Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Ryan and Jill Have a New Baby Boy


Siana is a well-known youth exhibitor of many breeds, in the picture are Siana and mom Jill with an English Angora buck.

 Siana is also known to show many other type of animals such as a diary cow.   Her parents Jill and Ryan are there in the show with her all the time.

This year in addition to having her parents Ryan and Jill at the Monterey Fair, Siana has an additional supporter, her baby brother.   Ryan and Jill have been trying to add a sibling to Siana for many years and they finally had the success.


Friday, September 06, 2013

Alien Bigóte Invades Monterey Fair

 What is this? Alien invasion?

At Monterey Fair, a strange looking creature is inside a dog crate.


His name is Bigóte, Spanish for mustache.


Bigóte is a rabbit, but he is not a cut down Angora.


This hairless state is Bigóte's normal look.


Here is Bigóte outside of his crate.


Now Bigóte looks like a rabbit, the structure is there, just hairless.


 In blue denim shirt is Bigóte's mom Joyce who takes good care of him.   Joyce explains that a Rex and a Rhinelander had an accidental breeding that resulted in a litter with three hairless babies plus some normal fur babies.    Bigóte is the only survived hairless bun, and he is now 2 years old.   He needs to have lotion applied to his skin to keep moist; if Joyce has to go somewhere for an extended period of time, she would bring Bigóte with her so that he'll get his lotion.     According to Joyce, it is known that some Rex carry this recessive hairless gene but she did not expect that the Rhinelander also carry this recessive gene.   She has since placed the parents in two different pet homes so that they would not produce any accidental litters.


Thursday, September 05, 2013

Melissa Judges in Show B at Monterey Fair

Melissa judges white English Angora juniors.

Melissa is placing the white does.


Quite a good showing of colored junior English Angora.


Pete, Lori and Chloe are watching Melissa judging the colored English Angora.

For the complete results of Melissa's judging, please go to:


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ray Judges in Show A at Monterey Fair

Ray is judging the English Angora white junior doe class while Lori watches.   The white senior class winners are selected, the colored senior buck is the next to be on the table after the white junior does are done.

Ray is placing the white junior does.

Ray is comparing the two colored senior does.


Ray is placing the colored junior does while Casey watches.

For the complete results of Ray's judging, please go to:

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

English Angora a Hit at Monterey Fair

Early in the morning Betty is getting Celina ready for judging at the Monterey Fair, a group of people are intrigued by the breed.   "What is this?"
 "No, this can't be a rabbit!", "Where is the head?", "Where is the end?", "Does he like grooming?", "How much do you sell it for?", "Where are his eyes?",  "Can he see?", ...


Betty has heard these questions a million times over the past 30+ years but still tries hard to answer.   It could be the millionth time for Betty but it's the first time for those who see an English Angora.

Got to get closer to make sure it's really a live animal.


Imagine the many updates on their Facebook pages about seeing something really fluffy, really puffy, and even poofy. 

Monday, September 02, 2013

English Angora Does Win Double Best In Show

Two Happy English Angora Exhibitors at the Monterey Fair, Casey's tort doe Charlanna wins Best In Show in show A and Betty's lilac tort doe McKenzie wins Best In Show in show B.

In show A, judge Ray selects Casey's English Angora doe as the all breed Best In Show and Cam's Rhinelander as the Reserve In Show.

In show B, judge Melissa picks Betty's English Angora doe as the all breed Best In Show and Hannah's Mini Rex as the Reserve In Show.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Sunny Boy is the Director's Choice

Sunny Boy in most shows got won over by his littermate brother Honey Boy.


He thinks he is a very handsome buck.


Given the choices of all the English Angora with show coats, Amy chose Sunny Boy as the main subject of her filming.