Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Show B Angora Judging at Placerville

English Angora white variety are on the table, judge Kendal checks on the juniors.    Matt and Aaron are watching on the other side of the table.

Cute little one examined by judge Kendal.

Judge Kendal blows into the white doe's coat, McKayla waits for comments.


Judge Kendal teaches Cory and McKayla about English Angora, both are youth exhibitors who have lots of potential.

Aaron and Matt watch judge Kendal explains the fine points to Cory and McKayla.


Judge Kendal shows Cory the coat structure of the English Angora colored senior doe.

On the table are the English Angora colored senior doe and white senior doe, the two BOVs.   The BOB winner is the colored senior doe that goes on to win Reserve In Show at the end.

Now the French Angora are on the table.

There are quite a few of French Angora shown.

On the table is the colored senior doe.

The colored senior doe and the colored junior doe are competing for the Best Opposite Sex title.

The French Angora Best of Breed goes to the broken senior buck.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Show A Angora Judging at Placerville

In show A, judge Tracy is working on the white English Angora.

A very cute little black English Angora junior buck is on judge Tracy's table.

English Angora colored senior doe is being judged.

The French Angora are being judged.

Watching the French Angora being judged are Patrick, Brittany, Matt, Aaron and Jill.

More French Angora judging.

Carol is the table write for judge Tracy.

Judge Tracy blows into the French Angora colored senior doe's coat to see how clean it is. 



Thursday, August 04, 2016

Youth Activities at Placerville

Motherlode RBA has a very active youth program.   In conjunction with the rabbit shows, there are lots of youth activities.
Royalty, Breed ID, Judging Clinic for the youth who are planning on going to the ARBA conventions, state conventions and fair activities.

Lindsey Vaught has been very successful in these activities, she is teaching the class.

At 16, Lindsey is mature and poised beyond her age.

Rabbit and Cavy Showmanship is going on.

It's a very HOT day, 100+ outside and close to 90 inside.  The show committee constantly bringing in ice for the cooler.   Abigail does not want to give up the ice pack.


The ice is the best friend in this hot temperature.


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Show B Open Top Winners at Placerville


In show B of the Motherlode RBA all breed shows, judge Bryant picks the Californian as the Best In Show.    The Californian is owned by Randy (not shown), Jonathan (not shown) and Alan.   This is a different Californian from show A. 

Show B Reserve In Show goes to Betty's English Angora.

Randy's Mini Satin gets judge Bryant's pick as the Second Reserve.   Since Randy is not in the show room, judge Bryant is solely pictured with the winner.


Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Show A Open Top Winners at Placerville

Motherlode RBA holds the summer all breed shows at Placerville, CA on July 30, 2016.

In show A, judge Josh picks Julie's Havana as the open Best In Show.

Open Reserve In Show goes to Cathy's Rex.

The Californian owned by Alan,  Randy (not shown) and Jonathan (not shown)  receives the Second Reserve honor from judge Josh.     "Second Reserve" is quite common in the east but this seems to be the first time such a prize is awarded in CA. 


Monday, August 01, 2016

Angelique Wins Reserve In Show at Placerville

Beautiful Angelique sitting pretty in the sun.

At the Motherlode RBA show B, judge Bryant awards the Reserve In Show to Angelique.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mittens of Many Colors


Betty makes a pair of mittens that are very colorful.

I have made many pairs of colorful mittens.   There always will be some color yarns left over.  I am a firm believer in not wasting anything that can be used.  Inspired by Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors", I made a pair of mittens of many colors.

The cuffs are the two type of commercial yarns, black and white.  The reason why the cuffs need to be made from commercial yarns is because Angora yarns do not have memory.  If the cuffs were made from Angora yarns, they stretch out thus lost the ability to hug the wrists.  I also put a few rows of the commercial yarns at the top to help the mittens to stay in shape after many uses.

Here is my left hand modeling the "Mittens of Many Colors".

Here is the other side of the "Mittens of Many Colors".