Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Debbie's English Angora Pair Win Best In Show and Reserve In Show at SC

Debbie's beautiful English Angora doe Heart Felt Hare's Ivanka. 

Littermate brother is named Heart Felt Hare's Trump.
On August 12, Debbie and the two black beauties travel from NC to SC to attend the Charleston show.   Heart Felt Hare's Trump wins the all breed Best In Show under judge Sue Rice.


In show B, Heart Felt Hare's Ivanka gets picked as BOB and goes on to win Reserve In Show from judge Carol Hooks.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Orchid Scarf


What does this color combination remind us?

Yarn dyed and spun by Betty and scarf knitted by Carolyn.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pretty Fawn Sisters

While Nutcraker is making appearance on the blog, his fawn sisters are quieting waiting for their chance.
Fawnalisa's wool is growing, growing and growing... 

Fawnadette is also getting pretty with her young senior coat.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Rachel's Giant Angora Wins Best In Show at Wisconsin State Fair

Youth is our future, and our youth are doing great with Angora showing.  Rachel in Wisconsin sent in the great news:

"Over the past few months, my French Angoras and Giant Angoras have done well on the show tables, winning numerous Best in Shows and Reserve in Shows. However, I recently had a very special Best in Show win! At the Wisconsin State Fair last week, my Giant Angora Junior Buck named Champ won Best in Show! This was a very big and exciting win for me at this show!"

Look at this trophy, it's more than 1/2 of Rachel's height!

Congratulations Rachel, keep up with the good work.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nutcracker - from Photo to Oil Painting

This is Nutcracker's original photo taken a while ago when he was still a junior.


Carolyn experimented with Photoshop oil painting option and here is Nutcracker in a oil painting setting. 
The wonders of technology and artistry!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Candy Corn Inspired Yarn


Maureen says:

"That will be my inspiration for this hank of yarn.  I am going to attempt to add beads.  My intentions are good but I have never used beads before so you may never see the final product!"


Yes, we did see the final product! 

Maureen says,

"It went better than I thought.  I added a bead about every 12 inches even though I saw someone suggest one every arm's length.  I don't think every 12 inches was often enough though.  It was a success in that I was able to add the beads with minimal effort."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Big Sign at the Orange County Fair

Allen sends a photo:

"I am working at the Orange County Fair this week, see this huge orange sign at the fiber animal building: Franchesca's world record!"

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jovonna's Kids

Jovonna holds the record of winning four all breed Best In Show out of four shows in one weekend.
Not long after that, she retired from shows to become a mother.   On August 10, 2016, she gave birth to her litter and here are her kids: tort doe Jada, white doe Jania, tort buck Jonas and white buck Jovas.  Each and every of the kids won BOB and becomes Grand Champion.   Today is their one-year-old birthday; Happy Birthday to Jada, Jania, Jonas and Jovas.
Jada has the most BOB win and a few of the specialty BIS and all breed RIS.

Jania has comparable winnings to her sister, only one leg less.

Jonas is the biggest baby in the litter, and he started his winning when he was just a young junior.  He also has won over his sisters in two of the shows and received BOB.

Jovas has a specialty BIS, that's very unusual for a boy.   He is very handsome and sure deserves the win.


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Prizes for Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex of Breed at Monterey

CRCS shows usually give practical gifts.   Instead of a rosette, the BOB and BOSB winners would get shopping bags, flash lights, key chains, ball point pens, ...

The newest prizes offered at Monterey are quite popular: Memo pads for BOB winners and giant ball point pens for BOSB winners.  

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Best In Show Judging at Monterey

Judge Chris Z examines the BOB animals on the BIS table in show A.


Judge Scott R. is the BIS judge for show B.


It's judge Daniel's first open BIS judging.


Monday, August 07, 2017

Winning Best In Show is a Family Affair in Minnesota

 Twin Ports Rabbit Club holds double open and double youth shows in Proctor, MN on Saturday, August 5, 2017. 

Mother and daughter, Alicia on the left and Katelyn on the right, are a team of French Angora breeders.   Guess what they did this past weekend?  7 Pine's Arianna wins the open Best In Show for Alicia and 7 Pine's Luna wins the youth Best In Show for Katelyn.

Grandma Deb on the right isn't doing too shabby either, her English Angora doe 7 Pine's Ashley wins Reserve 4 Class to Alicia's 4 class win with 7 Pine's Arianna.     Arianna goes on to win the open Best In Show.  In the middle is the 4 class judge Michelle.

Judge Sheri is the Best In Show judge who picked Arianna as the top winner.


In the other show, judge Susie awards the Reserve In Show to 7 Pine's Arianna.


Judge Erik is very impressed with French Angora and the Rex, the youth Best In Show and Reserve In Show winners.  


Judge Shane and Katelyn and the youth Best In Show winner 7 Pine's Luna.


Sunday, August 06, 2017

Show C Angora Judging at Monterey

Show C judge for Angora breeds is Doug.  Doug is an old hand on judging Angora and there isn't any apprentice working for their judge's or registrar's license that day, things move a lot faster.
 Judge Doug checks the underside of a white English Angora.

Judge Doug now works on the colored English Angora.

Judge Doug comments and Corinne records his placements.

The English Angora colored senior doe is really dense!  Needless to say that she wins the BOB.



Now it's the Satin Angora on the table.

Casey writes for judge Doug.


Judge Doug compares two Satin Angora and the senior doe gets the BOB.


Saturday, August 05, 2017

Show B Angora Judging at Monterey

Show B Angora judge is Kendal, he is starting with Satin Angora.


Judge Kendal reads out the ear number of a Satin Angora.

Judge Kendal is placing the two Satin Angora does, Casey writes the comments.


After Satin Angora, judge Kendal works on the white English Angora.

Judge Kendal has a "registrar assist" working with him.  


Makayla is working on her registrar's license.

Corinne continues to be the table writer for English Angora.


Judge Kendal comments, Corinne records.

Makayla joins judge Kendal to make the final decision to determine the BOB and BOSB.  Their selection is the same as show A, BOB goes to the colored senior doe and BOSB goes to the colored senior buck.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:


Friday, August 04, 2017

Show A Angora Judging at Monterey

The following photos were taken on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Monterey, CA.
In show A, judge Scott R. from Wyoming judges all Angoras.

Melinda from WA drives all the way down to work as a judge's assist as a part of her work toward her judge's license.

Judge Scott R has lots of experience in English Angora, he raise English Angora when he was a youth 30 years ago.


When judge Scott R and Melinda are working on English Angora, Corinne learns to be a table writer.  This is Corinne's third time showing her only English Angora.


Judge Scott goes into details with Melinda on English Angora wool.

This is the first time Corinne works as a table writer.   Judge Scott is teaching Corinne how to mark the comment cards.


Judge Scott and Melinda are getting close to selecting the best of the colored English Angora.


The final decision of BOB is the colored senior doe and BOSB is the colored senior buck.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to: