Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Miracle Birth

Susie's three bunnies.

The first born was very bruised; those bruised feet were the first thing visible from the mama's vagina.

Betty says,

"The three bunnies that worked as models in the tax form post yesterday have gone through a rough beginning during birth but now thriving.

Their mother Susie was taken inside on her due day. After dinner, hubby and I were watching TV and heard a scream. I thought it was from the TV program while hubby thought there might be a catfight outside; we went to the window to look for the fighters. Then another scream and we realized it was Susie screaming. I picked her up to turn her over, there were two little feet sticking out of her rear end; the bunny was in a breech presentation.

I put Susie on my lap, gently pulled up her skin then squeeze, the legs were gradually coming out. I repeat the motion of pulling the skin and squeezing her muscle, the bunny's body started to appear, and after another repetition the entire bunny came out. I could feel Susie was still pushing, I put her inside her well-made nestbox and almost immediately two more bunnies were pushed out.

All three bunnies were very bruised. Since both parents are REW, the bunnies should be pink; all three bunnies were black and blue. The worse one was the first one, of course.

I am happy to report that the bunnies recovered from the bruises in about 3 to 4 days. Susie is a wonderful mother, fed the bunnies every 12 hours for the first 10 days then settled into once a day nursing. All three bunnies are healthy and active; they will be going on the show circuit as soon as they are old enough to do so.

I feel that taking the pregnant doe inside is a good idea; if not done so, Susie and her bunnies may not have been alive and well today."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bye Bye Tax Forms

Happy times are here again, tax day has come and gone!!! No more tax forms, at least for the next 11 months or so. More time to play with the bunnies!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Baby Angora Goats

Rosanne is picking up the baby Angora goat from Allen.

The two baby goats are very happy to see their new foster mom; these baby goats are bottle babies.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

French Angora At Cow Palace

Sisters Dominique and Elsa love their white French Angora that is winning the Best of Breed.

Lindsay with her recent winner, a tort doe that she acquired during the San Diego convention.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Casey's Kieran Wins All Breed And Specialty Best In Show

In the CRCS all breed show A on Sunday, Judge Justin picks Casey's English Angora black doe as Best In Show and Mike and Dolores's Satin as Reserve In Show.

In CRCS show B, Judge Ray repeats what Justin picked in show A; the same English Angora wins Best In Show and the same Satin wins Reserve In Show.

Casey has a great day, Judge Kevin judges the NCAG specialty show and picks the same black doe as the specialty Best In Show.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Top Winners In Show B At Cow Palace

If this looks familiar, it is. Allen's Netherland Dwarf wins Best In Show and Carol G's American Fuzzy Lop wins Reserve In Show again in show B. Judge Kevin picks the two top winners.

Melanie has a great great great day; her rabbits are the winners of youth Best In Show and Reserve In Show in show B. With the youth Best In show win in show A, she definitely deserves using the word great three times.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Top Winners At Cow Palace Show A

In the open show A at the Grand National Livestock show, judge Chris Z picks Carol G's American Fuzzy Lop AK's Christian as the Reserve In Show and Allen's Netherland Dwarf Paralyzer as Best In Show. This is Paralyzer's 9th all breed Best In Show.

Carol G. is the judge who picks the youth top winners. Melanie's Florida White is the youth Best In Show winner and Jacob's Mini Rex wins Reserve In Show.