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Year Book of American Fur Fanciers Association - 1913
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Year Book of American Fur Fanciers Association - 1913

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YEAR BOOK
OF AMERICAN FUR FANCIERS ASSOCIATION
1913
ROBERT WHITAKER President 1911-12-13
Mr. Whitaker has been a member of the A. F. F. A. since its organization and was Chairman of the Fancy Rabbit Club continu-ously up to his being elected President in 1911. He is a Hobbyist pure and simple, has been a Breeder and Fancier of the English and Dutch Rabbit over thirty years.
The publishing of the year book this year has taken up a great deal of time, caused by the delay in getting promised pictures, cuts adds. But we are pleased to be able, at last to publish a book, that we will not only introduce you to all the officers, who have kindly assisted us by lending us their photos, but will bring you in touch with fancy in general. We here offer our gratiful thanks to all who have rendered us any assistance. This volume not only introduces you to all the officers but to all the sister and brother fanciers as well and gives you the necessary information on all official shows, A. F. F. A. specials and all other specials up to the time of printing, which alone is worth the small price paid for it.
Wm. B. Patterson,
Treasurer
OFFICERS FOR 1913.
President—Rob’t Whitaker, Dalton, Mass.
First Vice-President—Wm. H. Taber, Stat B, Long Branch, N. J . Second Vice-President—W. G. FLUCK, East Greenville, Pa. Secretary—CHAS. H. Ellard, Great Neck, N. Y.
Treasurer—Wm. B. Patterson, Red Bank, N. J.
Chairman Fancy Rabbit Club—John Ruckstuhl, Jr., Jersey City Chairman Belgian Hare Club—B. A. Robinson, Taunton. Mass. Chairman Smooth Cavy Club—Wm. L. Prizer, Katonah, N. Y. Chairman Peruvian Cavy Club-Mrs. S. W. Mirick, Sheepshead Bay Chairman Abyssinian Cavy Club—T. A. Martin, Jr. Freeport, L. I. Chairman Mouse Club—Miss A. E. C. Lathrop, Granby, Mass. REGISTRY COMMITTEE
T. A. MARTIN, JR. JOHN RUCKSTUHL, JR. W. G. FLUCK
FINANCE COMMITTEE
WM. B. PATTERSON WM. H. TABER B. A. ROBINSON
RULES COMMITTEE
MRS; S. W. MIRICK MISS A. E. C. LATHROP C. H. ELLARD JUDGES APPROVED BY ASSOCIATION 1913 j
Rob’t Whitaker, Dalton, Mass. Al. Kroeger, Milwaukee, Wis. L. G. Plath, Manch'ter, Pa. C. H. Ellard, Great Neck, N. Y. Wm. B. Patterson, Red Bank, N. J.
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 1910, 1911, 1912 Report from statement of July, cash in treasury $32 44
Dues from 33 members for 1910 $24 00
Dues from 8 members for 1911 5 00
Dues from 1 member for 1912 50
29 50 61 94
Expenses from July 1, 1910
(a) Silver medals 7 01
(B) Printing in Advocate 4 40
(C) Stamped envelopes for Sec. 5 62
(D) Postage, post card, stationery for Treas. 5 78
22 81
Balance in Treasury for 1911 39 13
Dues from 2 members for 1911 2 00
Dues from 37 members for 1912 46 00
Dues from 2 members for 1913 2 00
Total
EXPENSES FOR 1912
13 00
50 00 154 19
73 37
Balance in treasure for 1913 $80 82
From January 4th, 1913
Report by Wm. B. Patterson,
Treasurer
REPORT FOR 1911 FROM Dec. 31, 1910 to Dec. 23, 1911
Balance in treasury from Dec. 31, 1910 $39 13
Dues from 1 member for 1910 $2 00
Dues from 8 members for 1911 5 50
Above dues under old rate. Dues received under new rate $1 00 per club Dues from 47 members for 1911 62 00
Dues from 5 members for 1912 5 00
Total 74 50 113 63
EXPENSES FOR 1911
(a) Printing in Advocate of Aug., Oct., and Dec.
1910, bill paid Feb. 6, 1911 3 60
(b) Printing application blanks 5 00
(c) One Cent stamped envelopes [500] 5 62
(d) Loose leaf book and filler [for treas.) 3 55
(e) Postage and writing paper 4 67
22 44
Balance in treasury for 1912 01 19
REPORT FOR 1912 from Dec. 23, 1911 to Jan. 4, 1913
Balance in treasnry from Dec. 23. 1911 Special subscrition English Rabbit for Boston 91 19
and Madison Square Garden shows 10 00
Cash for medals 3 00
(a) Special English Rabbit 10 00
(B) Stamped envelopes for Secretary 5 72
(C) Printing special marking tags 1 50
(D) Gold, Silver and bronze medals for 1911 and
1912 shows Boston, Mineola, Red Bank, Phila.,
Grand Central Palace, Monmouth County Fair,
Madison Square Garden 32 36
(E) Stamps, registered mail, envelopes, hektograph
paper, postal cards, receipt book. 21 94
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT
WM. H. TABOR
Mr. Tabor, our First Vice-President brings to the Association a store of knowledge which is the result of years of careful study and intelligent breeding. Naturally gifted with a love for aminals, he has produced some specimens of Flemish Giants and Belgian Hares which have brought him highest honors at the best shows.
Mr. Taber is also a pigeon fancier of note, having originated and brought the “Famous Tabor Cross” to the front ranks in squab breeding.
MINNIE, AN IMPORTED DOE, WEIGHT 17 1-2
Flemish Giants and Belgian Hares
All my Stock is Imported and Pedigreed. I only breed the real giants, write and ask the weights of my Flemish Giants.
My prices are reasonable considering quality. I guarantee satisfaction.
L. G. PLATH
MANCHESTER, PA.
R. F. D. No. 1
JOHN RUCKSTUHL, Jr.
Breeder and Exhibitor of
FLEMISH GIANTS, SILVER GREY, HIMALAYAN DUTCH SPOTTED ENGLISH, IMPERIAL BLUE, BLACK AND BLUE AND TAN RABBITS.
SMOOTH ENGLISH CAVIES, ALL COLORS
115 Hague Street,
Jersey City Heights, N. J . •
DUTCH RABBIT AND CAVIE
JOHN RIESBECK
---BREEDER OF-
Belgian Hares, Flemish Giants and Dutch Rabbits
All my Stock are Pedigreed and of Prize Winning Strain. 236-12th Avenue Long Island City, N. Y.
