Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vicki, Kelly and Cora, A Family Of English Angora Lovers

Left to right are Cora, Cora's grandma Vicki and Cora's mom Kelly.

Kelly was very active in shows when she was in youth, winning youth Best In Show with her English Angora white senior doe Lauren in the 1998 ARBA convention in Portland, OR. She had to slow down in showing when she went to college then dental school and got married with two children. She is now a D.D.S. with her own practice. Her white does are still gorgeous and here is Kelly with one of her beauties.

Betty and Vicki have been good friends for a long time, when Kelly left the convention on Tuesday to get back to work, Betty and Vicki got to spent more time together. Vicki was the secretary of the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club for a long time. Starting from utilizing the Angora wool to make heavy winter socks, Vicki now has a full time business with employees making and marketing winter wears. Visit her website at Vicki and Kelly do not have time to go to a lot of shows but they are still actively participating in the ARBA national conventions.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Three Generations of English Angora Breeders

Lori was a youth English Angora breeder in the 1980s, she was very active and even modeled Angora garments in the 1988 ARBA banquet. Audrey used to be in the background but now is an equal partner in raising English Angora. Lori went to college then graduate school and completed her Ph D degree while Audrey keeps the line going.

Audrey and Lori are a mother-daughter team; wait a minute, now it is a team of three generations: Audrey, Lori and Katelyn. Katelyn obviously is the youngest member of the team.

Katelyn won the youth Best of Breed English Angora in the ARBA convention held in Minneapolis; she had to stand on a chair to be able to match the height of judge Ron.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Terri Returns To Her Beloved English Angora

Terri was very active showing English Angora in the early 90s, her rabbits won youth Best of Breed in the 1991 youth Angora National and then 1992 ARBA convention in Columbus, OH. She loves her rabbits but also loves education. When college years came, she had to give up rabbits and concentrate in getting her degrees.

Now she is a successful attorney, happily married with a family. She decided to return to raising English Angora on a limited scale. Her rabbits did well in shows around Wisconsin, winning Best of Breed regularly. In the MN convention, she came with her mom and son Hunter and four rabbits. Her rabbits won both the colored junior buck class and the white junior buck class, one entered by her and the other entered by her buyer. The picture shows Terri with son Hunter and the colored junior doe that took 2nd place to Betty's colored junior doe.

Terri will be involved with English Angora for many years to come.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Cat On A Hot Barn Roof

What's on the barn roof?

It's a cat.

It's Nikki.

Nikki is enjoying the winter sunshine.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Fawnella Wins All Breed Best In Show

In the California State RCBA show B at Turlock, judge Allen picks Betty's English colored senior doe Chu's Fawnella the Best In Show and Lauralee's broken Satin doe the Reserve In Show.

Fawnella sitting pretty in the sun.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Top Winners of Show A in Turlock

Best In Show went to Tim and Donelle's Netherland Dwarf and Reserve In Show went to Kathi's Polish. Judge Allan O. from Utah is in the back.

Two judges, Allan and Ashley, discussing the selection of the top winners.

Judge Melissa picked Carson's broken Havana as Best In Show in youth show B. Reserve In Show went to a Netherland Dwarf shown by Jardon and Joseph. This is Carson's first Best In Show.

Youth show A winner was a Shayne's Californian and Reserve is Anahi's Polish, picture unavailable.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Laura Goes To AKC Agility Invitational

Maureen and John are involved in AKC agility competition on a regular basis; their dog Laura the Bovuier de Flandres is ranked high in the circuit and gets an invitation to compete in "The Big Show" in Long Beach, CA on December 3-5, 2010.

John and Laura flew Delta from OH to CA and stay in Roadway Inn in Long Beach.

A good night sleep is very important for both John and Laura after a long flight.

The exterior of the where "The Big Show" is held.

A practice course.

Dogs are allowed to have practice runs before the real competition.