Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Nice Holiday Craft Fair

Carol G. at fiber booth.

Betty and Carol at the fiber booth.

Holiday decoration booth.

Overview of the fair.

A booth raises money for humane society.

Jewelry booth.

Another Jewelry booth.

Olive oil booth.

Another jewelry booth.

Woodworker's booth.

Betty says,

"Carol G. works at SRI International, a major research institution originally associated with Stanford University but now independent. The employees there have a two-day holiday craft hair each year. Carol invited me to join her to have a fiber booth on Friday. In a room that with holiday decoration and music in the background, I had a great time meeting some of her colleagues, talking and selling Angora products."

Friday, December 05, 2008

Allen In Japan - Judging

Allen and Aiko are looking at the American Fuzzy Lop that later won Best of Breed.

Allen discusses Mini Rex with Jumi.

Allen is judging the black English Angora senior doe that won Best of Breed.

Allen is giving comments on the second place colored senior doe.

A black Holland Lop won the Best In Show.

Allen and the couple who own and bred this Best In Show Holland Lop.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Allen In Japan - Show Starts

The Yokohama Bay RC Show: judges, show committee and the exhibitors.

Wade, Allen and Kevin are being introduced to the exhibitors and spectators.

Bio of Allen and Wade are prominently displayed.

YBRC offers wonderful prizes.

Spectators pay admission fee and stand in long line to get in; it's estimated that 10,000 people went through the door.

This is the second part of Allen in Japan series. Allen, Wade and Kevin traveled to Japan together; Allen and Wade judged, Kevin was the registrar. They had a great time. Photos of the show will continue tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Yummy Potluck At Lodi

John L. had a great idea. He suggested a holiday potluck at the Lodi show. With about 10 Angora people each brought lots of food to share, there was more than enough for at least 40 people. The big hit items are Franco's soap and John's chili; both were simmering for hours. They were hot and tasty.

We invited judges and other friends to come over and sample our potluck items. We had a great time.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Best In Show At Lodi

Left to right are Melissa with Reserve In Show Mini Satin, Dera with Best In Show Havana the Uno who picked the winners.

Dera with her Havana and the Best In Show prize.

Reserve In Show Mini Satin is in her proper pose. Look at that sheen.

Uno judged Best In Show in show B. A beautiful Havana shown by Dera took Best In Show and a shiney typy Mini Satin shown by Melissa took Reserve In Show. The same Mini Satin has won Reserve In Show four times in one month.

Monday, December 01, 2008

English Angora Winners At Lodi

Yet to be named little Girl BC3SN gets a pleasant surprise. At just over 6 months old, she wins Best of Breed in show A. She won the first place in the colored junior doe class in the ARBA convention and in most of the local shows. This is her first senior show and now eligible for Grand Championship.

White senior doe Chu's Samatha wins Best of Breed in show B.

White senior buck Chu's Stewart wins Best Opposite Sex in both show A and show B.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Double Shows In Lodi, CA

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows sponsored double shows at Lodi. The two judges who handled English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora are Uno and Allen.

The top picture is Uno with the Best of Breed French Angora bred by the Menn's family. Uno also judged Best In Show and gave both the French Angora and English Angora honorable mentions.

The second picture is Allen judging English Angora. Allen has judged in Japan recently and there will be more reports and many pictures about this trip coming up soon.