Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Busy Bee At Work

A Sunflower that grows from the rabbits' feed mix and their "power".

A busy bee comes by to visit.

The bee finds the nectar.

The bee works hard.

The bee enjoys its work.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Katianna Gets A Hair Cut

Katianna has a gorgeous long mat-free coat at 14 months old.

Look at that texture and length.

Every good thing has to come to an end; Katianna is getting a hair cut.

Katianna's coat hangs like a waterfall.

Doesn't that look like a bridal royal train?

Katianna says, "Mom, I can't believe you did this to me, that's MINE!"

Katianna's beautiful wool is now in a large ziploc bag.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Scenes Of Judging

Randy judges Angora in show A.

Carol judges youth Best In Show.

Kevin looks over the American Fuzzy Lop during Best In Show judging in show A.

Exhibitors are waiting for the announcement of the Best In Show results. Gabrielle is the show superintendent of the day, she does a great job.

Another picture of Kevin during the Best In Show judging in show A.

Joe pickes Best In Show in show B.

Joe is checking on the body of the English Angora.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Best White Peaches And Other Summer Fruits

Ed's famous juicy sweet white peaches.

Ed with his fruits of labor.

A box of mixed summer fruits.

If it is July then it is the time for the most delicious peaches from Ed and Melissa. We all look forward to the shows in July so that we can order Ed's famous juicy summer fruits. While Melissa is busy judging, Ed is delivering the 25-pound boxes of his "fruits of labor" to his happy buyers. One can order boxes in either all white peaches or in mixed fruits.

During the CRCS shows, Ed put a box on the table for everyone to sample. We were all pigging out on the samples while having a whole box to take home. It's not too late to order for delivery to the July 25 Monterey show; contact Ed and Melissa at

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Menn's French Angora Wins Youth All Breed Reserve In Show

Dominique is certainly HAPPY for the Reserve In Show win of her white French Angora doe Menn's Jane. Judge Carol G. stands behind Dominique.

Eleanor is no stranger to winning youth Best In Show. Here she is again with her black dutch. Judge Carol G. picked the winners.

The Menn sisters Dominique and Elsa have been doing very well with their French Angora. So far Elsa had won a youth all breed Reserve In Show and an open all breed Reserve In Show. with her colored doe Pudge. Now it's Dominique's term; her French Angora white senior doe Jane won the all breed youth Reserve In Show at the CRCS Watsonville show A on Sunday.

Best In Show was a black Dutch shown by Eleanor C. who also won Best In Show in show B. The Reserve In Show in show B went to a Holland Lop.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Swanka Wins Double All Breed Best In Show

Swanka is a young senior doe.

Betty with Swanka and her Best In Show prize.

Show A from left to right: Chris Z and her RIS winner Holland Lop, Betty with her BIS English Angora and judge Kevin S.

Show B fro left to right: judge Joe L., Betty with her BIS English Angora and Cathy S. with her RIS winner Rex.

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows put on the double open and double youth all breed shows at Watsonville. The day prior is the Triple Crown specialty shows for Holland Lop, English and French Lops, Havana and Polish. For these breeds, their rabbits get to be judged five times during the weekend thus attracted lots of exhibitors from far away.

In the all breed open shows, Betty's English Angora Chu's Swanka took Best In Show in both show A and show B. Swanka is a young senior doe that has coming into prime. Chris Z’s Holland Lop won Reserve In Show in show A and Cathy S’s Rex won in show B.

It was a really fun day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Allen Is The Boss

Allen is the "Boss" of the small animal exhibits at the Alameda Fair.

Alice says, "Allen, I am a fan of yours, may I have a picture taken with you?"

When going to the small animal area at the Alameda Fair, we'd see a lot of familiar faces from the rabbit show circuit. The "In Charge" person is Allen, thus his crew are all rabbit people. Allen says, "I am so busy at the fair. The fair is fun with friends, but exhausting with 17 hour days and no time to organize my life." There are rabbits, all sorts of chickens, birds, ducks, geese, and any kind of fowl that one can imagine; they are for exhibit and some are for sale. There are also cavy show and cat shows, all managed by Allen.

Because of his responsibility at the Alameda Fair, he will not be judging at the CRCS shows in Watsonville today.