Monday, August 8, 2011

Fair and Babies

Last week was fair and we had fun as usual.   Alyssa really got out there this year and worked on more projects and spent more time with friends and even went to the dance.    I am thinking that the bunnies really didn't want to be fair show bunnies and were glad to be home and back in their own beds.   Its was very very very hot on Monday, well above 100 heat index and they were definitely not used to that.  Luckily it cooled down the rest of the week and they did better after that.   Here are pictures of them at the fair
Kirby - he really really had a hard time with the heat but he got a purple

Lollipop - Alyssa did showmanship with her and she just didn't want to be flipped so she got a blue in showmanship but got a purple in the show and best junior doe.

Becky and Darlene - they got blue ribbons cuz they are just babies.  Since they were so little and have been living together, they let us put them in the same cage.  They should be going to their new home in a couple of weeks.  They will be going to live with Charlotte (who got a purple ribbon too, yeah)

Lulu - seemed to really like to go to the   She got best of breed for Dutch and got 3rd place overall.  Thought maybe she would get reserve champion, it was a close one.

Kiki - got a blue ribbon.  He's just a little small and narrow yet.  I am not sure yet if he will grow out of that or not.  We will be taking him to a couple more shows to see what they say before we decide to keep him or not.

Sylvester - Our little show bunny.  When he poses on his own, he really poses and we are working on getting to pose on command, but.....we'll see how that   He got a purple ribbon and best junior buck.

Hopper - got a purple ribbon.   He has been sneezing since he got home and has something weird on his nose so I am not sure if the heat really got to him or if he got a bite on his nose or what is going on.  He got a penicillin shot just in case.

So, we got 5 purples and 3 blues so the purple ribbon rabbits will be going to the fair.   We will be taking others as well but they just can't be shown in the 4H show but Alyssa can show them in the Open Youth show.  

Lola had her babies on 08/04/11.   I have never seen such a pink baby before.  Lol   We are thinking it will be Himalayan since that is what Kirby is but he does have white in his background so I guess it could be that. So far it looks like the other one will be smoke pearl again.   Looks pretty gray in the pictures yet and usually by a couple of days it starts to look brownish, but I guess we will see.

Here they are 3 days old.   The Himmie is starting to get some white fuzz on it.  Not sure when we will start to see the ears changing color.  Could take a month or so?

Here they are 4 days old.  Not much different than yesterday.   And also a short video clip.  They sure are jumpy

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