Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 18, 2006

These Are The Biggest Rabbits I've Ever Seen

In shows, we are very used to the comment of "These are the biggest bunnies I've ever seen!"

The maximum weight of English Angora is 7 pounds for boys and 7-1/2 pounds for girls, they are not really that big by weight. A full show coat, however, could add a lot of size to the rabbit and make the rabbit look like 20 pounds. It's all fluff, as the saying goes.

Here are two photos of Betty with her show rabbits. Are they big enough?

Friday, March 17, 2006

Incredible Ice Sculptures

Normally this blog site publishes original photos of Angora rabbits, show activities and people of similar interest. Today's photos are an exception. Lonita, one of our fellow Angora moms, sent in some incredible photos of ice sculptures from China. It's just too beautiful and too incredible not to share with our readers.

Thanks, Lonita, for sending these photos.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Polly's Truffles

Polly sent two photos of her chocolate Angora goat Truffles playing with her dog Panda to share with our readers. It is very unusual to have such dark chocolate color in Angora goats, Polly is very excited to have gotten Truffles in the recent litter. Polly is very active in the colored Angora goat breeding and shows.

Polly was the president of the National Angora club for many years, she also edited the National newsletter Angora News in the late 80s to early 90s. She has been a long time board member of NCAG. She has not been as active in shows as in the past, but she still goes to and be the registrar in the shows in the Reno area. We are looking forward to seeing Polly in the June shows in Sparks.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Casey's Angora Goat Babies

Casey is having good luck in having babies recently. Not only she has two litters of beautiful English Angora bunnies after a long drought, she also has Angora goat babies. Here are two photos of her most recent litter. One is obviously a white, the other one is interesting. If rabbit color terms were used, the black one could be called a Marten or an otter. These colors in rabbits are characterized with black, blue, chocolate or lilac color with white hairs sticking out at the underside. This little goat baby certainly has this look.

Fiber from Angora goats is called Mohair, though a lot of people mistaken them as the "Angora". As we all know, the only "Angora" wool is from our beloved Angora rabbits.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Tracy's Lovely Satin Angora Bunnies

Tracy has made leaps and bounds on the improvement of her Satin Angora herd. It is not a surprise that she made a decision recently to gradually ease out her French Angora and concentrate in her Satin Angora. Her French Angora herd is also very good, took number 1 in sweepstakes on the national level. It makes more sense, however, for a serious breeder to concentrate in one breed than many breeds. Her lovely husband Franco and kids will still raise other breeds, but Tracy will soon be a one-breed person.

Here is a photo of her two young Satin Angora does. They have good body type, nice sheen and color. They are ready to make a big splash on the show table.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Tracy's Lovely French Angora Bunnies

Tracy has sent two photos to share with our readers.

These are her recent French Angora bunnies. In the top photo, we see three different colors in the same litter, they look like chin, pearl and lynx (or may be fawn?). In the second photo, two young REW are ready to burn up the show table.

Tracy has recently made a decision to concentrate in her lovely Satin Angora. If you are falling in love with these French Angora bunnies, you may want to contact Tracy. You may be in luck in getting one of them for yourself.