Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Show A Angora judging at Placerville

The first Angora breed to get on the judging table on Saturday morning is the French Angora.  Judging French Angora is Josh Humphries of TN, the president of ARBA.  

Judge Josh is handling a French Angora broken junior buck, Patrick, Melody and Linda are all watching with interest.

After checking the underside, judge Josh comments on the broken junior buck.


Writing for judge Josh is Carol W.    Stephanie is learning the craft of judging from Josh.

Judge Josh teaches Stephanie the feel of the French Angora texture.


Judge Josh comments on a French Angora fawn senior doe.

English Angora is judged by Amy Zittel of Bakersfield, CA.

There are quite a few colored English Angora on judge Amy's table.

Judge Amy has a "guest" writer who is not an Angora exhibitor.

Judge Amy is deciding on the Best of Breed, buck or doe?

For a complete list of Angora winners, go to:

Friday, February 24, 2017

Youth Top Winners at Placerville

Motherlode RBA holds double open and double youth shows on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Below are the youth top winners.

In show A, judge Jennifer awards the Youth Best In Show to Lindsey's New Zealand.

Show A youth Reserve In Show goes to Megan's Mini Rex.

Judge Kendal awards the youth Best In Show to Melody's French Angora in show B.

Lindsey's New Zealand wins the youth Reserve In Show in show B.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Open Top Winners at Placerville

Motherlode RBA holds double open double youth shows on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Placerville, CA.   Below are the open top winners.
In show A, judge Doug awards the Best In Show to the black Havana shown by Alan and Kendal (not shown).

Show A Reserve In Show goes to the Netherland Dwarf shown by Jeanette and her two sons.


The Netherland Dwarf that won Reserve In Show in show A comes up to the top to win Best In Show from judge Josh in show B.


A chocolate Havana shown by Alan and Kendal (not shown) receives the Reserve In Show from judge Josh in show B.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill

Betty says,
Albert and I and buns live in Morgan Hill, a town of about 30,000 people connected at the southern tip of San Jose.   San Jose is the 3rd largest city in California.  Our town is semi rural but we can easily go metropolitan by driving 20 minutes north.

Morgan Hill has been in the national news lately, I received many messages asking whether our home and bunnies are OK.    So I'm posting a little something about the dam and the flood associated with it.

Anderson dam is up in the hill about 2 miles from our home.   When we moved to Morgan Hill some 30+ years ago, we were really concerned about the location.   If the dam breaches, the entire town of Morgan Hill would be wiped out.  

This particular photo is posted on the local news media while the rest of the photos on this page were taken by Albert.  

The spillway is to the north going toward the San Francisco Bay via Coyote Creek, passing through many cities including San Jose.  

Those area in Morgan Hill that are along the spillway toward the north are flooded, including the main freeway 101 from Morgan Hill to San Jose, thus it's closed for many hours.

Very fortunately for our family and our buns, our home is to the southwest of the dam, away from the spillway.  So far so good.  Thanks for all the concerns and messages.   Unfortunately for those who live north of the dam are getting the blunt of the flood, families are evacuated, properties are severely damaged.  

Thank you for asking about our safety, we appreciate it. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Melody's Great Day at Placerville

Melody has two beautiful French Angora colored senior does: Greta on the left and Maddie on the right.  
To increase the chance of winning, Greta is shown in youth and Maddie is shown in open.  
At Placerville, the strategy works out perfectly: in show A Maddie wins open Best of Breed over all the open exhibitors and Greta wins youth Best of Breed.

Things gone from good to even better, in show B, Greta wins all breed Best In Show in youth from judge Kendal.

Jill can't hide her pride and happiness, Greta was born at her home and Melody is a perfect student of Angora raising.  
Greta now has enough legs to be a grand champion, all her wins are top level wins: Best Opposite Sex of breed at the ARBA convention plus all breed youth Best In Show two times.

Here is another photo of her two pride and joy: Greta being held and Maddie on the grooming table.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Motherlode Valentine Show at Placerville


Motherlode RBA holds double open and double youth shows at Placerville on February 18, 2017.    The show date is four dates after the Valentine's Day but the show committee decide to call this show as the "Love My Valentine" show.

ARBA president Josh flies from TN, encountered bad weather in CA, had to change airport in order to avoid the big storm.

Judge Amy and hubby Mike drove late into the night to escape the big storm during the day.

Judge Scott R flies in from WY.

Judge Kendal is more local, from Sanger not too far from Fresno.

This is the first time for judge Carol to judge at this location.

Judge Doug moved from Fresno area to Tracy, he is now judging more often in No. CA shows.

Judge Jennifer likes to judge and also shows her Florida White.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Close-Ups of Angora at Stockton

Tort English Angora waiting in the judging coop.
Tort and chocolate tort English Angora both waiting.

Baby fawn English Angora first time in a judging coop.

Tort English Angora close up.


Fawn French Angora on the grooming table.

Fawn French Angora being blown.

White English Angora being groomed.