Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Booths at the Quilt Show, Part 3

The quilt show is a juried show, displays are not for sale.  There are, however, many booths that the quilters and the general public can shop for supplies and favorite items.

Friday, October 04, 2013

More Beautiful Quilts at the Morgan Hill Quilt Show, Part 2

Betty goes to the quilt show and takes photos of the beautiful displays.  Enjoy.


Thursday, October 03, 2013

Betty Goes to the Quilt Show, Part I

Last September, Carol W, Lindsay and Casey went with Betty to the Morgan Hill quilt show and had a great time, see
This year Betty is going by herself.

The quilt show organizers are as generous as the rabbit show people, free admission.

This is Betty's favorite quilt, why?

Take a close look, the quilt is all about rabbits; how could Betty not love it.

This one is nice too, all the cats.

There are lots of animals in this design, nice.

The sheep quilt is not bad either.


None of the animal quilts won anything; the judges do not share Betty's taste.   Here is the Best In Show winner.

There are many nice quilts, more photos will be posted tomorrow.


Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Brock's English Angora Wins Double Youth Best In Show

Windy Hills Genevieve wins Double youth BIS last Saturday at Lake Geauga Rabbit and Cavy club annual triple show plus specialties!!

Pictured are Brock and judge Piper.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Trouble Follows John

Maureen and John have dogs, cats and rabbits.  Some love John, some love Maureen and some don't have any preference as long as they get fed.

Maureen says, 

"This is Trouble, she is crazy about John.  It doesn't matter how uncomfortable she is but as long as she can be touching him so he can pet her she will stay there all day."

Wherever John is, Trouble follows.


Monday, September 30, 2013

RabbitCon Faculty in ARBA Convention at Harrisburg, PA

In the ARBA National Convention at Harrsburg PA, the RabbitCon is to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013.   There are 14 faculty members, of which 5 are from our Northern California area.    Copying the info from the brochure, here are the bios of these 5 local breeders:

Dr. Carol Green
received her Ph.D. in Toxicology and Pharmacology from the University
of California, Davis and is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. She has authored more than 100 publications and scientific presentations in the fields of toxicology, pharmacology and drug metabolism. Professionally, Carol is Senior Director, Toxicology & Pharmacokinetics at SRI International, a nonprofit research institute. Dr. Green is also a licensed ARBA judge and breeder of top American Fuzzy Lops and Jersey Woolies.



Randy Shumaker
For over fifteen years, Randy Shumaker has been one of the most respected ARBA judges. He has five times been nationally voted to judge the prestigious Best In Show at ARBA Conventions. As a breeder, he has exhibited at national and ARBA Convention winners for over two decades. In 2009, Randy successfully passed the recognition of Red and Opal Mini Satins into the ARBA Standard of Perfection. In 2008, he was awarded the President’s Awards from ARBA President Dr. Chris Hayhow and in 2011 he received the ARBA Distinguished Service Award. Randy is the current Vice President of the ARBA.


Betty Chu

Rabbit breeders have been mystified for over thirty years by the beautiful English Angoras bred by Dr. Betty Chu.   Betty received the highest honor in a rabbit show career by capturing the first ever Best In Show by an Angora at the 1992 ARBA Convention in Columbus, Ohio; and Best Of Group at the 2001 and 2003 ARBA Conventions. She possesses a Ph.D. in Economics and spent twenty-six years as a professor of economics at San Jose State University in California.


Chris Zemny
There is no surprise why Chris Zemny has been hailed the “Holland Lop Diva.” Since the natal years of the Holland Lop in the United States, Chris Zemny has helped make it the powerhouse breed that it is today. During her twenty-nine years in the rabbit industry, Chris has made her mark and is one of the most respected judges at home and abroad. On a professional level, Chris is retired from the pharmaceutical and medical industry, with a decorated resume.

Dr. Scott Williamson


 is a Professor of Animal Science at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Williamson earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Purdue University, and went on to gain a Ph.D. in Meat Sciences from the University of Illinois. For over twenty years he has been a professor of Animal Science at Fresno State University. As one of the leading experts on rabbit husbandry, one step into his classroom and his inspirational power as an educator is certain. He’s been winning for over forty years ever since showing rabbits as a boy with his dad.


Other faculty members are: Eric Stewart of PA, Bob Bennett of VT, Dr. Jay Hreiz of NC, Kelly Flynn of IN, Josh Humphries of TN, Robert Glass, Nate Burbidge of UT, Kellyjo Younggreen of CO, Cole Rupprecht of ND.


For a complete list of the 14 faculty members and their bio and photos, go to


Sunday, September 29, 2013

We All Love Angora

When Allen was about to complete judging English Angora, Chris Z came over to visit.   She says, "We all love Angora, let's have a picture together".

Chris Z and Allen are two world travelers.    They judged all over the US and out of the country.  Chris Z has just completed a three-week judging tour in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, ...  Allen had done the same route last year.   Allen recently traveled to Africa to teach French and to teach locals rabbit raising techniques, in the last three months he has traveled to Colorado, Michigan, New York, ...  

In the picture with the two world travelers are Betty and Casey who stay put in No. CA day in and day out grooming and caring for their high-maintenance lovely English Angoras.