Northern California Angora Guild

Monday, October 15, 2018

Best In Show Judging and A Great Day for Angoras at the Hanford Show





Judge Kathleen is the Best In Show judge for show A.



At the CVRBA show in Hanford, Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Annisha wins Reserve In Show from judge Kathleen in show A.



Annisha and her Reserve In Show prize.



Show B Best In Show is judged by Amy.



In show B, judge Amy awards the Best In Show to Betty's French Angora colored senior doe Gifta.



Gifta and her Best In Show prize.  How appropriate to have all the wool breeds featured in this prize.







Sunday, October 14, 2018

Show B Angora Judging at Hanford






Show B English Angora is judged by Jennifer.



Judge Jennifer checks the rabbit's genital area.



Then judge Jennifer turns the rabbit over to feel the wool.




Judge Amy is the French Angora judge in show B, on the table are five colored senior does.   Jennifer and Libbi watch the judging.



Four of the colored senior does are posing for judge Amy to determine the ranking.


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Show A Angora Judging at Hanford




Show A the English Angora is judged by Amy.


Judge Amy has two English Angora white senior doe on the table.



Judge Amy is working on the colored senior doe class.



Judge Amy lines up the three colored senior does for comparison.



French Angora judge for show A is Armando, Lauralee is the judge's assist working on her judge's license.



Two French Angora colored senior does are being compared.



More about the colored senior does.



Judge Armando is now commenting on the colored junior doe class.   New exhibitor Libbi videos the judging.









Friday, October 12, 2018

Rabbit Dress Up Contest at Hanford





Central Valley RBA shows are known for youth activities.



Rabbit dress up is one of the most popular activities.



Surfacing bunny.



Lops in action.



Turtle bunny?  Not sure.



Straw lady and black crow bunny.



Pretty color combo but not sure what it is.



Brothers and super hero bunnies.


A close up shot of the two super hero buns.







Thursday, October 11, 2018

ARBA Booth at the 4H Agent Convention





ARBA has a booth at the 4H Extension National Conference in Ohio.

Eric shows literature about Tan to a 4H extension service person.



Eric does a selfie at the ARBA booth.


The 2018 National Association of Extension Agents Conference is being hosted in Columbus, Ohio on October 6-7, 2018. The ARBA is being represented with a booth to educate agents about our association. Promotional materials are provided along with information encouraging all 4H members to become ARBA members. Partnering with cooperative extension agents across the country is critical to informing 4H about the benefits of ARBA membership. Many current ARBA members were first introduced to our hobby through 4H projects so this promotional event is an exciting opportunity to share what we already know- this IS the best hobby on earth!




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Open Top Winners at Hanford



Central Valley RBA holds double all breed shows on Saturday October 6, 2018 at Hanford, CA.



In show A, Kirsten's Californian receives the Best In Show honor from judge Kathleen.



Reserve In Show goes to Betty's English Angora.



In show B, Judge Amy awards the Best In Show to Betty's French Angora.



Show B Reserve In Show goes to Kirsten's Californian.   This same California has won 1 Best In Show and 3 Reserve In Show out of four all breed shows in two weekends.   She came from a fair meat pen, she is a very lucky Californian.   







Tuesday, October 09, 2018

HGF Angora Goats Winning Big at Shenandoah Fiber Festival




HGF Angora goats had a great showing at the Shenandoah Fiber Festival at the end of September.  In addition to the goats winning, the fleeces also won Champion and Reserve Champion.


Four winning bucks, the kid bucks won over the older bucks and received the titles of Champion and Reserve Champion.



Champion buck HGF Jacob.






Reserve Champion buck HGF Elijah.






HGF doe entries.



Champion doe Kid Hollow Farm Licorice.












Madi and Eric showing kid does. 





Yearling buck HGF Rufus shown by Eric.  Eric, where is your bowtie?







First place kid doe. HGF Artemis.






Breeders Flock three bucks: Deuteronomy, Rufus, Tykvah.  People from left to right:
Eric, Madi and Matt.






Madi, Ashley and Matt are the best helpers.





Madi, Ashley, Matt and Angie are the owner of the Blue Mountain Fibermill booth.  If you recall, Carol and family had a wonderful visit at their Harrisburg home a few months ago.






Monday, October 08, 2018

Best In Show judging at King City



In show A, judge Dave from Wisconsin does the Best In Show selection.


He took the French Angora out twice for consideration.


Judge Dave examining the English Angora.


Judge Rusty is the Best In Show judge in show B.



Judge Rusty examining the young white English Angora that won the Best of Breed in show B.



The same French Angora doe is the BOB winner in both show A and B, judge Rusty examines it.