Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Judging Test? Josh, Randy and Jonathan Visit Betty

Is Randy giving a judging test on French Angora?


Randy watches Josh and Jonathan working on the two English Angora seniors.

Josh is giving Jonathan some pointers on Angora wool.

Here is the team: Randy, Josh, Betty and Jonathan.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Gabe and Family Visit Betty and Kathi

Left to right are Kathi, Betty, Gabe, Erika, Julia and Monica at Betty's family room.


Betty has a litter of French Angora, Kathi, Julia, Erika and Gabe have a good time playing with the babies.


Monica wishes all the French Angora stay this small.



English Angora judging time.


Gabe evaluates Betty's English Angora colored senior does.

Erika takes a selfie of her with brother Gabe and sister Julia.  


Gabe, Julia, Erika with Angelique.


Who is bigger? Julia or Angelique?

A nice lunch at Chili's.   Gabe and Erika will be driving to NC and PA the next morning.  


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Growing Up of Keesha and Kendria

Keesha and Kendria are the two girls in this litter.

Keesha and Kendria are two pretty girls when they were young juniors. 

Keesha and Kendria loves each other.

Keesha is a pretty girl, she has quite a few competitions such as Angelique, Emelina and Eugenia.   She ends up retiring from shows quite young.

Kendria keeps on going onto the show table, at 13 months old, she is still hanging in there as the Best White English Angora.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Uptown Girl is a Good Mom


HGF Uptown Girl has a successful show career since moving to CA as a junior, she won all breed Best In Show 3 times and accumulated 21 legs of which 19 are BOB legs.  
Five days after her one-year-old birthday, Uptown Girl became a mom.

You little bugger, kicking your mom?

Baby, I love you.

Baby, your little foot smells so good.

Ah, almost done.

Look at my cute babies.

Did you see my cute babies?  You got to look at them, you'll love them as much as I do!

I hope you are not trying to take my babies away.

Ok, Ok, it's time to say goodbye until nursing time tomorrow.

It's banana time after nursing!

Banana, Banana, I loveeeee Banana.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Yummy Watermelon, Mango and Kiwi

A watermelon topped with kiwi and mango?   Yummy!

A blast of colors. 
It's the handspun art yarn version of watermelon, kiwi and mango.

The tricolor yummy yarn is put together with these dyed English Angora wool.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Lady Gi Gi, Little Girl Big Dream

At the Reno show, Lady Gi Gi was still a junior but already dreamed big.

Lady Gi Gi has the dream of winning in the senior class.

Judge Tracy likes Lady Gi Gi's type, wool, overall finish, ... to place her the BOB.

Lady Gi Gi is now a senior, will be competitive in the senior class in the July shows.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Brodie Wins Best of Breed at Portola Valley


Melissa is making the final decision on specialty Best In Show.

It's very unusual to have two bucks on the table as the BOB French Angora and BOB English Angora.
In the breeds that stress on fur or wool, the does usually have the advantage due to the hormone.   At the show in June at Portola Valley, two BOB wool breeds are both bucks, it's a rarity.
French Angora Madison eventually won over English Angora Brodie.

Brodie is a very handsome buck.

Brodie's show coat is as good as any of his sisters' coats.

Brodie poses properly and behaves well on the show table.