Northern California Angora Guild

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two Hats with Unusual Color Combination

Beige is the base color added with grape and blue, the color of this hat is somewhat unusual.


The color of this hat, green as the base with red stripes, is definitely unusual.  Betty has made hundreds of hats, this is the first time these two colors are put together.   Why this combination?  It's a special order, the buyer specifies the colors.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Found in the Paper: Herd through the Grapevine

Saw this comic strip in the Sunday newspaper.   Yes, it's "Herd" not "Heard" through the grapevine.

The wool on the sheep are full of grape and vine after being herded through the grapevine in the strip; imagine these sheep as our beloved Angora rabbits, what would they look like after being herded through the grapevine?


Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Bunny Time at Carol's

Carol's backyard is gorgeous, it's set up for an Easter Egg Hunt event for their friends.

Some of Carol's rabbits are in individual pens pretending to be Easter Bunnies.
Ben the French Angora is the most popular Easter Bunny.

What is it?

Hi, are you a bunny?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Well-Behaved Bunnies

It's the photo op time, let's line up from the tallest to the shortest.


Us girls have the girl power, we kick the boy out of the photo.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby Mackie is Growing Up


Seven-time all breed Best In Show Winner beautiful Macey falls in love with .....

Handsome boy Kenneth who also has an all breed Best In Show.

The produced a cute little boy Mackie who is the their only child.

 Mackie is a cutie pie.

Mackie is a lover boy. 

Mackie enjoys his in-house life.

Mackie loves his little bed.

Mackie is growing into a handsome little gentleman.

The handsome little Mackie won over his older cousins to receive a leg for the Best Opposite Sex of the breed at Fresno in one of the three shows. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Showroom at Fresno

The California Rabbit and Cavy Shows showroom is the Animal Science Pavilion at the California State University at Fresno.

The advantage of having a livestock pavilion as the showroom is the space.  There are lots of space for everyone.  The disadvantage of having a livestock pavilion as the showroom is the ground and smell.  The ground is suited for large animals.   The water truck has come to wet down the dust, as a result the ground is so wet that it's bordering on being muddy.

Betty decides to put her English Angora at the bleachers.

Two of Betty's carriers are bigger than normal, they could not sit steady on the bleachers so they are set up on the carrier stand.    The ground at the bleacher area is very wet with standing water from the splashes of the water truck.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Open Best In Show Judging at Fresno

Show A Best In Show judged by Justin.

Show B Best In Show judged by Ray.

Show C Best In Show judged by Armando.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Angora Judging at Fresno


Judge Ray judges English Angora in show A, Makayla helps at the table.

In show B, judge Joe is coming on the English Angora colored senior bbuck.   Joe's wife Kathy writes for Joe.

Judge Jennifer is the show C judge, she is commenting on the English Angora colored senior doe.

For a list of complete Angora results, go to:


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Youth Top Winners at Fresno

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple youth shows at Fresno on April 5, 2014.
In show A, judge Allen selects the Taylor's Dutch as the youth Best In Show, standing in for Taylor is her brother Blaine.   Jessica's Holland Lop is picked as the youth Reserve In Show.

In show B, the two top rabbits are still the top winners except that they switch places.   Jessica's Holland Lop is the youth Best In Show and Taylor's Dutch is the Reserve In Show.


In show C, Arielle's Mini Rex is the youth Best In Show and the Reserve In Show is again Taylor's Dutch.


Monday, April 07, 2014

Open Top Winners at Fresno

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple open all breed shows at Fresno on April 5, 2014.
Show A Best In Show is judged by judge Justin, the Best In Show winner is Allen's Netherland Dwarf and the Reserve In Show winner is Jennifer's Florida White.


In show B, judge Ray pick the Florida White as the Best In Show.


Kate's California gets the Reserve In Show award from judge Ray in show B.


In show C, judge Armando selects Jennifer's Florida White as the Best In Show and Betty's English Angora as the Reserve In Show.


Sunday, April 06, 2014

Franchesca Wins All Breed Reserve In Show at Fresno

Betty's English Angora doe Chu's Franchesca receives the Reserve In Show award from judge Armando in the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows at Fresno.

Pretty little Franchesca enjoys the sunny weather.


Saturday, April 05, 2014

What Does Betty Have in Common with Doris Day?

Doris Day has just celebrated her 90th birthday.   Learn from Parade Magazine that in 1958 she appeared in the original "I've Got A Secret", it was the only TV appearance before her own TV show that ran 1968-1973.   She is also a very well-known animal lover who formed several charitable foundations for animals. 
Betty cannot claim to fame for any show business or being 90 years old, but she has in common the love for animals and appearing in the revived "I've Got A Secret" in 2006.   See the video on


Friday, April 04, 2014

Identical Twin Brothers

This is fawn boy Fleming.

Fleming's brother Fletcher looks just like Fleming.

The twin brothers, which one is Fleming and which one is Fletcher?


Another guess, which one is Fleming and which one is Fletcher?


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Beautiful Wisteria

Recent rain relieved some of the drought condition in CA.   Wisteria in Betty's backyard are blooming beautifully.   


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Betty's Two Good Girls: Franchesca and Ida

Franchesca on the right and Ida on the left traveled well with Betty to and from Chicago.  Two plane rides in two days, neither showed any sign of stress.

Franchesca in the backyard at home.

Ida sitting pretty at home. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Melissa and Lena are Best In Show Winners at Grants Pass

Melissa's Mini Satin wins open Best In Show often, Lena's Himalayan wins youth Best In Shows often as well.   Mother and daughter are frequent Best In Show winners.   

On Saturday, Melissa and Lena went to Grants Pass, Oregon to attend the Pear Blossom show and both showed in open.      Melissa says, "First time for Lena and I, Best in Show open A was Lena's Blue Himalayan Magee's Blistex. Best in Show B open was my white Mini Satin Magee's Spotlight. And Lena won Reserve In Show in B with the same Himi."

Pictured above are judge Jeff J. from WA with Melissa and Lena.  

Congratulations to Melissa and Lena!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Betty's Fun Trip to Chicago: The Capable Producers

Dorothy and Julie are the two producers working on my segment.
Chelsea is the coordinator for the guests' travel plans.   Franchesca is relaxed but Chelsea is not,  she is afraid of any animals including rabbits.

Earl is the wardrobe expert, he decides whether the guests are wearing the right colors for the taping.
Hint: mine is not.  

Jock tapes a short film of Ida and Franchesca to be inserted into the segment.
Even this producer is not working on my segment, she wants to hold Ida and Franchesca.  

I am being worked on by the make up and hair experts; no amount of work can make this old lady look any different!    Luckily the "star" is Ida and Franchesca, not me.

This is the set before any audience arrived.  The table in the middle is where Ida and Franchesca are to be placed.

Some may ask, "Betty, what talk show is it?"

My answer, "Before the air date is set, I am not allowed to say much.   I am sharing my experience without mentioning the name of the show.    The air date is expected to be some time in April.   As soon as I receive the information and the OK to share, I will post more photos and announce the show date and time.  It's a national syndicated show broadcasted on a TV network".