Northern California Angora Guild

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A New Podcast Interview with Betty




There is a new rabbit podcast,  cohosted by Rachel and Thomas,  streaming since February 2024.




Co-host Rachael Singletary with Debbie McCormick's English Angora. 



Ch-host Thomas Tafoya, 2023 ARBA King. 

So far there are two episodes released.  The guest of the first episode is ARBA Standard Chair Briony Smith, the eposide was released on February 10, 2024.  The guest of the second episode is Betty Chu; the episode was released on February 26, 2024. 

 https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/2a6c88ac-eeb4-4015-b00d-bce03ce2a587/episodes/cd6df34b-a79a-4f7b-8d0c-d7e64c20998f/the-rabbit-habbit-episode-2-the-angora-archive-with-dr-betty-chu

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Show A Satin Angora Judging at Cloverdale



Judge Kate Smith examines the white Satin Angora.


Casey is the table help. 



Satin Angoras have the most intensity in color comparing to the other Angora breeds.



A very intense chocolate Satin Angora waiting to be examined.




Two colored Satin Angora on the table. 





Judge checking the underside.   Rabbits in shows have no privacy!



The Satin Angora breed is considered as dual purpose, wool and meat, the loin and the butt are very important.  Of course for most of us Angora lovers, they are also pets and companions.  



The Satin Angora BOB is Casey's colored senior buck.


For a list of winners, go to:

 



Monday, February 26, 2024

Show A English Angora Judging at Cloverdale



The English Angoras are very popular amongst the spectators.



The fair has some non rabbit people watching the judging, they are fascinated by the puppy-like English Angora.




As per the Angora tradition, the white variety is judged before the colored variety.



The English Angora white senior doe is the best of variety winner. 



A couple of semi cut down English Angora colored senior bucks along for the ride to be on the judging table.  It's good for the exhibitor to earn some sweepstakes points and it's good for the judges to get familiar with the Angora body type.   

 

The English Angora colored senior bucks are being evaluated, and this is the class winner.


The first place English Angora colored senior buck is also the BOSB winner.  



The English Angora colored senior doe usually is the one to beat.



Judge Kate likes the colored senior doe!



The English Angora BOB goes to Betty's colored senior doe.  At the end of the day, she advances to the Best In Show. 


For a list of winners, go to:

NCAG Show Results: February 18, 2024 Angora Showing at Cloverdale (angorashowresults.blogspot.com)


 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Show A French Angora Judging at Cloverdale



The first Angora breed goes on to the show A table is the French Angora. 



There are quite a few French Angoras entered in the show.  


The show judge for Angoras is Kate Smith.



Carol helps to record the comments.   On the table are the white French Angora. It is traditional for the white variety to be judged before the colored variety.



Bri watches the judging of French Angora and she takes good photos of the judging.




On the table is a chocolate senior buck.



The chocolate senior buck on the table after his underside has been checked, he got all the "equipment".




Another colored French Angora being evaluated.




It's important to check the body type.

The French Angora BOB goes to Carol's white senior buck.


For a list of winners, go to:






Saturday, February 24, 2024

Open Top Winners at Cloverdale




The Cloverdale Citrus Fair holds double open shows on Sunday, February 18, 2024.


In show A, judge Uno Kivi awards the Best In Show to Betty's tort English Angora.




Show A Reserve In Show is Griffin's chocolate Havana.




In show B, judge Cathy Szychulda also selects Betty's English Angora tort doe as the Best In Show.




Show B Reserve In Show goes to Uno's chocolate Mini Satin.





 

Friday, February 23, 2024

It’s the Citrus Fair at Cloverdale





Casey and Betty are enjoying a morning walk at the rabbit show venue.  What's in the background?  Look familiar? Fair junk food booths!  We are at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair.   Fairs nowadays usually only hold youth shows, it is very unusual to see a one-day carrying cage open show, so we got to try it.




It's a Citrus Fair, Casey wants to be with a giant lemon.



We see carnival rides....



We see goats, ...



We see horses....




We see overflowing rabbit people under the exterior patios....



More overflow from the rabbit showroom...



The indoor showroom is very crowded, Tessa is at the table accepting check-in.



It's people bumping into people!



Luckily for the wool group, we arrived early way before 7 am to find a spot in the showroom to avoid being put in the outdoor tents.  The carriers are stacked to save space.



Betty's English Angora are set up next to the wall, and Bri is working on her French Angora.



A view from the wool corner to the rest of the showroom.



While we enjoy taking a walk around the fair carnival rides and food booths in the morning, the weather in the afternoon becomes unpleasant.   Rain starts pouring down.
 


With all the sympathies to those who set up outside under the tent, we are very grateful to have a dry spot inside the building.   In addition to being uncomfortable, it would be absolutely dangerous for having blowers using electric outlets in the rain. 

It was a great show, much more popular than the show sponsors expected.  The weather is a fun reducer, especially having to roll the rabbits and equipment to the parking lot in the pouring rain at the end of the day.   Mother nature has her own plans, no one can control weather.   While rabbits are covered with sheets, humans just accept the fun of being soaking wet!



 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Raelynne Wins Double Best In Show at Cloverdale




Raelynne is getting ready to go to Cloverdale...


She is excited that she will be going to a location that is new to her. 



Raelynne's excitement is rewarded, judge Uno Kivi awards the open Best In Show to her in show A.




In show B, judge Cathy Szychulda also picks Raelynne for the open Best In Show.
It is a great day for Raelynne and mama Betty, two Best In Show out of two shows!