Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Val's BOB Show Coat to a Beautiful Scarf

For a buck, Val's coat is tremendous.

At the Stockton show in mid September, Val's beautiful coat flowing in the wind.

Mama Betty fusses over Val's show coat.

Mama Betty blows Val's coat.

All the work pays off at Stockton, Val is the double BOB winner that day.

All beautiful show coats have to come to an end, here is the yarn from Val's show coat.

From the show coat to the yarn, now it is a nice, long, thick, warm scarf.   Who says that the English Angora is not multi-purpose animal!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Jill and Amanda in Carolyn's Lens

Jill and her French Angora colored senior buck.

Jill grooming her French Angora colored senior doe Firebolt. 

Jill is now a knitter!!!  Patrick seems to appreciate her new hobby.

Amanda is younger than most of the people in the Angora group but she sure does a good job.   All her rabbits are impeccably groomed and well cared for.


The chocolate pearl buck gets a close up shot.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Casey and Matt in Carolyn's Lens


Casey with her little black junior English Angora; she has not had an English Angora litter for a while, it's very rewarding to be able to have such a cutie.

Casey and her Satin Angora.


Casey is blowing grooming her senior Satin Angora.

Matt looks very serious when grooming his black English Angora doe.

He is a bit relaxed in this photo.

Pretty black doe that won BOB in show A.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Carol and Betty in Carolyn's Lens

Carolyn comes to visit at Placerville, she is really good at capturing the activities of the Angora exhibitors.


We'll start with Carol who is working on her French Angora white senior buck.


A close up of Carol grooming her white French Angora buck.

Carol blowing her white French Angora buck.    The shade makes the buck look like an ermine, no, it's a ruby eye white.

Carol and her French Angora colored junior doe.

Betty and her English Angora colored buck Brighton.

Brighton gets a close up shot.

Betty using her blower on colored senior doe.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Angora Judging at Placerville

Show A judge for Angora is Allen who is considered one of the best to judge wool breeds.  On the table are the French Angora colored senior does.

While judge Allen checks the French Angora, Kate is getting the paperwork ready for the next class.

There are 21 English Angora for judge Allen to examine.

There are some beautiful English Angora for judge Allen to pick from.

It's the lucky day for Angora exhibitors.  Show B is judged by Randy who is also one of the top judges in the country, regularly judge convention Best In Show.   Judge Randy is very impressed with the quality of the Satin Angora presented on the table.

Matt is watching intensively of his white English Angora on the table.

Are there enough "equipment" on this English Angora colored buck?  Yes, there are.

Judge Randy likes Angora with younger and fresher coats.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Open Top Winners at Placerville

The Motherlode RBA holds double all breed shows at Placerville, CA on November 11, 2017.
Judge Bryant (far left) picks the New Zealand as the Best In Show and the English Spot as the Reserve In Show.  The New Zealand are owned and shown by Randy and Randy on the right and the English Spot is owned and shown by Louis.


It's the day of New Zealand; judge Tracy in the middle picks Karen's New Zealand as the Best In Show and the Satin as the Reserve In Show.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Betty's Old Big Fluff Ball Picture Resurface Again

Betty's Photo with Chu's Lilianna was taken in July 2011 in the CRCS show at Watsonville.   Every so often the internet websites will "rediscover" this photo.   Some websites ask for permission to use this photo and sometimes even offers to pay a fee, sometimes this photo just pops up unexpectedly.

Today Maureen writes, "Betty, you are AOL famous, you are in the AOL headline news list".  

Here it is

and Lilianna is ranked #2 "Animals with the best hair ever".

2. This rabbit: Believe it or not, there is a rabbit under all that fur. While he or she may look like a cotton ball on steroids, it’s actually rockin’ a ‘do that’s quite the talk of the town in rabbit culture.