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Old 03-07-2009, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Shamperz View Post
Dont everyone bite my head off but I think it could have been better. Dont get me wrong, it was great to see such huge amounts of reps but i thought it was less of a show and more of a car boot for reps.
I do agree with this to some extent, it would be nice if there was more "show" as in "Crufts" as well as "Breeder's Meeting Sale". I personally believe having some sort of conformation show/etc even if it was just a "best pet" job and only open to table holders would make it less of a "jumble sale" and make it look more like the other hobbies' legitimate shows.

I was hoping too see more fully grown adult specimins. The vast majority were babies to sell but if you dont know your reps you might not know how big things are gonna get.
There are several unfortunate problems with this.

1. Why, as a breeder, do I want to pack up a box full of an adult animal that I have absolutely no intent to sell just so I can show an adult specimen to people who should have done their research before buying?
2. Why, as a breeder, do I want to expose my adult animal to hundreds or thousands of other animals by air contact and by proxy touching when other people don't sanitise their hands between tables? At a minimum it means treating my animal as a new purchase and putting it into quarantine again.
3. This time of year, some of those adult breeding animals are still laying eggs or gravid; you really don't want to stress them out by putting 'em into a carry box and dragging them to a show.

Originally Posted by hashnak View Post
i agree was a bit "car booty" me and mi mate were saying it was like going to a really big rep shop lol think it would be better with adult specimins and some rare aswell even if just for show and not sale
It *is* a really big reptile breeder's sale meeting - sort of like dozens of little reptile breeders selling the babies they've produced

I do wish we could have gotten a lift over; it's the first Donny show we've missed in three years. But for what we'd have been looking to buy (equipment and decor) public transport just wouldn't have cut it, and it's not as much fun when you KNOW you're not supposed to be buying any reptiles while you're there.
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