Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, October 26, 2019

French Angora All in the Family at the Convention

Rachel staging her two French Angora colored senior does for breed judging.   This is her first time showing in the open at a convention, also the first convention after receiving her judge's license.

Rachel's mom Laurie helps to stage one of the beauties.

From left to right are Christie holding the BOSB, Rachel holding the BOB and Gabe holding the BOV and BOSV White.  All four rabbits are from the same family, Christie's and Gabe's were all born at Eric/Gabe's Higher Ground Farm while Rachel's BOB is the offspring of a pair from Eric and Gabe.

Rachel with her BOB French with judge Jay Hriez.

Judge Jay with the winners.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Scenes of the Grooming Area at the ARBA Convention in Reno

The convention grooming area is defined by blue curtains with outlets on the ground.    Jennifer from So. CA is grooming her French Angora broken junior doe.   This doe goes on to winning the French Angora colored junior doe class.

Debbie M from North Carolina with her broken black English Angora that is a part of the presentation animals.

Casey is busy working on her English Angora white junior doe that goes on to win the class.

Bonnie from Michigan is using her blower on her black French Angora.

Nichole from Wisconsin is the COD holder of the broken English Angora.  


Lynn is Nichole's mom, a team member of the broken English Angora along with Debbie and Bri.   Lynn is also the president of the National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club.

English Angora colored senior buck Quintana sitting patiently waiting for mama Betty to return from the photo-taking mission.

Charlotte from Pennsylvania works on her chocolate tort French Angora.

Yvonne from New York holding her blue tort English Angora.

Deb B. from Minnesota grooming her daughter Alicia's French Angora.

Laurie  grooming her daughter Rachel's French Angora.

Robin from North Carolina takes a break from grooming her English Angora white senior doe to check on her social media.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Check Out Madness at the Convention

On check out morning, most exhibitors want to have a head start.   All waiting for the door to open at 6:30 am

With stacks of empty carriers in tow, there’s a traffic jam at the entrance to the convention.

Some of the rabbits are loaded waiting for check out.

Coops are getting empty.  

Betty’s work station.

Showroom looks sparse.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Broken Satin Angora Now an Official Variety

Broken Satin Angora presentation.

12 rabbits to be examined. 

Great news, pass. 

Three current presentation team with the first presenter that started the process in the mid 1990s.  It’s almost 25 years of work.  More details will be provided at a later day.

ARBA convention comes to an end.   We are all in the process of driving or flying home.  More photos and reports will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ARBA Convention Best In Show At Reno

 Youth Best In Show goes to a Jersey Wooly. Judged by Josh Humphries. 

Open Best In Show goes to a American Fuzzy Lop. Judged by Allen Mesick. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Some Booths at ARBA Conventions at Reno

ARBA history booth.

The biggest booth belongs to KW cages.

The far right is the ARBA merchandise booth, full of people.

A closer look of the ARBA merchandise booth.

French Angora Breeder Jennifer has a jewelry and art creation booth.  

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ARBA 2019 Convention Opening Ceremony

ARBA President Josh Humphries giving speech during the opening ceremony 

Equipment manger receives a distinguished service award.

Convention chair Randy Shumaker giving speech and introduces...

...the two youth accomplishment winners Stephanie (R) and Trinity (L) to cut the ribbons to start the convention