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Old 09-23-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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hiya everyone. ive been wanting to enter my dwarfies into a hmaster show however if i try to pick them up from there cage with my hand they bite me. But if i pick them up in a toilet tube and tip them onto my hand there fine. So i was looking around and found that theres a show at Mapplewell on the 13th of october. Does anybody know if i will be handling my hammys there or will it be the judge? i would be greatfull for anyhelp.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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Well even if you don't enter them I'm dragging you along with me
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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Well even if you don't enter them I'm dragging you along with me
haha well if i dont enter im always willing to come and watch other hammys
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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i'd love to go because otherwise the next one for me is Lymm, but i think mapplewell is a little too far for me
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:53 PM   #5
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hiya everyone. ive been wanting to enter my dwarfies into a hmaster show however if i try to pick them up from there cage with my hand they bite me. But if i pick them up in a toilet tube and tip them onto my hand there fine. So i was looking around and found that theres a show at Mapplewell on the 13th of october. Does anybody know if i will be handling my hammys there or will it be the judge? i would be greatfull for anyhelp.
Do you mean the pet class? In the main show they are always handled by the judge so he/she doesn't know who they belong to - I assume you know that already, but just making sure!

In pets it seems to be different each time and who handles them seems to depend on the judge at the time. We've had hammies in four pet classes and twice the judge handled and twice we did whilst being asked questions.

I'm not sure how you would find out in advance - maybe Souffle will know who the judge is and what their preference is?
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:09 PM   #6
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We'll be there too Trina
If you are talking about your dwarfies from Rotherham, they are still young aren't they? If you continue with your taming and keep handling them each night they may be a lot tamer by Mapplewell as it is still early days yet only a fortnight since you got them! I'd say keep at the taming - getting them more and more used to you and see how they are a little nearer the time. You may find that, all of a sudden they realise that nice things happen when they are handled (treats/runs in balls etc) and suddenly can't wait to climb on your hands. Here's hoping anyway - I would love to see them again and have a proper look at your argente campbells *fingers crossed for you*
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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The judge for dwarfs in the main show is Jean Tye who is very experienced with handling however for your first show and as your hammies are young it would be a good idea to enter them in pets first and then you can watch the main show and see what happens before deciding if you would like to try this. That way you can decide on the day if you want to enter pets where as in main show you have to enter in advance and also hire a show pen. I am not sure who the pet judge will be as it is usually decided on the day.
One thing about Mapplewell you should all note is that it is the AGM that day so most of the regulars and all members who attend will be expected to attend this which means there will be less people miling around to talk hammies and I do not think there is racing at this show. You must be a member to attend the AGM. You can still attend though and look at the hammies and enter pets no problem at the show.
If you enter main show you also have to arrive in time for the start of judging around 10.30am and cannot leave till the show is over usually around 4pm.
If you enter main show you must be a member to collect any trophies and points for your classes won. You do not have to be a member to enter though and can still win just not collect prizes!
You should persevere with your babies and keep up the taming and they will soon be fine with you. Check out the taming article in the articles section. We got our two the same day and they are nice and tame and happy to be handled now. (They don't seem to like each other however!!!!!) Argentes are often the more difficult to tame, something in their genes I think! Don't worry though they will get there soon.
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One thing about Mapplewell you should all note is that it is the AGM that day so most of the regulars and all members who attend will be expected to attend this which means there will be less people miling around to talk hammies and I do not think there is racing at this show. You must be a member to attend the AGM.
Hmm....this might be a problem for me as I will be bringing three children aged 7, 8 and 10 with me and will not be able to leave them for long periods to be in a meeting (though I'd be very interested to see what goes on). How long does it last generally?

As Caramel will still be nursing a litter (hopefully) she won't be coming anyway but I was planning on entering Rolo as he will be just old enough.

Will I have to be in the meeting, souffle? If so I'm thinking we might give this one a miss and all come to Lymm instead as I can't leave the children for long periods - they aren't mine and I have to look after them!
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Last year the AGM lasted a couple of hours and was in the afternoon I think but I am not sure how long this years will be. The schedule says pets are judged at 2pm and does not mention racing. You do not need to attend the AGM unless you want to and I would be happy to pass on apologies from anyone who wants to send them.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:43 AM   #10
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So could I still come to the show but not attend the meeting? It wouldn't be possible for me to leave the kids outside for two hours. It's a shame as I'd have liked to attend out of interest.

I've already promised them they can come to this show otherwise I'd consider leaving them at home. I'll have to make sure I'm child-free for next years AGM.
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