|Charlotte and Puck in the intermediate showmanship competition|
The only fault the judge found with my presentation was that I used the word "nice" when judging my rabbit. If I had used "excellent," "good," or "fair," or any other synonym for "nice," I could have gotten a perfect score. At least it wasn't anything huge, and being from out of state, I hadn't had that score sheet before to study from.
Before showmanship, I had participated in three of the shows, two of which were open class. My chocolate steel, Sage, took second and third out of the five junior does in the two open shows. Sadly, our junior does weren't even three months old. Their competitors were two months older, and they had much longer wool and better flesh condition. Sage was praised for having a good head and ears against the others. In her third open show, she got second again out of her group. We were very happy that we entered three does in the open, instead of the two that we had planned, because one of the does wasn't a doe at all. So at least somebody was still able to get three legs.
|Youth show A contest|
Jean-Luc, who is going to his new home at the Turlock show, hopped away with a leg for best opposite of breed in a field of five bucks in show B. Muddy Buddy also hopped away with a leg for best opposite in show A.
And I didn't do too badly myself in breed ID.