Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy the 4th of July


Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a happy Fourth of July.


Friday, July 03, 2015

Casey is Speaking to Jesus

The next day after the show at Carol G's home at Portola Valley, Carol G. says,
Two of our guests asked the same thing last night. "Who was the guy who looked like Jesus?"  I couldn't figure out what they were talking about until I realized it was Charlie! Haha. I wonder if anyone had thought he was Jesus before! 

Do you think Charlie wearing long hair, beard and white flowey outfit looks like Jesus?

Charlie is the president of NCAG and Casey is the Vice President, they must be having a summit meeting about the state of NCAG.


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Good Meara Good Meara

In March 2013 there was a post titled "Good Meara Bad Meara":

Meara came to CA in late 2012.   She acquired quite a reputation being one of the best French Angoras seen in this area and also one of the most feisty Angora ever seen.   She  tried to bite all the judges and her mama Betty, two of the judges who got the worst bites were Nate and Melissa.    As a result of Meara's bad behavior, she has out of show circuit for a long time.

Judge Nate was judging French Angora, checking nails, ... and this is the second place French Angora and then read out the ear number, HGFMEARA.   "Oh my god, this is Meara!  She did not try to bite me, she is so good, what happened?"

"She is sweet, I got to take a picture with Meara."

Judge Melissa was checking on the class of 3 French Angora senior does.   She placed the second: HGFMEARA, then the first place went to Meara's grand daughter Ginger.   "Melissa, do you know who that is?"  "Who?"  "Meara".   

This is Meara?  What a sweet rabbit, what happened?

Melissa to Nate, Did you know this is Meara?

After Nate and Melissa compare their battle scars from Meara, they decided this is a miracle.

Meara now likes both judges though neither placed her first.   Losing to her own granddaughter is not too hard to swallow, it's her flesh and blood. 

What happened to Meara's feisty behavior?  Old age?  

Betty says, "Old age may help a little but it's hard training.   I saw an episode of the Dog Whisperer; the subject of that episode is the Demon Chihuahua NuNu.   I saw some resemblance of the behavior of NuNu to Meara's, so I borrowed the method from the dog training to work on Meara with some modification.   After several months, Meara finally became submissive to me and eventually became a "normal Angora",  tame and sweet.   If you are interested in this episode of Dog Whisperer, it's on YouTube:

You may find it useful if you ever encounter a hard-to-handle rabbit.

The purpose of taking Meara to this show is for Nate and Melissa to see that Meara is now a reformed rabbit.   Not only old dogs could learn new tricks, old rabbits can also modify their behaviors.    Meara's grandson Freddie and granddaughter Ginger have been burning up the show circuit, her appearance is more for showing off her behavior than showing off her beauty.


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

NCAG Specialty Show at Portola Valley Show C

Show C judge is Melissa Magee of CA.

Judge Melissa works on the white English Angora, Casey does the table duty.

Melissa comments on the white senior doe while Carolyn watches on.


In the coops are the four first place rabbits in the white variety.   Matt's little one is on the table and Carolyn watches with interest.


There are 7 English Angora colored junior does in the class for judge Melissa to do the ranking.

Judge Melissa is examining the French Angora colored senior doe class.

Judge Melissa is trying to prevent the other French Angora colored senior does becoming escapees.

The specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Donnica.

For a complete list of show results, go to:


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NCAG Specialty Show at Portola Valley Show B

Show B judge is Kevin Stanford from AZ, he will be judging all Angoras at the Portland convention this year.

Charlie has not gone to a show for quite a while, he is really missing the pretty show girls.   Matt has his first litter of English Angora and the three little ones came to show for the first time.  He is preparing for the big show coats.

The BOV white and BOV colored are on the table, Kevin is trying to make a decision on BOB.

Judge Kevin is now moving to the French Angora colored senior buck class.

Judge Kevin is checking toe nails of a French Angora colored junior buck.

In the judging coops are the French Angora colored junior bucks.


The specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Catalina.

Monday, June 29, 2015

NCAG Specialty Show at Portola Valley Show A

It's the day of our annual triple specialty show and potluck party!!!  It is also the ten-year anniversary of our blog.

Ten years ago, NCAG held double specialty shows at Portola Valley and led to the launch of this blog.   The first post was done a little while after the show, see:

Initially the blog was an occasional blog reporting NCAG activities only.   Over time our blog evolved into a daily blog on all sorts of rabbit related activities.   

This year NCAG holds triple specialty shows in conjunction with triple specialty shows of American Fuzzy Lop, Jersey Wooly and Mini Rex on June 27, 2015 at Carol G's home.   We appreciate her hospitality for all these years, it's a lot of work for her and her family.   

Here are some scenes from NCAG specialty show A, judge is Nate Burbidge from Utah.   Nate was the Angora National judge in 2013, he is also voted in as the ARBA convention judge a few years from now.

Nine o'clock in the morning, English Angora goes onto judge Nate's table.   Maria from WA and Matt from Oakland are watching Nate's judging.   Nate's son Stuart helps with table duty.

Judge Nate is looking at the wool very carefully, Casey and Hope join the watch group.

Charlie shows up by then, Matt is extra nervous to hear the comment on his English Angora colored junior doe from his first litter. 

Judge Nate is now judging the white French Angora, Hope takes over the writing job.   In the background are Carol G doing paper work while judge Kevin is working on American Fuzzy Lop, in the far background Angel takes comments of the Jersey Wooly.

Two of the three Chestnut Brothers are on the table being examined.  The three brothers do very well taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th.    The first place goes to their half brother Gibson who is a month older.

Judge Nate is working on the French Angora colored senior does.   More are watching the judging.

Watching the colored French Angora judging are Jill, Julie, Lindsay and Maria.

Specialty A Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior Doe Chu's Donnica.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Guess What Day It Is?


Yea!!! The day has come!

What day are we talking about?  What day it is?

Stay tuned.