This next Saturday I am going to be bringing Holly's Butterfly, Holly's Clementine, Holly's Glenn, Holly's Missy and Holly's Beth. Here are (what I think) their faults and strengths are and how I expect them to do.
I love Missy! I think she's going to be a brood doe when she's older because she's a big girl. She has the typical false dwarf qualities...longer ears, longer bone. But her bone is THICK! The camera just doesn't capture it that well, but it is. And her body is so nice and round. She likes to lean while she's posing, which is frustrating, but despite that she's a good poser. She has nice width in her chest but could use more width in her head. I love her ear shape and thickness.
I think she'll do well at the show, I highly doubt she'll get a leg this time around since she's so young still, but I don't think she'll place last. Of course that depends on the other rabbits in the class though!
For the life of me I could not decide which doe I like better - Missy or Beth? Beth is overall a thicker doe in the body, HQ, and chest. She is smooth and even throughout her body...and super THICK. She has a thick bone but it's long...characteristic of false dwarfs (which I'm pretty sure she is, too). Her ears are long and her crown is slipped, which I think are her biggest faults...that and her long bone. I don't know who would place higher, her or Missy. I like Beth's body better, so I think she might place higher, but she's starting her junior molt so her fur is all wonky - because of that, she might place lower in the class than she really is.
Oh Man!!! I LOVE this buck!! I love his wide smooth body and thick bone. He has a really nice head shape. He is a lot smaller than his sisters, so definitely a true dwarf. I really wish he has a better crown. His front limb is a little long - but again, better than his sisters'! I think he will do really well - but he's also starting to molt and is super young, so we can only wait and see!
I've loved this doe ever since she hopped out of the nestbox 4 months ago. As the only survivor in Butterfly's litter of 3, I'm so happy she ended up so nice. I absolutely L-O-V-E Clementine's body! She has a very nice HQ - so wide and full! I actually can't reach my hand all the way around her HQ and touch both back feet so when I "square off" her HQ I have to do it one foot at a time haha! Her topline is a smooth and even and rounds off so nicely! She has a beautiful big head and a lovely full crown! Her crazy ears are my biggest pet peeve on her...if her ears were down she'd be stunning! She also has longer bone. She has a nice wide head and a nice chest. I think she'll do really well - if she keeps those ears down!! At her first show back in February, she was only about 10-12 weeks old but the judges were in love with her. She was the smallest and youngest in her class so she didn't win, but she's matured so nicely since then and I think she has a real shot.
LOVE my Butterfly girl! At her last show in February she got 2nd place out of 5 in both shows but she was molting like crazy...blowing her coat....and the judges said she would've done better if her fur wasn't being so crazy. Well for this show, her fur is looking really nice. Her HQ is the same way Clementine's is - it's too wide for my whole hand to go around! she has a nice wide chest and head, and I love her topline. She's a pain to pose right now because she wants to be bred...her and Wicket, the pair of them, make posing such a chore....maybe I should breed them both....after this show, I will!!! And thankfully that settle down miss Butterfly but not Wicket. Why do these dang bucks want to be bred every day of their lives?! Anyway, I think Butterfly will do really well - as long as keeps her fur nice and poses for the judge!
Just realized I'm showing a rainbow of colors....I used to show all torts, now I'm showing one tort and lots of agouti. I'm definitely not complaining!