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The Fluff of the Fancy

Departments 5 6

President’s Report

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Vice President’s Report

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Editor’s Report

Standard’s Committe NJWRC Elections Treasurer’s Report District 1 Report District 2 Report As They Grow, Juniors 2013 NJWRC National Best of Breed Angel LeSage & DeLovely

2013 NJWRC National BOSB Helen McKie & The Negus

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District 3 Report

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Sweepstakes

District 4 Report District 5 Report District 6 Report

District 9 Report Breeding Better Brokens

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NJWRC

President

Rob Usakowski Kimball Township, MI rob.usakowski@gmail.com

Vice-President

Marcia Hinkelmann whiteoakswoolies@yahoo.com

Secretary

Amber Henderson Hollister, CA njwrcsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer

Ashley Felton P.O. Box 1139 Lake Stevens, WA 98258 360-305-8863 njwrctreasurer@gmail.com

District One

Shonna Ausbourne irwshonna@hotmail.com

District Two

Angel LeSage lesageswoolies@icloud.com

District Three

Brenda Reilly HHHHRabbit@aol.com

District Four

Tina Jackson Tinjack29@yahoo.com

District Five Ray Hall

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cinnamonrabbit@netscape.net

District Six

Brian Caudill briguyrn3@yahoo.com

District Seven

Brenda Westover Bwestwabbs@aol.com

District Eight Angi Sheets

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District Nine Deidre Edder Edderland@gmail.com

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NJWRC

Committees

FluffOnline ACCESS PAST ISSUES

Newsletter & Announcements

Sandra Wight sjwtkd@gmail.com Angel LeSage, Amber Henderson, Kristen Drum

Members, now when you log onto www.njwrc.net you can access the “Member’s Only” portal and view online issues of the “Fluff” Magazine, the official publication of the National Jersey Wooly Rabbit Club.

Website

Anne Mills email@thistledown-farm.com

Boutique Sales

Carmen Deling maplelanewoolies@myclearwave.net

Standards Committee

Marcia Hinkelmann, chair whiteoak@badger.tds.net

Open Reserve In Show Denali, Self, Sr. Buck

Brian Caudill, Angel LeSage Helen McKie, Bonnie Seeley Lisa Smith, Michelle Uptagraft-Smith Jessica Usakowski (apprentice)

Constitution & By-Laws

Carmen Deling, Chair, Shonna Aubourne, MaryElizabeth Dugmore

Sweepstakes Scoring

Dennis Alsup njwrcsweeps@gmail.com 1625 Carriage Lane Cookeville, TN 38506

Elections Chairperson Angi Sheets

Awards

Nancy Delaney

Budget

Ashley Felton, chair Kristen Drum, Shonna Ausbourne

Youth

Cathie Usakowski, chair Haley Birkholz

Congratulations to Nichole Wilson & Jacob Fitzsimmons. Jacob won Best of Breed and Nichole BOS with their Shaded Woolies. Pictured with judges Mike Avesing and Bob Koch. (complete stories in the Autumn issue of the Fluff), Photo courtesy Mary

Elizabeth Dugmore.

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April 20, 2013 Owner: Kendra Willaims

All decked out for the National show.

Send a high resolution (300 dpi) picture along with the name of the show, date and owner/breeder. We will publish your win in an upcoming issue. Send to sjwtkd@gmail.com

(photo courtesy Mary Elizabeth Dugmore)

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President’s Report One of the more enjoyable parts of attending national events is seeing many of the breeders you speak to throughout the year, but have never had the chance to meet.

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his year at nationals was no different, and I had the same opportunity to meet a few breeders I had not met with before. Thank you to Cheryl Loesch and the rest of the Great Plains club for all the work they put into the show. Congratulations to all of the winners. It’s election time again for the club. Elections are a critical part of our club. Terms are all two year terms. Up for election this year are President, Treasurer and odd numbered district director positions. Remember these are the members you are selecting to represent you. For me its a time to reflect on what has been accomplished the past two years. Our sweepstakes process has been stabilized. Thank you to Dennis Alsup and Kevin Henderson for all of the hard work they have put into this project. Prior to Dennis being on board we were continually faced with issues related to sweepstakes, and now we are receiving consistent reports. Kevin has worked many hours on setting up a program to accommodate the needs of the club. Recently we paid Kevin $500 for his work and will also give him a receipt for additional hours as a charitable contribution. The process related to how the club is handling your money has been secured. This was never an issue of right and wrong, but rather better and best. Thank you to Ashley Felton for the many hours she has put into things such as obtaining a bank account at a national bank. This will make future transitions easier

