Northern California Angora Guild

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015


Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Happy Hoppy Thanksgiving. 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited - Friends at the NARBC Banquet

National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club holds the convention banquet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.  
The infamous blue squirrel is appearing at the NARBC banquet after being a hit at the ARBA banquet the night prior.  See and

Gabe says, the blue squirrel is the best!

Rachel gets all the prizes in youth Giant Angora and French Angora.

Heather and Danielle enjoying their crab buckets.

Chris from MA.


Eric, Gabe and Sandra.


Eric shows off his tattoo.

A close-up of the Bugs Bunny on Eric's ankle.   (Randy has a similar one, see


Eric, Gabe and Betty.

A group photo of all those who attended the NARBC banquet.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Katya from Russia Visits ARBA Convention at Portland


Katya is a freelance photographer and film student from Russia, she visits the ARBA convention and interview the top breeders.

Katya took quite a few photos of Betty and Clementina, at the end, she has a picture taken with her photo subjects.

Emily and Alyssa have been watching Katya doing interview and photo shoot with Betty, their mothers asked whether the two young ladies could have a picture taken with Betty and Clementina.   Betty says,
"Sure, and you two can put your hands on my English Angora then you'll have proof that you touched Betty's rabbits!"


Monday, November 23, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited - Voodoo Doughnuts

We see people carrying pink boxes of doughnuts walking around in the showroom everyday.   On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, the Northwest Angora Rabbit Club bought three big boxes as treat to the Angora exhibitors. 

Some of the doughnuts are traditional looking, some are quite exotic.

This is the first time I've ever seen a purple doughnut.

The are too big to consume the whole doughnut, the club members find a knife to cut them into quarter pieces for people to share and to taste different flavors.

Voodoo Doughnuts company is a local flavor, originated in Portland, now has five stores in the US, two in Portland, one in Eugene, OR, one in Denver, CO and one in Austin, Texas plus one in Asia at Taipei, Taiwan.   For more information about Voodoo Doughnuts, go to their website at:

There are some fun facts, there are even wedding packages for those who wish to hold their wedding ceremony at the Voodoo Doughnut locations.   The wedding package price goes from $250 to $6,660.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited: Rabbit Jumping Contest

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the ARBA convention, the official rabbit jumping contest is being held.
Some of the rabbits are very excited to jump the hurdles but some are stubbornly staying still.   
A broken Polish is a good jumper.

A Himalayan decides to stay put.

The Himalayan poses in the form of being "snakey", the right pose for the show table but the wrong action for the jumping contest.

A medium size black rabbit, not sure what breed it is, is a good jumper.  Judge Susie from MN scores the jumps.

A young Californian is very enthused in the contest.

The Californian completed the course.

Holland Lops are one of the best breeds for the rabbit jumping contest, this sable point Holland Lop is no exception.

Checker Giants are known to be harder to handle but this Checker Giant is doing a good job in the jumping contest.


Betty has a great time watching the rabbit jumping and even gets a photo taken with the judge!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited - Broken Satin Angora Presentation

On Tuesday, November 3, Charlotte and Joan have their broken Satin Angora ready for presentation at the grooming area.

Charlotte and her broken Satin Angora arrive at the presentation area, she finds out that due to a medical issue of another presenter, the Satin Angora has been bumped to a later slot.


The broken Satin Angora presentation finally starts.


Judges take turns to examine the presentation animals.  

On the table are judges Mike and Cheryl, both are from Texas.


Charlotte and Joan are watching judge Chris Z examining the presentation animals.

More examination by judge Cheryl and Chris Z.


Checking further.

Some discussions.

On the right corner is judge Cathy from CA.

All members of the ARBA Standard Committee completed the examinations and sit down for a verdict.

Unfortunately broken Satin Angora does not get the green "PASS" sign.   Reason given is that one senior buck has "butt teeth" thus disqualified.

The certificate of development expires for Charlotte and Joan.   The next person in line for broken Satin Angora presentation will be Kellyjo of CO.


Friday, November 20, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited - English Angora Judging

The last breed of the four breeds to be judged is the English Angora.  On judge Kevin's table are the white variety.

Now the colored English Angora are on the table. 

There are quite a few of English Angora colored senior does.

These are junior English Angora.


These are the four finalists for BOB and BOSB English Angora.   The BOB is the white senior doe and the BOSB is the colored senior buck.

For a list of the results, go to:


Thursday, November 19, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited - Giant Angora and Satin Angora Judging


The Angora judging order rotates each year.  This year, the first breed is French Angora and the second breed is Giant Angora.     There are 13 Giant Angora entered, Kevin is starting judging them after the completion of French Angora.

Judge Kevin checks on a Giant Angora.
Judge Kevin gives comments and places the Giant Angora.


After Giant Angora, the next breed to be judged is the Satin Angora.


The Satin Angora is getting more popular each year.  There are quite a number of breeders working on the improvement of the breed.

The BOV white and BOV colored are on the table, judge Kevin is making the final pick for BOB.

Judge Kevin's choice of BOB is the chinchilla doe.  The BOSB goes to the white senior buck.   Heard from the grapevine that the BOSB white buck is 6 years old!