And off they go!

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. FullSizeRender-11FullSizeRender-10FullSizeRender-9

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My first rabbit show

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.

As of now, I am planning to give it another shot in September.If nothing else I will get to meet a few people in person.So here’s hoping for a less chaotic day!IMG_4459 IMG_4461 IMG_4456 IMG_4453 IMG_4452 IMG_4448

Feathers

Here are some of the birds that share our home. My primary focus is my Lavender Amerecauna flock as well as my Basque Hen flock.

Welcome!

Welcome to Starlight Feathers and Fiber- my little corner of the world. Our little hobby farms is nestled in the Sierra foothills away from the hustle and bustle of the busier California areas. My husband and I share are home with cats, dogs, rabbits and a variety of poultry and fowl. My focus is on raising French Angora Rabbits for fiber, and helping to sustain some of the critically endangered Poultry and water fowl breeds.