Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rabbit Fever is Here!

The Rabbit Fever DVD is officially available on Sept. 12.   This is Betty's copy.

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Inside the DVD, there is a nicely printed booklet that supplements information about the film.  Amy Do writes about the production of the film with a photo that was taken at Betty's barn in 2009.


These two pages show the six main youth casts.   The one on the left is now a rabbit judge: judge Johnny who we have featured on this blog many times.   He has graduate from college since the filming.  


National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club sponsors one of the pages in the booklet.


Amy is very kind to have designed a half page feature on Betty.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Casey Busy Building a Pond

Casey and hubby spend their free moments working on building a pond in their yard.


They are very glad that the project is done, now just need to turn on the water to create a small water fall.   The plants surrounding the pond are still small but with time and the moisture from the pond, this corner of their yard is going to be beautiful and peaceful.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Walking the Turkeys


 In addition to the open and youth rabbits shows, there are Mr. and Mrs. Turkey on display at the fairgrounds in Santa Maria.

The turkeys are being judged in the 4-H show.
 The turkey couple are so used to be in youth activities that they do not need to be load or unload into the owner's truck.  They walk to the truck from the coop by themselves when the show is over.  It's an amazing sight.
 There are two female runner ducks and a drake on display.  The runners are the best egg producers, lay more than 200 eggs a year.
 A pair of young African Gray geese are also on display.
 And a pair of Muscovy ducks.  One would be lucky to get 30-40 eggs from a Muscovy; they are very good at hiding their eggs and they are very stubborn in getting their eggs hatched into ducklings.
 There are rows of chickens on display.
 More chickens.  These coops are very similar to the coops used for rabbits in ARBA conventions.

A 4-H project display.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Scenes from Santa Maria Shows

Lots of exhibitors and rabbits in a open barn; the weather is pleasant.


Judge Joe examines the English Angora.


Judge Kathleen is very careful in handling the rabbits.


Judge Michael is checking on the English Angora.


Judge Allen judges and shows at Santa Maria, this is his big winner of the day, a Best In Show and a Reserve In Show.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Elizabeth's Mini Lop Wins Best In Show at Santa Maria

Liz's Mini Lop wins Best In Show from judge Ron in show C.   Liz is also the registrar of the show at Santa Maria.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Sisters Share the Top Wins at Santa Maria

Betty's English Angora sisters Leeza and Leila enjoy a successful day at Santa Maria by winning one all breed Best In Show and two Reserve In Show from judges Joe, Michael and Ron.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Randy and Allen's Netherland Dwarf wins Best In Show at Santa Maria

September 15 is the day Randy takes office as the Vice President of ARBA.   This is also a good day for him and Allen, judge Joe selects their Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show in show A at Santa Maria.


It's the first time out and this beauty wins a Best In Show in show A and Reserve In Show in show B at Santa Maria.