Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Big Times Violet Wins Specialty Best In Show at Ohio Mini Convention

Violet is a beautiful black doe that has a background in California and Ohio.   Her great grand father moved from CA to OH, then her grand father moved from OH to CA, then her mother moved from CA to OH, Violet was born in OH.   Her human mama Maureen does not go to shows often, but the last time Violet was taken to a show in March, she won all breed Best In Show.


When WCC was held at Reno in the west, in OH, the biggest show in the middle America was held at the same time.    Angora are getting more and more popular: at WCC there were over 60 Angoras in the specialty show while at the OH Mini Convention, there were over 70 Angoras shown.    Big Times Violet is the specialty Best In Show winner.   Picture here are Violet's human mama Maureen and judge Stacey.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Here and There at WCC

Kevin of KW Cages conducts the opening ceremony of the WCC event.

Judges and workers at the sideline watching and listening to Kevin.

After the ceremony, exhibitors visit one another.

Rows and row of carriers.

Courtney once again flies in from Michigan to manage her Oxy-Gen booth.

Deidra has a fiber booth, Joyce and Lindsay admire Deidra's products.

WCC Event at Reno is now a memory.  This is the last time that the event is held at the Grand Sierra Resort Casino.   In the next two years, this event will be held at Las Vegas in April 2015 and 2016.   There is also a strong possibility that the ARBA convention is to be held at Las Vegas in 2016.

Goodbye Reno, Hello Las Vegas.  


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Betty and Friends at WCC

Betty is happy at her little corner with all the wool exhibitors.

Julie is a new exhibitor in the French Angora, Carol G. is new in the French Angora but an old hand in the American Fuzzy Lop and the Jersey Wooly.

Carolyn at the right keeps an English Angora and a French Angora as indoor pets but she likes to visit the rabbit shows.   Betty and Casey are holding their junior English Angora buck and does.

Ruby is young but very good at showing her rabbits.

Judge Scott R and Betty go back a long way, they competed with each other in the 1980s when Scott was still a youth.   Though Scott is now a top breeder in Holland Lop, he likes to visit his old friend and old breed.  

Our visitor from Idaho having fun at Reno.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Angora Judges at WCC

During the weekend Angoras were judge six times.   Here are photos of the six judges.

Specialty show A: Eric Stewart, PA.

Specialty show B: Lee Engel, LA.

Specialty show C: Bryan Shirk, MI.

Open show A: Jessica Matheson, WA.

Open show B: Johnny Haussener, PA.

Open show C: Joy Estrom, OR.

For the show results of the three specialty shows, go to

For the show results of the three open shows, go to

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Open Best In Show Winners on Sunday at the WCC Event

The WCC event holds two open all breed shows on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  They are designated as show B and show C.

In the open show B on Sunday, the Best In Show winner is Randy's Mini Satin.

The show C Best In Show winner is Amanda W's Havana that also won Best In Show in show A on Saturday.


The crown of the jewel "Best of Best In Show" goes to Amanda's Havana.  The honor is voted on by the 13 out-of-state judges. 


Monday, May 12, 2014

Youth Top Winners at WCC


On Saturday, youth show A goes to the Netherland Dwarf shown by Rory, judges are Lee from LA and Johnny from PA.
Youth show B Reserve In Show goes to Nicola's Rhinelander.

Judges Kendal from WA and Maddie from MI award the youth Best In Show to Ben's Californian in show B.

Youth show B Reserve In Show goes to Lena's Himalayan.  


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

French Angora BCW's Blue Angel and her babies.

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a

Happy Mother's Day.