Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Northern California Angora Guild Specialty Show

Northern California Angora Guild holds a specialty show in conjunction with the Big Valley RA all breed shows on February 1, 2014.
Judge Melissa checks on the English Angora colored senior buck class, Casey is the table help.

The French Angora buck runs toward the French Angora doe while Carol holds him back.  It's just too tempting for a buck to see a pretty doe on the table.  
With Carol holding down the buck, Judge Melissa is ready to decide on the BOB and BOS French Angora.

Judge Melissa decides that the white doe is the BOB French Angora and the fawn buck is the BOS French Angora.   Julie is having a good time watching the excitement on the table.

And the specialty Best In Show goes to English Angora Chu's McKenzie.  


Friday, February 07, 2014

Youth Top Winners at Stockton

Big Valley RA sponsors double youth all breed shows on February 1, 2014.

In youth show A, Brittney's Satin wins the Best In Show honor from judge Scott.

Judge Scott picks Leo's Mini Rex as the youth Reserve In Show.

In show B, judge Chris selects Emma's Netherland Dwarf as the Best In Show.

Abrigail's Satin gets the Reserve In Show from judge Chris in show B.


Thursday, February 06, 2014

Open Top Winners at Stockton

The Big Valley RA sponsors double open all breed shows on February 1, 2014

In show A, judge Cathy awards the Best In Show to Betty's English Angora.

Jeanette's Netherland Dwarf receives the Reserve In Show from judge Cathy in show A.


In show B, judge Linda picks Betty's English Angora as the Best In Show and Michelle's Rex as the Reserve In Show.


Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Betty and Lilianna are on Front Page in Germany

The Huffington Post write has attracted a lot of attention from various news media in other countries.  
The photo of Betty and Lilianna are on BILD; BILD has the highest circulation in Germany.  

In addition to Huffington Post and the Costa Rica website, a Norwegian website also picked up the story:

However some of the information contained in these sites are erroneous.  Huffington Post initially has the right information but somehow the content was lost in translation.   Betty could hardly recognize some of the quotes attributed to her.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Betty's English Angora on Huffington Post

Betty and Chu's Lilianna.

Betty says,

Our readers probably are quite tired of seeing this photo of me with my white doe Lilianna.   This picture was taken in a show at Watsonville in 2011.  A passerby asked to take a picture of me grooming Lilianna, I agreed then gave him my camera and said, "Take one with my camera."

Lilianna won all breed Best In Show that day, I posted her winning picture and this one showing her being groomed.

Over time this picture went viral, especially during the time when the ARBA convention was going on at Harrisburg.    I was asked about it over and over by others.  Recently a photo editor from Huffington Post asked to use this photo then a reporter asked to have more photos and information in order to do a write up about English Angora.   The post first appeared on Huffington Post on February 2, 2014:

A website published in Costa Rica picked up the six photos and the story plus one more photo that was originated from this blog, the post appeared in Spanish on:


Monday, February 03, 2014

Eric's French Angora Wins All Breed Best In Show at Pa State Convention

Angoras are making waves from the east to the west and the west to the east!   The huge Pa State Convention just crowned a French Angora Best In Show on Sunday.   Here is Eric with his Best In Show French Angora and the Reserve In Show is a Belgian Hare.


This is a close up of the Best In Show winner French Angora HGF Stunning in her coop. 


Sunday, February 02, 2014

McKenzie Wins Double All Breed Best In Show at Stockton

Big Valley Rabbit Association puts on double open double youth shows at Stockton on February 1, 2014.
Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's McKenzie wins double Best In Show in the open all breed shows.

In show A, judge Cathy awards the Best In Show to McKenzie.   This is McKenzie's 15th all breed Best In Show.

In show B, judge Linda also selects Betty's English Angora colored senior doe McKenzie as the Best In Show.  This is McKenzie's 16th all breed Best In Show in a 5 months period of time.

McKenzie won her first all breed Best In Show on September 1, 2013, then won all breed Best In Show 2 more times before going to the ARBA convention and won Group.  After the ARBA convention, she won all breed Best In Show 13 times from October to February 1, 2014.   In addition, she also has won all breed Reserve In Show 3 times and specialty Best In Show 2 times.  

She will be taking maternity leave from shows.