Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Yarns Made From Sevenah's Wool

Betty says,

Sevenah is one of my favorite rabbits. She won the Best of Breed in the 2007 ARBA convention and won all breed Best In Show several times. She is very sweet, easy to groom, easy to handle and her babies are great; some of her notable offspring are convention and multiple Best In Show winners Susie, Swanka, Lilianna and Lucianna. In addition to Sevenah's winning and breeding records, she produces tons of wool.

Beautiful Sevenah in her showing days. This picture was taken when she was 8 months old.

In late December 2010 Sevenah gave birth to two beautiful daughters. She pulled so much wool that if all were used in the nestbox, the babies would have faced the danger of being suffocated. I picked up 5 ounces of "spit balls" from her nest and make 94 yards of lumpy yarn in January. See post on:

Three months later, Sevenah is ready for another harvest. In early April, I cut her down and got over 8 ounces of wool of which 7-3/4 ounces are totally prime without one bit of webbing. I decided to make a skein of smooth two ply yarn. This skein weighs 7-3/4 ounces with the length of 222 yards

Friday, May 06, 2011

Found On The Net: Cooper The Photographer Cat

Cats like to wander around; they can go out and stay out for the entire day. Most cat owners have this question, "Where does my cat go all day?"

Cooper's owner Michael and Deirdre Cross of Seattle decided to put a time-operated camera on their cat last year.

And now five-year-old Cooper is the cat who has two photography exhibits and his framed photos are selling for as much as US$350.

Cooper has a blog:

and a facebook page that has over 45000+ friends and still growing:

and he has also gone on TV and he is everywhere on the internet. He is now a very famous cat.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Scenes At The WCC In Reno

West Coast Classic is the biggest show in the west and also claims the first ever show held in a casino resort.

Exhibitors and rabbits have to stay in the designated areas following the order of the fire marshall. The wall-to-wall carpet is totally covered by plastic sheets.

Rabbit people always know how to have a good time in between taking rabbits to the judging tables.

One of the most exciting moments in a rabbit show is waiting for the announcement of the Best In Show and Reserve In Show winners.

Judges Eric and Stacy are about to announce the winners. There are 33 Best of Breed rabbits on the table for the judges to select the best rabbit.

The coops are for the breed national rabbits as there are lots of exhibitors flying in from all over the country.

Now the show is over, volunteers are taking down the coops.

WCC is now history; we'll be back next year.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Best Opposite Sex English Angora At WCC

There were five shows during the WCC at Reno weekend. Lucianna won the top prize in all five shows. The Best Opposite Sex was not a sure thing, three different bucks were awarded BOS in five shows. Brandy's black junior buck won BOS twice during the weekend. As a very new English Angora breeder, Brandy sure did a great job. Congratulations to Brandy.

Judge Cathy A. is from WA, this is the first time that she judges in NV and this is also the first time we have her as a judge. She did a very nice job. In this photo, Casey is recording the last part of the English Angora judging while the French Angoras waiting in the coops.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Boo Is A Star At Reno

Oregon exhibitors Jennifer and Vanessa are having a conversation with Casey , Boo says, "What're you ladies talking about? May I join in?"

Betty does not give up a chance to hold Boo.

Casey has some one-to-one time with Boo.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Remember Jean?

In Reno, in addition to the visits from Charlene and Laika, we received another visit from old friends. Here are Jean Gomez and her daughter and grand daughter. How time flies.

After judge Chuck Gomez passed away, we had not seen Jean in shows since. We are very happy to see Jean visiting us with her daughter and grand daughter. A little girl grew up and now a mom to another little girl.

Life goes on, life is beautiful.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Visits From Charlene And Laika

One of the fun thing going to Reno is to get a visit from Charlene. This year, Laika and son Kasen join the visit. It's triple pleasure to see them. Can you believe Laika is now a mom? We knew her as a teen showing French Angora, how time flies.

After chatting and looking around, Charlene and Laika are getting the urge of going back to the old rabbit habit. On Sunday, Laika and hubby James with Kasen are back to the showroom looking at rabbit equipment. They still have their ARBA convention winning French Angora and Satin Angora stock. All they need to do is to get some more cages, nestbox, ... and to let the bucks and does have their rendezvous.