Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Kimekomi Dolls - A Japanese Art Form

The Kimekomi art form has been created 260 years ago in Japan.   The major forms of Kimekomi are decorated balls and dolls.     Here are two rabbit Kimekomi dolls.

These two Kimekomi mice are a variation of Kimekomi balls.


Here are another pair of beautiful Kimekomi rabbit dolls.


And, here is the artist who made the rabbit and mouse Kimekomi dolls.   Carolyn takes classes on Kimekomi doll making and practice the art. 

If you are interested in this art form, google "Kimekomi" and you'll find the history, supplies, classes, youtube videos of this art form.


Friday, December 02, 2016

Bunny Scarf

When one sees the subject line of "Bunny Scarf", one would think it's another Angora scarf; WRONG!!!
It's really a bunny scarf, a scarf in the look and shape of a bunny.


Here is the creator of this bunny scarf, Carolyn.    She takes good pictures of the show scene, she also makes great looking scarves and this bunny scarf is the top.


Thursday, December 01, 2016

Beautiful Orchid

Beautiful orchid blooming.
Another view of the orchid bloom.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Maturing of Uptown Girl

French Angora HGF Uptown Girl has been doing well in shows and she is a great mother.  She accomplished whatever we expected of a good rabbit.   Here are some photos of comparison before and after her becoming a mama rabbit.

Uptown Girl was born in June of 2015.  She started winning BOB in October 2016. 
 In March 2016, at 9 months old she received her first all breed Best In Show;  a month later at 10 months old, she received all breed Best In Show two more times.   She accumulated 21 legs of which 19 are BOB plus 3 BIS in six months; in May 2016 she took a leave from shows to prepare for motherhood.

After giving birth in June 2016 and raised 1 son and 4 daughters, Uptown Girl returns to shows in October 2016.  Look at her matured coat!   Long, flowy and shiny.  

Uptown Girl in March 2016.

Uptown Girl in October 2016 after raising a litter of five.

How do Uptown Girl's one son and four daughters do in shows?   One daughter Claudina won BOV and BOSB in the ARBA convention at 3-1/2 months old, won a Reserve In Show at 4-3/4 months old.   The other daughters all have legs and placed well and the son at less than 5 months old has 4 junior legs and 2 senior legs.

Uptown Girl is bred by Eric and owned/shown by Betty.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Northern California Angora Guild Specialty Show Judging at Stockton

NCAG specialty show starts with English Angora white.

Judge Cathy is examining a very cute white English Angora junior.

Judge Cathy picks the English Angora colored senior doe as the Best of Variety then...

compares with the white senior doe and ...

the pick of BOB is the colored senior doe.


There are 21 French Angora on judge Cathy's table an there are more spectators viewing the judging.

French Angora judging from the other side, Carol W. writes for judge Cathy.

The colored senior buck is trying to escape when judge Cathy is commenting on another colored senior buck.

Judge Cathy likes the French Angora colored senior doe.

There are 8 colored senior does in the class, and judge Cathy ...

picks this one as the class winner and later advanced to be the BOB winner.

There are 12 Giant Angora in the breed, here is the big boy that wins the BOB.


And Tammy is the mama of the BOB winner.


The specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora colored senior doe.

For a list of Angora winners, go to:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Show B Angora Judging at Stockton

Show B English Angora are on the table of judge Paula C. from WI.

Matt writes for judge Paula.

Judge Paula likes the English Angora white senior doe.

Betty is putting her rabbits in the judging coops.

Misty and others view Paula judging English Angora, Betty busy taking pictures.

Judge Paula is looking at the black junior English Angora.

Judge Paula is very fond of the English Angora colored junior buck and makes him the Best of Variety.

When the French Angora ae on the table, there are a lot of spectators.   Judge Ray comes over to help writing the comment cards.

Judge Paula comments on the class of 8 French Angora colored senior does.

On the other table, judge Ted from Oregon is working on the Giant Angora.

Tammy writes for judge Ted.

When Tammy goes to get more Giant Angora to the table, Betty steps in to help.

For a list of Angora winners, go to:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Show A Angora Judging at Stockton

There are a good number of white English Angora on the table, Matt writes for judge Carol G.

Nice looking white English Angora.


Judge Carol G. examining white English Angora.

English Angora colored senior bucks are being judged.

It's the turn of the colored junior bucks.

Jill is now writing for judge Carol when she is examining the English Angora colored senior doe.

It is not a comment sight to see Giant Angora, Tammy drives from WA and Mason and mom drive from So. CA to attend the show.

Tammy is writing for judge Carol when the junior Giant Angora are on the table, Mason's mom listens.

There are lots of spectators watching when the French Angora are on the table, who is the judge?

Judge Melissa is giving comments on French Angora while Carol W. takes notes.

Jill and Patrick, Melody and Linda are all paying a lot of attention to what judge Melissa is saying.


French Angora colored senior does are being compared.

Judge Melissa's station is next to the KW cages, do you see Ari in the picture?

For a list of Angora winners, go to: