Harper, November 20th.
The day before the show J went though his rabbits, checking fur, teeth, nails, and for signs of illness. He got everyone's weight, and made the decision who he would be taking to the show the next morning. He also sat down and filled out his entry form, as well as his comment cards. The comment cards you get back with the judges remarks about that rabbit. J decided to take 10 rabbits. 5 Havanas and 5 Californians. T will be taking one along too. This is a double show, because there are 2 different rabbit clubs getting together at one location, and the rabbits will each be shown twice, by different judges. It counts as 2 shows.
We get there, check in, and get everyone settled. Socialize, eat breakfast, socialize some more...wait....
There is a lot of chaos at a bunny show. Lots of people yelling for classes, screaming because they won, and lots and lots of laughter.
J also took at group of Californians, but didn't do great. There was a older youth exhibitor that came from around Tulsa, and her rabbits were BEAUTIFUL! We were all drooling over them. ;) The judge did tell Jake that his 2 Jr bucks showed a lot of promise and got some go remarks.
T also took Izzy, but she was DQ'ed for being overweight. The max weight for her is 4lbs 6oz, yesterday she was 4lbs 10oz. Izzy will be calling Jenny Craig later today.
So here are all the Best of Breed bunnies.The judge takes each one out, poses it, goes over it, and then moves on to the next one. This is a part I can't even begin to describe. Your heart starts beating faster, there is just this feeling of anticipation in the air that is like nothing else. It gets even more nerve wracking when the judge goes back for another look at your bunny. You try to read his body language and his reaction when he gets to your rabbit.
It's an amazing thing when they announce the winners. Lots of screams, handshakes, back slaps, and smiles. After it is announced, the winners go back with the judges for pictures.
Today's winners were a Castor Mini Rex, Mini Satin, (I think?) and a Florida White!!! So we pack up after congratulating everyone, and head back home. The trips home are ALWAYS quiet as the boys are usually asleep before we hit the outskirts of town!
And that's a day in our hobby!