Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Getting the Young Juniors to Grooming

Betty says,
I groom just outside our garage, wool is stuck to the trees, grooming table, chairs, and exterior panels...
The youngsters are much smaller than the full grown, and that they have sharper nails, and that their grooming time is only a minute or so,  it's not as pleasant to carry them back and forth between my barn and my grooming spot.   I am using my double size judging coop to carry more than one junior to and from my grooming spot.

Three little girls waiting to be groomed.   Their condo is in the background.

The three little girls pictured from the other side.  This judging coop is custom-made by KW cages, designed by Randy.

It's the two little boys' term to be groomed and checked.

Two more brothers are to be groomed.

By using the judging coop, I reduce my trips to and from my barn from 7 to 3.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fawntasy's Two Sons

Remember Fawntasy?   She won quite a few Best In Show in all breed shows including the double Best In Show at the Big Valley RA February shows.

Fawntasy is a very successful show rabbit and also a good mother, here are two of her sons.

Left is a cream and the right is a white.

They have started going to shows and received excellent comments.


The future is bright for the two boys.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Carol's New Shawl

Carol G. just completed a new shawl using various wool and color, she says:

I used different colors and fiber types. It is knitted in a gradient fashion--first white French Angora, then white French Angora blended with blue Giant Angora fiber I bought, white French Angora with dyed sheep wool (in blues and gray), then blue Giant Angora section, next blue Giant Angora + dyed sheep wool, and finally the darkest stripe is all sheep wool in the blues and grays.

It is very pretty and definitely creative.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pretty Little Girls

We are three pretty little girls.

You want to see us in a close-up?


I smell something!

Hay, did you do it?

OK, we are all good.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Maria and Heather Work on French Angora Batman

Batman is a broken French Angora owned by Maria, he is a littermate of Henrietta.

Heather uses a clipper to shave Batman at a show.

Maria spins Batman's wool on the left and sheep wool on the right.

These two plied into a beautiful skein of variegated yarn.


Monday, October 19, 2015

English and French Cross

Gotcha, if you think Betty is crossing English and French Angora in breeding!   It's the yarn cross of English Angora wool and French Angora wool.      The skein of the 100% Angora yarn is spun from the white wool of the English Angora and the dark color wool is the chestnut French Angora Meara's recent harvest.       The yarn has the softness of English Angora and the halo of the French Angora.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Band of Brothers

We are brothers.  Can you tell us apart?

We love each other.

Our mom is famous.


We want to grow wool just like our mom Franchesca who holds the world record of "Longest Fur on a Rabbit".