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for the club. Our monies which often were in the hands of non-members are now all held under the treasury. This should avoid some of the problems in obtaining club monies that we have seen in the past. Ashley has also been working on our 501c3 status. Although the club posted that status on its website for many years, the club never had applied for 501c3 status. We will be paying for back years of 501c3 registration to get it up to date, as we don’t want to pay for the back taxes owed as a result of not being a 501c3. We have also cleaned up processes related to the constitution and bylaws. I know because of past practice, we have been asked several times if we followed the constitution and bylaws, and each time we have been able to say that we have. Thank you to Maricia Hinkleman for her work in this area. As the Vice President, she aides in making sure that we stay in line with the C&B. I would like to thank each of our directors that have been working very hard in many areas. I’d like to recognize District 5 Director Ray Hall. Last time I checked statistics on who had and had not voted on topics before the board, Ray had not missed a single vote. Thats quite an accomplishment and great news for the members of District 5. Recently the board appointed Angi Sheets to chair the election committee. The board is confident that Angi will do a wonderful job in this position. By the time this article is printed we will have appointed ad-

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Rob Usakowski rob.usakowski@gmail.com

“It’s election time again for the club. Elections are a critical part of our club. ....For me its a time to reflect on what has been accomplished the past two years.”

ditional members to serve with Angi in this very important task. We are working on details for the 2013 ARBA Convention. Thank you to those near the convention site that are helping us with details. Christy Pryzbylowski and Michelle Landis have been a great asset to the club in this area. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Pennsylvania.

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Vice President’s Report Nationals is only weeks away as I write this! I know that many of you have been grooming that hopeful junior and keeping your fingers crossed that the Senior you have been keeping tabs on keeps its coat until then.

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Marica Hinkelmann whiteoakswoolies@yahoo.com

“Nationals for 2014 has been decided upon. If you have never gone to Columbus, Ohio for a National show, you’re in for a treat!”

pring is always a time of hopeful expectations, as it should be. I imagine by the time that you read this, the show will be history and breedings are being planned for Convention. Now is a good time to sit back, recall all the positive experiences and what could be improved. Take the time to send a “Thank You” to the hosting club and its members. Email your District Director or others on the board with feedback. What did you like about the show? Was

the venue good? Did the flyer provide enough information? What would you like to see done differently going forward? It’s your club, your input counts! Nationals for 2014 has been decided upon. If you have never gone to Columbus, Ohio for a National show, you’re in for a treat! I hope that everyone has a productive Spring and Summer both in the nestbox , on the showtable and in life!

Editor’s Report I don’t know if I mention this enough, but there are issues of the Fluff that would not be nearly so put together without the meticulous assistance and diligence of my helper-assistantlifesaver (and not the five flavor candy kind) Angel.

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Sandra Wight wightout@socal.rr.com

This year, in addition to taking photos, Angel was busy winning Best of Breed too

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ith our cross-country relocation making it an impossibility to travel to the national show this year I had to do two uncomfortable things. 1. tell my new travel buddy Brian C. that he was driving solo. (he took it very well cause Brian is cool) and 2. Ask Angel if she wouldn’t mind taking the photos and performing editorial duties in my place. Angel is my silent helper. She is the one collecting articles, planning future issues, running down missing

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content and in general making it easy for me to do the fun part which is the assembly of the magazine. This year, in addition to taking photos, she was busy winning Best of Breed too. So I am not only grateful for her help, I am a proud friend. Congratulations to you Angel. You did the West Coast proud. Congratulations too to Helen McKie and her beautiful Agouti Buck “The Negus”. Both Helen and Angel’s articles appear elsewhere in this issue.

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District 1 Regions Represented: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Yukon Territory & Japan

District 3 Regions Represented: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wisconsin

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District 5 Regions Represented: Illinois, Kansas & Missouri

District 7 Regions Represented: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

District 9 Regions Represented: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC & All Other Foreign

Standard’s Committee Report The committee is working well together and we have made great progress.

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e have all received and read over the new guidelines sent by the ARBA Standards Committee. I think that there are a few misconceptions about what this committee can do and what our job is. We merely go through the current standard and discuss the merit of what is written. Proposed changes are discussed amongst the committee and if they do not have merit, we move on. Once we have gone through the SOP, all of our proposed changes are then sent to the NJWRC membership to vote on. Only the changes that the

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membership voted on and approved will then go onto the ARBA Standards Committee. They have the last word on any and all changes. Just because we might think wording needs to be changed or clarified and voted for, does not mean it will happen. We have to justify why and it needs to make sense. Points. I am sure that many of you do not know that we cannot change the point structure by any more than 5 points once every 5 years. Changes in the point structure are never done lightly, but always with the improvement of the Wooly in mind.

