Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fair N Square Wants to Know Which is His Good Side

French Angora buck wants to know whether his back side is good looking?
Or this side is better?
May be the very front side?



Friday, September 12, 2014

Scenes at Santa Maria

Exhibitors are setting up at the barn.

The barn is half open and half close.  Two sides have solid wall while the other two sides are totally open. 
KW cages have nice cages and supplies in the booth.

Someone offering professional grooming service at the show?   Or it's just a trailer good for bunny transport?


Toward the end of the show, many have left and the barn is thinning out.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Best In Show Judging at Santa Maria

Show A Best In Show judging.

Show B Best In Show judging.

Show C Best In Show judging.

English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Franchesca wins Best In Show in all three shows.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Angora Judging at Santa Maria

In show A, judge Michael is comparing the best colored and the best white English Angora for Best of Breed.


Show B judge Kathleen is working on the white English Angora.


Judge Allen is checking on the freshness of the wool of the colored English Angora.

For a complete list of show results, go to:


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Youth Top Winners at Santa Maria

In youth show A, judge Kathleen picks the Mini Lop as the Best In Show.   The Mini Lop belongs to Ben V. but he has to work on that day, sister Leanna stands in for the win.   The Reserve In show goes to Sara's American Fuzzy Lop.
In youth show B, judge Chris Z picks Emma's Holland Lop as the Best In Show, Sara's Netherland Dwarf gets the award of Reserve In Show.

In youth show C, judge Melissa's choice of Best In Show is the Californian owned by Ben V who is not in the showroom.   Judges gets to take a picture with the rabbit but not the owner.

The youth show C Reserve In Show winner is Emily's Mini Rex, Emily is holding the prize while judge Melissa is trying to prevent the rabbit from escaping.  


There is an additional prize awarded for youth exhibitors whose rabbits are bred by themselves.  Jaycee gets the Best Youth Bred Rabbit prize from judge Scott. 



Monday, September 08, 2014

Mid Autumn Festival

It's the Mid Autumn or Harvest Moon Festival today, the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar.  


Today is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, more commonly known as the Harvest Moon Festival by people outside China. It is on the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar. It is a festival celebrating harvest, similar to Thanksgiving in the US.

The 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar is the day with the brightest full moon during the entire year, thus this festival is also known as the Harvest Moon Festival.This Festival has a legend that includes a rabbit. Not as common as the other names, once a while it is also called the Rabbit Festival.

Thousands of years ago, there were nine suns that scorched the earth day and night continuously. The earth was in a plight of severe drought. A "hero", Hou-Yee, who was proficient in archery shot down eight of the nine suns, as a result he was crowned the king. Then Hou-Yee became a cruel dictator, wanting to live forever. He had miracle medicine made, with the help from a rabbit, for him that he would ingest and then he would live forever. His queen Churn-O, the most beautiful woman in the kingdom, did not want the people to suffer. She ingested all the miracle medicine, became very light and started flying. She took the rabbit with her and landed on the moon. The rabbit, Chinese referred to as "the Jade Rabbit", continuously make medicine in the moon until today. Churn-O and the Jade Rabbit live in the moon happily ever after.

Many years later, a tradition of eating "Moon Cake" was added to this festival. Here is a drawing of flying Churn-O with the Jade Rabbit that I found on a moon cake advertisement.
This is a gift box of moon cakes.

For the roundest and fullest harvest moon, go outside tonight and enjoy the sight.


Sunday, September 07, 2014

Franchesca Wins Triple Best In Show at Santa Maria

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows started the regular fall season with triple open and triple youth shows at the Santa Barbara County Fairgrounds in Santa Maria on Sept. 6, 2014.
Franchesca does really well in the triple open shows.


In show A, judge Allen awards the all breed Best In Show to Betty's English Angora Chu's Franchesca and Reserve In Show to Holly's Himalayan.   Holly's Himalayan won a Best In Show and a Reserve In Show at Crescent City 5-show weekend during the long Labor day weekend.


In show B, judge Joe selects the two same rabbits that won in show A: Betty's English Angora wins Best In Show and Holly's Himalayan wins Reserve In Show.


In Shows C, judge Michael picks Betty's English Angora Best In Show again, Jeannie's Polish gets the award of Reserve In Show.

Franchesca is the big winner of the day: She wins three all breed Best In Show out of three shows.   This is Betty's first triple Best In Show on one day.

At Monterey Fair last Sunday, Franchesca won double Best In Show.  At CRCS shows at Santa Maria on Saturday, Franchesca won triple Best In Show.   She has 5 all breed Best In Show out of 5 shows in less than a week.