Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter

NCAG wishes you a very happy Easter!!!!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Carol Wins Best In Show with her Fuzzy Lop

Yes, these are wool rabbits; no, these are not Angora!

Carol has the American Fuzzy Lop (AFL), the wool rabbit with the wrong ears. Just kidding, Carol.

Carol is a top AFL breeder in the nation, she is ranked number one sweeps in the national American Fuzzy Lop club. She has a wonderful day in Orland. In show A, her broken AFL took all breed Best In Show. In the AFL specialty show, her solid AFL took specialty Best In Show. What an excellent performance. Scott is the judge who picked both rabbits. Both rabbits are beautiful.

Carol is a good friend to the Angora people, though she does not have Angora. She has a beautiful backyard with swimming pool, tennis court and a lot of shade trees. She invites us to join the AFL specialty shows in the summer, and this is our most favorite activity in the summer.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Starena Wins All Breed Reserve In Show

In Orland, the Best of Breed in English Angora was won by three different rabbits.

In the top photo, Chu's Starena wins Best of Breed in the all breed show B then goes on to win Reserve In Show. Starena is in the white senior doe class, currently 10-1/2 months old.

In the middle photo, Chu's Eqadora wins Best of Breed in the all breed show A, but does not go any further. Eqadora and Starena are littermate sisters, 10-1/2 months old, competes in the colored senior doe class.

In the third photo, Little girl BC1AH wins Best of Breed then goes on to win specialty Best In Show. BC1AH is 5 months old, competes in the white junior doe class.

The three judges have very different tastes. Which one would you have picked?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

French and Satin Angora Winners in the NCAG Show

Betty's English Angora white junior doe won the Best of Breed then went on to get Best In Show, her colored junior buck took the Best Opposite Sex English Angora.

In French Angora, Carol took Best Of Breed with her white senior doe. Her photo is at the top. Carol just recently started spinning, she is doing a great job and really into it. Best Opposite Sex went to Tracy with her white junior buck. Tracy is seen here with her lovely husband Franco in the second photo.

In Satin Angora, Patti won both Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex with her junior buck and doe respectively. She is seen in the third photo.

The NCAG show was judged at the end of the day. Everyone was ready to go home as soon as the judging was over. There was not enough time to take the photos of the rabbits, but at least we have the pictures of the exhibitors.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Little Girl Wins Big

It has been four months since NCAG held a specialty show in December 2005. We have over 60 English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora in the competition on April 8, 2006. Betty wins Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex in English Angora, Carol wins Best of Breed and Lindsay wins Best Opposite Sex in French Angora, and Patti wins Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex in Satin Angora.

May be it's a surprise, may be not, the Best In Show in the NCAG show is the English Angora white junior doe. Her ear number is BC1AH but yet to have an official name because she is not old enough for registration. It's a surprise because she is so young and small for her age, and that there are a lot of big girls and big boys in the show. It's not a surprise because she meets every point asked for in the Standard: round, compact, dense, excellent shoulder and butt, ...

Little girl BC1AH's photos have appeared a few times on our blog. She was one of the models for the theme photos for Christmas, New Year and Valentine's Day.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

What Is It?

After being on hiatus for 7 weeks, we were in Orland for the double open show and Northern California Angora Guild specialty shows. A great time shared by everyone.

The "bunny" in the photo caught our attention first time in the morning. What is it? A new breed? An English Angora with a bad hair day? A miniature version of an English Angora? What is it?

Cathy is a creative person. Her parents raise Llama and Alpaca. She has a lot of the wool from these animals. She is learning to do needle felting, had tried to use Angora wool to create felted Angora bunnies but the results were not too encouraging. She decided to try using wool from Llama and Alpaca, it's a success! Lindsay bought this little one right away and we are all asking Cathy to create some more.

Show results and scenes will follow in the next few days.