Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Jill's Belgian Hare Wins Reserve In Show at Oregon State Convention

The Oregon State Convention was held in Roseburg, Oregon on May 28, 2016.

We have seen Jill winning Best In Show and Reserve In Show with her French Angora many times, it's a surprise to see her winning the Reserve In Show with her Belgian Hare.

Jill's Belgian Hare doe being posed during the Best In Show judging.


Friday, June 03, 2016

7 Pines French Angora Does Win Best In Show and Reserve In Show

 Webe rabbit club holds triple shows each day on May 28 and May 29, 2016 at Hutchinson, MN.  

Alicia shows two French Angora does in four of the six shows, left is 7 Pines Morgan and right is 7 Pines Tiana.

Morgan gets the big win first, she is the Best In Show winner in the first show.   The Best In Show judges are Tex and Tonna from MO and Cathy from CA.

In the second show, 7 Pines Morgan wins the Reserve In Show from judges PJ, Ruby and Shane.

In the fourth show, 7 Pines Tiana on the left wins over Morgan and goes on to win the Reserve In Show.
Alicia has a very successful Memorial Weekend with her beautiful French Angora girls.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Jefferson Wants to be another Freddie

Jefferson is Freddie's cousin, he lives with Carol G.

Jefferson likes to get attentions, rabbit shows are a good place to meet people and rabbits from all over the country.


Hi, mom, what's up?

Hi, guys, want to hang out?

I am looking at you, guys.

Isn't Jefferson a cutie?


Jefferson likes to be just like his cousin Freddie, attracting attentions and getting hugs and kisses.


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Dyeing Angora Raw Wool

Betty cuts down an English Angora doe and got 5 ounces of prime wool.  She says, "I normally dyed the spun yarn than raw wool but decided to play with the raw wool.   I found it easy and safe".
I put the wool in a container under the faucet and use Dawn dishwashing liquid to aid the quick soaking.


Just a little drop of Dawn is enough to do the job.


I use a large cooking pot and four packs of Kool-Aid.

I put the wool in the cooking pot and cook it on the stove top, bring it to broil and turn off the heat.


I put it aside for cooling, you can still see the steam from the heat.


Now the wool is totally cool down and the color is showing very well.


I use my fingers to take the wool out of the pot.


I place the wet wool on a towel, when the towel gets wet, I change to another towel.


After three to four towels, the wool is damp but not wet anymore, I take it inside and spread on yet another towel and let the wool dry overnight.


The next morning the wool is very close to being dry, I use my fingers to tear the wool into fluffy piles.   If you like even color and smooth yarn, you may want to run the wool through a carder.   My taste is variegated color and lumpy yarn so I consider this pile of wool ready for spinning.

Spinning straightly from the dyed wool pile, here is a skein of variegated art yarn.   There is enough wool for another skein of similar size.  



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Going Bananas for a Banana

Banana, banana, Freddie loves a banana!

Yum, yum, I am speechless.

More banana please.

Lady Gi Gi says, "My daddy Freddie teaches me to enjoy banana."

My daddy Freddie is always right, I love banana and I love my daddy.

At home or at a show, Lady Gi Gi is always bananas for a banana.

Betty feeds a banana to Lady Gi Gi at Stockton

Henrietta joins in for a bite of a banana.

Uptown Girl wants some banana too.

Uptown Girl is very elegant when she gets the banana treat.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Best In Show Judging at Fresno

Show A Best In Show judge Scott.

Show B Best In Show judge Amy.


Show C Best In Show judge Joe.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

French Angora BOB and BOS at Fresno

In show A, judge Ray picks Betty's French Angora fawn senior doe as the BOB and Cathy's black buck as BOSB.

In show B, judge Scott picks Betty's chestnut doe as the BOB and Cathy's black buck as the BOSB.

In show C, judge Joe selects Betty's broken chestnut doe as the BOB and Cathy's black buck as the BOSB.

The three judges agree on the BOSB but each picks a different doe as BOB.