So i'm going to try to get back into blogging, so thought this was an ideal opportunity to start.
Yesterday I judged a members young stock show at one of our local clubs. Meaning a show held alongside a normal BRC show, open only to members of the club and for rabbits under 5 months of age. I was very excited to be asked to do this show as I was judging all 4 sections (fancy, fur, lop and rex) - normally for BRC shows I only get the opportunity to judge fur & rex breeds. I really hope to eventually become a all-round judge, but as my speciality is with fur rabbits I'll have to work harder with the fancy breeds.
The show was overwhelmingly filled with dutch, there was a dutch stock show being held at the same venue, so lots of rabbits out. I had 26 dutch in total - which was rather daunting. I managed to go over them all and pick out my winners in each colour class. My overall BOB dutch was a beautiful little brown-grey (who I would happily have taken home), followed by a black then a blue. The brown-grey dutch also was my best fancy exhibit beating out the silvers, a belgian hare, english. Only 2 lops entered but there was a really gorgeous baby mini lop, a little stunner who easily won best lop, best junior and was my eventual reserve best in show.
Only 3 rex but they were headed up by a super ermine, with a gorgeous coat, which went on to take best in show. In the fur section I got to enjoy some very nice showy sables, some baby continental giants, an alaska, vienna and some satins.
All in all a really enjoyable day with some super rabbits on show. I was very proud of my dutch judging when I compared my placings with the stock show placings - all of my top 3 were cc winners under the specialist judge, and I picked out the same BOB (who was also out for the best in show challenge in the open show.).