Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Dogs at Stockton

Animal lovers are animal lovers, whether it's rabbits, cats or dogs. It is a common sight to see dogs in rabbit shows. Most of the clubs now have a rule of not allowing dogs, except the service dogs, into the show room. Therefore it is even more common to see dogs just outside the show room building.

In the top photo, Cathy is showing off her dog with a Mohawk hairdo. In the second photo, Brenda is carrying her dog with an Angora sweater on. Brenda has just purchased this sweater which is handspun, dyed and knit by Betty, the color is Kool-Aid Kiwi Green.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Ting in Sunglasses

Cathy and Kim love their bunnies. I received this cute photo from them today. Cathy said, "I went to Petsmart to get a few things that I needed and bought Ting some swim trunks."

Though it's fall now, Ting is still as cute as he could be in the swimming attires.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Cliff, An Amazing Judge

We had a treat in the BVRA show last Saturday, we got Cliff as our judge. We always have good time when Cliff judges. He is funny and loves Angora, just so wonderful to have a judge who appreciates the work that we put in.

Cliff gets elected to judge group almost every year in the national conventions. He judged the youth Best In Show in 1998 Portland Convention. On of the group winners was a beautiful white English Angora bred and shown by Kelly from MN, and that was the Best In Show picked by Cliff.

In the top photo, Cliff is seen judging English Angora with Kim recording his remarks.

In the second photo, Cliff is judging French Angora with Tracy as his clerk.

After Cliff finished his judging, he came by to watch Bruce judged English Angora. He put on the Angora hat that he just purchased from Betty. Cliff had bought a similar hat from Betty in the 2004 convention, had been wanting to buy another one. Here he is, with his new hat.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Satin Angora Winner at Stockton Shows

At the Stockton shows, Tracy's Satin Angora won the Best of Breed in both shows.

At the top, Tracy is in the photo with her winning Satin Angora.

In the second photo, judge Troy is judging the white Satin Angora with Tracy taking down his comments.

Monday, September 18, 2006

French Angora Winners at Stockton Shows

At the BVRA show in Stockton on Saturday, judges picked two different French Angora as the Best of Breed in the two shows.

The top photo is Lindsay with her white senior doe that won the Best of Breed in show B.

The second photo is Deirdre with her colored junior buck that won the Best of Breed in Show A. This is the first ever Best of Breed win for Deirdre who is fairly new to French Angora.

By the way, there is a more accurate count of rabbits and judges according to a post by the assistant superintendent of the show: "We had about 4300 rabbits come across the judging tables with 18 judges including 4 from out of state. " It's a big show for sure.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

English Angora Winners at Stockton Shows

It was a fun day at the Big Valley RA show in Stockton. It was a huge showroom with 18 judges going through 4000 entries from open and youth exhibitors. We did not get out of the show room until 7:30 pm. A long but fun day.

The judges have different tastes. In English Angora and French Angora, the Best of Breed winners are different in the two shows. Here are the two English Angora Best of Breed winners.

Top photo showing Betty with her white senior buck Chu's Ace. Ace is 7-1/2 months old, a very short and compact buck. This is the first time Ace won a Best of Breed.

The second photo is Casey with Casey's Molina, her beautiful 8-1/2 months old tort senior doe. Molina has been burning up the shows. She won Best In Show the week prior.

The photos of French Angora winners will be posted tomorrow.