Thursday, April 30, 2009

I need to show

Alright, I need to show some bunnies! I've been to a show weekend, yes, but I didn't show any of my own and I'm fiending for the chance. Unfortunately almost all the does I have are bred for 2009 Convention Juniors (San Diego, CA!). So pretty much, most of the does are out. I have three junior bucks, but their coats are currently stripped. And as for Senior Bucks, I have most of them regrowing stripped coats, or they just aren't competitive enough to beat what's currently being shown on the table.

Hmmm... I guess yes, the shows are out for a while! I will live vicariously through those who are showing!

Speaking of... GOOD LUCK to many of my close friends who will be showing at Ohio State Convention/JW Nationals/Lionhead Nationals this upcoming weekend. I will be thinking about you guys, and expecting lots of text messages with results as they come!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Presston is growing up!

Some of you may remember a post I did about my show puppy, "Presston". He is my show border collie boy, and has been with my since he was 8 weeks old. I've been showing dogs a long time, but he is the one with the most potential to go VERY far. Since he is sitting home totally naked (blowing coat for the Summer) and with a twisted toe nail, I thought I would post some inspiring pictures of him to make me get excited again about the fall show season! He has only been out a few weekends and already has 7 points, a BOB over specials (including Top 10 Group Winning/Placing dogs), and a Puppy Group 3. Tremendous results for such a young pup.
These photos above were taken about 2 months ago, when he was 8 months old.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Oh hey, it's Abe!

While I'm away, I wanted to share some photos of Abe! He is my gorgeous blue otter fuzzy buck, officially named HBB's Abe. I don't think I can ever thank Deb Levisay (House of Bouncing Bunnies) enough for letting me take him home. He was delivered to me at the 08 Convention last year. I swear this buck has a better body than most of the "regular colored" bucks in my barn. His head is HUGE! I have just started breeding him with some of my otter and solid self colored does to see what he will throw. I bet his babies will be beautiful like him.

Friday, April 24, 2009

West Coast Classic- ahoy!

Starlite's Vixen
(Sky High Walker x Starlite's Violet)

It's been a short while since I've had a chance to post. Whewww it's been a whirlwind past couple weeks. I have been out of town at shows a lot of times, or even on a mini-vacation visiting people in Oregon/Washington! (Which that will be shared in a future post!). It should be time to get a breather soon.

Exciting news- We will be attending the 1st ever West Coast Classic Show in Monterey, CA this weekend! Susie (Wooly World Rabbitry) and I are leaving tomorrow morning, bright and early. The trip to Monterey is roughly 3 hours from my area. Since Monterey is a big tourist destination the hotels are quite expensive. Since I've been so busy I waited until the last minute to reserve the room and I'm paying for it (quite literally!). Ah well, it is going to be a FABULOUS weekend. We have exhibitors coming from all over the West Coast. I think they are hoping that this show becomes a must-attend destination for exhibitors from all across the country. There are 2 National Specialties being held (Beveran and Mini Lop), as well as 16 independent specialties, and 3 All-Breed shows. How incredible. And this is only the FIRST year for this show.. and guess what? The number was just announced that they have 5,000 entries! Absolutely incredible. It can only get bigger and better from here. I'm equally excited for Allen Mesick's Judges Conference to be held on Saturday night. This line up is wonderful and I'm sure I will learn a ton (and eat a ton with the tri-tip BBQ planned). I'm also hoping for a visit to the World Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium while I'm there. I haven't been in quite a long while. I will check in when we come back with photos and info on how it went.

Did you check out the photo above? That's Vixen, my cute tiny little sable point girl. She is very small, but very solid. I'm interested to see what she throws! She looks a lot like her mother Violet. I'd like to see some ears on her that are a little more open and thicker. But she's a total cutie!

On a side note, best wishes to all attending Dwarf Nationals this weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Not too far until breeding time again..

I've done a few breedings in the last few days, anticipating otter litters hopefully! Since these are just a COD color I don't mind if they aren't the perfect age for Convention or not.

Can you believe it's just about time to do Convention Junior breedings already? I'm so thankful Convention is in San Diego, California this year. Definitely driving distance! I'll be starting the big group of breedings in the next couple weeks. I've already jotted down a few crosses I'm planning on doing. Very exciting! Thank goodness the weather has been more "Spring-like" lately. The does are quite a bit more willing to breed. Though really, it has been raining the past few days!

I have some sale bunnies available. I made a list so far of about 6 fuzzy lops and 3 jersey woolies. I'll get those posted to my website soon!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Littermates For Sale

I have two littermates available for sale right now. They are ready to go the weekend of April 20th, Sire is THF Saynora King Kong (seal) x Starlite's Gucci (chestnut, Sire is PFF's Tonka). I already made my pick from the litter (a little early, mind you), and because of space I can't grow the rest out.
Can deliver to Oregon/Washington next weekend.
Seal Jr Buck- $25 (pet no pedigree, if used for seal/shaded program pedigree incl.)
Tort Jr Doe- $35 (show potential, but valuable brood for her lines as well)
E-Mail Me if you're interested.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Okay, maybe not

Starlite's Oh Yes

Well, plans, and things, can change. I couldn't make it to Nationals this weekend after all. Yes, it was a split second decision, but it was one that had to be made. There were multiple things that caused it to happen, but thankfully it wont be a financial loss of too much money. Susie and I can now look forward to a different road trip happening in 2 weeks. More on that to come.

As far as I have been told, Nationals results are as follows:

BOB- Brian Hartzell
BOS- Brian Hartzell

I'll post more detailed results once I have them. Congrats to all winners and placers!