Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Belgian Hare Showing at Bakersfield

In CA, we don't see Belgian Hare much in the show circuit but recently there seems to be a surge of interest.   At Bakersfield there are six Belgian Hare being shown.
The six Belgian Hares are the parents and their four offspring.

The baby Belgian Hare are not as lanky as the seniors.


Judge Armando is trying to teach a baby Belgian Hare to pose.


Friday, May 23, 2014

April with Purple Hair

April says, "You won't miss me in any place, my hair is purple".

Cathy and Betty join April for a photo op.

April and her 4-H girls with Betty's English Angora white doe Chu's Ida.

By looking at April's purple hair and Ida's white wool, one could tell how windy it is at the edge of the pavilion.

April's little Jersey Wooly buck is the Best of Breed winner of show A and the Best Opposite Sex in show B.  The little toy is the prize for the wins.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Show Scenes at Bakersfield

Kern County RBA May show is not as big as the January show but it's still well attended. 
The judging tables are set on one corner of the pavilion.

The pavilion is very nice and roomy, exhibitors could spread out their rabbit stuff.
The judging tables are at the far corner, the photo shows the exhibitors' view of the judging area.
Armando is singing Happy Birthday song to his fellow KCRBA member.

Though the youth and open are shown together, it does not reduce the enthusiasm of the youth exhibitors.


The temperature is in the 80s in the morning then reaches 90s in the afternoon, the fans on the ceiling and this large evaporative cooler is invaluable to keeping rabbits and exhibitors comfortable.

There are two "Port-A-Cool" units in the pavilion in addition to the cooling fans in the ceiling.   The outside temperature is in the 90s but the show area is in the low 80s, very tolerable.  


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Angora Judging at Bakersfield

In show A, judge Joe is examining the English Angora white senior doe.

In show B, judge Armando is checking on the English Angora colored senior doe.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

John's Mini Satin and Mini Rex Win Reserve In Show at Bakersfield

In show A, judge Joe's choice of Reserve In Show is John's Mini Satin.

In show B, judge Armando picks three top contenders: English Angora, Mini Rex and Mini Satin.   The Mini Rex and Mini Satin both belong to John and his Mini Rex wins the Reserve In Show.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Franchesca Wins Double All Breed Best In Show at Bakersfield

Kern County RBA holds double open shows at the Ag Pavilion in Bakersfield on May 17, 2014.

Franchesca attended her first show at the end of February, she has won a Best In Show and/or a Reserve In Show in all 7 show weekends since then.   This weekend she wins double Best In Show.

Judge Joe picks Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Franchesca as the Best In Show in show A.

In show B, judge Armando also awards the Best In Show to Franchesca.

Judge Joe looks over Franchesca during the Best In Show judging.

Judge Armando is announcing the Best In Show and Reserve In Show winners.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

English Angora Photo on Science World Magazine

Betty received a request for the permission to use her photo with Lilianna in the Science World magazine.   According to the magazine website:

"Science World, providing your middle school and high school students with science news and rich informational texts that connect STEM to the Common Core."

Betty said yes.   The photo appears on the back cover of the April issue of which Betty has just received.    The photo provided a blank spot for the students to caption the photo.  What will be the winning caption?   The curious mind wants to know.