I took Garner's Spikey, black silver marten sr. buck and in addition to getting him registered, I'm happy to say that he placed 2nd in his Variety in both Show A and Show B. It was getting late, so I didn't stress him out by entering Show C after all.
I also took SCFR's Rocky, a Spike son out of Hop-A-Long's Lilly, another sr. buck. I thought he was a chocolate silver marten, but the Registrar said that he was a sable marten, most likely a double sable or a seal. Although the judges all claimed him as very dark, he placed Best of Opposite Sex in his Variety for Show A and Show B. Since I didn't stay for Show C, I have no idea if he would have continued the trend. Unfortunately, not enough rabbits in his Variety to award a leg.
I also took SCFR's Snowman, my jr. BEW buck. He's only 4 months but he weighed just a smidge over 2#, so I had to bump him up in age group. He also placed 2nd in his Variety for all three Shows. Of course, there were only 2 BEW's there. He's not turning out as nice as I had hoped, but I'll just hang on to him for now to see if he matures better.
While I was at the show I met Neal Herndon and his wife. They have Wascally Wabbits Rabbitry in Carrollton. Another person I met is Beverly of Busy B's Rabbitry. Very nice lady. Also Pearson King of King's Bunny Ranch. Very nice and it turns out that Ravenwood's Kiana is out of a doe that he bred.
I also met Desiree and Janet Fisher of Fisher Farm's Rabbitry in Travelers Rest, SC. They raise Holland Lops, really good looking show quality buns. I bought a 9 week old broken sable point buckling from them. He's adorable. That is his photo at upper left.
Watching the judging and hearing the judges' comments as they went through the different varieties helped me pinpoint areas of weakness in my herd, so I decided to really try to improve on type....even more so than I have. Which means introducing some outside bloodlines from quality herds. And as I was looking around the internet at Bruce Ford's, Coin/Nelson (CN), Smith's, and some others, Shannon Brown of Bremen, GA just happened to post in the West Georgia Rabbit Club FB page that he was selling a BEW buck, 2 BEW does, and 2 VM does. Then he posted pictures. After messaging him some, I called, and I will get to go pick up my new junior doe this upcoming weekend. Really, really excited about her. She is a black otter VM doe of Ford and CN lines, really small, and very typey. Can't wait to get her!!!!