Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 02, 2016

NCAG Show B Judging at Portola Valley

Show B Angora specialty show is judged by judge Maddie Pratt of Michigan.
Judge Maddie examines a white English Angora, Casey is the table clerk.

Comments on the white English Angora.

Maria, Jill and Matt watch judge Maddie judging English Angora.

Judge Maddie checks the body of an English Angora.

Judge Maddie commenting on the English Angora colored senior buck.

Judge Maddie looks at the colored English Angora.

English Angora occupy all three judging tables early in the morning.

There are really cute juniors on the table.

The winners of the colored senior doe and colored junior doe classes are being compared by judge Maddie.

Now is the comparison between the colored senior buck and colored senior doe.
Show B specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe Chu's Eugenia.

Eugenia in a close up shot.



Friday, July 01, 2016

NCAG Show A judging at Portola Valley

Northern California Angora Guild holds triple Angora specialty shows at Portola Valley on June 25, 2016.  Show A is being judged by Nate Burbige from Utah.
First breed in the morning is the white English Angora.


Judge Nate makes comments, Stuart takes notes.

Judge Nate teaches Stuart about the colored English Angora.

Stuart writes down judge Nate's comments.

Here is an itsy bitsy black English Angora junior.

Matt watches the junior classes being judged.


Matt, Jill, Patrick Seth and Maria watch judging and Casey is working behind the table with judge Nate.

Here are the BOB and BOSB English Angora.

Judge Nate also judged the French Angora and the specialty Best In Show is Betty's English Angora colored senior doe.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Eureka! Angora Goat Wins Best In Show at Black Sheep Gathering

Randy and Allen's Angora goats are winning big again at the Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon on June 25-26, 2016.  

Eureka! The Seer #666 won Champion Buck, Champion Colored Angora, and Black Sheep Cup winner (Best In Show against white). This is only the second time a colored goat has won the BSG Cup in history. Seer also was 2014 and 2016 CAGBA National Best In Show and 3-time Champion national buck.

Champion White Angora Buck owned by Randy and Allen, #7387, handled by Jonathan at the show.    He's 2 years old and even won Best White Fleece. This is a big win because older bucks usually coarsen or are in less than pristine condition.  He came from Fred Speck last summer in Texas.

Founding CAGBA members and early board members. Stan Sours (BSG judge And past president), Sharon Chestnutt (known as the mother of Colored Angoras; first person to create colored registry of goats in the late 80s, and now author of the latest book on raising Angora Goats), and Diane Coon (former VP, early developer of the breed and today top breeder).

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

English Angora from Mars?

Allen says, "I ordered a banner for the small animal barn, Betty, you got to see it."

It's a very long banner, on the left it lists Franchesca's Guinness record.   I'm very flattered!

In the middle of the banner, it talks about Angora wool that makes into Angora sweater.    Great information!


On the right, there is a rabbit.

What is it?   That's not Franchesca!   That's not even a breed or a color recognized by ARBA.

Allen says, "I gave Franchesca's photo to our marketing department but see what they used!"   

There was a claim by someone on Facebook that I had imported my "world famous blue ribbon English Angora" from someone in a country in Asia; according to this person, not only I imported it, I would be flying over there to buy some more!    It has been a joke among us, those who know me know that all my English Angora were born in my barn, I do not accept outside genes.     This image is so interesting that it must have been imported from Mars!  Or maybe from Venus!

Allen and I had a good laugh.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scenes at the Alameda Fair

Before attending LeAnn Rimes's concert, I have a picture taken with a fake dairy cow.   It's already pass 6 p.m., still the sun is burning at 100 degrees.   It's a hot day.


Those in the shade are enjoying some fair food.

Some like it hot.

There is a stage for a lesser well-known band to play their music while on the right there is a rock climbing pole.

Carnival rides are a must in any fair.

More food both in the background.

The fake cowboys on fake horses.


Monday, June 27, 2016

LeAnn Rimes Concert at the Alameda County Fair

Summer time is fun time, Alameda County Fair concert series is a very popular activity.
LeAnn Rimes is the featured artist on Sunday, June 26.

LeAnn Rimes is a very well-known singer and actress, fans are lining up an hour before the gate opens.


See who are at the concert! Betty and Allen.   Allen is the small animal manager, he stays at the fair for a whole month to supervise the activities of all small animals.      


LeAnn Rimes starts exactly at 8 pm.

LeAnn Rimes is 33 years and has 20 years of experience as a recording artist and a concert singer plus being an actress.  She starts in the show business at 13 years old.


LeAnn Rimes has a great voice, she's really into the song when she sings.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great Time at Carol's

It's June, it's the time for the annual backyard show and party at Carol's gorgeous home.
The Angora Group from left to right are: Patrick, Jill, Matt, Carolyn, Casey, host Carol, Betty, Maria and Seth.   There are also exhibitors of Jersey Wooly and Fuzzy Lop but they are not in this picture.

This blog started in 2005 when Carol held the double show and potluck lunch.   See

The above post was a delayed one as there wasn't a blog when the show was held.  This blog was created to post the photos of the June 2005 activities a month or so later.

How time flies, it has been 11 years since this blog started.    One of the judges in the first post, Brian Hartzell, had passed away in 2009 and some of the exhibitors are no longer in the wonderful world of rabbits.     Carol, Casey and Betty were at the show in 2005 and still at the show in 2016.

We thank Carol for hosting the show and being so hospitable to all of her friends.