Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tank/Ollie's Day In Show - Part I

Tank Comes to show with his brother.

Allen gives Tank to Muriel; Tank is renamed Ollie, short for Oliver.

Ollie with new mama Muriel.

Ollie with new papa Tom.

Tom and Muriel drove all the way from Oregon to California to meet Tank, son of Cali that is Allen's companion. They are so happy to have Tank, but decided to change his name to Oliver and call him Ollie.

Ollie had two very exciting days in the show. Meeting his new mama and papa, and being held by almost everyone in the show room. In part II tomorrow, we'll see all the familiar faces with Ollie.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Randy Guest Blogs About Houston Livestock Show - Spinners, Part IV

Here is what the ncag blogspotters have been waiting for...... The angora area! At the HLSR show they have there own area complete with rustic cabin. Even though there were not many people in this pic, it is a huge hit all show long!

Here are the spinner ladies, and 1 gentlemen, hard at work. Like the rest of the HLRS, the spinners stress educating the public on their trade, and its value to even a modern day society.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Randy Guest Blogs about Houston Livestock Show - Champions, Part III

If you thought the rabbit show was lucrative, here are the signs for the champion lamb, goat and steer. The winning youth doesn't recieve the entire amount- it is spread out over many of the exhibitors in the form of scholarships. I am sure the winner still gets a big chunk!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Youth Best In Show and Reserve In Show

In the BVRA show A, the Best In Show was awarded to a Dutch owned by Eleanor C. and a Rhinelander owned by Elisha H. won the Reserve In Show.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Emmy Wins Specialty Best In Show

Northern California Angora Guild held a specialty show in conjunction with the Big Valley RA shows. All four breeds of Angora were in attendance. Best of Breed English Angora went to Betty's colored senior doe Emmy, French Angora went to Dominique's colored junior doe, Satin Angora went to Tracy's white senior doe and Giant Angora went to Tracy's white junior buck.

Emmy won the specialty Best In Show.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Keelyn Wins All Breed Best In Show

Seeing Keelyn winning all breed Best In Show is not something unusual. What is unusual is that this is an all breed Best In Show in the Youth show, it is the Open all breed Best In Show!

Keelyn entered two of her Mini Rex in the open show and guess what? She won over all the open exhibitors in the Big Valley RA show B. Judges from left are Tony and Eunita.

Competition is going to be even more intense for open exhibitors when Keelyn goes into Open shows in June.

Great job, Keelyn.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Randy Guest Blogs About Houston Livestock Show - Part II Youth & Meat Pen

I judged for 3 days- one entire day by myself to do over 150 meat pens- then 2 more days with Mike Avesing. Here was the area for meat pens- all 450 animals come to the table at once!

The HLSR awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money to the youth. The rabbit show alone gets nearly 40,000$, with 17,000$ going to the meat pens. Here is the grand champion which won 5,000$.

Spectators for the Youth Best In Show judging. There were 1,200 rabbits in the youth show.