|Waiting for Romeo to be judged|
I was too busy learning about rabbits with Sasha and her mother, Dana. Dana and I talked genetics, which is a subject that we both love. Sasha, as always, was great. She's helped me so much with grooming. One day I hope to be as good as her is. Her rabbits always look stellar. But, most importantly, she got out our rabbits and showed me a lot about body type. It does really help to get your hands on them and "feel" what you're shooting for. She also helped me practice sexing young rabbits...which apparently I am terrible at. I immediately went home and rechecked my babies again. I'm pretty sure the pearl is a buck...rats :( BUT, I will have my local bunny mentor verify today.
That's what I love about shows...the opportunity to learn from others and the chance to see good friends. I also checked around to see if my poll finished up accurately or not.
The top breed percentage-wise were Mini Rex and Netherland Dwarf at 21%. There were certainly plenty of competition there. Second place was a three way tie between Holland Lop, Satins, and English Angoras. I did actually see most of the breeds that everyone said they were bringing, of course. I did see a lot jersey woolies, though, and I actually saw some Polish and a couple of dwarf hotots on someone's cart...before I ran in the other direction (temptation!). I meant to network a bit during the show and let folks know that I had a poll going for shows, but before it knew it...the show was over. Time flies when you're having fun! I did manage to get a couple of cards out so we'll see.
Well, here are show results for the Angora folks.
English Angora BOB - Kelly Flading (Hershey's 2nd leg...Yippee!)
English Angora BOS - Sasha McPherson
Satin Angora BOB - Dana Farber
Satin Angora BOS - Dana Farber
English BOB - Sasha McPherson
English Angora BOS - Kelly Flading
Satin BOB - Dana Farber
Satin BOS - Dana Farber