Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pampered Goats at Cow Palace

It's not "Goat Palace" but the goats are in the palace.

4-H kids pamper their goats as much as those who have rabbits and cows.


Busy goat area in the morning.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Cows at Cow Palace

Cow judging is a major activity at the Grand National Show at Cow Palace.

Cow Palace has to have cows.


More cows at Cow Palace.


Familiar item?  A huge blower that is bigger and more powerful than any of our Angora blowers.


A cow being groomed by the exhibitors.


John B., a French Lop breeder, says to Betty, "I won't complain about you Angora people blowing and grooming your rabbits now that I saw the cows being groomed."   Here are four people blowing and grooming one cow.


Siana knows about Angora grooming and cow grooming, here is her beloved cow at Cow Palace.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Friendly Photo Ops

Randy, Stephanie and Carol G.

Allen, Arie and Carol G.
Allen announced to the crowd that Arie had came to the US from Indonesian and took the registrar's written examination upon arrival.  She passed it with flying color then starts to work on her show requirements.   In two weekends, she worked 3 shows and pass them all; the only requirement left is to work with a registrar for one show.  When passed, she will be the first registrar in Indonesia and no doubt take the judge's exam and work on shows when she becomes eligible.  

Betty and Arie; Arie has become very interested in spinning after seeing the Angora and Fuzzy Lop creations.   She has ordered a spinner and no doubt will be a pioneer of spinning the Angora and Fuzzy wool in Indonesia.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Angora People at Cow Palace

Betty grooming her tort English Angora, Lindsay is in the background.

Carol W. tattooes a French Angora bunny.


Casey, Carol W. and Melodye admires Mia in Lindsay over shoulder bag.


A closeup of Mia in the bag; Mia is an expecting mom.

Melodye with smiling granddaughter Delani.


A baby could change mood in a split second, now Delani is having a crying face.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Youth Top Winners at the Grand National Weekend

In youth show A, Catie's Netherland Dwarf gets the Best In Show award from judge Nate.

In show B, judge Chris Z picks Blaine's Californian as the Best In Show.

In show C, judge Randy selects Jesse's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show.


In show D, Allen also selects Jesse's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show.   Arie apprentices judging under Allen's supervision.


In show D, Raymond's American Fuzzy Lop is the Reserve In Show winner according to judge Allen with apprentice Arie.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Top Open Show Winners at Cow Palace on Sunday

The Grand National weekend includes show put on by California Rabbit and Cavy Show on Sunday.  In show C, open Best In Show goes to Juan's English Lop and Reserve In Show goes to Carol G.'s American Fuzzy Lop.   Judge Allen makes the selection and guest Arie from Indonesia apprentices judging under Allen's supervision.


In show D, judge Nate selects the same English Lop shown by Juan as the Best In Show, Reserve In Show goes to Stephanie's French Lop.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grand National Top Winners on Saturday

At Cow Palace, Grand National Livestock Show was going on; in show A, judge Ray picks Melissa's Mini Satin as the Best In Show.   Next to Melissa is her daughter Lena.


In show B, judge Randy picks Juan's English Lop as the Best In Show.


Julie's Lilac gets a nod from judge Ray as the Reserve In Show.  Lilac is a rare breed in the No. Ca area.  It may have been the first Lilac to be picked as a top winner in the No. Ca shows.


In show B, Carol B.'s American Fuzzy Lop buck wins the Reserve In Show under judge Randy.