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Treasurer’s Report National Jersey Wooly Rabbit Club NJWRC Financial Statement Financial Statement as of May 31, 2013 As Of May 31, 2013 Year to Date

Balance Sheet Accounts US Bank Account Memorial Scholarship Fund Paypal Account Total Balance Sheet Accounts

(26,134.41) (1,200.00) (2,130.80) 29,465.21

Liabilities & Equity

Ashley Felton njwrctreasurer@gmail.com

Did you know.... At this time you can use PayPal to purchase any of the following: • New or Renewal of a NJWRC Membership • Replacement NJWRC Guidebook or Extra Copies •

NJWRC Newsletters Ads in Various Sizes and Black & White and Color Options NJWRC Treasurer

3100 Falk Rd. APT # S123 Vancouver, WA 98661-5682 P.O. Box 1139 Lake Stevens, WA 98258 360-305-8863

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Income Membership Income Sanction Income Boutique Income ARBA Convention Income Guidebook Income Newsletter Ads Income Paypal Order Handling Charges Membership Foreign Surcharge First Class Mail Charge Donations BIS Convention Award Total Liability & Equity

0.49 2,924.00 8,060.00 2,431.18 11,073.38 60.00 277.00 341.00 25.00 85.00 17.00 100.00 (25,394.05)

Revenues Income Membership Income Sanction Income Boutique Income ARBA Convention Income Guidebook Income Newsletter Ads Income Paypal Order Handling Charges Membership Foreign Surcharge First Class Mail Charge Donations BIS Convention Award

0.49 2,924.00 8,060.00 2,431.18 11,073.38 60.00 277.00 341.00 25.00 85.00 17.00 100.00

Total Revenues

25,394.05

Expenses Expenses Secretary Supply Expenses Sanction/Sweep Supply Expenses Treasurer Supply Expenses Election Comm. Supply Expenses Secretary Postage Expense Treasurer Postage Expense Election Comm. Postage Expense Boutique Postage Expense Bank Fees Paypal Transaction Fees Boutique Expense Guidebook Expense Newsletter Print/Ship Expense Newsletter Editing Expense Treasurer/Officer Bond Expense Sanction Chair Commission Secretary Commission

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68.54 174.90 222.71 104.05 53.66 364.75 40.87 322.87 95.00 5.46 150.92 2,753.57 254.87 3,701.85 650.00 187.00 2,523.20 108.00

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National Jersey Wooly Rabbit Club Convention Revenue and Expense Report For the Period From Jul 1, 2012 to May 25, 2013 Filter Criteria includes: Report order is by ID. Report is printed including Balance Forward and Summarized by GL Account.

Job ID

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2012 ARBA Convention

Basket Auction

ARBA Convention Income

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225.00 225.00

Convention Awards

ARBA Convention Income ARBA Convention Expense

674.00 4,224.10 674.00

Convention Banquet

ARBA Convention Income ARBA Convention Expense

2,211.04 2,116.67 2,211.04

Convention Boutique

Boutique Income Boutique Expense

2,116.67

2,225.83 2,587.85 2,225.83

Convention Judges

4,224.10

ARBA Convention Expense

2,587.85 350.00 350.00

Convention Open Trio

ARBA Convention Income ARBA Convention Expense

485.00 38.74 485.00

Convention Raffle

ARBA Convention Income

38.74

76.25 76.25

Convention YouthTrio

ARBA Convention Income ARBA Convention Expense

580.00 38.74 580.00

ConventionBoothDecor

ARBA Convention Expense

38.74 109.35 109.35

ConventionBoothRent

ARBA Convention Expense

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Donations

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District 1 Report Hello from District 1: Spring shows have been in full swing! Congratulations to the winners of the national show, and also to the winners of the West Coast Classic.

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ith these shows behind us it means summer will soon be here and that brings state conventions, fairs, and warmer temperatures. We are preparing to head to our state convention, and my girls are looking forward to taking part in the royalty competition. Show coats have been anything but lately, and I’m hoping we will have at least a handful of animals to show. By the time everyone reads this it will be time for NJWRC elections. A new elections committee has been established, and I hope you all will take time to read about the candidates and

Shonna Ausbourne irwshonna@hotmail.com

Regions Represented: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Yukon Territory & Japan

By the time everyone reads this it will be time for NJWRC elections....I hope you all will take time to read about the candidates & send in your votes.

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Bears

Rabbitry

send in your votes. I’d like to send out congratulations to exhibitors Kendal Bledsoe and Leslie Hobbs-Hess for their RIS win at the spring Monroe, WA show with “Kendal’s Gimme Sum Sugar” a very cute little Agouti doe. I wish you all the best of

luck in the upcoming shows and competitions, and hope everyone has a great summer.

Jersey Wooly Rabbits Christy, Katrina & Ariana Przybylowski

Specializing in:

• Agouti

• Self

• Shaded

• Tans

215-257-8093 267-992-2907

Perkasie, Pa • 3bearrabbitry@gmail.com • www.3bearsrabbitry.webs.com

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District 2 Report I wish to thank the Great Plains JWRC for hosting Nationals. It was well organized, with lots of munchies, a variety of great cheeses to try and lots of different wines in the raffle. I had a great time and got to see old friends from the area.

