Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Freddie Wants His Kiss

 Mom, are you giving me treats or giving me kisses?

I am ready!

Where is my kiss?


  Mom, why are you kissing others?  I love you more, you should be kissing me!

I am here, I am here, mom, come back, I am here!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Maureen Guest Blogs About Meara's Wool

Meara mittens

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.

Meara mittens! The cuff is acrylic to prevent too much stretching around the wrists.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Found on the Net: Perfect Timing

A Netherland Dwarf won the Best In Show recently, obviously that he is quite pleased with himself!

Kudos to the photographer, it's so hard to get good photos of the Best In Show/Reserve In Show winners in general, let alone catching the photo of a rabbit telling you how he feels.


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.  

Monday, March 09, 2015

Lydia Gets Her French Angora Buck


Lydia and her sisters are all into showing and breeding French Angora.   Julie is a good mentor to the youth.


Lydia has been wanting one of Julie's bucks; after much discussion, Lydia gets the buck that she wanted.  She even pays for it using her own money!


Sunday, March 08, 2015

Open Best In Show Judging at Turlock

Open show A Best In Show judge: Josh Humphries, TN.

Open show B Best In Show judge: Scott Rodriguez, WY.
French Angora on the table.


Open show C Best In Show judge: Don Sheets, VA.
English Angora on the table.


Open show D Best In Show judge: Allan Ormond, UT.
Giant Angora on the table.