Three rabbits went off to their new homes yesterday . A beautiful chocolate buck went to a 4H home in Nevada. It was tough for the new owners to decide which buck they wanted, but I think the one they chose will do very well. The other two, and adult lilac doe and baby REW doe were donations to a raffle for a couple that lost everything, their livestock included, to a wildfire. I will miss them, but am glad to be able to help someone in need.
I had been toying with the idea of showing my rabbits for quite some time. I really don’t like crowds, and events based solely on an animals physical attributes tend to bore me. However, there was a show close to me and I had kits to sell, so I figured why not.
I really didn’t have much to show. My adults were all growing their wool back after being harvested. I decided to show the babies just for kicks. Turns out I chose one of the worst shows possible for my introduction to the show world.
It was supposed to be a small show. There ended up being about 5 times as many entries as expected. Luckily I got there early. Rabbits were packed in as tight as we could get them. overall the day was far to chaotic for me. I spent the majority of the day outside where it was a bit less hectic.
The day did have some good points. I got to meet my mentors, the girls from Black Diamond rabbitry. I met a few other cool people as well. I got the experience of bringing my animals to the show table and learned a lot about what the judges are looking for. I also picked up a gorgeous pair of beverens.