge Cathy's table an there are more spectators viewing the judging.

French Angora judging from the other side, Carol W. writes for judge Cathy.

The colored senior buck is trying to escape when judge Cathy is commenting on another colored senior buck.

Judge Cathy likes the French Angora colored senior doe.

There are 8 colored senior does in the class, and judge Cathy ...

picks this one as the class winner and later advanced to be the BOB winner.

There are 12 Giant Angora in the breed, here is the big boy that wins the BOB.


And Tammy is the mama of the BOB winner.


The specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe.

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