Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 22, 2017

District 2 Director Ballot


The district 2 election ballots are mailed to ARBA members.   We all should have our ballots in hand.   We are very fortunate to have two wonderful candidates for our district: Ray Stacy and Melissa Magee.  Both are great judges, both are wonderful human being and both do good work.   No matter which one gets elected, we will be well represented.

Regardless which one of these two wonderful candidate is your choice, make sure you vote; send in your ballot as soon as you make up your mind. 

Melissa Magee.


Ray Stacy.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Specialty Show Angora Judging at Watsonville

NCAG specialty judge is Chris Zemny of CA.


The Giant Angora are on the table.

Judge Chris comments that she does not see Giant Angora often.


Judge Chris finds it interesting to examine a Giant Angora.


The specialty Best In Show goes to Betty's English Angora fawn senior doe Chu's Fawnalisa.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Show B Angora Judging at Watsonville

Show B Angora judge is Allen Mesick of CA.  He has a "Judge's Assist" working with him.  On the table are English Angora, the three next to each other are colored senior bucks.


Working with judge Allen is Daniel Saunier of OH.  He is working for his judge's license.


Judge Allen puts the English Angora wool in front of a manila envelope to show the fine points of crimp to Daniel. 


The three English Angora colored senior does are very similar, it took judge Allen and Daniel quite while to go through all the important points of the wool structure to place them.  Watching the two gentlemen working is Catelyn who is the table clerk.


Daniel is blowing into the two colored senior does to understand the wool.


Daniel is checking the French Angora on the table, Catelyn watching.

Judge Allen and Daniel working on the French Angora.


The first place French Angora colored senior doe goes to the broken chestnut doe.

For a complete list of Angora results:


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Show A Angora Judging at Watonsonville

The English Angora are in the judging coops waiting for their judge.

Show A judge is Maddie Pratt from MI.
Three handsome English Angora colored senior bucks competing for judge Maddie's attention.

   Maddie comes west often, we had her judged in our specialty shows at Carol's place only three weeks ago.

Waiting to be judged in the colored senior doe class.

The more matured tort doe or the younger fawn doe? Who is the winner?


It won't be an easy task to pick a winner out of the five beautiful French Angora colored senior does, they are all carrying beautiful full coats.

The beautiful broken senior doe is getting a careful look from judge Maddie.


On the table are the Giant Angora; one is being examined by judge Maddie and four are waiting for their turns.   Writing comments for judge Maddie is Hope Blackburn who flew in from UT to visit.


There are two black Giant Angora to be judged.  They are not yet recognized in the Giant Angora breed, thus they cannot compete for BOB nor they are not counted as a part of breed number.   They are "for display only".  

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Show Time at Watsonville

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold double open and double youth shows on Sunday July 16, 2017 at Watsonville, CA.
Summer shows are scarce due to the fairs and hot temperature.  
When there's a show in a building with AC and in a mild climate, exhibitors are excited.   This photo shows one side of the building.


The other side of the building is also totally full.


The location is the Santa Cruz County Fair grounds, and it's close to the ocean.   The temperature was forecasted to be in the 70s but it eventually reached mid 80s in the afternoon.    It's still quite comfortable comparing to the triple digit temperature in the inland areas on the same day.


 Best In Show judge for show A is Piper Smith of PA.

Judge Piper picks the Havana as the Best In Show, photo unavailable.  The Reserve In Show goes to the Netherland Dwarf shown by Randy, Allen and Louis.  In the photo are judge Piper and Louis.


Show B Best In Show is being judged by Josh Humphries of TN.


Judge Josh picks Bryant's New Zealand as the Best In Show.   Bryant and the rabbit have traveled a long way, they only arrived in CA the evening prior to the show after driving all the way from OH.


Show B Reserve In Show goes to Rachel's Holland Lop.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Fawnalisa Wins Specialty Best In Show

Northern California Angora Guild holds a specialty show in conjunction with the CRCS all breed shows on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville.
Fawnalisa is a young senior fawn doe.  She has won a all breed Reserve In Show about a month ago.

In the NCAG specialty show, judge Chris Z picks Fawnalisa as the Best In Show.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nutcracker is Maturing

My grandma is a Guinness World Record holder for her long wool.  I feel obligated to create a world record.   I tried the kicking record - the longest kick of a slicker brush!  Whenever mom tickles me with a slicer brush, I kick as hard as I can so that a record could be set!  My sisters Fawnadette and Fawnalisa think I am nutty, they just don't understand my ambition.

The Guinness people never came to record my accomplishment, I'm disappointed but I accept it.  Not every bunny can set a world record or my grandma Franchesca would not have been so famous.   I am just happy to have her as my grandma.    Once a while I show my pearl white teeth, maybe the Guinness people will give me the title of the nicest teeth in the bunny world.