Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 01, 2018

A Good Day for Brandice at Stockton

Brandice gets a blow-grooming from mama Betty.

Mom, do you have to do that?

Yes, you want to be pretty, don't you?  You want to win, don't you?

Open show A judge Melinda likes Brandice enough to award her the Reserve In Show.

Specialty judge Kellyjo likes her enough to award her the specialty Best In Show.

Friday, November 30, 2018

NCAG Specialty Judging at Stockton

Northern California Angora Guild holds an Angora specialty show in conjunction with the CRCS all breed shows on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Judge Kellyjo from CO is our specialty show judge.

Betty is the show secretary of the specialty show, works behind the table.  

Betty records judge Kellyjo's comments.

Judge Kellyjo is checking on the English Angora white senior doe.

Judge Kellyjo examines the English Angora colored senior buck.

Now the English Angora colored senior doe.

Judge Kellyjo judging the French Angora, Betty records.

Carolyn watches and takes photos of the French Angora judging.   All of the photos with Betty are taken by Carolyn.

The Giant Angora are on the table, Julie listens to judge Kellyjo's comments.

After the Giant Angora, judge Kellyjo needs to pick a specialty Best In Show.  She likes the English Angora white senior doe and crowns her the best.

Betty's English Angora gets the specialty Best In Show and …

Jill's French Angora is selected as the specialty Reserve In Show.

For a list of show results, go to:

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Show B Angora Judging at Stockton

Judge Armando starts with white English Angora in show B.

Here are three out of the four winners of English Angora.   The colored pair is judge Armando's choice for BOB and BOSB.

The French Angora are on the table.   

Betty watches the French Angora judging.

Jill joins in watching the French Angora being judged.

An overview of the French Angora on the table.

Judge Armando is judging the Giant Angora.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Show A Angora Judging at Stockton

In show A, judge Melissa is comparing two white junior does.  Writing for Melissa is Kyle.   Kyle is a very assured young man who is into cavies.

Melissa is checking on the English Angora colored senior buck.

Judge Melissa is checking on the underside of the English Angora colored senior doe.

On the table are two black junior does.

Judge Melissa is now working on the white French Angora.

Kyle is still faithfully writing for judge Melissa when the French Angora is being judged.

Judge Melissa is happy with the French Angora.

For a complete list of the show results, go to:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Show B Best In Show/Reserve In Show Winners at Stockton

In show B, judge Kellyjo from Colorado awards the Best In Show to the English Spot shown by Louis and the Reserve In Show goes to Alan's Havana.

Judge Kellyjo with the show B Reserve In Show winner Havana shown by Alan.

The same English Spot shown by Louis wins double Best In Show in both A and B, judges Melinda and Kellyjo for sure agree with each other.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Show A Best In Show/Reserve In Show Winners at Stockton

California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold double all breed shows at Stockton, CA on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

In show A, judge Melinda from Oregon selects the English Spot as the Best In Show and the English Angora as the Reserve In Show.   Judge Melinda must like "English"!  Wait a minute, who are the owners of these "English" rabbits?  Betty with Spot and Louis with Angora?  Is there something wrong with this picture?

Now you got it right, Louis is the proud owner of this show-off English Spot...

… and Betty is the mama to the English Angora.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Returning Home from the ARBA Convention in MA

The ARBA convention is finally over.   Carol and Betty had a 7 am flight at the Boston Logan Airport.   With a 3 hour drop off requirement for the rabbits, we arrived at the Delta cargo office at 3:55 am.

It was a pleasant surprise to see there are two "cargo assistants" outside the cargo office ready to help.

After more than half an hour getting the kennel assembled in the cold and dark, we have the kennels ready to go inside the cargo office.

We are happy to see the counter agents are the same as the ones we met when we arrived five days ago.  It makes things so much easier as we do not have to explain ourselves.  The next stop is to return the rental van then we barely have time making it to our flight in the passenger terminal.   

After a six hour flight and two hour wait at the SFO Delta cargo office, the buns finally arrive.  SFO Delta agents are enchanted by our beauties.

It's a good public relations move to accept the request to hold my English Angora to take pictures.

And more pictures.  Hopefully when we ship rabbits next time, they'll remember us and be friendly and comfortable in handling rabbit shipping.

Carol's hubby Jim is ready to take Carol's rabbits to their van.

And it concludes our trip to the 2018 ARBA convention, ...

The 2019 ARBA convention is only 11 months away, Reno here we come!!!