Next Sunday we will be showing Rita, Itty-Bitty and Choc-o-latte at the Oregon State Fair.
Today we starting prepping for it with a full body clipping for all my does. In the past I've only done dairy or maternity clips, never the full body clipping necessary for showing. So it was a new experience for everyone involved and the goats were less than impressed!
It was interesting to see some of the changes, for example Rita;s gold spots are more pronounced when she is clipped and her daughter Itty-Bitty is covered in spots! I still need to get the #40 blade put on my clippers and get the close finishing work done on the three that will be shown next weekend, but the bulk of it is finished and I think they look pretty good for my first try.