my 2 big girls where watching Crufts and asked me about guinea pig shows. We have 3 very happy, very sweet, rather plum pet pigs - is it possible to go to 'child friendly' shows and enter them or our shows always very serious and full of fancy piggies?
I remember doing this when I was about 7 *cough 35 years ago!
You need to contact your regional cavy society and ask whether they have an open show. Put a search in google.
Essex Cavy Society has an annual show at Marsh Farm South Woodham Ferrers. Its a childrens educational farm was was run by Essex County Council until afew months ago. So don't know if there will be a show this year. Any hoo that was/it open to non member pets. I'm sure this sort of thing happens all over the country. I really enjoy going to the show and seeing all the lovely piggies and talking to other piggie mad people but have never shown my own little herd.
How did you get on at the show? I've been looking into them lately and planning to go along to one. Might even show one of mine as she's really quite lovely, well they all are but only one seems to fit the 'breed standard'
Don't worry about 'breed' standard, you can still enter your sow into a pet class. She will be categorised by gender, age and the others I'm not sure of. Probably loosely short or long hair, self coloured or mixed. Pets are judged more on their temperment and condition ie is their fur clean, are their nails trimmed. I once talked to a little girl at a show whose boar had won a rosette. He was a lovely big red self and was very obviously blind in one eye but he was still a winner [bugrin].