Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Is This A Big Rat? Adventure of Harlie

What is it? A big rat?
Mom, come fast, there is a big rat in our yard!

Let's work together to catch this big rat.

Would you be my friend? I am not a rat, I am a Harlequin rabbit.

You are a rabbit? You don't look anything like our rabbits, where is your wool?

Let me make sure that you are a rabbit, not a rat.

Yea, you smell rabbit.

OK, may I hang out with you cats?

I like this place, lots of rabbits, lots of cats and lots of leaves.

Betty says,
A Harlequin rabbit showed up at our yard; it's a very nice looking rabbit. It hung around for at least six hours then left. What happens to the handsome Harlie? Stay tuned.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"Misery" Is The Best Of The Best In Show

During two and half days at Red Bluff, there were 5 open shows and 4 youth shows.

Of the 9 shows, only one rabbit won Best In Show twice and that rabbit was Randy and Allen's Netherland Dwarf otter doe "Misery". The other seven one-time Best In Show winners are: Scott's Dutch, Judy's Mini Rex, Austin's Flemish Giant, Hayley's American Fuzzy Lop, Brittney's Satin, SayDee's Himalayan and Russell's Californian.

When all these Best In Show rabbits were gathered together to compete for the Best of Best In Show, Misery wins the title of the Best of Best, picked by registrar Julie.

In case one wonders where the name Misery came from, it's from the 1990 movie "Misery" of which Kathy Bates won an Oscar for the Best Actress. The movie is based on Stephen King's 1987 novel "Misery".

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Youth Top Winners At Red Bluff

On Saturday in show A, Hayley's American Fuzzy Lop wins youth Best In Show and Savana's Havana wins youth Reserve In Show, judged by judge Cathy.

In show B, judge Scott picks Brittney's Satin youth Best In Show. Youth Reserve In Show goes to Russell's Californian, see the fourth photo on this page.

In show C on Sunday, the winner of youth Best In Show is SayDee's Himalayan (photo not available) and the youth Reserve In Show goes to the Holland Lop shown by the Maki brothers.

On Sunday in show D, it's a sibling rivalry: big brother Russell wins youth Best In Show and youth Reserve In Show goes to little sister Lena's Himalayan.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Open Top Winners At Red Bluff On Sunday

Judge Ted picks Austin's Flemish Giant as Best In Show in show C; the same rabbit also won Reserve In Show in show A on Saturday.

Jeanne's Polish is the Reserve In Show in show C.

In show D, judge Chris picks Randy and Allen's Netherland Dwarf otter doe "Misery" Best In Show. Misery also won Best In Show in show B on Saturday.

The broken Satin is the Reserve In Show in show D.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Open Top Winners At Red Bluff On Saturday

Judge Zach from WA picks Judy's Mini Rex Best In Show in show A, the Reserve In Show goes to a Flemish Giant of which the photo will be in tomorrow's post.

In show B, Judge Alan from Utah picks Randy and Allen's Netherland Dwarf otter doe "Misery" as the Best In Show and Betty's English Angora tort senior doe Chu's Chloeanna as the Reserve In Show.

Saturday entry count shows that there were 14 judges, each judged 225 rabbits; total entries 3150.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday Night Show At Red Bluff

It's the last show weekend in Northern California. Two clubs, The Rabbit Club and California Rabbit and Cavy Shows, cooperatively put on five all breed shows plus additional specialty shows during the weekend. Exhibitors came from all over: WA, OR, AZ and needless to say from the very tip of No. CA to the far south of So. CA.

Show room opened at 3 pm on Friday, the first show started at 6 pm on Friday night and the top two winners are:

Best In Show: Scott's black Dutch senior doe Maryann, Reserve In Show: Melissa's white Mini Satin. The Best In Show judge is judge Kevin from AZ. In the picture with Melissa and judge Kevin is Melissa's daughter Lena.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Casey's Red Torts

As we have known for a while that Casey is working on red English Angora. Red in Angora is agouti pattern that needs "A" gene and non-extension "ee" genes. Since tort is very well established in English Angora and in Casey's herd, it's not a surprise that she got three torts out of a breeding of REW and red parents.

Tort is usually orangish with black points; these three torts are darker and redder than a regular tort. The second one from left is very red, it must carry a good amount of rufus.