Sunday, March 31, 2013

SARC's decorations for anniversary celebration

Below are some knitted bunnies created by Kelly Flading. These soft, nice bunnies might be available for purchase by contacting Kelly.

Below is the SARC tee-shirt, order yours today by contacting SARC!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

SARC recognizes special accomplishments...

Southern Angora Rabbit Club recognizes Kelly Flading for the wonderful work and dedication to the club:

Friday, March 29, 2013

SARC celebrates its 1st Anniversary of existence!

On of the highlights of the TRBA Show was the celebration of Southern Angora Rabbit Club (SARC) first anniversary! Below are some pictures of the setup and some of the members and directors:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Highlights from the TX RBA continued...

Here are some highlights of the TRBA show weekend. Pictures of angora breeders, judges, and rabbits.

Ricardo grooming Coqueta

Judge Nita Boatman judging Himalayans!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Highlights from TX RBA Show

TRBA had two shows in addition to the Saturday, State show. The shows, Friday and Sunday were as equally fun and exciting!

Road To Angora "Coqueta" won BOB on Friday night show.

Below, Judge: Conall Addison:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Texas Rabbit Breeders Association Show

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the TRBA had it's annual Show. There were so many breeds represented.
We had several Angoras Shown and the competition was stiff. However, we are proud to say our 1 year old Road To Angora "Coqueta" won BOB!

Below is Judge Nita Boatman:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Barn Blind

Lately, I’ve heard a lot about “barn blindness” in the rabbit show circuit and I decided to post a bit of my own interpretations of this term and the imperativeness of taking it seriously.

Barn blindness is a term we use in the rabbit show circuit about a person’s inability to find any new faults or find excessive amount of faults in their herd. Therefore, they appear shocked or confused with their rabbit loses or wins.

Typically, we as show persons, tend to be our own worse critics. We work with our rabbits daily and love them so much that, unfortunately, we see things that are not there. We might become immune to see the best or the worse in our rabbits.

I believe that we all suffer from barn blindness at one time or another. However, only the true breeders will be able to discern the issue. One way to avoid or combat this situation is by showing rabbits with enough competition. If one person shows their own stock over and over and has little to no competition, that person might get blinded by their wins.

Furthremore, just because we purchase stock from very well recognized lines does not mean all our rabbits offspring are “superb”. We need to take a step back and fully evaluate our stock.
I firmly believe that it is imperative for people to show their animals. That way, one not only does one get independent judges’ opinions, but if competition is there, they can compare to the rest of the breeders and see what a rabbit is lacking or exceling in.

Show competition is tough and being "barn blind, can either make us or break us. We all should strive to reach the Standard of Perfection in a rabbit. We need to objectively evaluate and allow others to evaluate our rabbits so we do not become blinded by our stock. In fact, we should not be blinded by anything, after all, all that sparkles, is not always gold.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

See you at the Show!

TRBA STATE SHOW - Triple 3 Day Show

March 22, 23 & 24, 2013 -- BELTON, TX

Road To Angora "COQUETA"