Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 27, 2014

ARBA Convention Revisited: Arts and Crafts Contest

At each convention there is the arts and crafts contest.   In some years there were a lot of entries but in some other year the entries were limited.      The entries this year were limited.    These four photos pretty much covered all the entries.    One does not have to attend convention to enter in the contest, the entries could be mailed in.   Hopefully there will be more artists interested in this contest.

Friday, December 26, 2014

French Angora Buck Fair N Square Gets a Hair Cut

Fair N Square is a handsome chestnut French Angora buck.  He has kept his first coat for 11 months, nice and dense but slightly on the soft side for the French Angora standard.

Fair N Square has done well in shows, he is registered and grand championed.   He also is a successful daddy who has one son and two daughters.

 The "wool-fall" shows that he is a non-molting type French Angora.  Since the French Angora standard calls for the abundance of guard hairs, his second coat should be even better than the first coat.   In about 3 months, Fair N Square will be back on the show table.

Fair N Square falls in love with his own coat thinking that there is a doe hidden under that big pile of wool.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Latch Hooked Rugs

Karyn from Oregon does latched hooking; she proudly proclaims, "I am a hooker!"  This particular rug uses recycled cloth.  She cut the cloth into small strips then hook them onto the rug base.

This rug uses old denims that Karyn cuts into strip then hooked onto to the rug base.


Here are two of her finished latch hooked rugs.

This is the rug that Karyn is working on during the Red Bluff show, it uses yarn instead of recycled cloth.   Karyn says, "Using yarn is a lot easier than using recycled cloth, I don't have to do any cutting of the material.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Betty, Scott, Chris, Becky at Red Bluff

Scott flies in from WY to attend the show, he is not judging at the Red Bluff show, instead he is exhibiting his Netherland Dwarf.    With only two rabbits with him, he is still competitive enough to have won Best of Breed.    Betty and Scott went back a long time, competing with each other at the 1988 ARBA convention. 

Scott calls his favorite old ladies to have a photo taken together, from left to right are Becky, Betty and Chris.      Becky's hubby is judge Allan from Utah and Chris is the breeder/owner of the Best In Show Holland Lop at the ARBA convention at Fort Worth, Texas.  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Roller Derby Queen?

Angora people took up the area close to the door as the grooming area.  This roller derby cut out gains a lot of interests and comments.

Mini Rex breeder Julie tries out her best imitation of a roller derby queen.

Julie shows even more derby queen spirit in this close up.

Ed is an easy going roller derby competitor.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cody and His Satin Angora at Red Bluff


We don't see Satin Angora much in the Northern CA show circuit, it's unusual to see two Satin Angora on the show table at Red Bluff.
The Satin Angora belongs to Cody, here is him with his chinchilla Satin Angora buck.

Cody and his white Satin Angora with judge Allen.

Cody and his chinchilla Satin Angora again at the grooming area.