Saturday, December 26, 2009
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
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
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tracy Says Happy Holidays
Monday, December 21, 2009
Offerings At Red Bluff
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.