Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Show B Angora Judging at Stockton

In show B, judge Melissa has a judge's assist Jordan who is working on his judge's license.  This is his first assist.

These are the English Angora waiting to be judged.

Jordan is using his hands to feel the wool.

Another view of Jordan feeling the wool.  

Judge Melissa uses the English Angora colored senior buck class to teach Jordan.

On the table are the English Angora colored senior does.   Carolyn comes from Davis to watch.

Judge Melissa comments on one of the English Angora colored senior does.

Jordan starts check on the French Angora, one of the bucks decides to run away.

Judge Melissa comments on a French Angora colored junior buck.

Casey works the table while judge Melissa and Jordan are checking the underside of the French Angora.

The French Angora colored senior doe has lots of density.

Judge Melissa decides that the colored senior doe is the BOB.

Though not a specialty show, judge Melissa declares that the French Angora blue doe is her favorite Angora of the day.   Indigo Girl goes on to win the Best In Show in the all breed show B.

For a list of winners, go to:

Friday, September 20, 2019

Show A Angora Judging at Stockton

All breed show A starts with the English Angora, Carol judges, her daughter Kendall clerks. It has been a while for Carol to judge Angora as she has been very successful in showing her French Angora.   At Stockton she is showing American Fuzzy Lop only thus she gets to judge Angora.

The five colored senior bucks are in the coop waiting to be examined.  Pattee watches.

Judge Carol comments on the English Angora white junior doe, her daughter Kendall records comments.

Judge Carol examines an English Angora colored senior buck.

Two English Angora colored senior bucks on the table being compared...

This lucky buck is the class winner and the BOSB.

The next class is the English Angora colored senior does.

A white junior Satin Angora is on the table.

Judge Carol likes this Satin Angora junior.

The five French Angora bucks in coops, the left three are juniors and the right two are seniors.  Richard and Carolyn watch.

The very left are a junior and a senior doe joining the five French Angora bucks.    Carolyn on the very right is an old hand/newbie: she raised and showed English Angora in the 1970s, way before anyone who is active now.   After absence from the rabbit world for 40 years she comes back as a new breeder/exhibitor of French Angora.

Judge Carol is checking on a black French Angora junior buck.

Judge Carol is an expert in French Angora, winning Best In Show many times.   She knows a good one when she sees one, the blue doe is picked BOB and later goes on to win all breed Best In Show.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

NCAG Specialty Show Satin and French Angora Judging

The Satin Angora are on the table, all white!  Casey writes for judge Lauralee, having a good time.

Judge Lauralee comments on the junior Satin Angora, great type.

The French Angora are on the table, judge Lauralee compares two senior bucks.

A French Angora colored junior buck is being examined by judge Lauralee.

Hubby Sam comes for a visit, happy couple.

Judge Lauralee uses her hands to feel the texture of the French Angora senior doe.    And decides that the senior doe wins the BOB.

Judge Lauralee picks the French Angora senior doe as the specialty Best In Show.   If she looks familiar, it's because it's Indigo Girl again.     The specialty show was judged in the morning, this is actually Indigo Girl's first Best In Show of the day.  She sweeps the show by winning Best In Show in all three shows of the day: one specialty and two all breed shows.  

For a list of winners, go to:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

NCAG Specialty Show English Angora Judging

Northern California Angora Guild holds a specialty show in conjunction with the Big Valley Rabbit Association all breed shows.

Specialty show judge is Lauralee who is judging Angoras for the first time in this area.

Five English Angora colored senior bucks waiting in their coops.

Then there are the four English Angora colored senior does.  They are all torts, look about the same.

Judge Lauralee comments on a junior English Angora.

Judge Lauralee carefully examines the colored senior doe.

Another careful check on the colored senior doe and she is picked as the Best of Breed.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Open Top Winners at Stockton

Big Vally Rabbit Association holds double all breed shows at Stockton on Saturday, September 14, 2019.   It's the major pre-convention show, though temperature is hot, the enthusiasm is even hotter.   There are 3,200 entries.

The Best In Show judges are Hope from UT and Mary from WA, they pick Betty's French Angora as the Best In Show and Carol's American Fuzzy Lop as the Reserve In Show.

In show B, judge Ted and judge Lana, both from OR, plus their judge's assist Alan pick Betty's French Angora as Best In Show again.

Show B Reserve In Show goes to Kelsey's Havana.

Monday, September 16, 2019

French Angora Indigo Girl Wins Double All Breed Best In Show

My name is Indigo Girl and I am having fun, I had a great day at the Big Valley RA show at Stockton.

Look at my prizes!  I won double Best In Show in the open all breed shows that has 3,200 entries.

Judges Hope and Mary pick me as the Best In Show and my Fuzzy Lop friend as the Reserve In Show in show A.  Mama Betty and Auntie Carol are happy.

Judges Ted and Lana plus their judge's assist Alan pick me as Best In Show in show B, making mama Betty so happy.   This is the first time ever a French Angora winning double Best In Show in this area, I am happy, mama Betty is happy.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Rocher is a Handsome Buck

We have seen Fawndella and brother Rocher earlier when we compared the color genetics of chocolate fawn and chocolate tort, see:

Rocher has since grown to a very handsome boy.

With sun shining on him, his color is as bright as it can be.

The intense color comes from the sun reflection, there is no software manipulation involved.

Rocher has a round side view as the front view.