Caduci Mook (French Lop) shown by #2 took first place (blue ribbon) and best of breed (purple ribbon).
Alice (Flemish Giant) shown by #3 took first place (blue ribbon) and best of breed (purple ribbon)
George (Californian) shown by #2 took first place (blue ribbon)
Elizabeth (Rex) shown by #4 took fifth place (pink ribbon)
Cinder (Rex) shown by #1 took sixth place (no ribbon)
Cuddles (New Zealand/Satin?) shown by #3 took third place (white ribbon)
Lola (Californian/New Zealand) shown by me took first place (blue ribbon)
Jack Frost (New Zealand White) shown by #3 took second place (red ribbon)
Sushi (mystery mix) shown by #1 took third place (white ribbon)
Bennett (Harlequin/New Zealand Red) shown by #2 took fourth place (orange ribbon)
Penelope (Harlequin/English Lop) shown by #4 took fifth place (pink ribbon)
Firefly, Fedora, and Fern (Harlequin/English Lop/Mystery mix) shown by #1 took second place (red ribbon)
That's a grand total of two BoB, four 1st, two 2nd, two 3rd, one 4th, and two 5th place ribbons with 14 rabbits. Not bad!
Previously we had shown Bennett's dad - a purebred New Zealand Red named Porkchop - and he took the blue ribbon (first place). I'm a little disappointed that Bennett only took 4th, but he had strong competition (namely Lola, Jack Frost, Sushi, and Penelope - all of which had to be shown in the meat class because they're all either mixed breeds, or too big or two small for their breed standard).
The judge did have something to say about a few of the rabbits. As I had suspected, Cuddles (and Tellurium who stayed home) are not purebred satin rabbits. He said it looked like they were crossed to a New Zealand. He was very kind and let the kids have a third place ribbon as a New Zealand (they'd already been judged but only had two entries, so Cuddles was given an honorary placement). He said we were welcome to show her again in the future, but to enter her as a New Zealand from here on out. I have updated the Rabbits page accordingly and will now refer to them as New Zealand with possible Satin crossed bloodlines.
The judge was also impressed with Fedora. Out of the trio we picked to show (Firefly the black/red harlequin, Fedora the red/black harlequin, and Fern the blue/cream harlequin), he said that Fedora had a good future in show (as a harlequin). White Firefly and Fern both have splotchy legs and white toes, Fedora has the solid colored legs required for competition. I'd love to see her go to a home that will pursue showing her.
In other bunny news, this afternoon little Geranium left to her new home. She's the first pick of the litter and went to a lady who'd been waiting since the litter was still in the nest box to take her home. Congratulations Brenda! This evening I was lucky enough to meet a wonderful couple who adopted Fanny and Franny so they could stay together for their entire lives. I'm so overjoyed by this, I can't even fully express it. Those two have been inseparable best friends since they were in the nest box, always next to each other, eating together, sleeping together, even heading to the potty corner together. I'm thrilled that they will get to stay together. Some things are meant to be, and I think their bond is one of them. Congratulations Mary!