|From left to right are Satin Angora, Giant Angora, English Angora and French Angora. These are the four Best of Breed winners in the 2014 NCAG and WCC shows at Reno.|
There are four ARBA recognized Angora breeds: in alphabetical order they are English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora and Satin Angora. Breeders in different areas have different preferences thus it's hard to have all four breeds showing up at shows at the same time. The above two photos were taken at Reno in 2013 and 2014 where all four breeds were present. In our "normal" shows in the No. CA/NV area, the largest number usually belong to the English Angora then the next is the French Angora. The Giant Angora and the Satin Angora are rare.
There will be a treat: this coming Saturday at Stockton, all four Angora breeds will be represented in the show. Most of the English Angora and French Angora are local while the Giant Angora and the Satin Angora are coming from WA. For those who wish to view all four Angora breeds, come on over to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at Stockton this coming Saturday, September 20.