Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Three White French Angora Waiting for Judging

On Sunday Oct. 20, when the judging was going on, three of Eric's REW French Angora are sitting on a flat surface waiting to be carried to the judging table.    The one in the front is a 4-1/2 months old buck and the two in the back are does.

Same three REW French Angora viewed from the opposite direction.


Two REW French Angora junior does, the one on the left is 4-1/2 months old and the one on the right is only 3 months old. 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Kellyjo the Happy New Mom to HGF Puma

Judge Carol picked Charlotte's pointed white doe as the French Angora BOV then BOB, the other BOV is Eric's black doe HGF Puma.

HGF Puma was spoken for by Kellyjo before the judging, Eric is glad that Kellyjo is the happy new mom to Puma.  Readers of this blog may be familiar with Puma's dad: Big Boy HGF Jim who lives in CA with Betty.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Eric and His Parents


Eric is one of the most well-respected judges, and he is the Executive Director of ARBA.  We all know him, love him and see him in shows all over the country.   Very few had met his parents, it's a treat to meeting them at Harrisburg on Sunday Oct. 20.   Mom Pam and dad Tim are very proud of Eric but they had not been to a rabbit since Eric learned how to drive, and that's LONG time ago. 

Eric has two younger brothers who are 1 year and 2 years younger than he but we still yet to meet either of them.   

Mom and dad stayed for another day and got the chance to watch Eric being voted in to judge the open Best In Show on Monday, Oct. 21. 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wool Breed Cooping at Harrisburg

The Colored English Angora aisle, there are more in the back and across.
The White English Angora are across from the Checker Giant that are notorious for being able to spray their urine with a 10-foot radius.

The French Angora aisle.

The Satin Angora aisle, the Giant Angora are at the far right.

The youth Angora are cooped with the open Angora so that all could utilize the grooming area that is not too far away.

The American Fuzzy Lop are neighbors with the Angora.

Jersey Wooly are on the other side of the American Fuzzy Lop.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

More Booth at Harrisburg

ARBA History booth displaying the convention patches of the past.

ARBA History booth has some duplicated items for auction.

Another view of the historical auction items.

The banner display of the next ARBA convention in Texas in 2014.

Purina booth displays the youth Best In Show trophy that the company donated. 

American Fuzzy Lop booth.

Nippon Rabbit Club booth.  The members of the club hauls all the items from Japan.


Flemish Giant booth.

American Fuzzy Lop booth and its neighbors.

Convention goers looks around the booths.


Monday, November 11, 2013

National Angora RBC Booth at Harrisburg

Jack and Janet are in the National Angora RBC booth, it's the first day of the convention, some of the wool/skein/garment entries are in the booth but others are yet to come in.

Margaret and Karin are looking at Karin's tablet computer at the booth.

A few days have passed, judging are done, the blue carriers are the prizes for the BOB and the red carriers the prizes for the BOS; some have been picked up while some are waiting for pickup.  Inside the carriers are the trophies for the winners.   The white Angora-like object on top of a red carrier is a needle felt rabbit.

Here is another view of the NARBC booth.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Betty's Photo on Good Morning America

While at the ARBA convention in Harrisburg, there was an announcement that Betty's photo with English Angora was on Good Morning America on Monday October 21.    Everyone including Betty thought it must be the footages from the convention though none was aware of any reporter from ABC being in the convention.

  It turned out that it was a coincidence that ABC had a segment called POP News that day that featured Angora rabbits and Betty was the only human among the rabbits.    The photo used is related to an ARBA convention except that it was not the 2013 convention; the photo was taken in the 2004 convention in Providence RI by a professional photographer.  

Any positive publicity is good for our hobby, so here is the photo used by GMA of Betty with her two junior does Chu's Malenia on the left and Chu's Ashka on the right.