A Gorgeous American Fuzzy Lop
The Angora and American Fuzzy Lop (AFL) breeders are very close in our area. It was no exception at the convention, the AFL judging tables were just behind the Angora judging table. We had the chance of seeing what's going on there.
There were more than 400 AFL shown with huge classes. When the 8 first places rabbits were on the judging table, we stood there and watched the picking of the tops. Two of the 8 rabbits really stood out: a broken junior doe and a solid senior buck. Before the two judges made their decision, Betty called the winners by visual observation: BOB would be the broken junior doe and the BOS the solid senior buck.
When the judges made their announcement, the two winners were exactly the same as predicted. We also learned that the solid senior buck is the sire of the broken junior doe.
The top photo shows owner/breeder Brian H. on the left with his two winner rabbits. The judge in the middle is Tonna T. and the judge on the right is Kevin H. who later won the Best In Show in the convention with his gray Dutch junior doe. Congratulations, Kevin!
The second picture shows Brian H. with his gorgeous AFL broken junior doe. She is so perfect in every way that we predicted that she would go far in the group. Unfortunately our prediction did not come true. It's such a disappointment because this is one of the best AFL we've ever seen.