3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM Poultry and Rabbit show results
Special to the Times
BLYTHE - The Colorado River Fair hosted the 2013 Poultry and Rabbit Show on March 9. The results are as follows:
Markey Turkey: Grand Champion - Samantha Teater; Reserve Grand Champion - JT Logan
Poultry Breed Classes: Best of Show and Best of Bantam -Andrew Thome with his Old English Black-Breasted Red; Reserve Best of Show and Reserve Best of Bantam - Michael Townsend with his dark Cornish; Best of Show Standard Breed - Andrew Thome with his light Amercuna; and Reserve Best of Show Standard Breed - Clayton Teater with his Light Brahma.
Basic: First - Madison Logan; Second - Destiny Perez
Novice: First - Jose Milke; Second - Samantha Teater; Third - Moran Milke; Fourth - JT Logan; and Fifth - Clayton Teater
Advanced: First - Michael Townsend; Second - Andrew Thome
Mini: First - David Watts
An English Spot rabbit won Best of Show for her owner, Rebekah Goodwin. Goodwin also earned first place in Advanced Showmanship and went on to compete in the round robin competition of showmanship.
The Best Reserve of Show place went to a Mini Rex owned by Andrew Thome. Andrew also earned second place showman in the Advanced Showmanship competition.
Advance Showmen, Dallas Hurt earned third place and Patricia Pate took fourth place. The Novice Showmen were Katlyn De Sousa Dias, first place; Jose Milke, second place; Morgan Milke, third place; and Christina Gressman in fourth place.
The competition for the rest of the class was Conner Reilly, Christina Januschski and Anna Redway in fifth, sixth, and seventh place.
The Basic Showmanship winner was Jennifer Elms in first place. Mini members also participated in showmanship earning blue ribbons, Bailee Schuster, Madison De Sousa Dias, Alysse De Sousa Dias, Katelyn Bush and Hailey Hafen.
Richard Swanson, a seasoned rabbit judge, challenged the participants with good questions and gave a lot of information and suggestions to the rabbit owners. He also commented on the high quality of the rabbit stock that had come to the show.
Mini Satins, English Spots, Mini lops, Mini Rex, Himalayan, and Netherland Dwarf were the rabbit breeds represented in the 2013 show.
The Best of Breed awards went to Bailee Schuster with her Mini Satin, Rebekah with her English Spot, and Andrew Thome with his Mini Rex. Himalayan and Netherland Dwarf Best of Breeds went to Katlyn de Sousa Dias.