Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Casey's Goat Babies

Casey has good news to report. Her three Angora goats delivered four babies.

In the top picture, white doe Jean Harlow delivered one healthy little baby. In the second picture, black doe Rosalynn has one live baby; with two kits is Lucy, the red doe in the third picture.

All four babies are healthy and all three mamas are doing well.

Casey is still waiting for baby news from her rabbit does. We hope Casey will have as much success in getting English Angora babies as the Angora Goat babies.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Where Is This?

Where were these pictures taken? Artic North?

It is north, but not Artic North. The top three pictures were taken this morning and the bottom three pictures were taken last week at the northern tip of California.

Cyndie took these photos. The first three pictures were the front of her house and rabbit barn this morning. When Cyndie got up this morning, she found a part of the rabbit barn smashed by the weight of the snow; and counted 22 broken or smashed trees in her yard. In her words, "What a mess!"

The fourth picture was taken a week ago of her barn; the fifth picture was taken at a creek close to Cyndie's home at Montague, CA.

The sixth picture was taken by Cyndie when she saw the Snow Shoe Hares at Juanita Lake a week ago.

One does not associate California with snow. Actually California has all kinds of weather condition from snowy northern tip and Sierra Mountain to the very warm Death Valley. It's not all sun and surf.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Randy and Allen are Red Hot

In the The Rabbit Club shows at Stockton, Randy and Allen took Best In Show in both show A and show B.

It is not unusual to see double Best In Show won by the same exhibitor; it is unusual to see double Best In Show won by the same exhibitor with different breeds.

In Show A, Randy and Allen won Best In Show with their Netherland Dwarf. Cathy S. was the judge who picked the winning rabbit. The top photo from left to right are Allen, Cathy and the Best In Show winner.

In Show B, Randy and Allen won Best In Show with their Mini Rex. Photo unavailable; Randy and Allen are shown at their KW booth in the second picture.

Randy and Allen also won the Best In Show the week prior at Bakersfield show A with their Mini Rex, shown in the third picture with Jamie G. who won Reserve In Show with his Mini Satin. The middle is Judge Melissa who picked the two winners.

In the fourth photo, their Netherland Dwarf won Reserve In Show at Bakersfield show B. The Best In Show was the same Mini Satin in the third photo, shown by Jamie G.

Randy and Allen also won Best In Show two weeks ago. Their rabbits are so red hot that are almost impossible to beat.

Congratulations, Randy and Allen.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Satin Angora Winners at Stockton

At Stockton, the Satin Angora Best of Breed in show A was Tracy's beautiful red senior doe. She and judge Leslie are seen in the two photos.

In Show B, the winner is another one of Tracy's colored senior does. Show B was judged by Sharon B.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

French Angora Winners at Stockton

In the The Rabbit Club double shows at Stockton, Carol W. won the Best of Breed French Angora with her white senior doe in both shows.

At the top, Carol is seen with her winning rabbit and judge Leslie.

In the second photo, the French Angora exhibitors are watching Leslie judge. Lindsay, third from right, took the Best Opposite Sex with her colored senior buck in both shows.

Monday, February 19, 2007

English Angora Winners at Stockton

The Rabbit Club held their double shows at Stockton on Saturday.

The Best of Breed winner of English Angora is Chu's Fawntasia in both show A and B, shown in the top photo.

The Best Opposite Sex of the breed went to two different bucks.

In Show A, the BOS winner is Chu's Emmitt, shown in the third photo.

In show B, the BOS winner is Chu's Joey, shown in the second picture.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy Lunar New Year

Today is Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year.

We said goodbye to the "Year of the Dog" and today is the first day of the "Year of the Pig". Chinese horoscopes are represented by twelve animals that rotate in a cycle of twelve years. The order of appearance of these twelve animals is: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Pig is at the end of the cycle.

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Happy Lunar New Year.

Special thanks to Alice who created these composite New Year photos.