Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Judge Cliff Judges Angora

Cliff explains English Angora to a couple who have never seen Angora prior to the Nevada State Fair.

Cliff judges French Angora while Lindsay and friend watching.

Cliff carefully examines the white French Angora while Lindsay looks on.

Cliff examines the English Angora during Best In Show judging. There were 21 breeds competing for the title.

Cliff examines the French Angora during Best In Show judging.

Cliff awards Best In Show to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Poultry Show At Nevada State Fair

Guinea fowl exhibit.

Chicken in competition.

Ducks and Geese are in coops.

Owners are happily holding their geese.

Chickens are going home.

Little handsome boy is happy that his chicken placed well.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Three Generations of Rabbit Breeders

Mary Jo started rabbits when her four children are in 4H. Uno is now a judge, received a master's degree, now working in a hospital lab and in the process of buying his own home. Suzanne is married with daughter Decara who one day will be a rabbit person; their family live in Salt Lake City and still raising rabbits. The other two, though no longer in rabbits, accomplished a lot when in 4 H, winning the Prince title in the 1993 convention in Tacoma.

Mary Jo is still in full force showing her top quality Havana.

The whole family, all three generations, will be driving together to the Louisville convention. Uno is the open and youth judge for Britania Petite at the convention.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wiener Dog Race at Nevada State Fair

Start, go!

Come to mama, come to papa!!!

I am just 10 weeks old; do you like me?

Yes, I do. You are so cute!

I am waiting for my turn, I'm going to win.

I am going to win, you have no chance.

I am so bored, when is it my turn?

Give me something to eat!

We are the three musketeers!

The wiener dog race is one of the most popular events at the Nevada State Fair. There were over 100 dogs entered in the race; there were these short legged weiner dogs everywhere. Some were real racers but some others were totally clueless. It was very amusing to say the least.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lindsay's French Angora Wins Reserve In Show

On Saturday, the only breed of Angora shown at the NV State Fair was French Angora. French Angora was very well represented. Lindsay's white senior doe was the all breed Reserve In Show winner. This is Lindsay's first Reserve In Show win; she is very excited. The top photo shows a very happy Lindsay with judge Ray.

Susan, a Reno local and a member of our guild, was also at the fair. Susan does not show much, she had fun at the fair showing her only French Angora and spending lots of time knitting.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Marie Wins Double All Breed Best In Show

In the show judged by Cliff Dick, Marie won Best In Show and the Reserve In Show went to Arian's Tan.

In Ray's Show, Marie won Best In Show and the Reserve In Show went to a Rhinelander.

The Reserve In Show Rhinelander is pictured with Ray. The same rabbit won Youth Best In Show on Saturday.

Nevada State Fair held one youth all breed show and one open all breed show on Saturday; then held two open all breed shows on Sunday.

Betty went to the shows on Sunday only. Her English Angora tort senior doe Marie won Best In Show in both of the open all breed shows. Reserve In Show went to two different rabbits: under Judge Ray, a Rhinelander got the prize; under judge Cliff, a Tan won the Reserve.

The same Rhinelander was the youth Best In Show under judge Cliff on Saturday. Lindsay won open Reserve In Show with her French Angora on Saturday, picture will be posted when available.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rita Is Louisville Convention Secretary

Rita is the show secretary for the ARBA convention in Louisville this year.

It is not a secret in our area that Rita is the best show secretary; able, efficient, friendly and absolutely wonderful. Now the entire wonderful world of rabbits will know how good she is.

The Louisville convention will be a great convention.