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in my rabbitry, as many others do. I think it masks sudden noises that might otherwise startle the little dudes. My rabbitry radio took a header during the move and didn’t work too well when I plugged it into it’s new home……one of the only channels I could pick up on the poor thing was this classically Wisconsinite Polka music channel. Not their usual fare of Golden Oldies, but I thought what the hay…..at least it’s noise. Pretty soon I noticed that some of the picky eaters were eating a little better, and then even cleaning up their dishes. They seemed happier to see me. And then, Hot Diggety, the does started to look at the bucks. And the bucks looked back…. And then it was Polka Heaven! Pretty soon I had a litter of little half-step-hopping Polka babies and a few more on the way. Their mamas popped then out and said “Ya! Velcome to Visconsin! You Vanna’ Polka?” And they did. And life was good. But then it got even better.…We have a thriving Latin community in our town, and at some point this local station switched over to Spanish Polka. I kid you not. I did not even know that Polka came in Spanish, but it does. Not only were my rabbits eating better and looking at each other, but now they even stopped molting. Yes that’s right. I had one poor buck that was in perpetual molt and was extremely The view from my hotel room in Owatonna, MI homely until he heard

t seems that breeding can be problematic. At times I go out to breed and cannot get any does interested other times it is all a go. I have tried to figure out if it is related to the full of the moon or dark of the moon or too hot or to cold or to early in the day, afternoon or evening better or ….. what? Then I remembered in the Fluff Summer issue of 2006, Teresa Wooden in District 3 from Wisconsin wrote about solving her breeding dilemmas. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I haven’t had much luck with getting my does to breed this spring or summer (or fall……). They were just not interested or not successful. I have spoken with a few other people who have experienced similar problems, at least in our area. I would like to share with you a surprising solution that I stumbled upon about the same time we moved all the rabbits into the clandestine rabbitry in the garage of our new house…..Polka music. You heard me right. It seems the little buggers absolutely dig accordion and the tuba. I have always kept a radio going

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Regions Represented: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Mexico

“ Thank you Teresa for your great sense of humor and I think you may have something there. I plan to switch from Country to Polka right away. ”

Spanish Polka. Now his new coat is nearly finished with not a hair out of place, and he has a girlfriend. I am telling you, there is something about the little extra Latin beat they put in there……it is magic. Thank you Teresa for your great sense of humor and I think you may have something there. I plan to switch from Country to Polka right away. Take care and may your Polka babies be the best ever.

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don’t let them go

3 Months

We’ve all been there. The drop dead beautiful 4-week old baby who pops out of your nestbox and fairly screams “LOOK AT ME”! You can’t help yourself. Your mind fast forwards to you standing around the Best in Show table hearing those words that never fail to thrill: “Best in Show is the Jersey Wooly”. You may already be planning junior’s future as a herd buck too. But just a few short weeks later, your little stunner seems to have been pummeled by an ugly stick the size of a California Redwood. What on Earth happened!?

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good record keeping. Watch your babies. Compare them to eachother and their older siblings, look at the parents. If you are familiar with the line, note at what age your juniors were when “wheels fell off” and when they come back. This is information you can pass on to people you sell stock to or to reference when you need some reassurance.

his is the age where it’s easy to believe that your four week old beauty was just a figment of your imagination or the lucky angle of a camera shot. It’s also almost impossible to imagine little junior ever developing into anything even remotely resembling a show rabbit. At this point, many of us cut our losses and pet them out, chalking it up to bad breeding, bad luck, bad lines. If this is you, and it certainly has been me, then you may be guilty of one of the most common mistakes that new and seasoned breeders make.

Now, there are somethings that never change. A pinched rear will almost always stay a pinched rear. While shoulders can widen with age, low shoulders invariably always stay low. If your line has never been known to have a great head, one will likely never come in. However; chances are that if your little guy was a stunner at 4 weeks he never displayed those traits in the first place.

Now if you are one of those blessed folks who has a line that develops uniformly, then this article does not apply to you. (and by the way we all secretly hate you) This is for the rest of us whose traits don’t always grow at the same time and that is what the term“the uglies” is really all about.

the details

Success is in the details. Measure the ears. If they do not exceed the length acceptable by the SOP (ideal is 2-1/2”), though they may appear long, they really aren’t, your baby is just growing. Personally I don’t keep a junior whose ears have grown past 2-1/4. I know that 2-1/2 is ideal, but in MY line that ear length often comes with a longer midsection. Again, your line may be different, but you are recording your own information for future reference right?

You see, your stunner is still in there somewhere. He’s hiding behind an undeveloped head, an unbalanced body, or seemingly long, thin ears. Those body parts don’t all develop at the same time. That mug head now looks like a mule head, like someone placed a hand on each side of the head and pressed in narrowing the space between the head and elongating the front, To top it off the wool cap has probably fallen off leaving junior with a bald spot. The midsection grows and the baby coat moults out. The ears, usually the first part to grow to max length, shoot up while the head stays small. Now you are certain that junior’s mother really did have a blind date with a mule!

record your results

Take pictures at one week intervals to reference their development particularly from the 4-12 week mark. Most of us have pics of the beautiful baby stage, then there is a long gap to the finished stage, (or none if we’ve given up). Most of us don’t take pictures of the “uglies”. Who want’s to

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remember that unfortunate stage of life? It’s important though if you really want to know what’s going on in your herd. You don’t ever have to post those on Facebook, just keep them for reference. I use a pedigree program called Kintraks which allows me to store developmental pictures along with the rabbit’s personal information. It’s a real benefit to see the sideby-side development of a kit to a fully-grown show animal.

disappointed when one day while doing barn chores you see golden beams of light and the faint sound of angels singing. (go ahead and laugh, that’s what it feels like for me). You look in and see that your ugly ducking has gone “swan” on you almost overnight. Now, remember that incredible feeling you had way back when junior was 4 weeks old and looking so promising? Yeah, it’s way better. now. (Now quickly go note that in your charts.)

