Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Click To Vote For Alex

We have seen Alex's photos and learned about her accomplishments in previous posts on our blog; see

She is entering a contest called :Me and My BFF" for scholarship and could us some help on voting for her entry. The above is the photo that she entered, as we can see, her English Angora is her BFF. Alelx says,

"I'm Alex Stepnoski. I have been a member of the NARBC for five years and a former youth director. I am currently a sophomore at Drexel University studying digital media (web design, animation, and computer gaming).

I have entered a photo contest that awards a scholarship. I have entered a picture of me with one of my angora rabbits. With your help, my angora rabbit and I could make it into the top 200 where we can be selected to receive an academic scholarship. Below is a link to the website where you can vote every 12 hours. The contest is happening from now until Oct. 25th. Thank you for your support! "

Please click on this link to vote for her.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Colorful Scrunchies

Betty says,

"It's fun to coordinate colors. I recently use commercial yarn and dyed Angora yarn to make many colorful scrunchies. These scrunchies are also the right size to be worn as bracelets."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Top Winners of Show B in Watsonville

Judge Kevin (right) picked Melissa's Mini Satin (left) as Best In Show and Julie's Havana (middle) as Reserve In Show in show B last Saturday in Watsonville. We thank Julie for sending in this photo. Still do not have photo of show A winners.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Interesting Cat Painting

Animal hospitals usually have nice pictures and paintings of cats and dogs on the wall.

This one in the cat room at the San Martin Animal Hospital is sure interesting.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Rabbit With Malocclusion

When judging, Judge Justin saw a rabbit with malocclusion on the table.

With malocclusion, the rabbits' teeth are misaligned thus the teeth would grow out of control.

It seems that the rabbit has had this condition for quite a while. It It is not a usual thing for an exhibitor to enter a rabbit with such obvious disqualification in a show.

Justin worries that the rabbit won't be able to eat, Keelyn comes over to help trim the teeth. This is done for health reason; the rabbit is to be disqualified from competition.

Sandra Is The Art Designer For Domestic Rabbits

ARBA members get four issues of Domestic Rabbits each year. In the last few issues, we found the magazine having beautiful graphics and colored pictures; it's a vast improvement over the previous basic black and white format.

Sandra W. is the major force behind the change. She did the art work and formatting for the gorgeous San Diego convention catalog; her talent has been tapped to do the same for Domestic Rabbits.

Sandra is a Netherland Dwarf breeder who is very active in showing. She lives in So. CA and she covers the shows as far away as No. CA and even Oregon.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fawnella Wins Specialty Best In Show

In the NCAG specialty show at Watsonville on Saturday, Chu's Fawnella took specialty Best In Show. She follows the leads of her sisters, Chu's Fawnrinda and Chu's Valencia, to gain the Best In Show credit under her wool.

Normally there would be photos of winners of open Best In Show and Reserve In Show; it was so HOT during the show that Betty and many others left the show early. Watsonville is a oceanside town that the normal summer temperature is in the 60s but on the show day, it was 100 degrees outside in the shade and well over 100 degrees in the barn under the metal roof. Rabbits and exhibitors were equally stressed by the heat and many gave up being judged for the breeds and/or for Best In Show.