10/6/07- Zan does it again and again! Zan took double BIS at the GA
National Fair show today! Thank you to judges, Peter Herman and John
9/10/07- With a heavy heart, the last of my Texel babies have been
posted for sale. The majority of my
texel herd went to Dyanasty Caviary and I wish Elizabeth many years of
wins with them. She is so close by that I will be able to still keep
an eye on them!
8/11/07- Cashiers, NC Double Show- I took Zan out for the first time at
the NCCBA's infamous Cashiers Double show where he took double BIS!
Thank you to the judges, Jim Hupp & Frank Westley. Below are a
few photos from the day:
4/2007, Tampa, FL- Galatea takes Double BIS at the 2007 ACBA Specialty Show!!
3/3/07- Eildon won double BIS at the triple show in Dalton today!!
Don was judging the third show. Eildon then went on to be picked as
"Best of the Best"- This is Galatea's 2nd year winning this
notable award. Thank you to Dalton judges, Jim Hupp, Linda Clevenger
& John Soper.
To top things off, Don won BIS Show A with a wonderful Mini Lop doe,
who then went on to capture "Best of the Best" Rabbit!! It
was a superb day for us.
Below are a few pictures from the day:
2/3/07- Eildon won BIS at the Super Bowl of Cavies in Tampa,
Florida! Thank you, judge Diana Mortenson! It was great
spending the day with the Florida fancers, who are always welcoming.
10/29/06- Added a few new profiles pages and updated the For
7/5/06- Wow, its been 2 months since my last web update??!! Oops,
sorry about that for all of you who check-in on Galatea regularly.
Well, I have been busy moving topsoil and building gardens this summer,
even with mother nature throwing a drought my way. So, consequently,
I have also been doing lots of watering, which has also delayed me in
getting to update this site...Anyhow...here is the little I have to tell
during these past hot and slow-cavy-show months:
On 6/3/06, Don and I went to the Central Florida RBA double show in
Deland where we took a double BIS (Don= BIS rabbit and me= BIS cavy (Galatea
Telfair), respectively). It was a super day and I was so happy
for Don- all of his hard work is starting to pay off. George Long
also gave me RIS with a red/white texel, so it was a very good show for
All of my spring show pigs are now in breeding, including Galatea
Skibo. As my next show is not until September, I decided to put
the best of the spring genes to work. I have several babies who will
be young come fall, but who are looking pretty promising, particularly 2
peruvian boars. I will keep you posted on the youngsters.
I also have several babies for sale, so check out the Sales
page in the next few days when I get to updating that page.
Bye for now!
5/7/06- Sorry about the lack of updates- life has just been very busy
these past few months for me. Lots of news to tell though...
After Caumsett's 4th BIS at the 3/25/05 Decatur RBA, Monroe, GA show
under the Honorable Jim Hupp, he was retired to the breeding pen with Galatea
Laurelton and a few other sows.
I have updated a few pages, Galatea
Caumsett and Galatea Telfair, as well
as, added a new profile of Galatea Skibo.
I also added a few sows on the Sales page.
I haven't been showing that much this spring due to my hectic
schedule. My next show is scheduled to be on 6/3/06 in DeLand,
3/13/06- A bit of news to tell. On 3/4/06, I took a few pigs to the
Dalton, GA Triple show. Caumsett did very well, winning 2 BIS
and "The Best of the Best" Award. It was really nice to
see old friends as well.
I updated Caumsett's page as well as added another profile page of
Silkie lass, Galatea Laurelton.
2/24/06- I updated the Available
Cavies page with a few boars that I have for sale. I do have a
few sows to post, but need to snap a few shots of them first.
the Caviary with a few of my 2006 show
1/16/06- Don and I went down to the Florida State Convention this past
weekend. We had a great time and once again it was a pleasure
showing with the Floridian cavy fanciers. They are a super
hard-working group of folks.
Galatea did very well on the show tables. With only 2 entries
showing in 3 shows, here are the results:
Florida State Cavy Breeders Specialty- BIS Galatea Taliesin;
RIS Galatea Caumsett (Thank you, Waldemar Perez!)