Even if your show hopeful never does develop you will have an excellent pictorial reference. Successful breeding or not, you’ve learned something about your line that will help you improve subsequent generations.

Nothing is more exasperating than petting out an animal, or selling it as “strictly brood stock” only to have the new owner show you what could have been yours had you only waited. (insert kick to pants here.) So be patient, watch your lines, record your milestones- good or bad, watch and learn. Above all enjoy your journey.

waiting it out

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Breeder Profile • 2013 NJWRC National Open Best of Breed

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Angel LeSage & ERB’s

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DeLovely

What a great thrill it was to win Best of Breed at Nationals. I started attending National shows in 2004 and this is the first National BOB I have ever won. I think winning is some times as simple (or as hard) as having the right rabbit at the right place at the right time with the right judge.

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s a breeder, you work hard all year to have that one successful rabbit. De Lovely, #LOVE, is that rabbit for me. She has 35 legs, numerous BOB’s and 1 BIS and has never been shown at a national show before. Her background is out of the Erb line and over the years I have added several rabbits from the Erbs because they blend well with my herd.

De Lovely is a bit of a character. She has developed a good opinion of herself, demanding respect on the show table and at home. Her manor is as if she came from royalty. I usually can pick her out while she being judged. At Nationals she competed in a class with 24 other senior does. There were 3 or 4 colored does and the rest were REWs. I did lose track of her on the table until it got down to the last 5 and then I recognized her by her demeanor. She is unique in how she will pose for a prolonged period of time for the judge and radiates attitude. She has what I call a traditional JW pose with a high headset, wide shoulders and chest. Her hindquarters are smooth and well rounded. Her wool flows nicely and is long with great texture. I have been breeding and showing Jersey Woolys for 16 years and this win was really one of my biggest thrills. It has truly been an honor to win BOB.

Erb’s DeLovely, NJWRDC National Open Best of Breed Jersey Wooly. Shown by Angel LeSage

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Breeder Profile • 2013 NJWRC Open Best Opposite of Breed

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The Negus McKie’s “The Negus” 1KQ is a nice typie 3 pound 21/2 words: Helen McKie photos: Angel LeSage

year old chestnut agouti Senior Buck with thick 21/2 inch ears and a fat face. His coat has pretty ring color, is dense and is medium length. It is a very easy care coat. In 2011, he won Best Overall Wool (beating a REW) at the ARBA Convention.

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hen molting, he is a slow blower at first and then I can just peel the coat right off leaving a short new coat. It is only occasionally brushed for the

occasional show I attend. It is my kind of maintenance free coat. His coat is never blown because I don’t own a blower! As of this show 1KQ did not have a name. And, since he has done better show wise than his dad “Quarks’ ” and his grandfather “Quark” I thought “The Negus” was quite fitting because “Quark” was “The Negus” for a short period of time in Star Treks’ Deep Space Nine. His pedigree shows all McKie Jersey Woolies except on GG Dam I got from Cindy Coy a long, long time ago. Just off of his pedigree is Marcia Hinkelmann’s “Cash”, a Chestnut Agouti who was BOSB at the 2003 ARBA Convention, and Hinkelmann’s REW “Heartache”. “The Negus” is a mighty fine guy and I thank God for him.

McKie’s The Negus, the 2013 Open Best Opposite of Breed Winner Bred and Shown by Helen McKie.

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Youth Tan Pattern Group Best of Group Arielle Spotswood Best Opposite of Group Nicole & Logan Boulier

Jr. Buck #PTH Sr. Doe #FT121

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District 3 Report I would like to start by Congratulating all the winners from the National Show,

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OB Open was won by Angel LaSage with her beautiful REW Sr. Doe (Sorry I didn’t catch her name) but I know she was bred by Tessa and Teri Erb. She was beautiful! Open BOS was Helen McKee with a very nice chestnut buck. Yes, Helen you really did win!!!!! It was an awesome surprise for Helen. Youth BOB was won by Jacob Fitzsimmions from Stoughton, Wi, with his Shaded Sr. Buck, Erb’s Vader. Bred by Tessa and Teri Erb. Vader is a very nice young buck that also got his 1st BIS on the way home in

Waterloo, Iowa. What a weekend for Jacob and Vader. Youth BOS was Nichole Wilson, Janesville, Wi. with her home bred Shaded doe, JWoww. JWoww is a very nice doe that is just starting to really blossom. Nichole was also BIS with this doe at the Indianhead Memorial Day Shows in shows #1 and #4. Some really hot Shaded rabbits in youth in Wisconsin. As ramrod for the open and youth show I usually like to say what I saw in the rabbits entered this year. I felt the overall quality was great, with lots of excellent rabbits in at-

Brenda Reilly HHHHrabbit@aol.com

Regions Represented: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wisconsin

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District 4 Report Hello all from district 4. For my area of district 4 the show season is underway. I’m happy to see a lot of new youth in the shows which is great to see, but, I’m sad to see that not all of our open breeders have been attending shows.

