Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Found On The Net: The Power Of Dawn

Most of us fiber artists know to use Dawn, dishwashing detergent, to wash our yarns and garments. It's interesting to learn that Dawn is more powerful than Vaseline or corn oil for lubricating purpose.

In Connecticut recently, three fox babies got their head stuck in a storm gate for about two days. Animal control came but could not get the fox babies out. Fire department was called, got the gate released but still could not get the heads out of the hole. Firemen used Vaseline and corn oil to no avail. Finally Dawn dishwashing liquid did the job and made the little fox head slippery enough to get the babies out. Mama fox had been crying not too far away for days and was happy to get the babies back.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Found On The Net: Micro Pigs

Potbelly pig was a huge fad for a while. Indiscriminate breeding made the Potbelly almost as big as regular pigs thus lost the appeal of the a small pet pig in the house.

In UK there are breedings of "Micro-Pig", a breed that grows to 15 pound at maturity. The developer keeps her pigs inside the house with her cat and dog, she assures that her micro-pigs are easily toilet trained.

These little piggies seem to have a wonderful life.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Photos From Oregon

Cathy from Oregon sends some of her English Angora bunny pictures. They are sure sweethearts.

Thanks for sharing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Roadside Attractions

Pigeons like fast food just like people; the gentleman in the car is sharing his Big Mac with the birds in the MacDonald's parking lot.

A statue at a gas station; what is it? No clue.

When going to rabbit shows, sometimes there are interesting roadside scenes. Here are two of them off highway 5.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pretty Bunny Pictures

Here are some pretty bunny pictures from Holly in Canada. She makes the arrangement so nice that it's like art presentation.

Thanks for sharing.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fiber Show-'n-Tell At Cow Palace

Marian shows off the pair of arm warmers that she just finished. The yarn is handspun Angora and merino.

A young lady tries on a white Angora hat with black stripes made by Betty. She bought it and wears it during the entire show weekend.

Another young lady falls in love with the Angora hat with purple stripes. She walks away then come backs to buy it.

Tausha shows off the knitted purse made by Carol G.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Polish Bunny With "Weird" Color

The red eyes of this Polish bunny are not totally caused by the camera's flash; the color of the eyes are quite red; not as red as an albino but red enough to be called red.

A colored rabbit is not supposed to have red eyes. What is the color of this bunny? The parents of this bunny are both chocolate; it will be quite possible that this rabbit is a lilac if both parents carry the dilute gene. Lilac could have some ruby glow in the eyes but certainly not that red.

After much discussion and guessing, it is most likely that this bunny is a lilac sable and the choc parents either both carry the sable gene or one or both of them are actually chocolate sable. Since sable gene is recessive to the full color gene, it could stay hidden for many generations. Neither lilac sable nor chocolate sable is an acceptable color in Polish or in other breeds.