Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Checking Out at Wichita

On Wednesday morning, exhibitors swamp into the show room to get their rabbits out of the coops and into their carrying cages.   Margaret and Marcus are in charge of checking the ear numbers against the official entry sheet.   If there are rabbits that are not on the entry sheet then each rabbit should have a sales slip to show the new ownership.


When all the ear numbers and the paper work match, Margaret puts a zip tie on the carrier and the exhibitor is allowed to go out of the show room.  There is a security person at each door to check on the "official" zip ties.

The 2012 ARBA convention in Wichita, KS have successful completed, friends say goodbye and look forward to next year in Harrisburg, PA.


Friday, November 09, 2012

We Are All "Argora" Exhibitors

The mis-spelled word "Argora" is generating a lot of fun for all.
Betty says, "Look at this, Argoras!"

Charlotte says, "I raise Argoras too!"


Eric says, "No wonder people are talking to me as if they could not pronounce Angora, now I can see why."


Thursday, November 08, 2012

National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club Banquet, Part 3

Madison gets her youth award from Margaret.
Madison wins another BOB award.   Her rabbits win BOB Giant Angora and BOB Satin Angora in the youth show.

Nichole wins youth English Angora Best Display.

Nichole's English Angora buck wins BOS.

Edward shows off his award from youth French Angora.

A young lady wins the wool prize.


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

National Angora Rabbits Club Banquet, Part 2

 During the banquet, awards were given out.  However not all winners attended the banquet so the photos do not contain those who did not attend. 
Charlotte gets French Angora BOB and Best Display.

Charlotte also gets best French Angora wool.
English Angora BOB and BOS winners Linda and Marcus.

Betty gets the Best Display in English Angora.
Deb gets the Best English Angora white wool.

Betty gets the Best English Angora colored wool and overal wool.
Jack gets Giant Angora BOS.
Caroline wins BOB Satin Angora and her son Edward wins youth French Angora BOB.

Dana wins Satin Angora BOS.

Joan wins Satin Angora Best Display and overall wool.


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club Banquet, Part 1

NARBC holds a breakfast banquet for awards and membership meeting.

Kelly Jo's felted scarf wins the "Judge's Choice" for creativity and softness.

Margaret's cut English wool receives the best wool in the wool/skein/garment contest.

Here is the wool/skein/garment judge, she explains her method of judging and gives suggestions for future contests.


Monday, November 05, 2012

Scenes at Wichita: Here and There

Randy and Allen enjoys a judging-free moment.

Eric has a nice herd of French Angora for his fiber activities.   Occasionally he would show one and this is his only entry: a colored junior doe that placed first in her class.
Eric and Betty discuss grooming techniques.

Cody and Travis show their Satin Angora in the convention for the first time.  Satin Angora number greatly benefited from their entries.  Out of the 50+ entered, 1/5 belong to them.   

It's Halloween, Marilyn appears in the convention and Katelynn is a little fan. 

Little Cayden is a fan of Betty's.

Tabitha is appropriately dressed in orange for Halloween color; her hat and scarves are made by Betty.


Sunday, November 04, 2012

Scenes at Wichita: Judging Day

Calm before the storm: early in the morning of judging day, the judging table has been set up but no one is at the station.  

NARBC president Joan is working on her Satin Angora.

Charlotte is blowing her French Angora.

Grooming area is full of anxious exhibitors putting on the final touch.

Judging starts, the posting in front of the table advises that the table area to be kept open thus none of the exhibitors are visible in the photo.