Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tomato Time

The recent hot temperature makes the tomatoes grow like crazy.  

Though the photos only show the tomatoes hiding under the leaves, but …

… look at one day harvest...

…plus the overflow!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Meet Brandice

My name is Brandice.  

Mom says that I'm short and deep, what's that?   
I'm pretty sweet, not short on temper; I'm just a bunny, can't think very deep.

Now I got to think deep to figure out what my mom is talking about.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hi Bro, Hi Sis

Hi, sis, long time no see.   We used to be roomies.

Remember me, sis? You loved my furnishings so much that you ate them.

Bro, I don't want to hear it, I don't want to look at you.

OK, sis, I won't talk about it again, I apologize.

Bro, I forgive you.  We are good brother and sister.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


ARBA ballots arrive today, we in district 2 are voting for president and vice president only.  
Josh Humphries and Rusty Westhoff get our support, hope you will join us.

Josh and Rusty are candidates for the president and vice president, district 2 does not vote for director this time.   
If you are in district 6, hope you'll support Jim Rowland, a most able judge and wonderful person.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

White Bunnies Lining Up

We are cute English Angora bunnies.

We love each other.

Something interesting going on?

Hey, sis, see the ground, something's moving!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Amanda's Beautiful Juniors

Amanda's beautiful French Angora junior doe.

Another shot of the beautiful Pearl girl.

Amanda is putting on finish touch on her handsome boy.

He knows he's handsome.

(Photo credit: Christine Barry Photography)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jersey Wooly, Miniature French Angora?

Here are two broken French Angora at the Portola Valley show.  

Here are three broken Jersey Wooly on the table during the Portola Valley Show.

In these two photos the two breeds don't look too much alike except both have wool and this case, both are broken pattern.  However in the 1980s when the Jersey Wooly breed was in the development stage, these two breeds looked very much alike except for the size.  The French Angora were a lot smaller than today's French Angora and with a lot less wool.   Even with less size and wool, it was still considered as too big for the pet market.    Bonnie Seely of New Jersey supplied to pet stores, she was asked by the pet store to develop smaller size French Angora.  She crossed bred the French Angora with the Netherland Dwarf to bring down the size with the goal of making miniature French Angora for the pet market.     At the time when Jersey Wooly was accepted, the breed looked like small size French Angora.

Over the years, some breeders bred back the Jersey Wooly to Netherland Dwarf to acquire the Netherland Dwarf look of  short ears and bold head.   At the current time, the Jersey Wooly are treasured for resembling the Netherland Dwarf with wool.