Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Franco Visits at Placerville

Franco and Tracy used to be regulars at all the shows, their Satin Angora had done very well during the mid to late 2000s.   In 2009, Tracy decided to attend graduate school and left the wonderful world of rabbits.   Though they do not have rabbits anymore, Franco never left the rabbit world; he is active in on-line sites, helps manage groups and Facebook pages.   Occasionally Franco will visit showrooms and take photos.    The Placerville show is one of these occasions, here are Casey and Betty having a happy visith with old friend Franco.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Crowded, Crowded and Crowded

The club expected 300 rabbits/600 entries with 3 judges at the Placerville show.  When the final number was tallied, there were 1100 rabbits/2200 entries and the club scrambled to hire 5 more judges.     The building is suited for 3 judging stations and 300 rabbits but ended up with 8 judging stations, 1100 rabbits plus more people.   The showroom was more crowded than a can of sardines.  To complicate the matter, the temperature was in the high 90s/low 100s all day long.  

Carriers are stacked three or four high, the aisles are non-existent.

Another corner of stacked carriers.

These are the earlier arrivals who got a little more space than most others.

These are late arrivals who got pushed outside.   The temperature is in the 90s as early as 9 am, by afternoon, it's in triple digit.

The vendors are setting up outside in the heat, they eventually left early because of the heat.

The show committee did a very good job with these difficult situations.   We are all very hopeful that the second show will be as well attended but in a more spacious showroom.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Show B Angora Judging at Placerville

In show B, judge Cathy is carefully examining the English Angora wool.

Judge Cathy is checking on the French Angora colored senior doe.

Judge Cathy loves the senior doe's depth.

Judge Scott R. judges the youth French Angora.


Judge Scott R. and the two happy youth French Angora exhibitors.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Show A Angora Judging at Placerville

In show A, judge Uno is working on a table full of English Angora seniors.   There are 19 English Angora for Uno to examine.   Casey is the table clerk and Matt watches with interest.


Judge Uno judges 20 open French Angora... 10 youth French Angora.   Lydia, Charlotte and their mom Jennifer are listening to the comments.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Youth Show Top Winners at Placerville

Motherlode RBA holds double youth shows at Placerville on August 15, 2015.

In youth show A, judge Allan awards the Best In Show to the Mini Rex owned by Alydia and Leo.

Judge Allan's pick of youth Reserve In Show goes to Abigail's Mini Satin.


In youth show B, judge Chris Z awards the Best In Show to Megan's Mini Rex.


Youth show B Reserve In Show winner is Bella's English Lop.

In the 4-H showmanship, Katelynn wins first place.



Monday, August 17, 2015

Open Show Top Winners at Placerville

  Motherlode RBA holds double open show at Placerville on August 15, 2015

In show A, Melissa's copper Mini Satin wins open Best In Show from judge Cathy.


Judge Cathy awards the Reserve In Show to Steve's blue Polish.

In show B, judge Scott R. also picks Melissa's copper Mini Satin as the Best In Show.

Chris Z's Holland Lop gets the Reserve In Show award from judge Scott R. in show B.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Melissa Has a Great Day at Placerville

Motherlode RBA puts on their first ever double open shows at Placerville on August 15, 2015.
In show A, Melissa's copper Mini Satin gets the Best In Show award from judge Cathy.

In show B, judge Scott also selects Melissa's Mini Satin as the all breed Best In Show.  Look at the huge rosette!  In addition to the giant rosettes, there is a vase to go with the rosette in each show.


All the Best In Show and Reserve In Show from the open shows and youth shows are gathered at the end of the day to compete for the Best of Best.   It's Melissa's win again; daughter Lena helps to carry the award of the big wine glass filled with goodies. 

It is Melissa's day for sure.