Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Scarves and Cowls

Winter is a good time for marking the Angora creations.   Here are some of the scarves and cowls Betty made to special orders.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bradford Premier Small Animal Show in UK

Bradford Premier Small Animal Show is the biggest show in UK, held in the third weekend in January.   It's comparable to our ARBA national convention.

This year five of the ARBA judges are invited to judge a special ARBA class.   Laura Fox is the Show Director organizing and overseeing the entire show.     Laura's mom is the top Angora breeder in UK, we have met her and her father Michael during the Indy convention, see

The ARBA judges attending the 2018 show: from left to right are Ted Deloyola, ARBA president Josh Humphries,  SOP chair Cathu Szychulda, ARBA vice president Randy Shumaker, and ARBA director David Moll.


Cathy, Ted, Josh and David are examining the rabbits while Randy is done with his examination.

David, Randy, Josh and Laura at the banquet.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hey, World, Here We Come

Sleepy eyes, where are your bro and sis?

We are sleepy, bro and sis are under the cover.

Here we are, what do you want?

How about a bunny line up?


See what's going on there?


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Cranberry Anyone?

The pack of trail mix at the top of the photo has almonds, cashews, cranberries, sunflower seeds,  golden raisins and black raisins.      The Angora yarn is inspired by the color of cranberries.  


This skein of Angora yarn is now in the shape of a giant cranberry!


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Boys Just Want to Have Fun

Mackie in his show glory days: he won the BOSB in the 2014 ARBA convention at Fort Worth, Texas.  Including the winning at the convention, Mackie has 30 legs when he retired from showing.

Mackie is a great show rabbit but unfortunately he is not a good breeder.   He craves attention so the best thing is matching him with a great mom: Gina.

To give Mackie companions, Gina later adopted two French Angora baby bucks.


The three boys are best friends.

One of the French Angora buck is wearing a sweater after a hair cut.

Mackie still gets to be an indoor rabbit when not playing with his French Angora friends.


All three boys enjoy sleeping together out on the deck during the day.  Who says bucks fight?  These boys are not neutered but they get along just great.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Betty Gets Double First In Open Sweepstakes

Our NARBC chair Margaret has sent out the Sweepstakes ranking certificates a couple of months ago.   I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that I got the first place in both English Angora and French Angora.     Getting the first place in English Angora isn't too much of a surprise as I have been holding that position since 1988 and I set the goal to get there.   Getting the French Angora first place, I'd have to say, is a pleasant surprise.     I own less than 10 French Angora rabbits during the sweepstakes period of August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017; now I only own 6 adults.    

While I like the French Angora, the English Angora is still my first love.   For the coming year, I'm going to set my goal of staying at the English Angora first place again while I'll be OK at any ranking in French Angora.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Angeline remembered

In this all REW litter born exactly 4 years ago today, one baby was half of the size of its littermates.
At 18 days old, the little one was still half of the size of its littermate sister.
At five months old, the little one was the size of a three months old but totally proportional.   It's a miracle that she grew into a pretty little lady but we all knew that she was not going to be a show rabbit.  Carolyn took her in and treated better than a human baby and named her Angeline.  
Angeline was 3 years and 10 months old when she passed away.  It was a miracle that she lived so long.   A rabbit that size usually would not live a long life.   She was always in the 4-pound range, never got to the minimum senior weight of 5 pounds.   All her siblings are in the 6-1/2 to 7-1/2 pound range.  


It's Carolyn's extra care that Angeline enjoyed her life as a pampered baby, see


Angeline was loved during her life and won't be forgotten even she's now gone to the bunny heaven.