Saturday, September 17, 2011
Brandy (left) reports good news: Her little tort junior doe wins all breed Reserve In Show under judge Kimijo (right) at the Utah State Fair on September 10.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Found On The Net: Panda Wanting Moon Cake
On Monday, we had mentioned in our post that "Moon Cake" is traditional food to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival. It seems that even a Giant Panda likes the moon cake as reported on Peoplepets.com:
"Monday was the day of the annual Mid-Autumn Festival in China, which is celebrated with delicacies to honor the full moon.
This giant panda can see what's going on on the other side of the window, and we know what he's thinking: Not fair! Qing Feng, a 4-year-old panda who lives at the Yantai Zoo, got a little tease on Monday when zookeepers brought over some special moon cakes to share with the animals.
The cakes presented to Qing Feng and his panda buddy Hua Ao were made of corn flour, soybean powder, bamboo powder, eggs and apples. And not to worry – they both had their fill of yummy moon cake!"
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Youth Top WInners In Santa Maria Triple Shows
In show A, judge Scott picks Kaitlynn's Dutch for Best In Show, the Reserve In Show is Caitlin and Ben's Mini Lop. Kaitlynn is normally into Mini Lop, this Dutch is out of her first litter of breeding Dutch.
In show B, judge Ashley (not in the photo) picks Caitlin and Ben's Mini Lop Best In Show and Alex's Californian Reserve In Show.
In show C, judge Jennifer picks Caitlin and Ben's Mini Lop Best In Show and Brittany's Jersey Wooly Reserve In Show.
Caitlyn and Ben are the big winners of the day, winning two Best In Show and one Reserve In Show with three different Mini Lops. This shows the consistency of their breeding program.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Top Winners In Santa Maria Open Show C
Betty's English Angora white senior doe Lilianna regains the Best In Show title in show C, awarded by judge Randy. Ashley's beautiful Florida White takes Reserve In Show.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Top Winners In Santa Maria Open Show B
Monday, September 12, 2011
Celebrating Mid Autumn Festival 2011
Today is the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival. White rabbit is looking at the full moon waiting for Jade Rabbit to appear.
It is the belief in the Chinese tradition that on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar, the moon is the fullest, roundest and brightest of the year. People would go outdoors to appreciate the beauty of the moon in the evening.
This day of beautiful full moon is called the Mid Autumn Festival or the Moon Festival or even the "Rabbit Festival" due to the legend of Churn-O flying to the moon with her pet rabbit Jade. See: http://ncag.blogspot.com/2008/09/legend-of-mid-autumn-festival.html
The traditional food that celebrates this festival is called Moon Cake, very sweet and very dense.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Top Winners In Santa Maria Open Show A
California Rabbit and Cavy Shows hold triple open and youth shows in Santa Maria. In show A, judge Michael P. picks Betty's English Angora white senior doe Lilianna as the all breed Best In Show and Ashley's Florida White as Reserve In Show.
Judge Michael P. obtained his judge's license in 2011, he did his apprenticeship on Angora under judge Randy who is one of the best judges on Angora as well as other breeds. Michael sure learned all the methods that was taught by Randy. Here shows him blowing into Lilianna's coat to examine whether the wool is clean down to the skin.
Michael is a sophomore at California State University at Long Beach majoring in Biology.