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The 49th ARBA Breed

Last year, I was very lucky to witness the Lionhead breed being officially recognized as the 48th ARBA Breed and during the same time, the Argente Brun passed one of its presentations.

This year, we saw that the Argente Brun being passed and recognized as the 49th ARBA Breed.

I have a liking for the rich chocolate color in rabbits and that is how the Argente Brun first caught my attention. The Argente Brun is a variation of the Champagne D’Argent and Creme D’Argent which have a very rich chocolate undercoat.

Another wonderful thing is that, I have known Charmaine a few years now and she is the COD (Certificate of Development) holder for the Argente Brun breed. Charmaine is the person responsible of presenting the breed and getting it passed. I had the privilege to meet her in person last year and to see, touch and feel one of her Argente Brun rabbits were breathtaking. They are phenomenal and you can see how much effort has been put into the breed.

One of Charmaine's beautiful Argente Brun at the presentation.

One of Charmaine’s beautiful Argente Brun rabbits at the presentation last year.

Congratulations to Charmaine for her success!

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A Bunny Vacation

After a long, wonderful and productive year of sheer hard work, I decided to take a short vacation. It was a long overdue visit with my bunny family in the USA and I decided that the most appropriate time to visit was during the ARBA Convention since this is the time when most if not all my bunny friends will be gathering at the same place.

My view while having coffee at Terminal 2, Paris CDG Airport

My view while having coffee at Terminal 2, Paris CDG Airport

Unfortunately, not all friends that I met at the 88th ARBA Convention (Indianapolis) attended the 90th ARBA Convention which was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA (October 19-23, 2013) and to make up for that, I met many friends in person for the first time after many years of correspondence.

At the main entrance at 5.30 am.

At the main entrance at 5.30 am.

At the entrance of the Show Room.

At the entrance of the Show Room.

Empty Holland Lop section at 5.30am on Friday.

Empty Holland Lop section at 5.30am on Friday.

Train track over the river.

Train track over the river.

A shop in Harrisburg.

A shop in Harrisburg.

A very busy and full Open section on Saturday.

A very busy and full Open section on Saturday.

My trip to the USA this time around allowed me to set foot in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was Fall/Autumn and all three places were filled with beautiful colors.

Apples at a friend's farm.

Apples at a friend’s farm.

I am so blessed and lucky to have a huge bunny family that not only welcomed me into their homes but also allowed me to visit their rabbitries and showed me around town. I was able to live as a local for a couple of day and it was an experience one will never get being a tourist.

The beautiful colors on the trees during Autumn/Fall.

The beautiful colors on the trees during Autumn/Fall.

Part of the pine tree.

Part of the pine tree.

From within the bridge looking out.

From within the bridge looking out.

Beautiful flowers blooming.

Beautiful flowers blooming.

A tree with senses.

A tree with senses.

Awesome landscape.

Awesome landscape.

The many farm houses.

The many beautiful farm houses.

My favorite white fences.

My favorite white fences.

Silhouette at dusk.

Silhouette at dusk.

After helping with bunny chores at the show room in Pennsylvania, we visited the National Civil War Museum and Hershey’s Chocolate World. We had a lot of fun learning about history and chocolate production.

The monument outside of the National Civil War Museum.

The monument outside of the National Civil War Museum.

Self explanatory photo. :P

Self explanatory photo. 😛

Lots of chocolates!

Lots of chocolates!

One of the highlights of the 90th ARBA Convention was the passing of Tort and REW Lionhead as an official breed.

A very gorgeous Tort Lionhead rabbit.

A very gorgeous Tort Lionhead rabbit.

The other amazing thing that happened was the 1st presentation and passing of the Argente Brun. A truly magnificent  and gorgeous breed to look out for. I look forward to its passing as another official ARBA breed.

A worthy presentation specimen. Such beautiful rabbits!

A worthy presentation specimen. Such beautiful rabbits!

Just before I left the USA, we did a 10 hours road trip from Pennsylvania back to Indiana and the sceneries are to die for!

barn

The barn.

The beautiful corn field.

The beautiful corn field.

duskview

The corn field at dusk.

I must thank my bunny family and friends for their warm hospitality and taking good care of me throughout my trip to the USA. As I continue to miss all of them, I look forward to visiting them again.

It will not be complete without a picture with my favorite breed - The Holland Lop!

It will not be complete without taking a photo with my favorite breed – The Holland Lop!

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