Did amazing in Dade County! Ariel got best doe, Clint got best buck, and together, they got best of show and best opposite. Clint was the best in show. Very happy with the outcome.
The fair in Lebanon was a blast! Met a bunch of fellow rabbit breeders and I believe that this was the best show so far for my rabbits. Ariel got first in junior doe, Penelope got third, and Pepper got 4th out of 9 great rabbits. Ariel also got 2nd in top purebred doe. Sesame got 2nd in senior doe, Mulan was not at her best but she get 4th. Tony got second which is understandable because the top of his back was shedding for the past week and his coat was still opened and the rabbit who got first was a really great looking New Zealand red buck. The judge really complemented my rabbits and wished me luck for next shows.
If you have not seen them yet, I have updated the pictures for all my does and bucks including my new buck, Barry Allen. Yes I know I am a real geek when it comes to marvel superheroes and Disney Princesses but that is where all the good names are. :) At least I got my two favorite superheroes' names in my rabbitry. The reason why I kept Barry is because of his markings, which are great, and also I think if I breed him to my tort does, blue does and chocolate does maybe he will have half and half, hopefully. If not Sesame and Tiana are already bred to Apollo and Reeses, who I sold a day ago, so I can perhaps keep any of these for breeder bucks if this doesn't pan out. I think this is a huge step to help my rabbitry not only grow but to improve.
"Constantly work on improving your weaknesses but always make sure your strengths stay sharp" -Matthew Wagy
I guess I have decided to put an awesome and inspiring quote after each time I blog for now on. Hope you liked this one.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Here are three of my four beautiful does for this show season.
Can't wait for show season with all of these new does. Sadly this means some of my older does that can not be shown have to go to new homes. Belle, Tiana, and Misty can not be shown so they are ready for new homes for $15 apiece. Also I would be interested in selling Apollo or trading him for a black tort buck and selling Reeses or trading him for a chocolate buck. The reason I want to get rid of Reeses is because his coloring is turning more tan than chocolate. For the bucks it would also be $15 apiece.
Also I have a facebook page for my rabbits!
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Not a whole lot of things have happened. For part of my Christmas I got automatic waterers so hopefully my dad and I can install those before winter so I will not have to worry about frozen water bottles. :) The 5 gallon water bucket will be heated and at the end of the plastic there will be a drip system so it won't freeze. If you have any extra tips feel free to share them.
Mulan and Cindy are looking great. Soon I will tattoo Mulan, but I am still waiting for her ear to get bigger so it will be a little more stress free. On the metal hutch, I think I am going to make it two-story so there will be three extra cages which I really need. If you or anyone else know where I can get some free or cheap rabbit cages, hutches, wire, or treated wood please contact me.
SO SORRY that I have not updated recently. I got caught up with FFA National Convention and etc. Bad news: Blue Bunny sadly past away from old age a couple of weeks ago. I was going to retire her after her next litter, but she still has a daughter and granddaughter in my rabbitry.
For better news Tiana and Misty had 3 surprises all together, black steels! I am keeping the well marked doe, Cindy, Tiana's daughter, and Misty's well marked buck and pet quality doe will be ready in two weeks for new homes.
Here is me and my family getting ready to leave for the rabbit show in Lockwood.
In junior buck division Reeses got first place! I also got 1st in showmanship with him.
Also one of my does got 2nd in senior does class and guess who it was? Almond Joy! It surprised me greatly and I decided that I am going to keep her for a little while longer. In her picture on the does page, you can see that she nibbled on her ribbon. :/ All well. Sadly this is my last show of the year and I can't wait till next year! I am planning on keeping a lot more does to show too. Another thing that made me proud of my rabbitry was that one of my previous rabbits that I sold got reserve champion against a really good looking lop. :)
You probably noticed that I have a lot of my breeding rabbits for sale. The reason for this is because I'm trying to improve my rabbitry and make it were I am producing more showable rabbits. This is why I put this picture on here is because of this.
The previous shows I have went to this year showed me that I have not met one judge that shows any excitement towards the dutch rabbit. The thing about rabbit shows is that every judge shows favoritism towards one maybe two breeds. Mostly its a breed that they raise or have raised. Not a lot of people have raised or raise dutch rabbits. I talked to another rabbit breeder about this and he asked me, "Why did you choose dutch rabbits? They never hardly win grand and even reserve champion." Well this is the reason they don't win. Why I chose dutch rabbits? Well I had a rabbit when I was 5 (A white meat rabbit that I won at a fair named Stitch.) I loved that thing so much and I was so upset when he died I never really wanted a rabbit again. When I went to my first 4-H meeting my parents and I were going through what projects I wanted to do. When I saw rabbits I begged my dad to build a hutch and promised that I was only going to have 3 breeding rabbits at the most. (Don't know about that promise now though. :) ) I was scanning through craigslist and other websites looking for rabbits. I finally saw some! The craigslist ad had dutch rabbits on it and they stole my heart. It was a rainy day and we were driving to go get them. I saw the rabbit that I saw on the ad. He was A black dutch buck and had absolutely bad markings. But I didn't know. I did know that I needed to get a doe also. I asked the breeder if she had a female dutch rabbit. She did but they were sisters to my new buck. :( She did say, however, that she had an angora doe for sale the same age as my buck. I immediately say yes and we take them home, paying $15 for Finn and $30 for Rapunzel. I was getting excited. Imagine a angora with dutch markings.
Well sadly that didn't happen. The babies were very cute though. :) I began to notice that the angora was getting mean, so mean that I couldn't brush her. I decided to sell her and buy Blue Bunny.
Sorry about writing so much (I wouldn't blame you if you skipped the whole thing. (: )
I have hay feeders for sale that I made so my rabbits won't be wasting hay. :) two sizes: small and large. The small is for a single rabbit and the large is for a litter or a doe with a litter. Go to my contact page or more offers page for more information.
I decided that I don't want to keep that chocolate doe but I am now keeping her brother, REESES!
Lots of rabbits for sale also! Now have my rabbitry tour now!!
His band is a little crooked on his belly but other than that he is marvelous.
Sorry again for taking so long to update. Been busy with 4-H camp, rabbit shows, and deciding which shows I am going to go to. Tony Stark got best of breed at Carthage! Woo-Hoo! And Blue Bunny had to use this time to start getting some rust in her fur. :( All well. Next show is in my county on the 5th of July and will be taking a lot of rabbits there to sell. This is going to be the first show of the year for Sesame and so she will hopefully do great!!
Am going to keep the only chocolate doe because she is better marked than both her parents. I'm trying to figure a name for her. Can anyone help?