The Great Alaska Vacation for Randy and Allen
Allen had a great time in Alaska, he reports,
"I just wanted to let those that knew this incredible character, Highwayman, that he died on Friday evening of unknown causes. Highwayman was the '06 RH of the Year, BIS RH Nationals and was on the cover of Domestic Rabbits in June '06.
Highwayman was just a month short of 2 years old. One of his best features was his great bone and leg extension, but did not give the appearance of being heavy bodied. A RH doe that runs the table well runs on her toes, I remember that as a young junior I always though he was a doe because he ran on his tippy toes and not flat footed like the other bucks.
He had 9 legs that are hard to come by for a Rhinelander, 3 of those were won in AZ and 1 in WA. He was the 2006 Open Rhinelander of the Year and BIS Open Rhinelander Spring Nationals; his points alone probably contributed 2/3 of my points earned to win Open RH sweepstakes in 2006.
His mother is the RH pictured in the new ARBA standard. He had such a powerful stride that in his 30" deep cage, he would take one hop and skid into the front of his cage when I walked into the barn, he just wanted his face scratched.
In addition to his show career, he sired many show winners with his partner in perfection, Sparrow."
The top picture is Highwayman; the second picture is Lorena with his daughter that won Best of Breed at the 2006 ARBA convention in Fort Worth.