Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Kim, Cathy and Steve

Cathy and Kim, mom and daughter, have been showing English Angora for about a year now. They have some success and lots of fun with their initial bunnies. After much consideration, they have decided that English Angora is their favorite breed. Gradually they are reducing other breeds and increasing English Angora stock. They will have new bunnies on the show table in April. Starting in January, Steve have been coming to shows with his wife Cathy, daughter Kim and their two sons James and Patrick. Showing has become a family affair. It is wonderful to see the entire family sharing the same interest and participating the same activities.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Mike and Dolores

Mike and Dolores are mainly responsible for the successful shows put on by the Big Valley Rabbit Association. Their shows are always well attended, usually in the thousands of rabbits. During the show, both are so busy that we never could catch them for a photo. In the show sponsored by The Rabbit Club, they are finally relaxed and have a good time like a "normal" exhibitor. Dolores is wonderful in the paper work, Mike runs the BVRA shows with top efficiency. We are always treated well and have a good time. Thanks, Mike and Dolores for the wonderful shows you put on and being a great friend.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Holly Goes to Double Shows

We received good news from our Canadian member Holly. She went to double shows last weekend and did really well. Her 6 month 3 day old English Angora won Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex in both shows. The doe won BOB and buck won BOS in one show but the buck won BOB and doe won BOS in the other show.

In the top photo, we see Holly's young seniors. In the second photo, Holly has a photo taken with Cliff, one of the two judges. Cliff is an excellent judge, well known on the national level. He is routinely being voted to pick the finalists in the national conventions. In the third photo, Holly is seen next to her rabbits.

Holly, you are doing a great job!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Melissa Judges Three Breeds of Angora

In the Stockton show last weekend, Melissa judged English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora. As usual, she did a wonderful job in judging.

In the last three days, we have seen the Best of Breed English Angora Chu's Emilia that went on to win Reserve In Show; then we saw the Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex French Angora and Satin Angora. Today we have the Best Opposite Sex English Angora, a young tort senior buck Chu's Marcel in the top photo. In the second photo, Melissa is evaluating him on the judge table. Marcel has been the Best Opposite Sex winner for several weeks. He is less than 7 months old but already has the body, density, texture and length of wool to compete with other bucks. This is the first time his photo appeared on our blog.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Satin Angora Best of Breed & Best Opposite Sex

Tracy won Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex with four rabbits in the Satin Angora breed in show A and B. The top photo shows her with her white doe that won the BOB and the red buck that won BOS. In the second photo, her chestnut agouti doe took BOB and her black buck took BOS.

Tracy has one of the best Satin Angora herd in the nation. She is currently No. 1 on the Satin Angora sweepstakes list.

Monday, February 20, 2006

French Angora Best of Breed & Best Opposite Sex

In the shows on Saturday sponsored by The Rabbit Club, French Angora is well represented. In the first photo, Lindsay's chocolate doe took Best of Breed and Tracy's white buck took Best Opposite Sex in show A. In show B, Lindsay's chocolate buck took Best of Breed and her Chocolate doe took Best Opposite Sex. All four rabbits are very nice, no wonder the judges had a hard time in determining which rabbits to choose as the best rabbits in the breed.

The quality of the three breeds of Angora: English, French and Satin are all of the top quality. May be one day there will be some good Giant Angora in shows.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Emilia Wins All Breed Reserve In Show

Another all breed show date in Stockton. The show was held in the open barn with roof but no walls. It's not the best day for an open barn show, it's cold and windy by the California standard. We all bundled up, Angora scarves and hats were very useful.

Chu's Emilia wins a Reserve In Show. With 7 all breed Best In Show and 2 all breed Reserve In Show in the months of January and February 2006, Emilia will be retiring from the show table. In 2005, she also has won an all breed Best In Show and an all breed Reserve In Show. Though her coat is still at the top of the prime, it has been a wonderful run. It's time for her to prepare for motherhood.

The Best In Show went to a Mini Satin owned by Randy and Allen. Mini Satin is a new breed that was presented successfully by Randy. February is the first month that this breed is eligible for leg and Best In Show competition. Congratulations to Randy and Allen.

Most of the No. CA Angora exhibitors are taking the next six weeks off from the show table, the locations and the clubs that the shows are held are not ideal. There will be photos from this show and previous shows posted in our blog in the days and weeks to come. There will be profiles on judges and breeders during this period of time. If any of our members has news with photos to contribute to our blog, please send to

We will be back to shows in April.