I travelled to the inaugural River Valley RBA show in Russellville last weekend. It was absolutely wonderful to have a show so close by, and I want to be sure to support the new Arkansas rabbit clubs. It will be easy to continue to support RVRBA because they did an outstanding job, it was well organized and the venue was perfect. Big thanks to the show committee, volunteers and judges.
Broadway Stars Giant Chins did fantastic on the show table. Eliza Doolittle, a junior doe, won BOB in both the Rare Breed Specialty and in Show B. She beat her mother, Audrey Hepburn!
A Broadway Stars’ doe now owned by Susan at Whitten/Applegate Farms won BOB in Show A and then went on to win Second Reserve in Show A! Congratulations to Susan and her doe Sara, and thank you for letting me share in your celebration. A Broadway Stars junior buck now owned by Morgan earned two BOS legs in the Rare Breed Specialty and in Show B. It is great when rabbits from your barn show well for other breeders.
Broadway Stars’ English Lops did well also at RVRBA. Wisteria, a Lilac intermediate doe, earned a leg with a BOB win in Show B.
Broadway Stars’ Folgers was the BOS winner in Show B, earning his first leg. Tootsie, a chocolate senior doe, came home with a leg for her class win in Show B, too.
This was a great way to end showing for 2018. The Broadway Stars’ show team will be back on the tables at the Corners of the South Show in Shreveport in February. See you there!
Seven rabbits from Broadway Stars Rabbitry were entered in the Cajun vs. Cowboys Labor Day Show in Longview Texas-four English Lops and three Giant Chins. Broadway Stars’ Thistle earned a Best of Breed, and had two Best of Variety wins, so he is ready to Grand after his first weekend of shows! He showed as a senior, even though he is five months old.
Broadway Stars’ Tootsie (Intermediate Chocolate Doe) came home with a BOSB Leg from Show C, and Cobalt (Blue Buck) had a BOSV win, earning his second Grand Champion Leg.
In the Giant Chins, Broadway Stars’ Gilda was selected as BOB by Allen Mesick, and she also won her junior class under Chase Austin. Her sister, Carmen, placed third in Show A and second in Show B. Overall, a great weekend of showing for Broadway Stars.
This show was even more fun because in addition to the Arkansas crew, the Giant Chin club members from Louisiana and Texas were there-and they add a bit of spice to the fun. Especially Wes, who was handing out homemade sausage samples. We also had an excellent turn out for the English Lops, and it was fun to meet new breeders with great rabbits. New breeder Suzanne won BOB in show A and Show C with an awesome blue buck!
In addition to three Open Shows and some breed specific specialties, this club had some great unique specialties which included “Rare Breeds”, “Buns on the Run”, “Meat Lovers” and “Fluff Wars”. They did an amazing job of keeping the show moving considering how many activities were in motion.
I did not stay late Sunday to hear if the Louisiana Cajuns or the Texas Cowboys had more Best of Breed Wins… I do know that on Saturday night, the Arkansas Hillbillies were giving the Cajuns a run for the money…
I took six English Lops and one Giant Chin to the ETRBA in Mesquite Texas this weekend. It was a fun show weekend with enough English Lop breeders to earn some grand champion legs. In Show A on Friday night, no legs were won by my rabbits, but the Judge said Folgers and Cobalt were both very good rabbits– and I agree!! Saturday morning, Folgers earned the BOB award and my little chocolate junior doe, Tootsie, was awarded BOSV. Ritz, my first chocolate chestnut buck was the BOV for solids in Show B and my chocolate tort buck, Snickers, was the BOV at show C Saturday. Tootsie was BOSV again in Show C.
Really pleased that this chocolate crew I have been working on for a few years is now holding their own on the show table!
There were only two Giant Chins at the show, but Audrey Hepburn was registered.. with a weight of 15.1 lbs! And she is not seven months old yet…I love that!
I’ve got several litters of English Lops and Giant Chins growing out this summer, so please keep checking the sale tab if you are interested in purchasing from Broadway Stars.
With summer just around the corner, spring breeding season and show season are winding down. Our last show will be in Mesquite, Texas, at the ETRBA Show on May 25 & 26, and we will take the summer off, and concentrate on keeping the rabbits cool. I spent today getting the fans cleaned, and the soaker hoses ready for the heat that is coming.
The last two English Lop does were bred today. Buttercup was bred to Bonbon, and Glimmer was bred to Freddie Mercury, and if they were successful, there should be lots of color, including more chocolates in 31 days. I am very excited about a litter due on Tuesday: Hyacinth, a broken blue doe who carries chocolate is expecting a litter with Moonlight, an awesome REW buck with 27 in ears! We have a few more English Lop and Giant Chin litters also due in June.
There will be five English Lops and a couple of Giant Chins for sale at Mesquite, and lots more of them available from Broadway Stars this summer.
I can’t believe it has been a year since I’ve posted on this blog. It has been a very busy year, especially at work, so let me first apologize for taking so long to get back on this site. There have been a lot of chocolate based English Lops born at Broadway Stars the past few months. In fact, there are two litters that contain only chocolates/lilacs. These sixteen kits are five weeks old, so it will be a couple more months before they are available. My first chocolate chestnut, a buck named Ritz, is four months old, and he will be on the show table in Mesquite, Texas Memorial Day weekend. There is a two week old broken Chocolate Chestnut here now, too–totally adorable! I expect to have several junior English Lops available at Mesquite. All of them should at least carry chocolate, and one or two will be chocolate.
I also have an outstanding Giant Chinchilla doe named Audrey Hepburn. She received four Grand Champion legs on her first show weekend at the COTS Show in Shreveport, including a Reserve in Show at the Rare Breed Specialty. She is only six months old and already weighs over the minimum of 13 pounds! I can’t wait to see what she produces, and hope she really steps up Broadway Stars Giant Chinchilla program.
We attended the Northeast Arkansas Rabbit Breeder’s Show in Jonesboro on Saturday. We had a great time visiting with friends and showing rabbits. We were done with two shows by 1 p.m.! Very well run show. In Giant Chinchillas, TnT’s Ivanhoe (purchased fromWesley Tero) took Best Opposite Sex in Show B earning his first Grand Champion Leg.
And Broadway Stars’ Zsa Zsa Gabor, a junior doe, won her class of 7 in both shows, and then took BOS in Show C, earning her 2nd and 3rd Grand Champion Legs this weekend.
In English Lops, Broadway Stars’ Rocket was BOB in Show B, and a little blue tort doe that hasn’t even been named yet was BOS in Show C. Unfortunately, there were only two breeders, so no legs for them this time.
If I can learn to find my way around Jonesboro, I will definitely try to keep this show in our schedule.
No box of chocolates this time, just a single Bonbon. Truffle had some problems with her delivery, and had a single broken chocolate kit, now named Bonbon. 🙂 I hope to repeat this breeding to Amaretto in the fall, but now Truffle will be bred to Frosty, a REW buck, to determine if he is actually chocolate under his white coat. Bonbon will be raised by Petals, with her litter of five. Petals’ first litter includes a chocolate (and possibly lilac), so she is a confirmed chocolate carrier, also.
I am very excited about another upcoming litter. Glitter, a chestnut doe (A_ Bb C_ Dd E_), was bred to Starbucks, a buck that is suspected to be a self chocolate chin (aa bb cchdc Dd E_). Starbucks carries REW, and if Glitter carries REW, also, then there is the potential for this litter to produce chocolate and lilac chins! Even if that doesn’t happen, Stars may still have chocolate based agoutis–Chocolate Chestnut and Lynx–from this breeding. Dusty, a Lilac GTS, is our only chocolate agouti so far.