Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Lending a Helping Hand to the Babies

While Fawnadette is experienced in nursing and caring for her babies, Krystal Ice is not sure about mama duty.  She does not want to jump into her nestbox but does not mind having babies nursing on her tummy.

To expose her teats, the wool on her tummy is all cut off.    

Babies all enjoy having a little extra bottle feeding.

It's nice to have full tummy before bedtime.

KMR, Kitten Milk Replacement, is designed for kittens but it's a good supplement for bunnies too.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Holiday Babies

Maternity ward is set up inside our house during the holidays.  Waiting for the gift of the nature.

So blessed to have Fawnadette's litter at 4 am.

Krystal Ice is not far behind to follow with her litter at noon.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Working Toward Chestnut Giant Angora

Tammy and Karin are working toward the goal of getting the chestnut Giant Angora recognized.  This is one of the does in the F1 generation.  She is 5 months old already 11 pounds.   The wool are body are good, need a bit of work on the frontal face and ears.

The ring definition is good, this photo was taken with the blower on.  

Without putting on the blower, the color band is more obvious.

Another view of the chestnut bands in the natural state.

Tammy and Karin brought 8 colored Giant Angora with them, 6 are chestnut and 2 are black.  The black already has a COD (certificate of development) by a group of breeders in the Midwest.  Tammy and Karin are on their way to apply for the chestnut COD.

The same 8 colored Giant Angora from their back side.  Tammy is on the left and Karin on the right.

Even though the colored Giant Angora cannot compete for BOB or leg, they are actually better rabbits than the white counter part that won BOB at Red Bluff.   

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Angora Friends From Pacific Northwest

Tammy and Karin came all the way from WA to attend the Red Bluff show.   Red Bluff is one of the shows that the northwest and west Angora breeders meet and exchange ideas.   

Tammy and Karin's herds of colored Giant Angora.

Though the colored Giant Angora is not yet an accepted variety, Tammy promotes them with all her heart.  Randy likes what he saw.

Oregon breeders Crystal and Arianne show off their Satin Angora while Karin watches in the background.

Dawn from Oregon helps to run the table.

Rene from Oregon also helps the table chores.

The happy breeders from WA, OR and CA join together for a dinner on Saturday night.   On the left side are Betty, Casey, Dawn, Karin and Rene.  On the right side are Tammy, Carol, Arianne and Crystal.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Northern California Angora Guild wishes every one 

A Very Hoppy New Year 2019.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Uptown Girl Enjoys Exercise Time

HGF Uptown Girl moved from PA to CA when she was a itsy bitsy bunny.  She is so used to seeing green grass and warm weather all year round.

She enjoys her time in the exercise pen.

She still is a beauty at 3-1/2 years old.

She wants to be picked up.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Purple/Lime Green Cowl

Betty made a skein of whimsical yarn with purple and lime green.

Though Carolyn's favorite colors are the red, coral, pink, … but this unusual combination caught her eyes and decided to buy it.

Carolyn made it into a medium size cowl.

The cowl is very stunning.