Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Close Encounters Of The "Yak" Kind - Intro

The yak is a long-haired member of the bovine family, domesticated in Tibet thus also referred to as the Tibetan Yak..

Yaks shed their fiber in the spring so it is often collected by combing during their shedding time. The fiber has a good crimp and is not too slippery for spinning.

This male Yak is priced at $5,000 at the Yak show at Cow Palace.

These are two baby Yaks, priced at $2,000 each or two for $3,500.

Yak breeders post their pedigrees on the bulletin board.

The microns of Yak fiber is believed to be 14-22, staple length around 1.5 inches. This is a scarf handspun and hand knit by a spinner. Most of the Yak breeders are not fiber artists or spinners. According to the owner of this scarf, a Yak on average produces 1 to 2 pounds of fiber each year. Color: mainly dark brown, some gray,black and de-pigmented white.

This is a closer look of the Yak scarf. The price tag on this scarf is $125.

Friday, January 28, 2011

X Rated Show?

John is directing the XXX show!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Two Judges With Tattoos

Wade has the image of all his animals with him everywhere.

Randy is a Bugs Bunny fan.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two Judges With Tattoos, Who Are They?

Two roosters grace the chest of a very well-known judge.

The same judge also have a pig, a sheep, a cow and more tattooed on his back.

Another very well-known judge has a bugs bunny tattoed on his leg.

Who are they? Curious? If you have a guess, put it in the comment.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chico Show B Top Winners

In show B, Don and Judy's Rex took Best In Show under judge Randy and Linda's Holland Lop won Reserve In Show.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lilianna Wins All Breed Best In Show In Show A At Chico

Chu's Lilianna on grooming stand.

Judge Wade picks Betty's English Angora Lilianna as the Best In Show in show A.

Reserve In Show went to Don and Judy's Rex.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Found On The Net: Rabbit Lanterns For The Year Of Rabbit

The Tourist Bureau in Taiwan designed a giant rabbit lantern to celebrate the Year of Rabbit.

Kids were given smaller version of the lantern and they had a great time during the ceremony.