Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 05, 2015

All Breed Show Angora Judging at Stockton

First show in the morning, Tammy, Opalyn, Brittany, Jill and Patrick are anxiously watching the French Angora judging.

Brittany, Patrick and Jill watching the judging intensively.

Judge Scott in show A comments on French Angora.

Now is the English Angora's term, Casey is recording Judge Scott's comments.

Judge Melissa comments on French Angora.

English Angora on the table in show B.

Judge Melissa places the English Angora black junior buck first place.

Matt works as a writer for Melissa in the English Angora colored senior doe class.

Tammy works as the writer on the Giant Angora table.

Judge Kendal makes comments on the black Giant Angora being an exhibition animal. 

For a complete list of the show results, go to:

Friday, December 04, 2015

Angora People Having Fun at Stockton

A group picture of the Angora exhibitors, from left to right are Brittany, Betty, Carolyn, Casey, Jill, Maria, Tammy and Matt.   Julia happens to be at the youth table and Carol G is judging at the time when this picture was taken.
Julia is with Betty, Betty is grooming a white English Angora and Julia is working on a white French Angora.

Betty and Clementina with Carolyn.


Casey with her English Angora tort doe.

Maria with her chocolate agouti French Angora junior doe.

Matt with his black English Angora junior buck.

Tammy with her black Giant Angora for exhibition.


Betty with Julia and Julia's mom Monica.


Casey with another of her English Angora doe.

Betty talks to a gentleman who is curious about the Angora fiber art; his wife is from Hong Kong so they also discussed speaking Cantonese.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

HGF Gretel Wins Specialty Best In Show


Judge Chris Z is working on the French Angora colored senior doe class, she really likes both does.


She says, "I really like this doe, she is the Best In Show in the Angora specialty show".


Here are two very excited mamas Brittany and Jill, they bought HGF Gretel in the ARBA convention at Portland just three weeks prior, did not expect her to be such a big winner in the first shows in CA.  HGF Gretel is also the all breed Reserve In Show winner in show B.


Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Open Top Winners at Stockton

In show A, judge Shane awards the Best In Show to Betty's English Angora.
Judge Shane awards the show A Reserve In Show to Chris's Holland Lop Ajax who was the Best In Show at the ARBA convention at Fort Worth.
Judge Uno in show B selects Julie's broken Havana as the Best In Show.

Show B Reserve In Show goes to the French Angora owned by Jill (L.) and Brittany (M.)


Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Clementina Wins All Breed Best In Show at Stockton

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows holds double open shows at Stockton on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

In show A, Chu's Clementina receives the Best In Show honor from judge Shane of North Dakota.

Just before going onto the Best In Show table, Betty puts on the finish touch on Clementina.  Clementina is one of Franchesca's daughters.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Franchesca Makes Domestic Rabbits Cover

The current issue of Domestic Rabbits arrives at the mail box on Saturday.  What a pleasant surprise, Franchesca is on the cover!


I wrote the article about my experience working with the Guinness organization to set the record of "Longest Fur on a Rabbit",  Betty says, but wasn't expecting to make the cover of Domestic Rabbits.
The article starts on page 18...


...continues to page 19 with five photos of measuring Franchesca's wool length.


My article ends on page 20 then the next part is about an English Lop setting the Guinness record as the "Longest Ears on a Rabbit" in 2003.



Sunday, November 29, 2015

ARBA Convention at Portland Revisited - Checkout Time

All good things have to come to an end, on the morning of Wednesday, November 4, 2015, convention checkout starts. 

After picking up their paper work, exhibitors start putting their rabbits in carriers for check out.


There are several checkout stations, this is the one next to the Angora area.    The volunteers check the paper work against the rabbits' ear tattoos then use special colored zipties to tie up the carriers.  

The ARBA convention at Portland comes to an end.    The all breed club did a good job and the Northwest Angora Rabbit Club did an outstanding job, the best ever.  

Now it's time to plan for the next convention at San Diego, or to be more precise, Del Mar, CA.   If you are planning on attending, it's time to breed your animals and make a reservation at the contracted hotels.