Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Louise and Andrea

From left to right are Louise and Andrea.

Louise is the long time vice president of NCAG. She used to be very active in showing English Angora, routinely showing between 10 to 20 rabbits per show in the early to mid 90s. Her life changed around 1996; these changes caused her to be inactive in showing. Eventually she stopped raising rabbits. However, her love for rabbit friends does not stop, she continues to offer her service as a show secretary for many shows.

Andrea used to be active in French Angora. Her main focus now is in Mini Rex and in dogs. She still shows, just not Angora.

Both are still close to Angora people. Louise continues to be the VP of NCAG and Andrea continues to be a director of NCAG.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Tracy Visits Pat in So. California

It has been a long time since Giant Angora was shown in the No. CA. shows.

Tracy has decided to get some Giant Angora for show and for wool. In late April Tracy took a trip to So. CA. to visit Giant Angora breeder Pat. Pat has been a breeder and exhibitor of Giant Angora and French Angora since the 1980s. She is known to be a reputable breeder and a talented artist.

In the top photo, Tracy, Pat and Marie-Paule posed in front of Pat's rabbitry. Marie-Paule is holding a Satin Angora that she purchased from Tracy. Pat is showing off her three Giant Angora in front of her rabbitry in the second photo. The third photo is a closer look of these three junior rabbits.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Jocelyn Shows Off Her Scarf

Jocelyn is a new member of NCAG though she has been in the show circuit for a while. She is more well known as a cavy breeder. She is very artistic in creating beautiful craft items. It is a natural progression into Angora rabbits.

She has a pair of Satin Angora and now has three little ones from the pair.

In these two pictures, Jocelyn is showing off a scarf that she is making. The yarn is a blend of Satin Angora and Texel cavy. The spinning is very fine and the scarf is lacey. It's a beautiful piece of work.

In her professional life, Jocelyn is a music teacher in No. CA.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Two Lucky Rescued English Angora

Franco reports:

"We have an English Angora buck that we picked up from a re-home/rescuein Washington State. His name is Eggnog because he was born in the Christmas season. He is Tortoiseshell color.
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But he is such a goofball. Unlike many of our other rabbits who prefer
to sit and be admired, this little one is tearing across the vinyl flooring like a mad wooly ice skater.
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We have a English Angora REW Doe named Lily who is also a re-homebunny. There was a third bunny, a senior buck that went to a friend.
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We haven't had English Angoras before and these two seem to be extremely friendly, curious, and not at all afraid of the dogs. If these are examples of the temperament of the breed, then it is small wonder so many people find these rabbits endearing.
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Have a good day!"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Blizzard Shows Up A Storm

Due to some glitches with the fair rule, Satin Angora was being put into the "Other Four Class" category. There were Netherland Dwarf, Dutch, Rhinelander, Florida White, Polish, ... in the same classes.
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Tracy's Satin Angora certainly was competitive with all the other breeds. Her white junior buck Blizzard stirred up a storm for being the best typed and finished animal and won the Best of All Other Four Class and her red junior doe took the Best Opposite Sex of the All Other Four Class.
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The top photo is Blizzard; the second photo is judge Brooke posing and giving comments on Blizzard; the third photo is pretty little red princess Lacey.

Monday, June 04, 2007

French Angora Winner at the Fair

Carol has been doing really well with her French Angora lately. It was no exception at the Contra Costa Fair on Saturday, her beautiful chestnut doe took Best of Breed again.
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The photo here shows Carol and judge Brooke with the French Angora Best of Breed winner.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Carrie Wins Best In Show at the Fair Show

Summer is the fair season. There are two fairs in this area that hold one day carrying cage shows. Contra Costa Fair at Antioch is one of the two.

The all breed show judge is Brooke, one of our favorite judges. Brooke is very selective of which shows that she accepts because she is very busy in her professional life as a recruiter. We were very happy to see her as the judge at the fair.

The fair was well attended, weather was cool, people were friendly, and the greasy fair foods even tasted good.

Betty's English Angora Chu's Carrie won all breed Best In Show. Carrie is a 6-1/2 months old chocolate tort senior doe; she is as beautiful as her namesake Carrie Underwood.

Carol G.'s broken senior buck took Reserve In Show. Carol G. is in Dominican Republic with her son Adam doing volunteer work. Her buck Purdue is being held by judge Brook in the pictures.

It was a fun day at the fair.