Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Doug Wins Mini Rex National Show

At the West Coast Classic show weekend in Reno, there were several breed nationals. Of which the biggest one of the breed national is the Mini Rex National that had almost 1,000 rabbits entered.

In the open show, Doug's Mini Rex took the Best of Breed. As most of us recall, Doug's Mini Rex also won the Best In Show in the 2009 ARBA convention in San Diego.

Congratulations to Doug.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Found On The Net: An Albino Raccoon

Raccoon is no stranger to most of our backyards, they are not exactly welcome visitors.

In a tourist attraction in Taiwan, there are a group of 15 raccoons on display. The most popular one is an albino raccoon; us rabbit breeders would call it a Ruby Eye White (REW). Since REW raccoon is considered a rarity, it has not being bred or improved. The size of this REW is smaller than the rest of the herd, it has poor eyesight and needs to be protected from the direct sun to prevent sunburn.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

San Diego Honors Surfice Dog

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders signed a proclamation designating April 28, 2011 as Pay (Paw) It Forward Day.

Surf Dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog who inspires others with her charitable/Paw It Forward lifestyle, initiated the proclamation signed by Mayor Sanders. She uses the term "Paw" it Forward to describe what she, and other pets can do to make a difference.

Pay (Paw) It Forward Day is a worldwide initiative based on the novel of the same name written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. The premise of the story is about a 12 year old boy who did three good deeds for others in need. All he asked in return, was for them to pass on the good deed to three other people, and keep the cycle going.

On April 28th, Ricochet will be pawing it forward locally, and encouraging people/pets around the world to do the same. She recently had wrist bands made with the message "Paw it Forward", and proceeds are being donated to charity in the spirit of pawing it forward. Random acts of kindness can be as simple as holding a door open for someone, or paying for the vehicle ahead of you in the toll booth lane. Other acts of kindness can be rescuing an animal in need, helping a senior citizen, or babysitting for a friend. The list is endless!

Ricochet was named an ambassador for Pay It Forward Day by founder, Blake Beattie, "Ricochet embodies what Pay It Forward Day is all about. She has done some wonderful good deeds and has made a real difference in the lives of many. I think we can all learn some powerful lessons from this amazing dog who has a heart of gold. It is great having Ricochet as an official ambassador of International Pay It Forward Day as she truly helps inspire the world - one good deed at a time."

Ricochet sincerely thank Mayor Sanders for proclaiming April 28, 2011 as Pay (Paw) It Forward Day. She encourages people to visit her website for more suggestions on how to Pay (Paw) it Forward

or her Facebook page

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ashley Wins Youth Best In Show in PA

Ashley S. in PA wins BIS at the Butler County (PA) RBA on April 17, 2011 with a fawn French Angora senior doe. The judge in the picture is Chris Howell from Virginia. This is Ashley's last youth show, a very good way to march into the open show after her birthday.

This French Angora colored senior doe won a youth Reserve In Show a few weeks earlier, photo was on our blog on April 15.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lena Wants To Be A Spinner

Lena, judge Melissa's adorable daughter, is fascinated with the Babe electric spinner that Betty brought to the Turlock show. She plays with the wool, steps on the spinner pedal, ... she really wants to spin.

Are we going to see Melissa adding a wool breed to her barn?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Youth Top Winners At Turlock

At the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows show A, a Satin wins youth Best In Show and a Dutch wins Reserve In Show. Judge Scott picks the winners.

MGM Molly won the show A youth Best In Show at the West Coast Classic in Reno but Kaitlynn was not in the show room to experience the excitement first hand. Now she gets another chance, MGM Molly wins the youth Best In Show in show B of the California Rabbit and Cavy Shows.

Judge Randy picks the youth top winners in show B. Left to right are judge Randy, Shyann with her Reserve In Show winner Mini Rex and Kaitlynn with her Best In Show winner Mini Lop.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lucianna Wins Double All Breed Best In Show in Turlock

Less than a week after the huge West Coast Classic shows in Reno, California Rabbit and Cavy Shows put on double open double youth shows in Turlock. Though the shows were smaller in size, the diehard rabbit exhibitors enjoyed the shows just the same.

Betty's English Angora Chu's Lucianna wins Best In Show in both CRCS show A and show B in Turlock. Picture here are judge Justin, Betty and Lucianna after judge Justin picks Lucianna as the Best In Show in show A.

During a period of 8 weeks from February 26 to April 23, Lucianna won all breed Best in Show 8 times, all breed Reserve In Show once and specialty Best In Show 4 times plus receiving the honor of Champion of Champions.

Scott joins the photo op with his black Dutch that is the Reserve In Show in show A.

Judge Randy picks the top winners in open show B; it's a repeat performance. The same two rabbits winning the same honors: Betty's English Angora Best In Show and Scott's Dutch Reserve In Show.