First Coast Cavy Club Specialty- BIS Galatea Taliesin; RIS
Galatea Caumsett (Thank you, Barb Butler!)
Florida State Convention Show B- BIS Galatea Caumsett
(Thank you, Cliff Dick!)
**Tali is enjoying his life as a breeder now. He has been a super
show pig, with 4 BIS, 1 RIS, and 7 legs to his credit. I will miss
grooming him out, but hope that he will be as successful in the breeding
pen as he was on the show tables.
1/8/06- Sorry that it has been ages since my last web update.
Well, with saying that, there is lots of news to tell...
-First off, I have given the website an entirely new look. I hope
you all like it as much as I do.
-Secondly, Don and I finally purchased a new digital camera over the
holidays. We decided that over a year of not having one was too much
to bare. Of course, I thought a month was too long, but that is an
entirely different story....I have added a few new pages to the Caviary
to feature my early 2006 show prospects, as well as, updated my Sales
-Lastly, I recently sold my golden agouti program to Jennifer Watt
(NJ). I wish her the best of luck with them. I have decided
that I will start up another variety, keeping it very small, self
blacks. Stay tuned for developments on that.
|10/8/05- Gemma and Galatea Coe won double BIS at the GA
National Fair in Perry, GA! Way to go! Best of luck to them at
Nationals- I will be rooting for the hometown team! Go GA!
|9/17/05- I took a few pigs to our local club show, the
Decatur RBA in Monroe, GA. It was a double show and Galatea did very
well. Under Lisa Cohen, Taliesin won BIS, Larkin BOB Silkie, and
Austin BOB Texel. Under Cliff Dick, Tal won RIS, and both Larkin and
Austin again won their breeds, as well as, one of my baby junior texels
won Best Jr in Show.
|9/10/05 - New pictures up of Taliesin (Peruvians) and
Larkin (Silkies), plus a new texel profile, Galatea Austin.
|8/29/05- New pictures of upcoming Galatea show pigs on
Silkie and Peruvian pages. Also, a few sales pigs have been added to
the Sales Page.
|7/13/05 - Sharing recent pictures of Gala's Coe, a golden
agouti/white peruvian being coated out by Gemma Steahr. In June, I
gave Gemma Coe as I had a limited schedule and many promising babies to
start in wraps. He has really turned out nice- he excels in texture,
balance, and color intensity (his rich golden agouti almost looks
black). He is a son of Gala's Kelso, a favorite silkie from
2004. I wish Gemma much luck with Coe at the late Summer/Fall
shows. When Coe is ready for the breed pen, I hope I can hit Gemma
up for a baby from him! Coe's sister is still residing at Galatea
and recently went into breeding.
|7/12/05 - Special thanks to Jahcqui Guardiola for
sending pictures from the Deland, Florida double show where Galatea's
Meudon was BIS/RIS and Galatea's Oheka was BIS/Honorable Mention.
|6/16/05 - Special thanks to Scott Vay of Demya Cavies for
sending me pictures of Meudon (Silkies) and Oheka (Peruvians)
during our weekend in Deland, Florida.
|6/13/05 - I put up a few pictures under Peruvians and
Silkies of my current "ladies". I also listed my only pair
of Satin Silkies for sale.
|6/8/05 - Don and I traveled to Deland, Florida for a double
show this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience, as the
Floridian cavy folks are all extremely hospitable and a real credit to the
fancy. Meudon won his 4th BIS and a RIS, while my peruvian
black/white senior sow won the other BIS. I hope to have pictures of
the day up soon.
| 5/17/05 - Meudon won his third BIS last Saturday
under Linda Clevenger at the Smoky Mtns Rabbit & Cavy Club show in
Knoxville, TN. It was a beautiful site with some wonderful fanciers
in attendence. Congratulations also is in order to Miss Brooklyn
Browner and her Peruvian winning BIS (under Don) and RIS!