Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A New Face At KW Booth

Brock works at the KW booth in rabbit shows; he has moved to CA from IA in spring this year. Brock says that he loves CA and the rabbit shows. He is just 18 years old, we'll be seeing him in shows regularly.

Randy and Brock are helping Ashlee to decide how many buckets of Doc's Enhencer that she needs to purchase to condition her rabbits for the upcoming shows. Ashlee was a frequent Best In Show winner in both open and youth shows; now she is showing open only.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fendi And Barbara

Who is this girl with big eyes? It's Fendi, a Pug.

Barbara is showing rabbits, Fendi stays on her lap during the entrie show. When the nature calls, Barbara takes Fendi out of the building. The rest of the time, Fendi's little feet do not touch the ground.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Casey Goes Goatless And Llamaless

One of Casey's morning routines is to feed her Llama Rock Steady and the Angora Goats. She has been keeping Angora goats since she and family moved to their Vacaville property in the 1990s.

Rabbits are always the top priority for Casey, but after some 15 years of keeping goats, Casey has switched her focus to dogs. In addition to show rabbits, she is now a regular in the dog show circuit.

Four goats and one Llama are in the back of the van to travel to their new home with Jackie and Bob in Prunedale.

Rock Steady inspects his new home with a view.

Four goats are not too far away.

Casey says,

"Our trip with 4 goats and Llama went very well. Using Gabrielle's Van worked perfect. I put down a tarp then my Truck bed rubber mat in the back of the Van and it worked great. Jackie and Bob have a great place there house is off Pesante road and on a small hill they have 8 acres usable lady the is separated into many pastures. 3 Horses, Bower goats, milk goats that had babies right now, so cute. They have 2 barns for rabbits and dogs, cats and a parrot. My critters will be very happy and have lots of love and room to play. They have a great view there. So I am happy for them and sad to see them go. You know how that is. Its the first time I have been goatless since we moved here. I had Bobbie Meyer's goats within a week of moving in. So I am happy, sad but relieved not to have to buy another ton of hay. Weird to go out and not have Mickey talking to me."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

English Angora Won Top Honors In The East

Dru's English Angora colored senior doe won Best In Show in New Jersey under judge Josh on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Anita's English Angora won Reserve In Show under judge Chris in Maryland on Saturday, September 10.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lilianna Wins Specialty Best In Show

In conjunction with the Big Valley RA double open and double youth shows, Northern California Angora Guild holds an Angora specialty show judged by judge Scott. Betty's English Angora white senior doe Lilianna takes specialty Best In Show. Elsa's French Angora is a close competitor. This French Angora won Reserve In Show in the youth all breed show B. Elsa's mom Gabrielle is holding the rabbit as Elsa is elsewhere than at the show table.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Youth Top Winners At The Big Valley Shows In Stockton

In show B, judge Mike awards the youth Best In Show to the Maki brothers' Holland Lop and youth Reserve In Show to Courtney's Californian.

In show B, judge Allan picks the Mini Rex as the youth Best In Show.

Elsa's French Angora colored senior doe gets the nod from judge Allan for youth Reserve In Show.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Top Winners At The Big Valley Open Show

Big Valley RA puts on a very well attended show in Stockton on Saturday. . In show A, Judge Mike from Iowa and ARBA president picks the Tan for Best In Show. The Tan is shown by the Leavitt family.

Michelle's broken Rex wins Reserve In Show in show A under Judge Mike.

In show B, judge Allan from Utah picks Lauralee's broken Satin Best In Show and Michelle wins Reserve In Show again with a different Rex from show A.