Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Best In Show Judging at Hollister




Show A Best In Show judge Scott Rodriguez.



Judge Scott examines the English Angora BOB on the BIS table.



Judge Scott examines the French Angora BOB on the BIS table.  The Best In show goes to a Holland Lop and Reserve In Show a Mini Rex.



Show B Best In Show judge is Cheryl Blackman from TX, judge's assist is Lindsey Vaught.



The English Angora and French Angora BOBs are on the table.



Judge Cheryl's choice of Best In Show is the Havana and Reserve In Show the Holland Lop.



Show C judge for Best In Show is Ryan Harrah of IN/AZ.    


Judge Ryan has the French Angora BOB on the table, view blocked by the English Angora BOB.



Now is the English Angora's turn being examined.   Unfortunately none of the Angoras has the luck of being chosen.  The Best In Show goes to the same Holland Lop and the Reserve In Show the American Fuzzy Lop.




Friday, December 13, 2019

Show C Angora Judging at Hollister




Show C Angora judge is Alan Rafferty from CA.    This is Alan's second show since he received his judge's license.   He has work as "judge's assist" in Angora judging several times. 



A colored English Angora on judge Alan's table.


Judge Alan checking body.


There are two Giant Angora bucks in the show, one is a senior and another intermediate.    Intermediate is also called 6/8, which means the rabbit is within the 6 to 8 months old.    Giant Angora is considered a heavyweight rabbit, thus no upper limit on weight and has an intermediate class.  The heavyweight rabbits are also called  "6-class" rabbits because there are senior, junior and intermediate classes for bucks and for does, altogether 6 classes.   The English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora are considered as lightweight rabbits, either it's junior or senior with 6 months old as the dividing line.   The lightweight rabbits are called "4 class" rabbits because there are senior buck, senior doe, junior buck and junior doe classes.



Judge Alan working on the colored French Angora.



The French Angora has a commercial body, should be solid in flesh condition.


For a list of winners, go to:  



Thursday, December 12, 2019

Show B Angora Judging at Hollister




Show B Angora judge is Doug King of CA.  On the table are the English Angora.   Carolyn watches.


The English Angora colored senior doe is judge Doug's choice of BOB.   Pattee walks by to watch.



The French Angor are waiting for the judging.   Carolyn also waits.


Judge Doug checks the French Angora.



The French Angora blue senior doe is judge Doug's choice of BOB.   

For a complete list of winners, go to:






Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Show A Angora Judging at Hollister




Show A judge is Scott Rodriguez from WY.   Tess is working with him to gain credit for her registrar's license.  The first breed of Angora that they judge is the English Angora.



Judge Scott lines up the top two English Angora colored senior bucks to show Tess the fine points.



The colored senior doe is more impressive than the colored senior bucks and receives the BOB title.



Next breed is the Giant Angora.

While judge Scott and Tessa are busy working on the Giant Angora, Betty is getting the next classes organized.



Though there are only 2 Giant Angora, they have the chance to compare the texture of an older buck and an intermediate buck.  The older the animal, the coarser the wool.





The next breed is the French Angora, Carolyn watches.



While Tessa is checking the black senior buck, judge Scott is working on the blue senior doe.



Both examine the chocolate junior doe.


And there is the cute little white junior buck.



The blue doe is the best colored, the chestnut buck in the middle is the best opposite colored and the white junior buck is the best white.  


The same three winners from the other side, competing for the titles of BOB and BOSB.   The BOB goes to the blue senior doe and the BOSB ….


… goes to the cute little white junior buck.  Mama Carolyn is very happy.






Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Open Top Winners at Hollister




Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley holds triple open shows at Hollister on Saturday, December 7, 2019.



In Show A, judge Scott from WY awards the Best In Show to the Holland Lop shown by Chris.


Luzanne is so excited that her Mini Rex gets the Reserve In Show award.



In show B judge Cheryl from TX selects Alan's Havana as the Best In Show.


Chris's Holland Lop is the Reserve In Show in show B.


In show C, judge Ryan from AZ picks Chris's Holland Lop as the Best In Show and Carol's American Fuzzy Lop as the Reserve In Show.







Monday, December 09, 2019

Carol's American Fuzzy Lop Wins Reserve In Show at Hollister





Carol has a cute American Fuzzy Lop broken junior doe that she really likes.


The little girl does not disappoint mama Carol, she wins BOB in all three shows and receives the Reserve In Show honor from judge Ryan in show C at the RPSCV show at Hollister on December 7, 2019.








Sunday, December 08, 2019

Who is Serving Who?



This Standard Poodle is a service dog, now he wants to be served.


Mama and doggy are having some bounding time.


Mama loves doggy and doggy loves mama.