Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 09, 2017

From Coffee Filter to Beautiful Flower

A plain coffee filter.


Seven coffee filters become seven beautiful flowers.

The middle flower has been dyed into a peachy pink, absolutely gorgeous.
These beautiful flowers are made by Carolyn.   If you are inspired and wish to learn how to do it, you'll find many different ways to make them, from easy to time-consuming.   Here are some photos on:


Friday, September 08, 2017

Jada Getting Ready for the Show Table


Jada is on the grooming table being groomed by mama Betty.


All the blowing from behind, ...


Brushing and brushing, ...


Jada looks puffy and fluffy, ready to go!

After all the blowing, brushing, fluffing, puffing, now Jada is squeezed into this little coop.


Thursday, September 07, 2017

English Angora Fendi Wins All Breed Best In Show in PA

Gaby with judge Eric who awarded the all breed Best In Show to her English Angora colored buck Fendi.

Judge Johnny is the 4-class judge.


Gaby reports:
I attended the West Branch Rabbit Breeders shows in Mill Hall, PA this past Sunday and we had a nice showing of English Angoras with 9 very nice entries.  My Colored Senior Buck, GLAMZ Fendi, was Best of Breed in both Show A and Show B, and he earned a Best 4-Class in Show B under Johnny Haussener and went on to take Best in Show under Eric Stewart!  I'm very excited to see how he does the rest of the fall show season.  He earned multiple Reserve in Shows as a Junior this past spring.



Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Matching of Dyed and Natural Color

These are Angora yarn spun from dyed English Angora wool.

These flowers have the natural color very similar to the dyed yarn above.


Dyed yarn hugging the beautiful flowers that have the similar colors.


Tuesday, September 05, 2017

French Angora Sophia Wins Double Best In Show at Crescent City

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple open shows on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Crescent City, CA.
Sophia is a broken chestnut French Angora senior doe bred and shown by Carol; in show C, judge Mary awards the all breed Best In Show to Sophia.

Sophia also wins the Best In Show in show B, awarded by judge Cathy.  Photo unavailable.

In show A, the Best In Show is a Himalayan, Reserve In Show a Mini Lop.  The Reserve In Show in show B and show C is the Himalayan.    Photos and information about the exhibitors unavailable.


Monday, September 04, 2017

Hot, Hot, Hot

These few days have been very challenging weather wise.    Lots of rabbits lost lives according to posts on social media.  Luckily so far our friends have not reported any loss of their Angora herd.   

Betty lives in Morgan Hill, CA:

Morgan Hill is a town with hot summers but it's hard to believe my eyes to see the weather forecast last Thursday, forecast said that it would be 107 in my town on Friday.   How high did it get to? It was 108.  With swamp coolers, mister hoses, fans, my rabbits were not happy but all made it.

Those towns to the northeast of my town have even higher numbers.  Not shown on the map is San Francisco that is known for having cool summers.  There's the well-known quote that Mark Twain never said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”   The typical summer temperature is in the 60s.   This weekend, San Francisco temperature reached 106, it set an all time high record.  

It's a total shock to get to 114 on Saturday! 

This "weather report" is delayed because all of us were in the surviving mode to keep rabbits alive.   In addition to all the swamp coolers, misters, fans, additional water was sprayed every half an hour.    On Sunday, it went down to a "cool" 102.   

I'm glad that we survived this weekend, hope not to see any heat like this one anymore.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Group Photos

While watching judging, Carolyn snaps a photo of Amanda, Britney, Jill, Matt and Aron.
It's in the 90s, hard to imagine how Britney and Jill could survive in their long sleeve clothing!


Now Betty is in but Matt and Aron are gone from the group picture.