So today I rebred Pewter to Nacht, my nice big German boy, and I'm going to put her outside in a cage with a dropped nestbox and see if she does better. If not, Pewter stew will be on the menu... I also bred Betsy to Stinker. I was also going to breed Louisa, but I had exposed her to Nacht on the 4th. She did not cooperate at all back then as far as I could tell, but when I palpated her today I could swear I felt a bellyfull! Now I absolutely stink when it comes to palpation, but I'm going to hold off and wait and see if I'm right. Or maybe I just felt a bunch of fecal pellets, lol!
I also took Sunrise out of the cage and took a long look at her babies. All of them have nice, round bellies. :) So far, there is one self black (disappointing, as it means Copper does not carry Tan, he carries self), two I suspect are coppers, two that look like chocolate tans, one that looks like a black tan, and two that look like blue torts. There was also a red/fawn, but that was the runt and died earlier in the week. :(
Yesterday I went to Washington Court House, OH for a show. Unfortunately the roads were bad and one Giant Angora breeder could not make it, so it was just me and Dustin. Doogie looked wonderful, Dustin had him groomed to perfection, and he won BOB, and the little doe I brought along to sell took BOS, and Dustin bought her, too. She is Doogie's niece. Our judge was Kevin Hooper, and he told us after the classes were over that he really enjoyed judging the angoras, he doesn't often get the opportunity to. He also mentioned he really liked Doogie
So, no more shows for awhile, I am having surgery on the 6th and am taking 4 weeks off of work to recuperate. That will give me plenty of time to rest, play with bunnies, get Nacht, Stinker, and Antje ready for April and May shows, play with bunnies, cook, play with bunnies... I think you get the picture, lol!