Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Satin Angora Article in Spin-Off


Satin Angora was accepted into the ARBA Standard of Perfection in 1987 during the convention at Portland.  For several years it was considered as a novelty and even until today it's still classified as "Rare Breed".   Over the years many breeders work hard in promoting Satin Angora, one of the early breeders who worked hard at promotion is Polly Holmes.   Polly was the editor of the NARBC newsletter Angora News in the late 80s to mid 90s, then she was three-term president of NARBC until 2000.   Here is an article she wrote for the Spin-Off magazine in 1994.  We are sharing it here as most of the contents are still relevant today.


Friday, December 01, 2017

Sandy Says Aloha in her New Angora Cowl

Sandy from Hawaii and Betty from California saw each other at Indianapolis during the ARBA convention in early October.
 Sandy ordered two big skeins of white Angora art yarn.


In November, Sandy sends the photo, "Aloha, see my new cowl!"  Even it's still pretty warm in Hawaii, Sandy enjoys the softness of Angora around her neck.


The cowl can also be pulled down to be a mini poncho.    
This cowl takes one skein of about 100 yards of Angora art yarn.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

NCAG Specialty Judging at Stockton

Northern California Angora Guild specialty show.
NCAG specialty show is judged by district 2 director Ray.

Betty is the show secretary as well as the table clerk for the NCAG specialty show.


Ray checks on English Angora.  Though not having any Angora, Heather and Rachel watch with interest.

Judge Ray is examining an English Angora colored senior doe.


Ray is now judging the French Angora.

Jill's chestnut doe Firebolt gets the BOB French Angora and Betty's tort doe Jada wins the BOB English Angora.   Jada is awarded the specialty Best In Show.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Show B Angora Judging at Stockton

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows show B.
Judge Scott W. from CO judges English Angora in show B.

A young black English Angora senior doe is on the table.


Judge Scott comments on the English Angora colored senior buck.  Corinne is the table help.


Melinda is a brand new judge from Oregon, this is her first judging gig.  On the table are two French Angora colored junior bucks.  


Judge Melinda is examining a French Angora colored senior doe.


Judge Melinda blows into the wool of a French Angora colored senior doe.

For a complete list of Angora results, go to:


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Show A Angora Judging at Stockton

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows show A.
Show A starts with English Angora, Kendal judges and Heather P. write.   Heather is a registrar getting ready to take her judge's license examination.

Matt observes his white English Angora being judged.


Heather pays attention to what Kendal is doing; a new judge in the making.


There are quite a few French Angora on the table.


Lots of French Angora exhibitors.

Amanda and mom Christine watch Kendal judging.

Betty is now the table clerk for judge Kendal. 


Kendal compares two colored junior bucks for first place.

For a complete list of class winners, go to:


Monday, November 27, 2017

Open Top Winners at Stockton

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold double all breed shows at Stockton on November 25, 2017.
In show A, judge Kevin Stanford of AZ chooses the Mini Satin as the Best In Show; the Mini Satin belongs the brothers John and Paul.

Show A Reserve In Show goes to CJ's New Zealand.

In show B, judge Doug awards the Best In Show to Jennifer's Florida White and Reserve In Show to Alan's Havana.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mini Exhibit from Morgan Hill's Sister City

At the Morgan Hill Cultural and Community City, there is a mini exhibitor of the gifts from Mizuho Japan.

A Samurai doll.

A Beauty doll.

Drummer dolls that are called "hagoita" or "battledore", they are used in celebrations.