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opefully, I will see them back at the showtables soon. Since its finally spring I have started spring cleaning in the rabbit house. This is the time of year that I not only power wash all my cages but everything I use with them. I also do some cleaning in my herd as well. This time of year while its nice outside I take all of my rabbits outside to clean and groom them. I also shear down all my wooly brood stock for the upcoming summer. Which hopefully its not as hot as it

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Tina Jackson tinjack29@yahoo.com

Regions Represented: Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

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District 5 Report Greetings from District 5. First, I would like to let you know that I will not be running for another term as District 5 Director. I have some health issues that are forcing me to slow down, so that’s what I am doing.

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have enjoyed my two terms on the Board, but it’s time for me to step aside and allow some new blood to assume the position on the Board. I, also, will not be be able to attend Convention this year. I have a conflict Ray Hall in my schedule that prevents it, but cinnamonrabbit@netscape.net Barbara and I have definitely put 2014 on our schedule. Angel suggested a report on what Regions Represented: type of records we keep. I know Illinois, Kansas & Missouri everyone has some system, but here is what works for me. I have an Excel spreadsheet that I use for each year. On it I list the date the doe is bred, buck, doe, nestboxing date, kindling date, number of kits born, number of kits weaned, and comments. A complimentary spreadsheet lists all tattoo numbers for the year. On that spreadsheet I list the tattoo number sex, color, other and father, date kindled, and comments. The comments on both lists may include: if a litter had several show quality animals (so I can

do that breeding again);if a litter had several animals that were charlies or had color or structural DQs (maybe not to do again); if I had to foster kits (to keep track of them); if doe had litter on the wire; and anything else I think will help in my breeding program. As I have said, this works for me, but find what works for you and good luck. Congratulations to Gayle Beirau on her BIS win in December. Maybe someday we will have a BIS Jersey from our barn. We hope you have a wonderful year and good luck to everyone at the shows. Barbara and I look forward to seeing you at the shows and definitely at Convention in 2014.

District 6 Report Hope everyone is doing well and has lots of babies in the nest box. Convention will be here before we know it. Hope everyone will be able to attend.

Brian Caudill briguym3@yahoo.com

Regions Represented: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico

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ongratulations to Angel Lesage and Helen Mckie for their wins at nationals. It was a well run show and I think everyone had a great time. Thanks again to everyone that made it possible. You all put on a wonderful show.

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Not much else to say except keep those rabbits cool over the next few months. I am hoping that we don’t have the awful heat that we did last year.

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District 9 Report Had a great time at this years nationals in Owatonna Minnesota; very good entry and excellent hospitality by the host club.

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hey had snacks and drinks available both Friday and Saturday. Well run shows(except for the Stuperintendent for Saturday; but that is not the club’s fault); they did their best. Congratulations to NC’s Helen McKie for BOSB with her agouti sr buck and also best white wool with her rew sr doe. My top placings were 2nd, 3rd, and 5th shaded jr bucks and 2nd tan pattern jr doe; had 8 rabbits in the top 5; so very happy. Very cold for us southerners; and a norther blew in as we were finishing up Saturday. We opted to not show in show 3; glad we left; winds were terrible on the highway coming south; made fairly good time; stopped near Cedar Rapids for dinner with my brother Jerry and his wife, Sue. Had a nice meal and then hit the road again; made it nearly to Illinois for the night; then the rest of the way on Sunday; got home about 10 Sunday night. Back to grim reality and work on Monday morning. Just now recovering my energy. I don’t bounce back like I used to. Lots of babies now; I have more juniors on the ground than I got all last year put together. Does that

haven’t kindled in a long time have babies; and litters are larger as well. Phunny Pharm’s Kiss Me Silly (the dam of last year’s national’s winner, Phunny Pharm’s Secret Kiss) has a litter of four by Phunny Pharm’s Heir Apparent (rew son of Prince Charming.) Hope to have some promising ones for convention. Starting to get very hot already here; will have to hook up my sprinkler system next week; it turns on automatically at noon and off at 4 and waters down the barn roof; dropping temps by about 15 degrees. I use crocks to water my rabbits so the water always is cool; which encourages the rabbits to drink more in hot weather; and they sleep all day with their foreheads press to the cool ceramic. Lots of local shows this spring; congrats to all the winners; have had a few new exhibitors and all the old ones; so things are looking up. Overall entries are way up at local shows and woolies are holding strong; averaging between 35 and 50 entries.. More youth are showing woolies as well.

