|Indiana--"Indy"--proud recipient of his first leg|
(Note: This should have been posted two weeks ago, right after the show. Unfortunately, while my sister brought home a new blue pearl doe, I very foolishly brought home a flu bug that knocked me out for two weeks.)
The West Coast Classic held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno May 2-4, 2014, is the 2nd largest rabbit show in the country. Next year’s show will be in Las Vegas.
All of the angora breeders usually stay together and close to the doors so that they can use their blowers on the bunnies. And it helps keep the rabbits cooler. It was quieter where we sat, which I liked.
We were the only French angora breeders in the youth contests. Pretty amazing considering that this is one of the largest rabbit shows. Because there was only one all-breed show on Saturday, we also entered the open specialty shows for angoras.
The first angora specialty show was held Friday night. Cookies and Cream was placed the highest of our rabbits in that show. Indy was stressed and had a dirty bottom. Judges don’t look favorably on such a sight. And the judge for that show very condescendingly said he was giving a gift in not DQing Becky’s newly acquired blue pearl doe for being a “sable point” which he asserted was an unshowable color. Which is apparently the case with satin angoras, but not with French angoras, as the rest of the show judges and French angora exhibitors confirmed.
The second and third angora specialty shows on Saturday went much better, if your name is Indy, as both judges favored him over Cookie. And the youth all-breed show was the best, because Indy won that as well, and got his first leg.