VICTOR WOLFEREBERGER
Importer and Breeder of High-Class
Flemish and German Spotted Giants
121 Grace Street,
Jersey City Heights, N. J.

SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
WARREN G. FLUCK.
Mr. Fluck, our 2nd Vice President, started in the fancy with English Cavies more than 15 years ago, and his first being the broken colored, later he took up the solid colors, and he has proved himself to be a great breeder and exhibiter of English Cavies for more than 5 years with the A. F. F. A., he has won many first and specials with his English Cavies at all the leading shows.
ENGLISH CAVIES
Solid Reds and Blacks of good shape and color. Winners at all of the leading Shows. Also common stock.
THEO. B. WILDES
South Dartmouth. Massachuettes
IVAN BROOK FARM RABBITRY
High grade, pedigred Belgian Hares C. M. PAGE,
R. F. D. No. 1 Asbury Park, N.J.
Note, Write me! It is a pleasure to answer inquiries.
Spring Brook Pet Stock Farm
Breeder and shipper of high class pedigred Rufus Red Belgian Hares, Mascot strain, pedigreed Flemish Giants good color and large fellows. Himalayans, White Angoras, Lops and all kinds of Cavies in all the solid and broken color.
Stock for sale at all times, satisfaction guaranteed.
A. E. DANIELS, Jr., Prop.
Camillus, N. Y.
Rufus Red Belgian Hares
Strictly High Class, Winner of many Firsts, Prizes,
Silver Cups, Medals, etc. Write for circular.
R. Marselgia, Roelofs, Pa
BROKEN COLORED PERUVIAN CAVY 'MR. RAFFLES' OWNED AND BREED BY MRS. STANLEY W. MIRICK.
MRS. STANLEY W. MIRICK
Neck Rd. and E. 24th St. Sheepshead Bay, L. I.
CAVIES THAT WIN AND DO WIN
35 Firsts and Specials won by my Peruvians alone last Show Season. All Breed by me.
Telephone, 846-M Coney Island
PENINSULA RABBITRY
L. REGNER, Prop.
65 North H . Street, San Matee, Calif.
Breeder of First-Class Flemish Giants. Winner of 1st and Special Prize at San Jose Show 1912. Youngsters, 3 months old from $5.00 a pair up.
Member of A. F. F. A.
Belgian Hares
Breed from Winners both in Europe and America I Breed none but the Best, all of my Stock is Pedigreed Write for prices, and state your want
David A. Cooper
23 Lincoln Street
West Medford, Mass.
CHAS. H. ELLARD
One of the Organizer of the A. F. F. A. and secretary during its existence, and one who is well known among all fanciers.
IDEAL CAVIARY
Breeder and Exhibitor of
English Black and Red and White Abyssinian.
1912 WINNINGS. BOSTON SHOW Black English I won 1st and 2nd boar,
1st and 2nd sow,
1st Junior and 1st pen Abyssinians 1st and 2nd boar
1st and 2nd sow 1st Junior
Also medal for best and second best Cavie in Show.
D. COAKLEY, Prop. Waltam Massachuettes
Portable Cavy and Rabbit Hutch, owned and invented by August W. Polloorth, 1816 Wright Street, Milwaukee, Wis.
The above is a very good suggestion for those who wish a good hutch for their stock, any one wishing full information about this hutch can get same by writing Mr. Pollworth and inclosing postage for return reply, or get a complete set of plans from him at a very small cost.
Robert Whitaker
Airedale Rabbitry
DALTON, MASS. Importer, Breeder and Exhibitor of
High-Class English Dutch and Imperial Blue Rabbits.
They win everywhere, at Madison Square Garden, N. Y. 1912 I won the gold medal for the best Rabbit in the show with an English Doe, and bronze medal for 3rd best in the show with an Imperial blue and the Hubbard challenge cup for the best young Dutch Rabbit under a year old, and five other specials. 1913 I again win the gold medal with a Dutch Buck and again the Hubbard challenge cup for the best young Dutch Rabbit and the Association specials for best display in strong competition which included the gold medal and cup winner of 1912, that means quality I’ll leave it to you, nothing to sell until it, if you want something good for less than $5.00 save your stamps, and mine too, better ones I ask more for and I get it. I keep them .
I am to please and will if I can.
THE HIMALAYAN RABBIT.
Although the country near the Himalayan Mts. were probably the original homes of this pretty breed, it is now not necessary to go there for good stock. In fact, the stock procured directly from China and Thibet lack the depth of coloring reached in England or the United States. Black feet tail, ears and nose, added to a Polish rabbit would produce a very respectable Himalayan. The body coloring is white, the eyes are pink and the nose feet, ears and tail, called “points”, are black.
Unlike the Dutch rabbit, whose merits or defects are easily des-cernable while in the nest, the Himalayan require from three to five months to reach perfection of marking. A nest of Himalayans only a day or two old might easily be confused with a nest of the pure white Polish, but at three weeks of age the tip of the nose is black, and the ears begin to look gray. The points develop slowly for from three to five months, according to the strain, and then the Himalayan is in his prime for showing purposes. After the first year and a half the black points become rusty. When the rabbit moults the color fades, but will reappear with the new coat. Because the colors are always varying, many schemes have been tried to retain the intense coloring, and have met with mere or less success. One plan is to use false floors, personally, I prefer one solid floor well covered with sawdust or shavings to any number of false floors. They quickly become foul and are more bother than they are worth. If the stock are properly cared for and kept ob-scrupulously clean, there is no need for such artificialities. A second plan, that of light, deserves more serious thought. Full sunlight won’t keep the color dark, nor will full darkness, I have tried both, and find no advantage in either. In both cases the feet become light colored. The nose and ears are not effected so much as the feet, remaining fairly constant in all lights. By chance, I tried the middle course, keeping the stock in a half-light and was so successful that I now keep all my stock in that way. The windows in the building where I keep stock are all on one side and I place the hutches so that the light entering them is diffused from within the building, that is, the hutches are so placed that they face away from the windows. The Himalayan is a small rab-bit weighing only 4 to 5 lbs. when mature, they breed fairly true to markings and are as hard to breed to perfection as any other breed. In fact rather more so, because the breed mnst wait five
WM. B. PATTERSON, TREAS.
months before discovering what he has bred. The length of time taken in developing proves either a drawback or an incentive according to the way you look at it. Personally, I believe the Himalayan to be one of the handsomest of our fancy breeds. There are breeders ready to supply stock at reasonable prices, and it is too bad that advantage is not taken of the opporiunity to acquire specimens of this breed. Try the experiment and if you don’t become and become an enthusistic breeder, I miss my guess. Himalayans are the fanciest of the fancy, and are well worth whatever trouble is spent upon them. Give them a chance to prove it.
