Sunday, February 5, 2012
UARC specialty at PaSRBA on Saturday
The next morning, I arrived early at the showroom, groomed my 2 show entries, talked to all the angora exhibitors, and met up with the last of my angora customers to get their new babies to them. The open show started at about 11:30, and went smoothly. Pam Nock judged. I like the way she places rabbits, although WOE to the person who did not do a thorough job grooming, because she places a great deal of emphasis on the presentation of the wool.
As soon as we finished with the open show, the UARC specialty was called to the table. Judge Eric was training a new judge, which is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because you get to hear an exceptional judge teaching a newby all about judging angoras and what to look for in each breed. A curse, because it takes absolutely FOREVER! It took over 2 hours for them to judge the French and the Satin angora classes. For all I know, they are still judging angoras, since he still had to do the English and Giants! LOL
As soon as my rabbits came off the table, I snatched them up, loaded up my stuff, hugged anyone nearby, and ZOOM! I headed for home. I left at nearly 5PM, and arrived at 10PM. Drove through a fair amount of snow flurries all the way, and the highway was wet but not slippery.
The girls The boys
Pearl Satin Angora - 60 yards $15 Chestnut Satin Angora - 46 yards $11.50 Red Satin Angora - 51 yards $13
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Somerhill Sheridan (choc chin) x GrCH Somerhill Silver City (chin) 3 month old buck