Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Showroom Scenes at Santa Rosa

A view of one side of the showroom.   The Angora exhibitors are at the top left corner with the open doorway.  

The opposite side of the showroom from the top photo.


During open show A judging, judge Don is working at the table, superintendent Timmy is in the green apron not too far from the judge.   Others are anxiously waiting for the announcement.

Judge Josh is working on the Best In Show judging in show B.    Our able secretary Dolores is behind the table with Jennifer who is also a judge.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Oldie Conference

It's a nice a summer afternoon in January, feels more like April.  Old girls are out for a fun gathering.

The temperature is not too cold not too warm, old girls are relaxing in the sun.


There are over 100 "legs" of winning in this exercise area; in retirement the old girls don't have to worry about whether their wool is in perfect shape, or whether they are in show condition.  


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Angora Judging at Santa Rosa

In show A, judge Rusty from TN is examining a white English Angora.

In show B, judge Don from VA is comparing two colored senior does.

Josh judges French Angora in show B.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Youth Best In Show Winners at Santa Rosa

Juliette wins youth Best In Show in show A with her Jersey Wooly.

In show B, judge Rusty awards the youth Best In Show to Rory's Netherland Dwarf.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Open Top Winners at Santa Rosa

In show A at Santa Rosa, judge Don awards the Best In Show to Betty's English Angora and the Reserve In Show to Allen's Netherland Dwarf.

In show B, judge Josh selects Betty's English Angora as the Best In Show.


Show B Reserve In Show is awarded to Tim's Netherland Dwarf by judge Josh.


Monday, January 20, 2014

McKenzie Wins Double Open Best In Show at Santa Rosa

Beautiful McKenzie.

At the Sonoma Marin RA double open show, McKenzie receives the Best In Show honor in both show A and show B.  From left to right are judge Josh from TN, Betty with McKenzie, judge Rusty from TN and judge Don from VA.

Josh judged show B Best In Show, Rusty judged all Angora in show A and Don judged show A Best In Show then judged all Angora in show B. 

   In addition to the three guest judges from out of state, there are eight more judges from CA.

These are McKenzie's 13th and 14th all breed Best In Show wins; in addition, she has won Reserve In Show 3 times, specialty Best In Show once and the Group in the ARBA convention, within a period of less than 5 months.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

McKenzie Wins Champion Challenge

Sonoma Marin Rabbit Association Holds double open and double youth shows at Santa Rosa on January 18, 2014.

In the late morning before the breed judging are done, SMRA holds a "Champion Challenge" competition.   An exhibitor could choose up to 2 of his or her rabbits and pay a fee to be judged for the best rabbit in the challenge.   The winner takes half of all the entry fee.

The judging is done by the two future judges: Stephanie on the left and Danielle on the right.  Both are registrars working on their judges' licenses.  

Betty enters McKenzie in the challenge, with a pool of 20 rabbits, Stephanie and Danielle pick McKenzie as the winner.   The prize is $50.