Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, March 26, 2016

CBS Filming in PA

 The segment that shows the rabbit scenes in PA and in CA is tentatively set for airing  on Easter Sunday, March 27 in the "CBS Sunday Morning" program,  6 am to 7:30 am.    Check your local listings. 
On Sunday, March 13, a CBS crew filmed the scenes of a Washington County RBA show in PA.   In the photo are cameramen, correspondent Martha Teichner and our up and coming English Angora and English Lop breeder Brock.   

On Wednesday March 16, 2016, a bigger crew of CBS personnel filmed at Eric's farm.    In the photo is Eric being interviewed by correspondent Martha Teichner.    Eric did a demonstration on wool harvest, on the table is HGF Sunny waiting to be shorn.


Eric introduces a Florida White to Martha and talks about the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

For photos of filming at Betty's place, go to


Friday, March 25, 2016

CBS Filming at Betty's Home in CA

The filming was done on Thursday March 17, 2016 at Betty's home in Morgan Hill, CA.   It's a very nice sunny day with temperature in the 70s. 
The segment on rabbits is tentatively set for airing on Easter Sunday, March 27 in the "CBS Sunday Morning" program between 6 am and 7:30 am.    Check your local listings. 
CBS journalist John Goodwin films Betty grooming a white English Angora.

An English Angora tort buck is on Betty's lap to have his underside groomed.

Betty plays with the English Angora does in the exercise pen.


The does are having a good time running around.


Betty explains how wool is stored then to be used for spinning.


John films Betty's purple Angora mitten that matches Betty's purple Angora vest.


The filming moves inside, John films the Guinness World Records book.


Betty's trophies are a little dusty, hopefully the dust won't show up too well in the film.


Then there is a sit down interview.   John has a list of questions for Betty to answer.


Either John is very tall or Betty is very short!  It's both, John is 6'6" and Betty is 5'3".

John Goodwin's official title is Digital Journalist/Associate Producer, he works out of the CBS Network San Francisco Bureau.    He covers from hard news to fluff pieces for the network programs, including but not limiting to CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, ...  John graduated from the Journalism program at the University of Oregon then moved to NYC to work for CBS.  He was recently transferred back to the west coast to work at the CBS San Francisco Bureau. 

Betty is pretty sure that this is the fluffiest piece John has ever covered!  How many of the above scenes are to be used in the segment, no one knows.   There will be editing done to combine the filming done in CA and PA and to fit the allotted time in the "CBS Sunday Morning" show on March 27, 2016.

In tomorrow's post, we'll see photos of CBS crew filming in PA.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Angora Judging at Hollister

In show A, judge Cathy is comparing two English Angora colored senior does.

Judge Cathy is commenting on a junior French Angora.

Judge Cathy is making comments on the red Satin Angora, Judy clerks.

In show B, judge Tracy is placing the English Angora colored senior buck class.

Judge Tracy is checking on a white English Angora.

Judge Trace comments on a French Angora colored senior buck.  Judge Carol has finished her judging and comes over to help clerking.  

Judge Allen in show C is working on the English Angora colored senior doe class.

Judge Allen is working on the cute broken French Angora junior buck.

Judge Allen checks out the French Angora colored senior doe.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Youth Best In Show Winners at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple open and triple youth shows at Hollister on Sunday, March 20, 2016. 
In show A, Emma's Netherland Dwarf is the youth Best In Show winner.


Youth show B Best In Show winner is Haley's Dutch.

Lindsey's Mini Lop wins the youth show C Best In Show.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Open Top Winners at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple open and triple youth shows at Hollister on Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Judge Cathy awards the show A Best In Show to Betty's French Angora.

Julie's blue Havana gets the Reserve In Show honor from judge Cathy in show A.


In show B, judge Scott chooses Jennifer's Florida White as the Best In Show and Carol G's American Fuzzy Lop as the Reserve In Show.


In show C, judge Carol G. awards the Best In Show to Julie's black Havana and the Reserve In Show goes to Kath's black Polish.


Monday, March 21, 2016

HGF Uptown Girl Wins All Breed Best In Show at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds the spring show on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Hollister, CA.
In show A, judge Cathy picks French Angora HGF Uptown Girl as the Best In Show winner.  

Beautiful HGF Uptown Girl is owned and shown by Betty, bred by Eric.   She is a transplanted California Girl.  


HGF Uptown Girl has great density, texture and body type.


HGF Uptown Girl knows that she's pretty, she considers herself "Miss Wonderful".


Sunday, March 20, 2016

James and His Daughters Holly and Taylor

At Portland, James brought his daughter Holly to the Angora area to say Hello.   It has been a long time since Betty saw Holly; Holly is now 26,  the last time Betty saw Holly she was less than 10 years old.   Holly is now living in Portland, attending graduate school working on her master's degree.

Two years ago, James also brought his younger daughter Taylor to a show.   Betty had not seen Taylor when she was a kid, but amazed at her resemblance to her mother.   Who's Taylor's mother, can you tell?

Here is a picture from the 90s, James, Holly, Taylor and mom Shannon.  

Us old timers remember Shannon who was a very popular judge and a top Netherland Dwarf breeder.    Betty had known Shannon since when she was in her teens, and Taylor is a replica image of Shannon at the same age.     Unfortunately Shannon  (September 11, 1965 - February 4, 2011)  passed away in her 40s, young and unexpected.