Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, November 04, 2017

International Friends at Indy

Our Australia friend John and Jenny Porritt come to the ARBA convention often, they were at Del Mar last year and also at Fort Worth in 2014.  This time they brought their friend with them.

 Matsushima and Sasaki are familiar faces at the ARBA conventions, they come every year.

Masako is even more familiar to us, she not only attends ARBA conventions, she also attends all the WCC events.

ARBA district director David Moll brings in his friends from Australia to visit Betty's English Angora.

The fun thing about the ARBA conventions is to meet people all over the country and all over the world.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Friends from UK

Michael and Laura are father-daughter team from UK, they are devoted rabbit lovers.   They come to Indy to attend the ARBA convention, have fun and observe the difference from across the pond.  

Laura's mom is a top Angora breeder in UK, she has a big show coming up in mid October thus could not go to Indy to attend the ARBA convention.      Laura's mom's Angora was the BIS winner of the Bradford show, biggest show in UK,  not too long ago.  

Laura says, 
I arrived home and my mother had many questions about the Angora’s, she was most jealous that we had met you and been able to see your Angora’s in real-life.    When we arrived back we had our 2nd largest Show, and I attach pictures of the winning Angora’s. My mother only showed one and it won BoB - The White is a Doe and she is just over 5 months old here. 

Laura continues, "The Smoke which I am holding for another breeder was RU BoB, a good colour but it was not as even in its undercoat to its top coat."
(Betty's side note: The UK standard only recognizes one breed of Angora, thus it's not called English Angora.    "Smoke" is the same as our Black.)  

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Scenes from Bakersfield


Monica and Julia come to visit Betty at the Bakersfield show.


What is this?  It's "Nut hanging upside down".   Well, Nutcracker is kinda of nutty, he either hates the slicker brush or just like the taste of the pins.    In order to brush his rear end, I'd have to keep his teeth far away from the brush.   He slides down my lap further and further and ends up in an upside down position.


Annette and Sir Gridley at work.


Sir Gridley is an amazing rabbit; he sits and moves on top of his cage greeting people, happily accepts any head rub or petting while being a SpokesBunny for Annette's booth Critterz Chewzits.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Show B Angora Judging at Bakersfield

Judge Kathleen is the English Angora judge in show B.

The two big girls with one on the table and one in the judging hole.   Judge Kathleen wants them both out to compare.


 Judge Kathleen is trying to make a decision while her table help keeps an eye on the other senior doe.


Judge Joe has 15 French Angora to examine.   Kathy takes care of the paper work.


Judge Joe and wife are a great team, us exhibitors won't have to worry about any paper work, Kathy is a pro.


While Joe has one French Angora colored senior doe on the table, Kathy holds the coop to prevent another one trying to escape.

For a complete list of winners, go to:


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Show A Angora Judging at Bakersfield

Kern County RBA holds the fall shows at Bakersfield on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Show A starts with judge Amy working on the English Angora.

Judge Amy is comparing the two colored senior does.

The Kern County RBA assigns a youth member to work with each judge to learn clerking and running a show.  The show secretary Jaycee comes from the rank of youth member now going to Fresno State University and puts on shows.


The French Angora are getting more and more popular.  There are 15 French Angora on the table for judge Linda to examine.


And there are lots of people interested in watching the French Angora.


Another Kern County youth member hard at work assisting judge Linda.


The French Angora now have bigger and better coats to fill the coops.

For a list of the show results, go to:


Monday, October 30, 2017

French Angora Gifta Wins All Breed Best In Show at Bakersfield

Kern County RBA holds their Fall Show at Bakersfield, CA on Saturday, October 28, 2017.   Normally this is considered as small backyard show but it has grown to 4 judges for rabbits and 2 judges for cavy.  The entire covered pavilion is crowded with exhibitors.
Judge Kathleen awards the Best In Show to Betty's French Angora BCG's Gifta.


Gifta is still a very young senior but she has been doing well for several months, in September she won a Reserve In Show only second to the Netherland Dwarf that won the Best In Show at the ARBA convention at Indy a couple of weeks later.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Who's the Best In Show Girl?

Who's the Best In Show girl?  It's Fawnalisa!


Mich and Laurie visit and have a picture taken with Fawnalisa with her big rosette.

Mich and Laurie agree that Fawnalisa is a beauty, deserves the big win.