Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Rhinebeck & Convention

Well, I went, I delivered, I slept, and I left. Next time, as I told Claudia, I need to schedule some "ME" time at Rhinebeck. I delivered JG's Merry Marten to Claudia, some other bunns to my friend Barbara, bought a bar of soap from my friend Terry, and drooled over some gorgeous Icelandic sheep. I met Kim Parkinson, a lovely, funny, energetic lady I've been wanting to know a bit better for some time now, and took delivery of 3 bunns that I delivered to Ohio yesterday. I also had dinner with my friend Ellen and attended a meeting of the Icelandic sheep breeders. Ellen was my roomie for the night. I had bunns to get back home to be delivered to their new owners, so I left the next morning after breakfast.

However, I missed out on meeting some of my favorite bloggers. I would have loved to have met Helen from Bay Colony, and it would have been great to run into Kim. There were also bloggers there I've already met, all of whom I never caught up with.

I'm leaving Saturday for the ARBA Convention with four rabbits. I'm showing three, and coming home with two. The other two are up for sale, and hopefully will be going home with new owners.

These two bucks are nice! Their mom is a doe I bred, JG's Little Brat. Brat did well on the show table, took a BOB as a 6-8, but did not make senior weight. She weighs 9 lbs. Her mother's parents were purebred Germans who were registered as Giants, the doe weighing almost 13 lbs!. Her sire was Wiley's Zeigenbock, a 100% new import German who was just fabulous, and weighed in at 11.5 pounds. Their sire is AR's White Cocoa, a Giant buck whose gorgeous sister took BIS at PAngora's very first angora Specialty show last February in Lebanon, PA. Right now their coats are not in the best shape. They are nice and clean and mat free, but they need shorn. I have every expectation that, once shorn and with a new coat, they will do well on the show table. They have nice, stout commercial bodies. In my opinion, one is a bit flat in the shoulders, and the other a bit pinched in the HQ, but otherwise I cannot fault them.

I hope to see some of you there!

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