Saturday, March 14, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Maureen Guest Blogs About Meara's Wool
This is somewhat of a 'before' and 'after' photo album. A good friend recently gifted me with several ounces of prime chestnut French Angora fiber since I am always curious to know how different forms of angora compare. Also, chestnut is not a color that would appear in my lines of English Angora so this was a special gift. My conclusion is that it is every bit as soft as prime English Angora and the color is unique. Love it!
|Owned by Betty Chu bred by Eric Stewart. Meara is a chestnut French Angora who is the winner of 25 ARBA legs, 22 of which are Best of Breed.|
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Found on the Net: Perfect Timing
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Broken French Angora and Its Yarn
|Checker is a broken French Angora. In the rabbit terminology, "broken" means white combined with another color; Checker is a "broken chestnut agouti". In the four breeds of Angora, broken is accepted for showing only in French Angora.|
|Checker has beautiful rings. Agouti pattern requires clear ring definition.|
|This is the top view of Checker's broken pattern. One of the requirements for broken to be "showable" is the 10-50 rule: the color part should be no less than 10% and no more than 50% of the pattern.|
|When the wool is harvested from a broken patterned rabbit, there will be white and colored in the yarn. Here are two skeins of yarn spun from Checker's wool.|
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Alicia's French Angora Doe Wins Two Best In Show and A Reserve In Show
Deb reports that Central North Dakota Rabbit Breeders held triple shows in Fargo, ND the past weekend.
|In the first show, judges Allan and Melissa award the Reserve In Show to Alicia's French Angora colored sr doe, 7 Pine's Rapunzel.|
|In the second show, judges Teresa & Erik picks 7 Pine's Rapunzel as the Best In Show.|
|In show 3, judges Ruby & Rich again awards the Best In Show to 7 Pine's Rapunzel. |
This is Rapunzel's second year of showing after raising a litter last fall. She has a BIS last spring before she became a mom.