(Alden M. Drury.
SILVER CUPS FOR 1913
Offered by members of A. F. F. A. To compete for any of these cups you will have to be a member of A. F. F. A. These cups are to be won on points as follows, first to count 6 points, second 4, third 3, fourth 2, fifth 1. The member winning the greatest number of points from all of the following shows wins the cup. Shows are as follows ; Monmouth County Fair Red Bank N. J. Grand Central Palace N. Y. Philadelphia Show Pa. Monmouth Poultry show formley held at Red Bank to be held at As-bury Park, N J. this year, Madison Square Garden N. Y., Boston Show Mass. The above show season is from Sept. 1913 to Feb. 1914.
The Peruvian CaVie CuP—offered by Mrs. W. Mirick to member winning greatest number of points on Peruvian Cavies.
The Abyssinian Cavie Cup—offered by Mr. Thos. A. Martin Jr. to member winning greatest number of points on Abyssinian Cavies,
The English Cavie Cup—offered by Mr. Ambrose Shapley, Jr. to member winning greatest number of English Cavies.
The All Variety Cavie Cup—offered by subscription from members of A. F. F. A. to members winning the greatest number of points on all varietys of Cavies.
The Belgian Hare Cup—offered by subscription from members of A. F. F. A. to member winning greatest number of points on Belgian Hares.
The Fancy Rabbit Cup—Including all varietys of (rabbits) not hares, offered by subscription from members of A. F. F. A. to members winning greatest number of points on Fancy Rabbits.
The Rabbit and Hare Cup—Including all varietys of Rabbits and Hares, offered by subscription from members of A. F. F. A. to member winning greatest number of points on Rabbits and Hares.
THe J. M. Hendrickson Cup—This cup is to be won by all varietys of varietys of Rabbits except Flemish Giants and Belgian Hares. This cup is to be won on most points in Junior class of Rabbits under 6 months old, points to count from all A. F. F. A. shows ending with Madison Square Garden Show 1913, this cup for members only.
SELF BLACK ENGLISH CAVIES
THE EBONY STRAIN
For well proportioned shape, correct formation of ears, combined with rich, uniform color and lustrous finish of coat, the EBONY strain stands foremost. I have been breeding blacks exclusively for ten years.
My winnings at Boston, New York (Madison Square Garden) and (Grand Central Palace) and Phila. prove the above statement.
A few exhibition and stock cavies for disposel occasionally at from $5.00 to $25.00 each.
AMBROSE SHAPLEY, JR.
GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
DUTCH BUCK: AIREDALE PRINCE:
Winner of Gold Medal for the best Rabbit in the show at Madison Square N. Y. 1913 bred and owned bv Robt Whitaker, who also won the Hubbard challenge cup for the best Dutch Rabbit under a year old wito a Buck winning second to the above winner both going ahead of the cup winner of 1912.
Himalayans And Any Color Dutch Rabbits For Sale Prices reasonable, considering quality; all from prizes winning stock. Satitisfaction guaranteed.
Alden M. Drury. Northampton, Mass.
John Ruckstuhl
CHAIRMAN FANCY RABBIT CLUB.
Mr. Ruckstuhl who became a member of our asscoiation two years ago has taken great interest in the association and has tried as hard as any member could to advance the fancy in both its members and entries at the show room. He has proved himself to be a great worker for the A. F. F. A. and if the members of association will only give him a helping hand I think he will help to advance the association to a great extent in both membership and the how room.
Member of American Fur Fancier Association.
Member of National Pet Stock Association. Highest Quality Pedigreed Stock. All order promptly filled.
ROCKLAND RABBITRY
Imported And Domestic stock Breeder and Exhibitor of
BELGIAN HARES. FLEMISH GIANTS. HIMALAYANS. BLACK, BLUE AND TORTOISE DUTCH RABBITS
I have won 149 prizes and 27 specials on 171 entries at such shows as Madison Square garden, Grand Central Palace N. Y., Boston, Detroit, Buffalo, Schenectady, Red Bank etc., on Himalayans, Belgians, Dutch and Flemish. My Himalayans are unexcelled as has been proven by my winning the special on the variety at Madison Square Garden for the past three years in succession. My stock can win wherever shown, but remember! Quality and prices go hand in hand. Breeders and young stock for sale at all times.
Satisfaction Guaranteed. Correspondence Solicited.
Himalayans S3.00 a pair and up.
Dutch $3.00 a pair and up.
Depending on age and quality.
ALBERT G. SHERWOOD
59 MAIN ST. NYACK, N. Y.
Himalayan, Dutch, (black & white) Flemish Giants, French Havanas and other Rabbits. Winning, Buffalo 1913, the shield for most points on rabbits in show. Detroit 1912. cup for best display of Himalayans. Chicago 1911. cup for best display in show. Special at Mill-waukee Wis., South Bend Ind., Waukegan I11.
W. I. LYON
Waukegan, Illnois
President of National Pet Stock Ass’n. Information gladly given send stamps for reply.
ENGLISH DOE; QUEEN MAB.
Approaching the ideal of the standard, the winner of the Gold Medal for the best Rabbit in the show at Madison Square Garden, N. Y. in 1912, bred and owened by Rob’t Whitaker, Dalton, Mass And one of the winners again this year 1913.

A COUPLE OF ELM COVE TAN RABBITS A BLACK AND A BLUE
B. A. ROBINSON
CHAIRMAN OF BELGIAN HARE CLUB.
Is a well known fancier, and one who is always willing to help and seldom fails to have a few entrys of good Belgians at all shows.
He is one of the eldest fanciers of this Assn. and has been a breeder of Belgian for over twelve years.
W. ENDICOTT DEXTER,
PRIDES CROSSING. MASS.
Breeder of high grade prize winning Polish Rabbits from Imported stock. Winners at the Red Bank. Boston and New York shows 1912 and 1913. Youngsters for sale and occasionally breeders. Prices reasonable considering quality. Satisfaction guaranteed.
P. O. Address 291 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass.
Red and White English Cavy Breed by WM.
L. PRIZER, Katonah, N. Y.
COLUMBION RABBITRY
ESTABLISHED 1892.
And I have been breeding hares every since and I breed only the best, as my past show records will tell you .
My winnings for 1912, 1913 are: Boston, Mass. Jan. 1912 on 6 entries 1 won 1 first, 1 second, 1 third on adult Does, 1 third 1 fourth on adult bucks and 1 first on junior Doe.
Red Bank, N. J. Sept. 1912 on 4 entries I won 4 firsts and special for best Rabbit in show.
Red Bank, N. J. Dec. 1912 on 6 entries I won 4 firsts, 2 thirds and special for best
Rabbit in show.
Madison Square Garden, N. Y. Jan., 1913 on 2 entries I won 2 firsts.
Boston, Mass. Jan. 1913 on 6 entries I won 3 firsts, 3 seconds and specials for best hare, best colored hare, best American bred hare and for best collections of hares.
Young stock for sale at all times and occassionaly breeders.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.
GEORGE W. FELTON
CLIFTON DALE,
MASSACHUSETTS.
Black Diamond Strain.
Blacks That are Blacks.
English Cavies Blacks Exclusively.
From the best imported English strain, that will reproduce offsprings fit to show anywhere in the world. Winning 1st prize at both New York shows, besides capturing the A. F. F. A. gold medal at Madison Square and silver medal at the Palace show, is a record hard to equal.
GEORGE D. TIETJEN, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J.
ELM COVE RABBITRY
THE HOME OF Flemish, Angora and Tans Rabbits of the highest type and best strains.
C. H. ELLARD,
Great Neck, N. Y.
A TYPICAL FLEMISH GIANT.
WHITE ANGORA RABBIT, ENGLISH LAD. ONE OF ELM COVE STRAINS.
PEDIGRED RUFUS RED BELGIAN HARES AND FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS.
Prize winners at Madison Square and Grand Central Palace. N. Y. and Red Bank. N. J. Show and utility stock for sale.
Also the following varieties of pigeons : Tumblers, Maltese Hens and the Famous Tabor cross for squabbing. Blue ribbon winners at New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
W. H. TABOR
Sea Side Lofts,____ Long Branch, N. J.
LESLIE G. YOUNG, Plainville, Mass.
FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS
My stock is all pedigred and bred from the best strains of America and England.
Wm. L. Prizer
Chairman English Cavie Club.
Mr. Prizer is an extensive breeder of all varieties of cavies on his farm at Katonah, New York, he has a large building especially erected for cavy brceding and usually keeps five hundred or more on hand, including every variety of long haired and short haired cavies. He has been so busy attending to his large plant and making shipments that he has not found time to become an exhibitor, but hopes to be at the next exhibition.
East Greenville Guinea Pig Farm
Warren G. Fluck, Prop.
EAST GREENVILLE. PA.
Member of A. F. F. A. N. P. A. of A.
Breeder of High Class
ENGLISH OR SHORT SMOOTH CAVIES IN BLACK, RED AND CREAM COLORS
My winnings at the largest shows:
Philadelphia, Pa., 1909, on 3 entries I won 111
Madison Square, N. Y. 1909 on 3 entries I won 111 Red Bauk, N. J. 1910 on 3 entries I won 113 Red Bank, N. J. 1910 on 3 entries I won 12 2 specsal Madison Square, N. Y. 1910 on 3 entries I won 1 3 special Grand Central Palace, N. Y. 1911 on 5 entrier 1112 3 special Madison Square, N: Y. 1911 on 5 entries I won 2 2 2 3 Philadelphia, Pa. 1912 on 8 entries 11112222 special Buffalo, N. Y. 1913 on 5 entries I won 1112 3 special Cavies for sale at all times, Prices as follows:
3 months old S3.00 per pair
Exhibition stock $5.00 and up per pair
1 Boar 6 sows, Month old variety of colors $10.00 per lot
THE NEW ENGLAND OUTLOOK FOR BELGIAN HARES
It is with no small degree of pleasure that I note the optimistic outlook for the popularity of the Belgian Hare. After receiving the unjust condemmation of misguided poeple who had been imposed upon by the shysters and hucksters, who claimed to be real Belgian Hare fanciers, but who proved to be the Belgians worst enemies. During the couple of years of the Great Belgian Hare Bubble, thousands of people were buncoed out of their good money by these shysters through there Belgian Hare get rich-quick schemes and the poor little hare had to stand the consequences. But it is another case where “worthiness will win’’ and the pretty red fellow again coming to his own; not in the crazy way of the year of 1900 and 1901, but quietly and steadly, proving his worth at every hop. I began breeding the Beligan in 1893, went through the boom of 1900 and saw the bubble burst; was one the suckers who got stung with high priced “Imported shyster game” having had hares costing me as high as $100, but hung to them through the coaching of my good friend Mr. Geo. W. Felton, who never faltered for a minute, always persisting that their qualities were bound to win out for them and they did. At the last Boston Show there was the best showing of Belgian since the Big Boom and the quality has steadly improved. Any old grey rabbit is no longer considered a Beligan Hare; they have got to be classy or they don’t count and it is a pleasure to breed the classy kind . Inquiries come continually for stock which I am unable to supply. People want them and are bound to have them and I find breeders of good stock everywhere are closely sold out, this shows there is a good healthy demand for them at living prices. We don’t expect to get the price of a cow for a Belgian and we don’t want to; that is what killed fancy before, and we should profit by the lesson taught us.
Yours for the “Handsomest Hare that Hops”
Typical Belgian Hare. One of Atlantic Rabbitry’s prize winners.
CAVIES
LONG HAIRED and SHORT HAIRED. EVERY VARIETY.
Cavy Breeding House of W. L. Prizer, Katonah, N. Y.
Cavies Bought and Sold.
LABORATORY STOCK FOR SALE.
William L. Prizer WOODSIDE FARM Katonah, N. Y.
Mrs. Stanley W. Mirick Chairman of Peruvian Cavy Club, has been identified with Dog and Cavy fancy for over ten years, making a specialty of Peruvians . Her “Raffles” won three A. F. F. A. medals for second best cavy in show at Phila, New York (palace) and Boston, while her “Beautiful Lady” won two A. F. F. A. medals for best at Red Bank Shows. All her exhibition Peruvians were bred by herself making success more plea-urable. Mrs. Mirick is author of “All about Cavies” and she has in every way endeavor to further the interest of these charming little pets.
AN IMPORTED TORTOISE AND WHITE CAVY, OWNED BY C. H. ELLARD
BELGIAN HARES
From the Finest Imported and Prize Winning Stock
E. W. THORNE,
Lexington,
Massachusetts
r
ONE OF MR. CHAS. NIEDHARDT’S LOP RABBITS
By Edward F. Bigelow, Arcadia, Sound Beack, Connecticut,
I contend for pets as pets not as prizes. Of course I expect that some of my associates in the AMERICAN FUR FANCIERS ASSOCIATION will voice a protest that already rabbits, cavies, etc., are kept as pets for the love of them. Perhaps it is so, by I have been a regular attendant at the annual meetings, yet, admidst the mass of information that I have heard regarding cavies and rabbits, pedigrees and standards. I do not recall even one word about the interesting traits, nor about the influence that keeping the pets may have on boys and girls, nor about the power that interest may have from keeping the boys from on the street. I recognize the necess-ity of standards, and the necessity of appealing of competition to procure the very best care and proper selection of stock, but the trouble is that If we are to reach the young people we should not stop there. The other day I came across a little boy who had a rabbit that to him was the dearest thing in the world, but to my associates would be only an ordinary pink eyed, white rabbit and that is nothing. It would have been ruled out of the exhibit by the judge, as meriting no place there. Of course I knew that it would be kindness to tell the boy how to keep a finet grade of stock and of course you remember the story of that father who told his daughter to never marry for anything but love, but “it is just as easy to love a man with a million as one without a cent” It is just as easy to induce a child to learn to love a high grade Dutch or Himalayan rabbit, as the measliest pink albine that ever hopped on grass. Want to do a little missionary work? Want to increase the membership? Instead of talking about the amount of money you will contribute for first and second give one of those extras to boy or girl. But, you say, that will start another rabbitry in competing stock. Isn't that what you want.
"HYGRADE” CAVIARY
T. A. Martin, Jr. Freeport, N. Y.
ABYSSINIAN AND ENGLISH CAVIES ALL COLORS
Out of 30 shows from 1907 to 1912, won 179 firsts and 34 specials Exhibition and Breeding stock for sale
IVORY KING White Abyssinian Cavie won first and special wherever shown owned by T. A. Martin. Jr.
The Wampan Rabbitry
F. E. WHITING, Prop. PLAINVILLE, MASS.
Home of the Handsomest Hare that Hops
BRED FROM
THE CLASSIES STRAINS OF
THE FOREMOST ENGLISH BREEDERS
Stock generally for sale. At prices poor man can pay
Premier
English Rabbits
ALL COLORS
NOTE THIS SEASON WINNINGS.
At Empire Show, New York City, on four entries, won 4 firsts and 6 specials.
At Madison Square Garden Show, New York City, the club meet, on three entries, won 2 first 1 second, and 2 specials.
At the Boston Show made clean sweep, winning on 9 entries, 2 first, 3 seconds and 3 thirds, esides several specials.
No Stock For Sale Until Fall.
Willis J. Middleton M. D.
449 WASHINGTON ST. QUINCY, MASS.
ONE OF F. E. WHITING'S WINNING BELGIANS
Mr. T. A. Martin, Jr.
The Chairman of the Abyssinian Cavie Club is a well known fanciers, and one who is always willing to help at all shows and what is more he seldom fails to have a good representation at the shows. And always wins his share of specials, his Ab-yssinian are as good as can be found at any of the shows. He also breeds the English Cavie which he won very good with last year, but his efforts to push the Abyssinian should meet with stronger support from breeders than it does.
Flemish Giant Rabbits and
Smooth Coated English Cavies
Prices Reasonable Considering Quality. Correspondance Solicited.
CHAS. NIEDHARDT
R. 4 Box 8 D. SAN JOSE, CAE.
ELM SUKEY
ONE OF ELM COVE’S SMOOTH BLACK CAVIES
ATLANTIC RABBITRY.
BELGIAN HARE AND FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS
I have 3 distinct strains of Flemish and 3 in Belgians and they are ail bred from Imported stock. My Flemish and Belgians are bred to win and they do win where ever shown. I cannot do much exhibiting on account of my judging at most all shows.
A PRIZE WINNING BELGIAN BUCK.
My prices are reasonable considering quality.
I guarantee satisfaction and will satisfy if I can.
WM. B. PATTERSON.
DRUMMOND AVE., star r. no. 1. RED BANK, N. J.
ONE OF ELM COVE's BLACK AND WHITE DUTCH MARKED ANGORAS.
Little Snatches of advice By Robert Whitaker
If your stock is not in good sound coat you should groom them daily especially Angoras with a soft hair brush, the short haired breeds you may use a brush a little coaser and finish off with an old silk hankerchief. Show specimens have a tendency to be more or less moulty and need a little more attention than those kept at home, be as liberal with them as you can in the matter of feeding and grooming, give a small quantity of hemp seed in the mash about twice a week and it will assist to brighten up the coats wonderfully, for old stock a handful of middlings and a little barley meal mixed with a teaspoon full of flaxseed meal will help to put them in condition, remember condition counts on the show bench. Handle them all the time, get them used to it, it counts.
Silvers, Belgians and Himalayans should be kept out of the strong light especially the sun light in order to preserve there color and also should be kept clean every day an on a nice bed of clean straw perfectly dry. the above three breeds are wonderfully assisted by being kept clean and in a subdued light.
Good sound oats, roots and good early cut hay should form the staple diets, green food must be used with caution, frosted vegetables are dangerous and lible to take off your best ones in the spring, be careful about feeding to much green at once, you may gradually increase the quantity but always a handful of hay every day it is a good regulator, but avoid “pot belly”.
Belgian Hares must be allowed lots of room to run and exercize, provide them with hurdles about 12 inchs high and so they cannot run under, keep them and feed them just as you would a race horse, make a steady of them and don’t let them get fat, don’t let them huddle up in a corner and develope a dew lap, make them work all the time to keep in condition, you cannot expect to win with a Hare so lazy he hates to move, you say how can I avoid it, feed them just enough to keep them hungry, feed twice or three times a day, don't feed to much roots or vegetables, just a little, good oats will keep them alive, don’t let them fool you and make you think they are starving to death, keep them working.
(Now for a few don’ts)
Don’t expect to purchase winners for $1 .00 because the breeder and exhibitors know the value of them to well.
Don’t think winners can be bred in every litter or every month for you will be awfully mistaken.
Don’t think when you have won a first and special in fair company that you ought to win when the good ones compete against you.
Don’t forget the other fellow might have a good one too.
Don’t expect to win if you never handled or trained your exhibits, your lack of interest is soon noticed by the judge, for a well behaved Rabbit or Cavie will win over you. every thing else being equal.
Don’t breed when your stock are moulting or in poor health, you will have poor results sure.
Don’t get discouraged when your exhibits get beat, come back, don't get cold feet.
Don’t expect to get the cup and medals given by the A. F. F.
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THE TROJAN CAVIARY
BREED AND DEALS IN
HIGH-CLASS CAVIES
Tortoise and White, Self Black, Reds, Creams, Himalayans, Greys and Golden Agoutis all from the Best Strain.
Youngsters and Breeding Stock For Sale, Write for Partfculars to
J W. SEIBERT & SONS
199 CONGRESS ST., TROY, N. Y.
THE PERUVIAN CAVY
Compliments of W. W. Waston member of A. F. F. A. breeder of Cavies. 52 West 52nd St. New York City.
FALLS RABBITRY
Importer and Breeder of
FLEMISH GIANTS
Prize Winning Stock A Specialty.
Young Stock For Sale and Occasionally Breeders, R. T. WILLIAMS, Prop. HONEOYE FALLS, N. Y.
MIsS Abbie E. C. Lathrop,
Chairman of the fancy Mouse Club, who has been a fancier of Mice, Cavies and Rabbits for the past 10 years, but her favorite is the Mouse, having perfected some remarkable specimans in the Dutch marked and has breed as many more of good ones in all of the other varieties. Miss Lathrop is one who is always willing to give a helping hand toward advancement of the Mouse fancy .
THE HIGHLANDS RABBITRY.
GIBSON BROS, Props member of a. f. f. a.
1045 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Winners of 4 firsts Detroit Show Jan. 7 to 18 1913.
Winners of 4 firsts Buffualo Jan. 14 to 19 1913.
“After you have tried the rest, send to us and get the best’ .
RESUME.
It is the third year since we published our last year book. During this time some progress and some retrogression has occured, the fancy has not proved spirited enough to support a journal. The introduction of much raking and truthless scancal broke the journal that pretended to specialize for our fancy. If the fancy learns from these things progress will be made and it is due to the steadfast and stalwart uprightness and faith of our old fanciers that our Association has not been wrecked. In no combination of individuals can all see things exactly alike nor can all feel that every policy is as he individually would have it but all can be loyal and sports manlike enough to abide by what the majority seems for the best. In spite of hindrance we have progrsssed. An association founded on such lines as this is bound to stand as there are true sports, manlike fanciers. The shows during these three years has gone up and down . The fancier personal has changed. The younger fanciers have left and those in the fancy several years ago are back. Due to this and the conditions voted in the opening paragraph the entries were this past year low but I belive another year will see a healthy reaction and the results of the efforts of the old fanciers will be rewarded by a really large season of quality and volume in the showroom. But to accomplish this there must be more enthusiastic support accorded each official show and each fancier should make an effort to have some stock in shape for each.
C. H. ELLARD, secretary.
MILL RIVER RABBITRY
J. M. HENDRICKSON, ROCKVILLE CENTRE, L. I. Breeder of High-Class
Dutch, English, Silver Grey and White Angora Rabbits.
“TDLE HOUR” A SILVER GREY
Prize Winners and Youngsters Bred from Prize Winners. I always have a few good one for sale.
Write for Full Particulars.
Six MONTH OLD WINNING FLEMISH BUCK ONE OF THE ATLANTIC RABBITRY’S
GIBSON BROS. WITH THEIR WINNING BELGIAN
HOW TO FEED AND CARE FOR MICE.
Feed your mice twice a day, if possible - oats in the morning, and in the evening bread and milk and canary seed. They may have finely chopped cooked meat, carrots and hemp seed occasionally, and crackers, etc., are good for a change. If any become too fat, give them canary seed alone for a week or two. Mice should always have plenty of water. A good watering device is a wide mouth (1 inch) bottle with a rubber cork through which is run a glass tube (about 12 mm.) diameter When the bottle is inverted there is always a drop of water at the end of the tube, and The bottle requires filling only twice a week. Soft hay, alone or mixed with cotton or paper, is the best bedding. It should be changed once a week, and the sawdust or bran used in the cage should be changed daily. Scrub the cage once a month using a little crude ‘Santas’, or some similar preparation, in the water. Zinc trays make a very good flooring. Don’t crowd a cage, 8x16 will do nicely for a pair, and 12x18 is a good size for about half a dozen adults. Don’t put more than a dozen young mice in one cage. If you are raising show aminals, three or four to a litter is quite sufficient for the doe to raise . They may be taken from her at the end of from four to six weeks, and the sexes should then separated Mice are sexually matured from five to ten weeks, but it is better not to try to breed from them until they are at least twelve weeks old. The doe goes with young from eighteen to twenty two days and the buck should be removed as early as possible. Keep your cages clean, give your mice plenty of food and fresh water, and don't crowd, and you may pretty certain of success.
CAVIES BY THEO. B. WILDES.
I keep now principally solid red, solid black and broken colored English Cavies. When I want a bear I do not acconomise, but get a get a good one. I have about 65 blacks of the same quality. In broken colors when selecting stock I try to save or pick out only the large well shaped and attractively marked specimens. Of this variety I now have about 50 beside a very fair pen of solid-white English, a few white Peruvians and a few solid Golden and Silver Agouti Peruvians. What few Peruvians I keep are of the best sort as I have them largely for a hobby and to exhibit.
This last fall I built a large new cage indoors that cost me between $175 and $185. It is 4 ft. 8 in. wide, 11 ft. 4 in long and 9 ft. high. One end is against the wall. The other end has six tiers of pens each 2 ft. 4 in wide. One door hinged at top opens for both cages. The partition between pens is hinged at the top and can be hooked up, this throwing 2 pens into one and when down is fastened with a barrel bolt that locks into a 1-2 in board 2 in high running across the front of each cage to hold in the litter when the door is opened up. When cleaning out cages these strips can be taken out. thus permitting the litter to be hoed out into an ash barrel in which it is removed. The rest of the cages is divided through the middle giving cages 2 ft. 4 in. deep on each side. On one side I have four tiers with 6 pens to a tier (doors on each end) and end tier, the bottom one with 2 large pens for young stock The floor of each tier is lined with zinc leaving no wood exposed to become satured and making the cage very sanitary and easy to keep clean or to clean out. I leave some in breeding pen until they have had young and then place them in single pen where they remain with their young until litter are weaned.
FLEMISH GIANT RABBIT OWNED BY MR. L. REGNER
BELGIAN HARE OWNED BY F. E. WHITING
B. A. ROBINSON IMPORTER AND BREEDER OF
BELGIAN HARES
13 Monroe St., Taunton. Mass.
A WINNING FLEMISH DOE ONE OF THE
Abyssinian Cavies.
Fanciers who do not care for the Smooth or English Cavy, and who think the long silky haired Peruvian too much trouble, will find a happy medium in the rough little Abyssinian. He is a hardy creature, requires no extra care, and can be kept in an outdoor hutch with plenty of hay all the year around, the cold improves his coat—the most essential point in a good Abyssinian. The short, wiry coat is formed into rosettes from which the hair radiates in circles. The more rosettes, the better, but they should be equally distributed over the entire body, The placing of the rossettes is fully as important as their, number, for a cavy with 14 may beat another having 20, if the arrangement is more pleasing, in juding Abyssinians, 30 percent of the count are given to the rosettes, for in them lies the chief beauty of the animal. A well developed specimen should be large throughout, with broad shoulders, a good head covered with fur, which in no part must exceed 1 1-4 inchs in length, and ears well loped. When breeding select a sow for size and shape and the boar for coat and color. This is not and infallible rule, but it often proves to be a wise one to follow. Self colored, White, blacks, reds, creams gold and silver Agouties, and the broken or varied colors, tortoise shell, Abyssininans are becoming conspicous wherever pet stock is exhibited, and the largest shows of last year doubled their classes this season. We would like to have the Abysinian Club grow the same rate, so all interested persons are most cordially invited to join.
T. A . Martin, Jr.,
Chairman Abyssinian Club.
IMPORTED FLEMISH DOE AND BROOD OWNED BY C. H. ELLARD
Fancy Rabbit Club
M. R. Berry, 282 Spring St., Portland, Maine.
Edward F. Biegelow, Arcadia, Sound Beach, Conn.
R. B. Baker, Round Top. Green County, N. Y.
W. E. Castle, Ph. D., Harvard Uni’ty, Forest Hill, Boston Mass
A. E. Daniels Jr., Camillus, N. Y.
Walter F. Drout, 24 Prospect St., Corona, L. I.
W. E. Dexter, 291 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass.
Alden Drury, 66 Paradise Road. Northampton, Mass.
C. H. Ellard, Great Neck, N. Y.
J. M. Hendrickson, Rockville Center, N. Y.
John Johanson, Box 303, Hubbardston, Mass.
Geo. Rammer, Box 720, Oradell, N. J.
W. I. Lyon. 301 Sheridan Road, Wankegan, Ill.
Alex McCarty, 48 Clinton Ave., Rockville Center, N. Y.
W. J. Middleton. M D. 446 Washington St., Quincy, Mass. Chas. Neidhard, RFD NO 4 Box 8D, San Jose, Calif L. G. Plath, R F D NO 1, Manchester, Pa.
Wm. Patterson, Drummond Ave, STAR R. NO 1, Red Bank N. J. Erastus B. Relayea, 53 N Clinton St., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
E. E. Risley, Walton. N. Y.
Wm. J. Rohrig, Ronkonkoma, N. Y.
John Rubkstuhl, 115 Hague St., Jersey City Heights, N. J. Louis Regner, 65 N . H. St., San Mateo, Calif.
B. A. Robinson, 13 Monroe St., Taunton, Mass.
E. B. Southwick, Arsenal Buldg, Central Park, New York City. Albert G. Sherwood, 50 Main St., Nyack, N. Y.
Victor Wolfersberger, 131 Grace St., Jersey City Heights, N. J. Robt. Whitaker, Dalton, Mass
W. H. Whipple. 516 Congress Street, Poetland, Maine Leslie G. Young, Plainville, Mass
F. Gugel, 16 Santa Inez Ave, San Mateo, Calif
FOUR STORY FLAT BUILDING HUTCH OWNED AND INVENTED BY W. I. LYON
Belgian Hare Club.
Mr. M. R. Berry, 282 Spring St., Portland, Me.
Mr. D. E. Caldwell, R. F. D. No 5, Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. David A. Cooper, 23 Lincoln St., West Medford, Mass. Mr. A. E. Daniels, Camillus, N, Y.
Mr. Chas. E. Ellis, 210 W. 56th St., New York City Mr. Geo W. Felton, 10 Myrtle St., Cliftondale, Mass.
Mr. O. F. Goettel, Rev. Upland, Calif.
Mr. C. F. Gibson. 1045 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Mr. John Johanson, Box 303, Hubbardston, Mass.
Mr. W. R. Knowles, Dr. Fostrio, Ohio Mr. E. F. MacMillen, Voorheesville, N. Y.
Mr. Rocco Marseglia, Roelof, Pa.
Mr. W. J. Middleton, Dr. 446 Washington St., Quincy, Mass. Mr. C. M. Page, Box 118, Asbury Park, N. J.
Mr. Wm. B. Patterson, Star Route No 1, Red Bank, N. J.
Mr. Robert Pesok, Richmond, Maine
Mr. John Riesbeck, 236 12th Ave, Long Island City, N. Y. Mr. B. A. Robinson, 13 Monroe Ave., Taunton, Mass.
Mr. Albert G. Sherwood, 50 Main St., Nyack, N. Y.
Mr. E. W. Thorne, Box 158, Lexington, Mass Mr Wm. H. Taber, Station B, Long Branch, N. J.
Mr. Frank E. Whiting, Plainville, Mass.
Mr. Benj. R. White. Dr. Honeoye Falls, N . Y.
Mr. R. T. Williams, Honeoye Falls, N. Y.
YOUNG
HIMALAYANS
Five weeks old just showing grey tints.
HIMALAYANS
Just reached their full color.
English or Smooth Cavy Club
Mr. Dudley Coakley, 369 Main St., Waltham, Mass.
Mr. Wyatt Emery, 104 Esset St., East Lynn, Mass.
Mr. R. R. Fleming, Bathurst St., Toronto, Ont., Canada Mr. Warren G. Fluck, East Greenville, Pa.
Mr. Walter T. Hoon, Grafton, Mass.
Mr. T. A. Martin, Jr., 30 Bedell St., Freeport, L. I.
Mr. Walter I. Neyes, 16 Mendamin Court, Somerville, Mass.
Mr. Wm. L. Prizer, Woodside Farm, Katonah, N. Y.
Mr. John Ruckstuhl, 115 Hague St., Jersey City Heights, N. J. Mr. J, W. Seibirt, 199 Congress St., Troy, N. Y.
Mr. E. B. Southwick, Central Park, New York City Mr, Ambrose Shapley, Jr., 434 E. Woodlawn Ave, Germant’n Pa Mr. Geo. D, Tietjen, 63 Jefferson Ave., Hasbrouch Heights, N. J. Mr. Theo. B. Wildes, South Dartmouth, Mass.
Mr. W. H. Whipple, 516 Congress St., Portland, Maine Mr. J. H. Wagner, 1909 N. Capital St.. Washington, D. C.
Mrs Katherine L. Rhodes, Mid Hill Farm, Wilton, N. H.
A BLACK AND WHITE LOP RABBIT
ABYSSINIAN CAVY CLUB Mr. Dudley Coakley, 369 Main St., Whaltam, Mass.
Mr. Julius C. Gray, 29 Laurel Place, New Rochelle, N. Y. Mr. T. A. Martin, Jr., 30 Bedell St., Freeport Long Island Mr. Wm. L. Prizer, Woodside Farm, Katonah, N. Y.
Mr. E. B, Southwick, Central Park, New York City Mr. W. W. Watson, 52 West 52nd St.. New York City
MOUSE CLUB Miss Abbie E. C. Lathrop, Granby, Mass M iss Christina Spenser, 132 Beach St., Stapleton, L. I. Mr. E. B, Southwick, Central Park, New York City Mr. E. P. Warner, Concord, Mass
Mr. W. H. Whipple, 516 Congress St, Portland, Maine
The breeding of our Fur-bearing pets is an interesting study, delighting the hearts of young and old alike. The boy who possesses his first pair of cavies or rabbits at the age of five or six, is very apt to be found in the ranks of the Fanciers at fifty or sixty. The question then arises, why the interest? Where lies the charm that that seems to literally draw us to these little four footed friends? Is it, because we like the labor, incidental to the possession of them or for the love of spending our money for feed and other accessories? Surely, if there were no other side to the question of possession the ranks of Pet stock owners would most likely be rather slim and isolated. But here we arrive at the same landmark and read that other fanciers, piegon, chicken, cat, dog, etc. have long travelled and pointed the way for us to follow, the Show Room. Hear we expect to be rewarded for any extra care or effort we have bestowed upon our wards; also, here is the place where any laxity, either in care or breeding is very forcibly brought to our notice, spuring us on for renewed energy, to attain the same level as our next door exhibitor. However, when all is said and done, it is but a weary road to travel alone. For this reason the American Fur Fanciers Association was called into being, some half dozen years ago, to further the interest of all time fanciers, but not alone in the show room, but to work for the uplift of the fancy and the stock as well, by offering special tokens of merit for prime specimens, when ever shown, and by co operation as a unit, get better and more liberal treatment and consideration at the hands of the show Associa-ions. Here the fellow fancier is the insentive, to throw your lot in with ours, by joining our Association, especially when you consider the very nominal cost of $1.00 a year per CLUB of which there are six, Viz: Belgian Hare, Fancy Rabbit, Cavy and Fancy Mouse Club. Join either one or all you like, but remenber in is strength. Any other information will be cheerfully furnished by any member of the Association or by writing our secretary, enclosing stamp for reply. Yours for a better fancy American Fur Fanciers Association.
G. D. Tietjen.
Peruvian Cavy Club
Mr. Chas. H. Ellard, Great Neck, N. Y.
Miss Bertha Hendrickson, Rockville Center, Long Island, N. Y. Mr. Stanley Mirick, Neck Rd. & E. 24th St., Sheepshead Bay Mr. E. L. Morse, 31 Boston Ave , Roxbury, Mass.
Mrs. W. P. Masten, Pleasant Valley, N. Y.
Mrs. S. W. MiricK, Neck Rd. & E. 24th St. Sheepshead Bay Mr. Wm. L. PrizER, Woodside Farm, Katonah, N. Y.
Mrs. Bertha L. Seaman. 225 W. 90th St., New York City Mr. M. Taketa, Neck Rd. & E. 24th St., Sheepshead Bay Mr. Theo. B. WILDES, South Dartmouth, Mass.
The Fancy In California By Charles Niedhardt
The fancy rest. The fanciers in California are asleep. The Belgian Hare boom of 10 or 12 years ago almost killed it, but there are some alive yet and it will not be so long till it will be in full bloom again. Now I talk about fancy and not booming up a certain breed for money’s sake. Take it as the Englishman, as a hobby and not as gold mine. Breed the rabbit for your pleasure and the reward is bound to come. Most people of this land of sunshine knows nothing of the Belgian Hare, from the measliest scrub to the best breed flemish everything is Belgian Hare But I can say that a great many breeders learn to make differance and I am surprised at the demand for thoroughbred stock. The strongest demand being naturally for meat producers, the Flemish Giants seems to forge ahead, meat are the crosses with the Belgian Hares or the pure breed Belgian. New Zealand Hares seem to come up to, while the Angoras, Himalayans, Dutch, English and Lops are in the background yet. But in time everything will get its place, the show in connection with the poultry show at San Jose, was pretty fair for a starter and I am quite sure we will have at least three times as many entries next show. The future looks bright and its up to the eastern breeders to import some extra good stock so we Pacific coast people have a chance to buy some extra good breeding stock without taking too much risk, but please keep the prices within reasonable limits. Boost for the Rabbits but do not boom them . This is my personal view of the California sisuat-ion but there may be others on this coast who think differant about it and I would be glad to hear from him or her.
BLACK AND TAN RABBIT DOE “ELM NEKOMIS” OWNED BY C. H. ELLARD