Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 18, 2015

NCAG Specialty Show A at WCC

 Northern California Angora Guild holds two specialty shows in conjunction with the WCC event.   The entries are good and all four breeds of Angora are presented in the show.   This pages shows specialty show A judged by judge Cheryl Eng-Link of Hawaii.   Cheryl is the chair of the ARBA Standards Committee.

Judge Cheryl works on the colored English Angora, Casey is the table help.
The Best of Breed English Angora goes to Betty's colored senior doe.

French Angora is on the table, Carol assists with writing, Lindsay, Julie and Shareis watch the judging.
The French Angora Best of Breed goes to Carol's colored senior doe and the Best Opposite Sex goes to Betty's colored senior buck.  These two are littermate siblings.

Tammy is writing for Cheryl when she judges the Giant Angora, Kevin helps to prevent the escapees.
Tammy's junior doe gets the Best of Breed Giant Angora award from Cheryl.

Judge Cheryl is now working on the Satin Angora.  These two are the two finalist for the Best of Breed.   Tammy and Joyce watch the judging.
Cody is the happy owner/breeder of these two finalists, the white junior doe gets the Best of Breed.

Four Best of breed are on the table to compete for the title of specialty Best In Show, from left to right are Betty's English Angora, Tammy's Giant Angora, Cody's Satin Angora and Carol's French Angora.


The four Best of Breed Angoras are on the table, Cheryl is picking the specialty Best In Show with Matt and Carol W. watching.   The winner of the specialty Best In Show is Betty's English Angora choc tort senior doe Chu's Donnica.
For a complete list of the NCAG specialty show A results, go to:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wool Breeds in the Best of Best Competition at WCC

The West Coast Classic event started in 2009, the Best of Best perpetual trophy was added in 2012 with the previous winners' names engraved and future winners' names to be added.  At the current time, there have been 7 Best of Best winners.

In 2011, Betty's English Angora Lucianna won the Best of Best.

In 2013, Eric's French Angora Dreamsicle won the Best of Best.

In 2015, Carol's American Fuzzy Lop Kenya won the Best of Best.

There are 48 breeds accepted in the ARBA Standard of Perfection, 6 are wool breeds: English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora, Satin Angora, American Fuzzy Lop and Jersey Wooly.    The wool breeds have been doing very well in the competition.  Number wise, 6 wool breeds out of 48 is less than 13% but the Best of Best winning by wool breeds is 3 out of 7, 43%. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Open Reserve In Show Winners at WCC

In show A on Saturday, Carol's two rabbits are the winners of Best In Show and Reserve In Show.    Her American Fuzzy Lop won Best In Show in all three shows.   In show A, the Reserve In Show is the French Angora.

In show B on Sunday, the Reserve In Show is Randy's Britannia Petite.  The two judges are Bryan Shirk from MI and Eric Stewart from PA.


In show C, judges Josh Humphries from TN and Cheryl Eng-Link from HI pick a Havana as the Reserve In Show.  The exhibitor Sara is not in the showroom.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Carol G's American Fuzzy Lop Wins Best of the Best at WCC

Kenya is the biggest winner at the West Coast Classic Event.
How did she get to be the biggest star of the show?

All the Best In Show winners, including the winners of the open all breed shows, youth all breed shows and all the specialty shows, are invited to go on the table to compete for the title of the "Best of the Best In Show".   The judges vote for their favorites.   From left to right the judges are: Nate Burbidge of UT, Eric Stewart of PA, (Josh Humphries of TN is next to Eric but not visible),Maddie Pratt of MI, Mike Avesing of IA, Vincent Consiglio of MA, David Moll of OH, Bryan Shirk of MI, Cheryl Eng-Link of HI, Briony Barns of KS, Scott Rodriguez of WY, Cole Rupprecht of ND and Ashley Garza of OH.   

The two major contenders are Carol and Hailey; Carol's American Fuzzy Lop won Open all breed Best In Show in all three shows plus the specialty show.  Hailey's Mini Satin won all three youth all breed Best In Show.   This is the first time in WCC history that both open and youth are triple show winners.

The points are tallied then projected to a screen.  Each judge has three votes: first place rabbit gets 6 points, second place rabbit gets 3 points and the third place rabbit gets 1 point.   The final result shows that Carol's American Fuzzy Lop received 64 points, a runaway winner.

Ten judges have picture taken with Carol and her big winner.  Some of the judges had to catch flights at SFO, left before the tally was done.

Carol shows her American Fuzzy Lop with daughter Kendall who could not attend the shows regularly due to her busy life of being a high school ag teacher.   On Sunday, Kendall just flew in from New York after visiting brother Adam.  The next thing she knew was that Kenya is the biggest winner in the show.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hailey's Mini Satin Wins Triple Youth Best In Show

WCC holds one youth all breed show on Saturday, April 11, 2015 and double youth all breed shows on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
In youth show A, judges Ashley Garza from OH and David Moll from OH award the Best In Show to Hailey's Mini Satin.

In youth show B, judges Allan Ormond from UT and Briony Barns from KS pick Hailey's Mini Satin as the Best In Show.

In youth show C, judges Vincent Consiglio and Cole Rupprecht  (not shown) again awards the Best In Show to Hailey's Mini Satin.


Reserve In Show goes to Lilya's Mini Lop in youth show A.


Youth Reserve In Show in show B is a Mini Rex.

Youth Reserve In Show C is Corey's Belgian Hare.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Carol Continues Her Winning Streak

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, WCC continues to hold double shows.     
In show B, judges Eric Stewart from PA and Bryan Shirk from MI award the Best In Show to Carol's American Fuzzy Lop.  


In show C, judges Cheryl Eng-Link from HI and Josh Humphries from TN again select Carol's American Fuzzy Lop as the Best In Show.

Carol's American Fuzzy Lop is the Best In Show winner in all three shows during the WCC weekend, plus winning the specialty show.    Can there be more winnings?   If there is another award coming up, Carol will win it.   Stay tuned....


Sunday, April 12, 2015

It's Carol's Greatest Show Day

West Coast Classic holds one all breed open and one all breed youth show and countless of specialty shows plus breed national shows at Cow Palace on Saturday, April 11, 2015.   Entries are huge, 46 breed winners were on the Best In Show table.  
Carol G. is very very happy, on the table are her two breeds: American Fuzzy Lop and French Angora.  Guess how they did and guess why Carol is so happy...

 Open A BIS, Judges Mike Avesing and Maddie Pratt results:
BIS: American Fuzzy Lop, Carol Green
RIS: French Angora, Carol Green
This is the first time an exhibitor has taken BIS and RIS in the same show at WCC.