Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rachel is a New Judge

We have seen Rachel's journey in youth rabbit activities quite a few times, such as this instance that she won Supreme Showmanship  Supreme Knowledge Master at the Wisconsin State Fair, and many time winning Best In Show or Reserve In Show with her Angoras.   See:

Adding to her accomplishments, now Rachel is a licensed judge!

License number 1012.

Rachel's first show as a judge.

Rachel judging a Mini Lop, looks like a pro!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Six Wool Breeds

It's not common to see the images of all six wool breeds on any T shirt.  This is a rare cases where all six images are on the same garment.    And these six breeds are going to be in the All Wool Show/Party in June at Carol's place.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Same Color?

Saw this rabbit at the BVRA show at Stockton.   What color is it? Chocolate? Brown? Copper? or ??? 
Hint, it's a Mini Satin.

If I were to tell you that the Mini Satin above has the same color as the English Angora next to him, you may think that I'm crazy.  They don't look the same!  Would you believe that they have the same color genetics?   They both are aabbC-D-ee   and you may recognize that this is the color genetic make up of chocolate tort.   Yes, both of these rabbits are chocolate tort.   They are on the two extremes of how the wool/fur affects the coat color visually.    The one on the left is a junior Mini Satin and the other is a junior English Angora.    Due to the reflection of the Satin sheen, it tends to have the most intensive coat color.   On the other extreme, English Angora has the least guard hairs and the most wool, it dulls the color reflection and thus have the least color reflection.   Yes, they are the same color: Chocolate Tort. 

Other than the fact that one is a broken and the other is a solid, these two rabbits also have the same color genetics.  They are both black tort aaB-C-D-ee.    Have to say that the distinction of their coats are not as shocking as the chocolate tort in the middle picture but we can still see the Mini Satin has visually much more intense color than the English Angora even though the color genetic make up of these two rabbits is the same.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Roses and Baby Lady Bug

Carolyn says, "These roses are my favorite... the color contrast."

Carolyn also says, "This lady bug is so small, I've never seen one this small...

… must be a baby".   Thanks for sharing, Carolyn.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rabbit Porn Director at Work

Carol is assuming the job of rabbit porn director again!  Her buck is busy at work on the doe and Carol is giving direction.  Carol is such a generous person, she helps other Fuzzy Lop breeders to start or to improve.   She offers her bucks service generously.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Preparing to Get Judged at Stockton

Casey, Carol and Betty busy grooming...

Betty blow grooming English Angora Chu's Annisha...

More blowing...

Carol working on French Angora Rose Gold...

Rose Gold is feeling quite ready to be judged.

Casey is done with her grooming and all her Satin Angora are being wheeled to the judging table.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mothers Day 2019

Northern California Angora Guild dedicates this rose to all the human moms and the rabbit moms.

Happy Mothers Day.