Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fuzzy Lop Blend Fiber Projects

This beautiful shawl is made from 25% Fuzzy Lop, 25% alpaca and 50% Merino. It has a special meaning as the Fuzzy Lop wool came from Brian Hartzell's rabbits. The yarn is spun by Donna T then Carol G knitted it. It's a big hit at the Fuzzy Lop national show.

This is a closeup of the edge of the shawl.

Carol G dyed the remaining yarn into blue and fuchsia and made into another beautiful shawl.

A close up of the above shawl.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Baby Bunnies Make Friends

Black English Angora bunny Jamey and tort Jersey Wooly bunny Lanai are sharing the living quarter.

They like to hang out together.

Broken Jersey Wooly bunny Pepper and a Thrianta bunny are sharing a box.

When the tort English Angora bunny wants some quality time with the Thrianta bunny, Pepper gives them the space.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting ... Continues

Hay hanging at the base of the porch light gives a clue to a bird nest inside the light fixture.

May 12, 2010, there are five eggs inside the light fixture.

May 18, two little naked baby birds and three eggs.

May 19, four baby birds are hatched, one to go.

Still waiting, waiting, and waiting.....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our Recent Angora Judges

We are fortunate to have great judges. Doug K judged in Stockton and in Watsonville; he is very serious in comparing the rabbits and examining the wool quality.

Cathy is seriously comparing the two top contenders.

We were able to get Melissa to stop for a second to have a picture taken.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Youth Winners At Watsonville

Melanie won Best In Show with her Florida White.

It's Kaytie's first big win, a Reserve In Show with her Silver Marten.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Open Show Top Winners

In the all breed show A, Tami's French Lop wins Best In Show. Judge Doug picks the winner.

Reserve In Show goes to Carol G.'s American Fuzzy Lop broken doe. This doe has a massive head that rivals a buck's head.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Triple Shows At Watsonville

In the NCAG specialty show, English Angora Ava wins specialty Best In Show. Happy mom Betty with judge Melissa.

Betty's English Angora tort doe Ava wins BOB in the open show A sponsored by Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley (RPSCV).

Casey's English Angora black doe Kieran wins the BOB in the RPSCV open show B.