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                          2014 ARBA National Convention

                                Open Best of Breed: 
                               Travis & Carma West

                         Open Best Opposite of Breed:
                               Travis & Carma West

                                    Best Open Fur
                               Travis & Carma West

                                  Youth Best of Breed:
                                       JoAnn Grum

                         Youth Best Opposite of Breed:
                                      Bethany Hobson

                                      Best Youth Fur
                                      Bethany Hobson




                           2015 Creme Nationals!
            Jefferson County Fairgrounds- Jefferson, WI
                                on 11 April 2015


Accommodations:
Comfort Inn  Johnston Creek, WI (920) 699 2800
Rodeway Inn Jefferson, Wi 9920) 674 4404
Days Inn Johnston Creek, WI (920) 699 8000
Holiday Inn Express Fort Atkinson WI (920) 563 3600

    
  Additional 2 single breed shows held with Tri- County Rabbit Breeders All Breed show. national entries: $6.50/ rabbit $3.00/fur

Show Superintendent: John Milroy (920) 342 0592 milroyjj@wildblue.net
Show Secretary: Melody Stremkowski (715) 409 0987 mstremkowski@att.net





                            THE ORIGIN OF THE CREME D'ARGENT

        The history of the Creme D'Argent rabbit is surrounded in antiquity. It, like many of its counterparts, is not a true original genus of the rabbit family. The Flemish Giant, Dutch, Rhinelander, etc. date so far back into the past than recorded manufactured breeds as in most that we know today. The Creme D'Argent originated in France, as did its counterpart--the Champagne D'Argent. The primary difference is the color. The creme made its appearance in this country in 1926 and since then has attracted quite a following, having many admirers because of their luxurious colored fur. The name Creme D'Argent, is French meaning the silver of 'creme silver,' referring to the animal's magnificent color. It is, however, highly unlikely that the D'Argent, as we know it today, is a type product of France entirely.

        One of the breeds brought into Western Europe was the Silver who is the fore bearer of our Creme D'Argent today. The practice of cross-breeding the Silver with local domesticated breeds became quite popular. With the silver factor being a dominant gene, a silvered product was produced of which became the ancestors of the present day Creme. It was in the Champagne districts of France that French rabbit breeders developed the D'Argent rabbit, later naming these D'Argents, Champagne D'Argents. It is generally believed that the Creme is the production of cross-breeding the Silver with the fawn Flemish Giant or Belgian Hare. Both of these breeds became popular through Western Europe, even though it was the British that later refined them.


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