Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Two Black Bucks, 20 Years Apart

An English Angora black buck in 1986.

An English Angora black buck in 2006.

Chris O says,

"I came across this old photo Rudy, the first English Angora I owned. My god-children bought it for me one Christmas. Doesn't the rabbit look awful??? He died of wool block several months later."

In the bad old days of the 80s, English Angora had poor body type and cottony wool texture, they were molty and hard to keep up. Woolblock was one of the main causes of death due to the molting and shedding that caused the rabbits to ingest wool on a regular basis. No matter how much care the owner gave, almost every Angora owner had experienced the heartbreak of losing rabbits to woolblock.

Twenty years later, we very seldom see woolblock anymore. By eliminating the molting gene, it also eliminated woolblock. It's not just a matter of breeding for show stock, it's also breeding for more healthy rabbits.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mr. And Mrs. Bunny Claus

NCAG Member Barbara sends in a photo of Stanley and Olivia playing the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Olivia has two well-known littermate sisters: Swanka and Susie, both multi Best In Show winners. Susie is the Best of Breed English Angora in the 2009 ARBA convention. However, neither Swanka nor Susie has a more comfortable life than Olivia who enjoys the free run of the house, the company of Stanley and being loved by mama Barbara and daddy Kevin.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snow Bunny

Virgina/Washington DC area is in the center of the snow storm. People and rabbits are all snowed in.

Theeve in DC area sends in these photos of her house bunny playing in the snow. Is that an English Angora or a snow bunny?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tracy Says Happy Holidays

Tracy is out of rabbits now, but she still has her Chihuahua. She dresses up Chloe to wish her friends a happy holiday season.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Offerings At Red Bluff

TBRA's prizes carry the Christmas theme.

Some of the remaining merchandise from Pettails.

After convention, the merchandise are to be sold off at a deep discount.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tehama Butte RA Youth Show A Winners

Thanks to Dera and Julie, now we have solved the mystery of the youth show winners in show A on Saturday.

The youth Best In Show is Justin's Mini Satin that also won the Reserve In Show in show B and then Best In Show in show A on Sunday.

The Youth Reserve In Show is Greysen's Havana.

Congratulations to the happy winners.