Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, April 16, 2016

WCC 2016 - Show A Open and Youth Top Winners

WCC has single open and single youth all breed shows on Saturday April 9, 2016, held at Reno, NV.

The Californian shown by Randy, Alan and Jonathan receives the Best In Show in open show A.
From left to right are judges Don and Bryan, Louis and Randy.

Judges Bryan and Don select the Himalayan shown by Elizabeth and Linda as the Reserve In Show in open show A.

Judges Piper and Johnny awards the show A youth Best In Show to the Havana shown by Liana.

Gabrielle's American Fuzzy Lop is the youth Reserve In Show winner in show A.

Friday, April 15, 2016

WCC 2016 - Saturday Open Show A Angora Judging

Open show A judge Kevin evaluates the white English Angora.

Judge Kevin checks out the young English Angora junior.

Judge Kevin has a senior English Angora on the table. 

The beautiful English Angora seniors.

Judge Kevin is working on the Giant Angora.

Judge Kevin works on the French Angora.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

WCC 2016 - Saturday NCAG Second Specialty Show

The Saturday second NCAG Angora specialty show is judged by Scott R of Wyoming.

Judge Scott starts with Satin Angora in the specialty show, Shannon from OR works as the writer.

Satin Angora are known for their beautiful intense coat color.

HGF White Gold asks mama Jill when the French Angora are to be judged.


Judge Scott R us impressed with the chestnut agouti French Angora's ring definition.


A close up of the ring pattern of the chestnut colored junior doe.


ARBA King Adam from OH is watching judge Scott working on the Angora.   Adam flew in to teach the youth program in the WCC.    Also watching is Carolyn and hubby.


Judge Scott is placing the English Angora  colored senior buck class, Joyce from CO working at the table.


Heather from WA carries her three English Angora colored junior does to and from the table.  

The Best In Show in the NCAG 2nd specialty show is Betty's English Angora chocolate tort senior doe Chu's Angelique again.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WCC 2016 - Saturday NCAG First Specialty Show

The Saturday NCAG specialty show starts with English Angora around noon on Saturday, April 9, 2016. 
The first NCAG Angora specialty on Saturday is judged by judge Hannah from OH.

Judge Hannah is carefully checking the English Angora wool.

While the English Angora colored senior bucks are on the table, our friends from Japan Masako and Matsushima come by to visit.

English Angora colored senior doe Angelique that is waiting for her turn to go on the table gets a visit from Masako and Matsushima.

Masako wants Betty to be in the picture too.


Angelique finally gets her chance to be judged.

French Angora is now on the table, judge Hannah is working on the colored junior bucks.  Tammy is helping at the table.

Judge Hannah is working on the French Angora colored senior doe class, the beautiful chestnut doe gets a thorough wool check.  

Following the French Angora the Giant Angora and Satin Angora are judged and here are the two Best of Breed winners.

The specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Angelique, the same winner at the Friday night show.   She receives her second specialty Best In Show during the WCC weekend.  

The number count for this specialty show is over 70.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WCC 2016 - Friday Night NCAG Specialty Show

The much anticipated West Coast Classic 2016 event finally arrives on Friday, April 8 and continues to April 10. 
Northern California Angora Guild holds the first Angora specialty show on Friday night, April 8, 2016 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
Where is this?  East coast? Nevada? California?
Believe it or not, it's on the California side.  It's April but the rest area is covered with snow.

Betty and her rabbits are taking a pit stop at the Rest Area.

The NCAG specialty show is judged by the ARBA Executive Director Eric who flew in from PA, he is known for his gorgeous Best In Show winning French Angora.    The first breed on the table is Satin Angora.

Then there are the French Angora.

The exhibitors are all interested in what Eric has to say, he is the most knowledgeable French Angora breeder in the nation. 

Now the English Angora are on the table.

On the table is one of the English Angora colored senior bucks.

Would you believe that there are so many English Angora colored junior does in the class?
You may notice that the showroom by then is quite empty, the Angora specialty is the last specialty show of the day, it's beyond 10 pm.

The Giant Angoras are showing up on Saturday, and here are the three winners of the French Angora, English Angora and Satin Angora.   Betty has the French Angora on the left and English Angora in the middle, Shannon has the BOB Satin Angora.   There are over 50 Angoras in the Friday night specialty show.

And the Best In Show winner of the first specialty show is Betty's English Angora Chu's Angelique.



Monday, April 11, 2016

Steiff Rabbit Puppet


Read the "What's It Worth?" column in the Sunday newspaper (March 27, 2016) about a rabbit puppet.   It's interesting reading as I wasn't expecting that a rabbit puppet could become a classic, and that Steiff is a known name for making puppets.   
You can tag this photo to enlarge to read the words.  If it's still hard to read, go to:

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Snoopy Has Good Taste

Snoopy has very good taste as illustrated in this Peanuts strip:

Yes, Bunnies!!!!!!