Today I received my Hollander which is a magazine published my The Holland Lop Specialty Club. I absolutely loved the article by Riley Maki. He talks about "Ethic or basic common sense and good manners" as he puts it.
During a show there are two categories:
Open: for adults who breeds or buys their show rabbits.
Youth: for children who breeds or buys their show rabbits.
Riley went on to explain how frustrating it is to breed and show on the youth class lately because as a child he cannot hear or approach the front of the tables, due to parents that flood the tables.
I personally seen that happening in Utah, adults that enter rabbits on their children's name because they know they would loose in Open. That's a bad thing to do because it discourage the real youth breeders from all the hard work they put on breeding and raising their show stock.
If a person is over 19 yrs. old they should show in youth, they need to either have good enough stock to show in open or not show until they do, point made, Riley!
Another part of the Ethic article that I appreciate is about giving credit were credit is due, from Kylie Donovan.
She explains that if you buy a rabbit and it goes on succeeding on the show table ,you should have the common sense and good manners to give credit to the gracious breeder who sold you a nice animal.
Again, here in Utah I've seen breeders bragging and "boasting" about animals that they bought as if they were deserving of the "glory", however credit needs to be given to the breeders who sold you the stock. After all anyone can buy a god herd, not all can produce them.
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