I am very happy with our show today. I felt it had a great atmosphere, very friendly and jovial. Thank you exhibitors for talking to the newbies and public. Also very happy to have newbies!! Thank you so much for giving showing a go and truly hope to see you again next time!
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Another fun show! I thought I'd speak about some of the 'behind the scenes' people who are the ones that make the club thrive. Perhaps might speak about more 'behind the scenes' people after the next show. We really appreciate everyone who volunteers their time. The more jobs that are spread out between people, the less effort if needed for each person. Without volunteers, the show cannot happen and no one will get shinies (aka rosettes) at the end.
All nominations will be voted on by members at the meeting on Sunday.
Queensland Rodent Fanciers Inc. recently had our seventh and final show of the year for 2014. It's been a big year with a lot of changes: Club name and logo change, brand new website, rosettes, new sponsors, goodbyes to familiar faces, record numbers of rodent entries and an overhaul of our judging standards, just to name a few.
Genetics 101. Feel free to correct me if I incorrectly state something, I am not a genetics wiz I am going to try to simplify it. Feel free to ask questions.
Most of you have probably seen the Patchwork rats before. They're definitely an interesting variety, known for being "so ugly that they're cute" (depending on who you talk to!). The patchwork gene has not been fully understood as of yet, but is generally known to be a modifier of the Double Rex gene. Here is a description of the Patchwork variety, taken from the AusRFS QLD Rat Standards: