Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sprucing up the Rabbitry

Over the past week I had set my mind to accomplish some 'sprucing' of the rabbitry. First, I started with my grooming table. It was made for me earlier this year by my dad (thanks Dad!). It has since taking a liking to fade out and it started looking not-so-nice lol. So I bought some stain and went to town! It took my about 2 days to finish, since I was at school and as soon as I came home I only had about an hour or two of light at best lol. It is now a Dark Oak, and very appealing I might add :-)
I also scrubbed my trays. I empty my trays 2 times a week, but I only scrub them about once every 2 months. I was anticipating it to take a long time, so I decided to do it on Wednesday. It probably took me about 2 hours for that.
Then I set to work on brushing any molting bunnies. Thankfully now that it's winter I only have one or two that are molting :-) Then I let a few bunnies run around while I finished brushing & cleaning.
Finally, since Blue Ice is due on the 26th (yay! hoping for babies!!!) I decided to get her nestbox ready. As most of you, clean nestboxes are VERY important. If they are not cleaned before each use, than you risk disease and other health problems not only to the babies but also the doe! After I cleaned it I set it out to dry for a few days. I just put it in this morning :-). She went straight in and started digging around. She hasn't soiled in it, so I'm taking that as a good sign lol.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know I did :-)
Silent Springs Rabbitry
"Where Quality Comes in Color"

Sunday, November 18, 2007

11/17 Show

I had lots of fun! I talked with Berlena R., Angela O., & a Florida White/Satin breeder when I wasn't clerking for Armando. I clerked for Armando C. just about all day tho!

Show A -

Judge: Jennifer Millburn

*Mini Lop*
SSR's Sundance Kid - SSB - 1/4, BOV, BOSB! - 5th Leg!
Milkhouse's ZB2 - SSD - 3/7
SSR's Hannah - SJD - 2/2
SSR's Emma - SJD - 1/2, BOSV! - First Leg!
Velotta's Nick - BSB - 5/10
Kitsemble's Sidney - BSD - 2/6 - Lost to BIS bunny :)

*Fuzzy Lop*
Quaranta's Charlie - BJB - 1/1, BOV, BOB (of 1 lol)

BIS: Mini Lop owned by Joni L.
RIS: Polish owned by E. Salinas

Charlie was Honorable Mention in Show! I was so excited!!!

Show B -

Judge : Armando Cabrera

*Mini Lop*
SSR's Sudnance Kid - SSB - 1/4 & BOSV!
Milkhouse's ZB2 - SSD - 2/7! I bet with another show she wouldv'e won lol
SSR's Hannah - SJD - 2/2
SSR's Emma - 1/2, BOV, BOB! 2nd Leg!
Velotta's Nick - BSB - 4/10 - lost on his head. He just turned senior, so I totally agree!
SSR's Apple Cinnamon - BSD - 1/6, BOV! 4th Leg! Beat the BIS doe :) Now GRANDED!!!!

*Fuzzy Lop* Quaranta's Charlie - BJB - 1st, BOV, BOB!

BIS: Tan owned by ???
RIS: Mini Lop owned by Michael Perez! SSR's Emma won!!! I couldn't have been happier! :)

Charlie was Honorable Mention in Show again :) He was very close!!

Silent Springs Rabbitry

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Website Updated

I did a major update of my website yesterday! Go check it out and sign the guestbook! :-)

Silent Springs Rabbitry

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fresno, CA Show 11/10/07

Fresno was an extremely fun show! We arrived there around 8:15, after getting lost lol. Last time I went to Fresno I got lost too! Something must be up with Mapquest.

Anyway, once I got there I checked in and got settled. Almost immediately they called Open and Youth Mini Lops. My Youth friends told me they needed another exhibitor so I switched all my entries to Youth. In the first show I won the SJD class, but there weren't enough for a leg. Also got a few seconds in the senior doe classes. I believe Caitlyn V. was BOB & BOSB. In the middle of this choas Susie C. and Katie R. managed to find me and we talked for a few until I had to get back to the Youth Mini Lops.
Once Youth Mini's were done I met up with Susie and Katie again. I hung out with them for most of the day, they were really fun :-). I got to oogle at all their pretty Fuzzies and Woolies! I especially loved Allison and Hamlet! They also got too look at my lone Fuzzy, which they loved!
After about an hour or so, Open Fuzzies started! Since Charlie was showing, I decided to clerk for Ray. He raved over Charlie & placed him BOSV, but because of his immature wool he lost the BOB. Katie's gorgeous Broken Doe, Allison, ended up getting BOV & BOSB :-) Congrats Katie! BOB went to Mary Henderson.
For Show B Mini Lops, we had Linda Bell :-) She's a GREAT Mini Lop judge, especially since her daughter is currently raising the breed herself. She named Sudance Kid 1st SSB & then BOV! This was his granding leg! I was estatic!!! He also named Hannah BOSV, for her first leg! She also really liked Cinnamon, but had to DQ her. She said if she wasn't overweight she would have taken BOB easily!!!
Overall it was a great day!

Silent Springs Rabbitry