Spring beckons: nest boxes are full, eyes are beginning to open, fifteen new pedigrees were completed and filed at Global Pedigree Project, and spring rabbit show entry forms for the California State Convention are completed and emailed.
It is fun to be busy with rabbits once again. We only entered one of our New Zealand reds in the January KCRBA show, and he won two Best of Breed awards; however, he was the only New Zealand in show A and one of only two in show B. Judges had nice comments, but it would have been nice to have seen more New Zealands entered in the show. Hopefully there will be more reds in Turlock and Reno. We will be showing six juniors from our first 2020 litter in Turlock and perhaps a couple from our second litter in Reno.
The height of each show season for us is the West Coast Classic in Reno. We enjoy the trip over the snow covered Sierras and the return trip through Bishop. I am always amazed at how many rabbit people turn the Reno Convention center into Rabbitville, U.S.A. I enjoy showing our rabbits, but equally enjoy just walking around and visiting with rabbit people.
Three litters were born in January and we have two does due in February. I have decided to keep things simple in the rabbitry. We are only keeping two breeding bucks, one red and one broken, and four breeding does: two red and two broken. This reduced adult population should leave plenty of open cages for our show juniors, which will be for sale after Turlock and Reno.
Hope you all have a great 2020 with your rabbits..