Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Youth Best In Show at Cow Palace

Madison won youth Best In Show in show A with her Mini Lop on Sunday.

Youth Best In Show in show B is a broken Havana. Judge Keelyn selected the winner.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cut Off From the Modern World

Betty says,

"Literally, my city and neighboring cities were cut off from the modern world. A vandal or vandals maliciously went underground to cut off four fiber-optic lines in south San Jose; three counties to the south were totally cut off from communication to the rest of the world, over 50,000 households were affected. Unfortunately my home is one of the 50,000.

For 18 hours, there was no Internet, no cell phone and no regular landline. Emergency 911 was disabled, banks closed, ATM machine stopped working, gas stations took cash only, stores could not scan the prices from their computer, credit card sales went out of the window; hospitals postponed all non-emergency surgeries. A local emergency was declared; instructions were given over the radio and television for residents to go to the police station, fire station, or flag down police cars if there’s emergency, 911 systems did not work. See report in San Jose Mercury News

I stayed home for the whole day; it was quiet other than the radio and television. I cut down a few rabbits and worked on our tax return.

After 18 hours, phones and Internet connection got back to normal. Welcome back, modern world!"

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Fawnna Wins Specialty Best In Show on Sunday

Fawnna relaxes on the grooming stand.

Judge Chris Z. holds Fawnna after awarding her the specialty BIS.

NCAG held another specialty show on Sunday at Cow Palace. Judge Chris Z. chose English fawn senior doe Chu's Fawnna as the specialty BIS. Judge Chris commented that Fawnna had such a wonderful texture that she called the Lionhead breeders to the table to learn more about wool and the kind of texture that they should breed for.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Little Girl Wins Specialty Best In Show on Saturday

English Angora white junior doe wins specialty Best In Show on Saturday. She is only 4-3/4 months old.

A perfectly round body.

Troy judges the Angora specialty show, Tracy writes.

Katianna took a break from the NCAG specialty shows. On Saturday, little 4-3/4 months old white doe BC8SV won over all the senior bucks and does and won Best of Breed English Angora, then went over the French Angora and Satin Angora and took specialty Best In Show.

Judge Troy said, "I am really torn between the colored senior doe and this white jr doe," when he was picking the BOB English Angora. "The colored senior doe got more wool and more length but the white junior doe has everything that the standard calls for, but she is so young and so little." Troy said.

After going back and forth several times, he went with the little white doe.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Keelyn's Mini Rex Wins Double Reserve In Show

Keelyn and her gorgeous Mini Rex.

Keelyn with Julie and Judge Kevin who picked the two top winners.

Keelyn is a remarkable young lady. As we know, she is the youngest judge in CA and probably in the entire country, receiving her judge's license at 16. She is an excellent judge and an excellent breeder of Florida White and Mini Rex. On Sunday at the California Rabbit and Cavy shows, her Mini Rex took Reserve In Show in both show A and show B.

If anyone wonders why Keelyn's pony tail is shorter than in the past, a few weeks ago she and her sister Melanie each donated their long hair to the "Locks of Love", a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Julie's Havana Wins Double Best In Show

Show A BIS Julie and her Havana, picked by judge Kevin.

Show B BIS Julie's Havana picked by judge Allen.

CRCS holds double shows on Sunday at Cow Palace, a day after the Grand National Livestock show. Jule's broken Havana wins Best In Show in both show A and show B. What a wonderful day for Julie S. and her beautiful Havana.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Katianna Wins All Breed Best In Show

Left to right: Betty with Best In Show winner Katianna, judge Melissa and Lorena with Reserve In Show winner Rhinelander.

Judge Melissa examines Katianna during the Best In Show judging.

Grand National Livestock Show is going on at the Cow Palace on Saturday and Sunday. Rabbit shows are in full swing during the livestock show. In the all breed show A, Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Katianna wins all breed Best In Show. Lorena's junior Rhinelander wins Reserve In Show. Judge Melissa picks the two top winners out of a lineup of more than 25 breeds.