Judy's Tri-color Giant Papillon
Judy's Tri-color English Spot
Candy at Stonehenge
Judy with Betty and Candy in the 2007 ARBA Convention at Grand Rapids
Candy H. is one of the two remaining charter members of NCAG when it started in 1982; the other one is Betty. Candy has been breeding English Angora since 1972, way longer than any Angora breeder in the country. She and Judy L. from UK are very good friends. They go to ARBA together almost every year. Recently Candy went visit Judy in UK. She sent us reports about her trip and the rare breeds that she saw in UK.
"Some of you have met Judy, a rabbit judge from England, who comes here quite often for the ARBA Convention. Judy and I have roomed together at four or five Conventions. In May, I visited her, and she showed me a wonderful time in and around London, the Devon County countryside, and even a day in Paris.
Judy L. developed a breed called Sussex, which is a recognized breed in the UK. (see photo 1)
But her main breeds now are Giant Papillon (similar to our Checkered Giant but not so arched and racey), and English Spot. She's working on tri-color in both these breeds. (see photo 2 and 3)
Apart from rabbits, we saw a big (wild) cat sanctuary, Europe's largest craft show (including a spinning guild booth), Stonehenge, The Devon County Show (fair) (with a rabbit show and with another spinning guild booth), two concerts in London, many castles, cathedrals, historic churches, beautiful scenery, many rides on busses, trains, ferries, the Tube (subway in London), and the Metro (subway in Paris). We climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the spire of Salisbury cathedral (the tallest cathedral spire in England) and haytor, the highest point on Dartmoor (but didn't see the Hound of the Baskervilles) - Judy's vertigo and my legs got a full workout! And much, much more.
The only way I can thank Judy for such a wonderful trip, is that I have shown her my attractions here, across several states, and will do so again this year when she comes over for the Convention in Louisville. "
Judy also took Candy to a rabbit show in UK; stay tuned for tomorrow.