Northern California Angora Guild

Friday, June 23, 2017

French Angora Bunnies Grow Fast

 
 
 
 
Fanta's babies are just itty bitty little ones not too long ago.
 

At 3 months and 1 week old, Fanta babies are making their show debut.    Chocolate agouti girl wins a BOSV out 5 colored junior does and 5 colored senior does!   She weighs 6 pounds 8 ounces at such a young age, a chubby kid for sure.
 

Sister is a bit smaller than the chocolate agouti, she takes 2nd in the class.

 

Brother is a good size bunny as well but cousin big boy Austin is just too hard to beat.

 

Shambala is the sister who will have a wonderful pet life, she now resides with Laurie.




 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Making a Scarf with Stripe Pattern

 
 
 

We have seen this neon multi color yarn in the past.
 

A close up of the multi color yarn seems to be random...


 
... when the scarf is done, the stripes are neatly shown.    

Normally when making a stripe pattern scarf, the knitter has to change yarn every so often, there would be ends left to be tugged in.   Tugging in ends is something most knitters would like to avoid as it's additional work plus that sometimes the area would be a little thicker than normal.    By putting in different color wool during spinning, the multi color yarn will automatically make stripes in the scarf without having to change yarn during knitting thus no need to tug in the ends.



 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Betty Grooming Jada and Fawnalisa

 
 
 
Jada is due on the Best In Show table in show A and show B, Betty works on her wool.

 

Is Jada ready to go?
 

Almost ready!  Out of the two shows, Jada wins the Reserve In Show in show A.

 
Fawnalisa wins over Jada in show C, Betty gets Fawnalisa on the table to prepare for Best In Show judging.
 




Fawnalisa is younger than Jada but she's still competitive.

 

And she is ready for the Best In Show table.
She snaps the Reserve In Show title at the end of the competition.

 




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lavender Inspired Angora Yarn





Beautiful Lavender.
 

Lavender Angora yarn.

 

Two beautiful items complementing each other.




 

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Austin Getting Groomed






Betty is grooming French Angora chestnut buck Austin.
 

Austin is giving Betty the disapproval look.



Who are you?  You are not my mama!
 

 
That's more like it, Austin loves his mama Carol.



 


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Scarf Crazy

 
 


Carolyn knitted this very long very warm feathered patterned scarf.  The yarn is one ply of white English Angora and one ply of chocolate agouti French Angora.  
 

This white scarf is also knitted by Carolyn.  The yarn is from white English Angora.


 

Betty has just competed this multiple natural colored scarf.   The yarn is spun from a mix of English Angora and French Angora, white, fawn, tort, chestnut, chocolate agouti, ...





Betty is in the process of knitting this plum colored scarf.   The yarn is from white English Angora, spun first then dyed with a mix of purple and red food dyes.



 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Creating Red/Pink/White Art Yarn

 
 
A couple of weeks ago, we showed how to dye red wool, see
https://ncag.blogspot.com/2017/06/dyeing-red-wool.html
 
 
This is a close up of the dried red wool shown in the above photo.
 
Using a slightly different color combination, here are some dried coral red wool....
 

... and some pink wool.
 

Putting together the red, coral red, pink and natural white Angora wool, with a lot of spinning, here are the art yarn with different shades of red and white.

 
 




Friday, June 16, 2017

Jill and Amanda Evaluate French Angora Bunnies

 
 
Amanda is having fun with her first French Angora Leda.

She grooms Leda religiously.
 

Now Amanda has the chance to acquire another French Angora baby girl.

She checks out the juniors, chocolate?

Chocolate agouti?



Chocolate agouti?

Jill said, how about this one?



 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Claudina Gets a Hair Cut

 
 
 
 
Claudina has been very successful in her first year of life: winning BOV and BOS at the ARBA convention at 3-1/2 months old, went on to win 3 Best In Show and 3 Reserve In Show with a total of 21 legs of which 17 are BOB.  
 
 
 
She holds on to her first coat for 11+ months, finally it's time for her to get a hair cut.

 

Her coat yields more than 200 yards of art yarn.
 


A big ball of art yarn spun from Claudina's wool ready to be used for knitting.




 



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Casey in a Dog Show





We normally see Casey in rabbit shows.  People attending rabbit shows dress very causally, jeans and T shirt are standard.   Dog show attendees seem to like to dress up.  Look at Casey, she dresses up as if ready to go to a party!






Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Best In Show Judging at Stockton

 
 
 
 
 
Judge Jake Kuntz from WA examining the English Angora during Best In Show judging in show A.
 


Scott Wiebensohn from CO judges Best In Show in show B.




Judge Bryant Miller from Ohio at the Best In Show table in show C.





 

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Show C Angora Judging at Stockton

 
 
Judge Scott from Colorado is the Angora judge for show C, he starts the Angora with Satin Angora.
 

Casey listens carefully to judge Scott's evaluation of her new litter.

 

The second Angora breed on judge Scott's table is Giant Angora.  Whenever Tammy travels down from WA, we are in treat to see her nice Giant Angoras. 

 

Judge Scott is examining a senior Giant Angora.
 

Next on judge Scott's table is the English Angora, Matt clerks.
 

Judge Scott is picking the BOB between the BOV white doe and the BOV colored doe.
He picks the colored doe and she went on to win the Reserve In Show at the end of the day.
 

The final Angora breed on judge Scott's table is the French Angora.   The two highlighted French Angora in the coops are the colored junior bucks.  Yes, they are baby bucks, but they are pretty good sized at a little over 3 months old.
 

The winner of BOB is the colored senior buck.
 


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