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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:29 PM

My 2 girls have been working with their rabbits for 6 weeks again this year and tomorrow is the big day. We will be a the fairgrounds at 7AM to get weighed in. Hopefully they will show well again this year. Briley and Bailey has worked very hard this year tending to the rabbits and have got 4 really nice pens to show, 2 a piece.

Briley working on one of her rabbits, getting loose hair out of it's coat.

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Bailey working on one of her rabbits, getting loose hair out of it's coat.

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The rest of them waiting for their turn.

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The girls spend up to 2 hrs everyday working with the rabbits.

 

No matter how they do tomorrow, I will and am VERY PROUD of both of my girls.

 


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:42 PM

The girls will do great!  By working with the rabbits that much there is a bond of trust that will show for the judges. My 2 girls have also shown rabbits in 4H. It is a good program for everyone involved.  Have fun tomorrow.

 

 

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 01:03 AM

Those are good looking rabbits there Brian.

Good luck to your girls tomorrow.


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 01:33 AM

Those are good looking rabbits there Brian.

Good luck to your girls tomorrow.

:ditto:  we are crossing the fingers and thumb up :thumbs:


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 05:13 AM

Good luck with the show, Briley and Bailey! Good looking rabbits, they pose for pics well!


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 05:20 AM

I see they have 4, no 7, no 12, no 25........... :bigrofl:

Good luck to both girls with their 4-H projects.


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:58 AM

I am rooting for them and know they will do great.Always impressed when they show an interest.
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Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Wow, showing in Jan. We don't show until last week of July. I only wished my kids worked with their rabbits likes that. I'm happy if they actually get fed everyday. Then they wonder why they don't win anything.

 

Those look like white New Zealands? What type of classes do they enter them in? I see some meat pens  ;)


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:25 PM

The girls were entered in the meat or market pen, (as some call it) class. The class has you show 3 rabbits as a pen. They both showed 2 pens each. This year I decided to let them show New Zealand's. The last 2 years they showed California's and did middle of the pack. The last judge we had loved the N.Z., this year we had a new judge who didn't like N.Z. at all. All 20 pens of N.Z. out of a total of 151 pens didn't place, bottom 25% doesn't place or go to the auction.

 

I'm very PROUD of my girls, just not happy with the judge.

 

Always be next year I guess.



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Wow, showing in Jan. We don't show until last week of July. I only wished my kids worked with their rabbits likes that. I'm happy if they actually get fed everyday. Then they wonder why they don't win anything.

 

Those look like white New Zealands? What type of classes do they enter them in? I see some meat pens  ;)

 

We always had our Co. and State fairs in IN. in late summer. Down here it's too hot for summer shows.



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:13 PM

We always had our Co. and State fairs in IN. in last summer. Down here it's too hot for summer shows.

So are you a "Hoosier"?

Dubois County (IN) fair...last week of July....State fair middle of August...And it is HOT here too!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 12:05 PM

So are you a "Hoosier"?

Dubois County (IN) fair...last week of July....State fair middle of August...And it is HOT here too!

 Born and raised in Crawfordsville, IN.. Lived there until 1986 when I moved to Columbus, IN. for about 5 years. That's when I move to N.C. lived there until we moved to TX. in 2005.



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 12:19 PM

Sorry I missed this thread Brian, and sorrier that the girls had a SORRY judge!  With that many NZ rabbits, it's clear the judge was prejudiced. 

  But glad the girls had fun, and that's what it's all about.  (I'd be talking to whomever chooses the judges)


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Posted January 21, 2013 - 11:56 AM

151 meat pens???? Holy Moly!! our highest is about 25-30 pens. Sorry about your outcome. I agree about the judges, win some lose some. My son had the best Flemish 2 years ago, judge was a fancy rabbit judge, his place 2-3rd can remember. It varies from year to year at our fair, one yr Black NZ  win, next year, whites, then maybe a pen of Californians. My son wanted to try a set of Flemish meat pen, we know they wouldn't do well, but he just wanted to try, but our buck just ain't got it any more.

Yea never fails, last week of July is always the hottest and we always get a big rain storm, can be a drought, but we always get rain during fair week.


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