Deidre Edder Edderland@gmail.com

Regions Represented: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC & All Other Foreign

I use crocks to water my rabbits so the water always is cool; which encourages the rabbits to drink more in hot weather; and they sleep all day with their foreheads press to the cool ceramic.

District 3 Report continued from page 21 tendance. One of the new things I noticed, was the thin, folded, bowed and tipped ears. I’m not sure what is causing this and it wasn’t mentioned a lot, but it caused me to note that I saw it on several rabbits. I would also like to say the Nationals was one of the best planed, smoothest run, nationals I have attended. It was fun, and the awards made by Teresa Wooden were

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great! Hats off to all the Great Plains Jersey Wooly Club Members! Elections are right around the corner and our district is voted on this year. I am willing to run again if, as the rules state, no one else wishes to run. I will post my profile for those of you that might not know me.

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Genetics • The Broken Pattern

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The genetic code for each color variety will be the same as listed for that recognized color with the following difference: ??????En???

Breeding Better

words: Donelle Bomben & Sandra Wight photos: Brian Caudill, 3 Bears Rabbitry & Sandra Wight

Brokens The Broken Jersey Wooly, presented by Brian Hartzell, was accepted by the ARBA as a recognized variety in 2004 and has become a popular addition to the breed, competing regularly for top honors. Though the majority of this article was written for the Netherland Dwarf and appears in the Dwarf Guidebook, genetics are the same across all breeds.

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he broken pattern found in rabbits is the result of the [Enen] series of genes. Generally it works in a very simple manner, with the [EnEn] combination resulting in too much white, thus producing what is commonly called a “Charlie”. The [Enen] combination results in a broken pattern on the coat with the pattern placement being controlled by various sets of modifying genes. The pattern can range from too much color to not enough color. The [en en] recessive pairing always results in a “solid” or normally colored rabbit dependent upon the other genes for coat color and coat pattern that the animal carries. These may be any of the normal “patterns” such as agouti, shaded or self. The broken pattern genes produce the so-called “blanket” pattern as is commonly found in the Holland Lop and the Mini Lop breeds. However, the same set of genes is also responsible for the “English Spot” pattern as is found in both the English Spot and Checkered Giant breeds. In this second pattern (usually referred to as “spotted” rather than “broken” by most breeders), there is more white found on the coat and the color is supposed to be found in a more or less very specific pattern or location. The usual pattern is a mostly white background with color located as a “moustache” or butterfly on the nose, full eye circles, both ears fully colored, a spine stripe, and a specific pattern of spotting on the main body area.

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The broken color genes [En] are thus responsible for producing both the blanket pattern and the spotted pattern. It is the modifying genes that are present in an animal that determine which pattern is produced on each individual rabbit. An [enen] pair will always produce a normally colored (nonbroken) rabbit and the [EnEn] will always result in a “Charlie” with a mostly white coat. The [Enen] will, of course, have a broken coat pattern of some sort, the pattern being controlled by

Breeding Tips for Better Brokens • Breeding Broken to Broken will produce Broken, Charlie & solid. Broken is a dominant-recessive gene combination. Each Broken parent can send a ‘solid’ gene to an offspring, producing a solid. Or each parent can send a Broken gene to a kit & produce a Charlie. • Charlies are Brokens that are very lightly marked, and often have a ring around the eye. Using Charlies to produce Brokens can be difficult. (see picture of Charlies above. • Heavily cull rabbits that have scattered white hairs in the colored section of the coat. • While any spot in the whisker bed and/or nose is acceptable, an evenly balanced nose marking is preferred. • Breeders are discouraged from using a non-broken Wooly with a white toenail or spot in their Broken program, as resulting solid colored offspring may carry nail or spotting faults into future generations.

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the quantity and type of modifiers present. Now enters the problem of the “false Charlie”. A false Charlie is a rabbit that looks like it is [EnEn] in makeup, when it is really [Enen], with too many minus modifiers, or too few modifiers for a balanced amount of color on the coat. There are a few clues to help the breeder identify false Charlies from true Charlies. If one parent is Broken and one parent is normal solid color, any resulting offspring cannot be a true Charlie [EnEn], as it inherited just one gene for broken from the Broken parent. Also, the false Charlie will not produce like a true Charlie. If a suspected Charlie is bred to a non-Broken-patterned animal [enen] and produces a solid offspring, the breeder knows that the Charlie must be a false Charlie and is [Enen]. A true Charlie would have produced all broken offspring when bred to a solid, as each kit would have received a broken gene [En] from the Charlie parent, and a non-broken gene [en] from the non-Broken parent. Also, if a suspected Charlie is bred to a Broken and a solid, non-Broken offspring results, the breeder will know that the Charlie carries an [en] gene for solid in its genetic makeup. Breeders working to obtain a good proportion of pattern on their Woolies know that false Charlies are of little value in a breeding program. They carry too many of the wrong modifying factors necessary to produce adequate patterns. They may be of some use in a spotted program, if they carry the necessary modifiers, but most of them do not and thus produce offspring with too much white and incorrect markings, such as incomplete eye circles, white on the ears, half moustaches (or no moustache at all), missing or broken spine markings, or too few body spots scattered about the body of the rabbit. A true Charlie must have two Broken parents! This is the only way a Charlie can carry the correct [EnEn] pair of genes. These [EnEn] animals, if of good type and quality, can be very valuable in the Broken breeding program. When a true Charlie [EnEn] is bred with a solid [enen], all of the offspring with be [Enen] for the Broken or spotted pattern. The breeder will have a larger selec-

