Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Show C Angora Judging at Hollister

Judge Doug in show C examines the colored English Angora, Kelly clerks.

Doug likes this English Angora.

Doug examines the texture.

A cute English Angora black junior doe is on judge Doug's table.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Show B Angora Judging at Hollister

Judge Ryan from AZ judges the Angoras for the first time in CA.   

Ryan compares two English Angora colored senior bucks.

The two BOV winners are on the table competing for BOB.

It was a hard decision, judge Ryan spends a lot of time comparing, shifting locations, blowing into the wool, feeling the textures, … finally he decided on the colored senior doe as the BOB.  

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Show A Angora Judging at Hollister

In show A, judge Armando is comparing two English Angora white junior does.

Judge Armando examines two English Angora colored does. 

Judge Armando decides on the English Angora colored senior doe.

Judge Armando judged show B last week then show A this week.   He is very consistent, the four winners this week are identical to the four winners last Saturday at Stockton. 

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

French Angora HGF Tituba Wins the Best at the Christmas Show in Michigan

The huge Christmas show weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan, aka Christmas Town USA, is now history.   It's one of the most attended show in the Midwest.   The "queen" of the show is once again a French Angora, same as last year.

Gabe grooms HGF Tituba.

HGF Tituba is the Best Group in show A, Best In Show in show B, BISS in two specialties, and …

Judges compare the best cavy and the best rabbit.

HGF Tituba is crowned as the Best of Best in the entire weekend.    She is the littermate of the 2018 convention BOB and BOS.  Now she will follow her sister's footstep to becoming a mama rabbit soon.

Gabe and Eric have a memorable 2018.   At the WCC, their chestnut doe won the Best of Best, another chestnut doe won the ARBA convention BOB and then this chestnut doe won the Best of Best at the Christmas show.    The also won all the BOSB and BOV.  In this photo, the white doe HGF Martha Corey won the BOV white in all shows during the weekend.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Reserve In Show Winners at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple all breed shows at Hollister on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Show A Reserve In Show goes to Alan's Havana, judge Melinda from Oregon.

In show B, judge Cheryl from Texas picks Louis's English Spot as the Reserve In Show.  The same rabbit won Best In Show in show A and show B.

In show C, Ryan's Mini Rex gets the Reserve In Show from judge Jennifer.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Open Best In Show Winners at Hollister

Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple all breed shows at Hollister on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

In show A, judge Melinda from Oregon awards the Best In Show to the English Spot shown by Louis.  This is the same Spot that won Best In Show last week.

In show B, Jeremy's Netherland Dwarf wins Best In Show from judge Cheryl from Texas.

In show C, judge Jennifer awards the same English Spot the Best In Show.

The English Spot shown by Louis has been the big winner both last week at Stockton and this week at Hollister.  It won two Best In Show and one Reserve In Show.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Jill Learns to Spin

Raising Angora is not just about breeding and showing, the other aspect of being an Angora person is to do crafts with the Angora wool.   Angora people are very willing to share.    At Stockton, Carol brings in a spinning wheel and Betty teaches Jill to get the hang of spinning.

A year ago at the Placerville show, Jill learned to knit.  See:
She has been knitting almost daily.  The natural next step is to learn spinning.  

Jill is very suited to all sorts of crafty things.  It took her less than an hour to get the idea of spinning.  Cory is fascinated with the whole spinning thing.    Jill is spinning along without any problem, the next step is to practice, practice and practice.  We probably will see her showing off her new Angora yarn in the next show.