Northern California Angora Guild

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ARBA 2019 Convention Opening Ceremony

ARBA President Josh Humphries giving speech during the opening ceremony 

Equipment manger receives a distinguished service award.

Convention chair Randy Shumaker giving speech and introduces...

...the two youth accomplishment winners Stephanie (R) and Trinity (L) to cut the ribbons to start the convention

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Convention Artival

Convention logo display.

Waiting to be cooped.

English Angora section.



Friday, October 18, 2019

On Our Way to the ARBA convention at Reno

ARBA convention time has arrived.  Most of us will be traveling today.

Photos will be added during the day. 

On the way to Reno, at rest stop. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Angora Wins Best In Show at the London Championship Show

Michael and Adelle Fox are delighted that their 5-month old Angora won the Best In Show
 out of 1206 rabbits at the UK’s huge London Championship 50th Anniversary Show.
The big show was held during the weekend of October 12-13, 2019.

Jasper rests in her Champion Cup.
UK standard only recognizes one breed of Angora.  Needless to say it’s the English Angora.
We thank Laura Fox for enriching our blog. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Beautiful Fall Color

Some asserts that in order to see the seasonal change of color, one needs to go to New England.  
Here are a few photos of fall color in California, wouldn't you agree that these are also beautiful fall colors?    Photos credit to Carolyn.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Indigo Girl Enjoying Outdoors

After grooming, Indigo Girl has a photo session in the yard, enjoying some outdoor breeze.

Monday, October 14, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

We love our Angora, we take care of them, we groom them, then they go to shows, and they have babies.   They have a good life, but the really wonderful life is ... be on the sofa watching TV with mama Gina.  This is the wonderful life of Betty's retired Grand Champion doe Kendria now renamed Flueri.     Gina and Flueri reside in the north Bay.

… to be held like babies by mama Peggy.  These are Betty's retired Grand Champion sisters Halos and Cuties.   Halos and Cuties live with Peggy in Southern California.

… to be couch potatoes with mama Carolyn.  Carolyn calls Fawnessa, Imari and Tiffany princess for a good reason, they live like royalties.     The three princesses live with Carolyn in Davis. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Carolyn's New Kimekomi Doll

Carolyn's advanced doll making class has a new assignment, making a "Found a Falling Star" doll.

Look at the details, amazing.

A close up of the beauty.

The back is as intricated as the front.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Carol's New Mini Spinner

This is an electric spinner.

The spinner is very small; how small? The spinner and it’s accessories fit into the blue lunch bag.   Allen stops his lunch for a while to watch Carol spin.   Beth watches and Casey takes pictures.

Allen spins too, he is watching with interest and chatting with Carol. Needless to say that Carol is spinning her French Angora wool.    Carol is wearing a French Angora sweater that she spun and knit.   

Misty and daughter Abigail come over to watch.

Arie watches.

Some more chatting and some more spinning.   Great lunch break activity.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Youth English Angora Exhibitor at King City

It’s unusual to see a youth to do 4H project with Angoras in this area.  We are very pleasantly surprised to meet Layla Powell from vineyard 4h in Santa Maria CA at the King City show.  Here is Betty with Layla with her fawn senior die Cream Puff. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Twelve Week Old Italian Maremma Sheep Dog

Would you believe this is a 12-week-old puppy?

He is bred by Allen, now going home with his new mama.

Louis says Hi to the big boy.

Kendal and Lindsey join in the puppy petting.

Puppy's head is as big as new mama's head.

Look at these big paws.

The big boy will grow up to guard the herd of sheep and goats.

It's getting heavy, why is the new mama carrying this big boy?  Would you believe that he would not walk?  He wants to be carried like a baby, well, he is still a baby.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Carol's Chocolate Agouti French Angora Sweater

Remember Rose Gold?  Carol's French Angora that won many Best In Show and Reserve In Show in the spring shows.  

Rose Gold's beautiful wool is now a sweater!

The wonderful thing about the Angora rabbits is that they are beautiful and useful.   On the show table they win prizes, off the show table they provide wool for spinning and knitting.   

Louis is so impressed with Carol's sweater.

So soft, so airy, so ….

Allen likes it too, Carol does such a good job.