A true Charlie must have two Broken parents! This is the only way a Charlie can carry the correct [EnEn] pair of genes.

tion of offspring from which to select and can select further for balance of color and body type. The chance of getting a good balance of color along with good type is increased. Do not add the REW to your Broken program, unless the REW has been test-bred to determine what color genes are carried in addition to the albino gene. The REW could carry some genes that the breeder does not want to add. Especially do not add a BEW into the program! BEWs contribute to blue, mismatched and marbled eyes on some offspring, as well as producing some badly mismarked animals in the solid colored offspring. A marking frequently seen in rabbits that carry a single recessive [v] is the very poor “dutch” or “mismarked” pattern. The BEW carries [vv]. Some rabbits with a BEW in their family line may appear to be normally marked, but carry one hidden [v] gene that can provide endless surprises for generations. Mixing in the BEW is simply asking for coat and eye color problems in future litters.

The broken color genes [En] are thus responsible for producing both the blanket pattern (shown on the right) and the spotted pattern (shown on the left). It is the modifying genes that are present in an animal that determine which pattern is produced on each individual rabbit. T h e

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Sweepstakes Report

Open Reserve in Show Denali, Self Sr. buck

NJWRC Members, I hope you have all had a great Spring show season!

Dennis Alsup njwrcsweeps@gmail.com

To download a Sweepstakes Sanction Form go to: http://www.njwrc.net/sweepstakes.htm

Mail Sweepstakes Sanction Requsts to:

1625 Carriage Lane Cookeville, TN 38506

Show reports have been flooding my mailbox, both email & physical post box, great to see so much show activity. To date, I have sanctioned over 1,000 Shows, just since 7/1/12. Wow! Quite a few of those are for future dates in Fall 2013 & beginning of 2014. Updates will continue to be available & as up to date as possible at http://njwrc. net/sweepsinfo.htm We are still out weighing the effeciciency, costs savings, and timeliness to just run updates on the website, www. NJWRC.net. Of course, the year end results will run in the fall edition of “The Fluff”. The sweepstakes “year” runs from July 1st through June 30. If you have any questions, I would be happy to field those as timely as possible at the following email address: njwrcsweeps@gmail.com Thanks! & see you all at ARBA Convention 2013, Harrisburg, PA.

“You can find the updated Sweepstakes totals for the 2012-2013 year online at www.njwrc.net”

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Do you have a Best or Reserve in Show win? Send a high resolution (300 dpi) picture along with the name of the show, date and owner/breeder. We will publish your win in an upcoming issue. Send to sjwtkd@gmail.com

J E R S E Y W o o l y W i n s

Nicole and Logan Boulier win the NJWRC Nationals Youth Best Display Photo courtesy DeAnn Boulier

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Congratulations Angel r first PC since you y a ’s w “Angel, e g n n le come a lo ld in Dar You have 1990’s he id m r little e th in ed on ou k o o h t WRC Show o g aughwhen you at your d d th r a w y o k c n k a b pasyou into your ittle did L n r s. tu e li ld o m Wo its wou iends fro y of rabb eeting fr m h it ter’s hobb w s. t ie enjoymen n countr sion and en foreig v e d n a d e USA ou a goo across th sidered y n o c s y a your BIG I have alw happy for so ’m I d wish friend an onals. I ti a N 3 1 0 e2 to share win at th een there b e v a h disI could when you t n e m e it your exc EW that as your R w it ld e r e cov continua ou have Y . B h O it B won oolies w ed your W ly improv now you r and I k a e y h c a e so.” nue to do will conti inkston -Nancy H

“To a well-loved exhibitor and friend, Congratulations on your wonderful, wellearned win! - Amber Henderson”

Angel, Congratulations on A superior WIN! You are an inspiration to the Jersey Wooly Breed and I always look forw ard to seeing your smiling face at the Rabbit Shows. Your friend, Jenn ie Waltz

Angel...I can’t think of a better person to have won this great honor. Thank you for being such a good friend and for helping me as much as you have. Congratulations on your “Lovely” doe. -Cassie Angel, we are so happy for you and so proud of your accomplishments with the Woolies. Thank you for your warm welcome into this breed, your support and your friendship. -Ramie Grissom & Sandra Wight

Angel, Congratulations on winning Best of Breed at Jersey Wooly Nationals! We are so thrilled for you. You are an inspirational Jersey Wooly breeder and deserve all the wins in the world. Best Wishes, Julia and Lisa Baetz

Angel, Congratulations on your big win at Nationals and representing the west coast so well -Pauly .

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