Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 06, 2014

PA Youth Breeder Madison Does Well in 5 Wool Breeds


Madison is one of the top contestants in youth activities in PA.  She wins the Pa State youth contests and believe it or not, she raises and wins BOB in five wool breeds: four breeds of Angora plus the American Fuzzy Lop.  

In a show on November 6, Madison's French Angora was 2nd Reserve In Show.  It's quite common for the judge to pick three top rabbits: Best In Show, Reserve In Show and Second Reserve In Show.    In the west, two top rabbits are picked: Best In Show and Reserve In Show; judges occasionally would give honorable mention to the top rabbits that they like but are not picked as the top two.  


Friday, December 05, 2014

Franchesca Gets a Hair Cut


After winning 12 all breed Best In Show, 9 Reserve In Show, 8 specialty Best In Show and convention Best of Variety, it's time for Franchesca to take a step off the shows.  She has a good run not only in the show circuit, she also appeared in TV shows and websites nationally and internationally.  In addition, she also holds a record that will be officially announced sometime in 2015.   
All good things come to an end, Franchesca is going through a haircut.

More cuts.

Franchesca's wool is like a waterfall.

On the convention remark card, judge commented that she has a "perfect body", now her body is exposed, isn't it a nice looking little body?

More of the wool-fall.

Instead of a full coated English Angora, now Franchesca looks like an oversized Lionhead.


Thursday, December 04, 2014

Eric, Heather, Jeff and Kathi Visit Betty

It's wonderful for Betty to have a visit from friends, from left to right are Jeff, Eric, Heather, Betty and Kathi.   Jeff and Eric flew in from PA, Heather from CO, Betty and Kathi are local.    The background is Betty's kitchen.

Another photo of the nice visit in front of Betty's entry way.     In Betty's hands is a black baby French Angora descended from Eric's rabbits.


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Nita Visits Eric at Lodi

When Eric was judging, an old friend and fellow judge Nita showed up to visit.   Nita was the general chairman of the 1987 and 1998 Portland convention and one of the very senior judges in the west coast.  She is originally from CA but lived in OR for 40+ years.  Now that she is retired, she moved back to CA to be close to her children and grand children. 


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Greer Gets Close to ARBA Bigwigs

Greer is one of the very few youth who shows Angora in No. CA.    At the Cow Palace show in October, she gets Josh as the Angora judge.   Josh is the president of ARBA, Greer and her beloved French Angora get picture taken with Josh.


On the same day at Cow Palace, ARBA vice president Randy judges Angora in show B.   Greer and her French Angora gets a photo op with Randy.


Greer is in luck at Lodi, show A judge for Angora is the ARBA executive director Eric.  Greer gets her photo with Eric.  


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Angora Judging at Lodi

In show A Judge Eric has an apprentice working with him at Lodi, Eric is explaining English Angora wool in detail to Lauralee.

Lauralee is getting an invaluable lesson of judging Angora from judge Eric.

Judge Eric is experienced in Angora, raising them since he was a youth and won numerous Best In Show with his top quality French Angora in recent years.

Ben is the Best of Breed French Angora, shown by Carol G.

In show B, judge Kendal is working on white English Angora, Mac, Julie and Carolyn are watching with interest.

Judge Kendal is examining the colored English Angora carefully.

Betty and Casey are putting English Angora onto and off the table.

Judge Kendal is comparing the finalists for English Angora Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex of Breed.   Julie watches.

Betty, Casey and Matt are watching the judging and smiling.

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