We started raising cavies in
Our first show was at the Ohio Cavy Club Convention in
Up until about 1971, most US breeders had been wraping Peruvians' coats using the pink foam wrappers women used for their hair. This resulted in less even caots than we see today with the paper wrappers which most of us learned about directly or indirectly from Canadian breeder Joan Allingham.
As with most "new parents" we took lots of pictures in the early days and then sort of stopped. Below are some pictures from the early days.
|Wiggy, our first Peruvian bought from a pet shop||Ch. Herman's Theodore, our first really long coated animal who was started with foam wrappers and then switched to paper wrappers when we discovered them|
|Ch. Herman's Ethylred the first of the animals we wrapped entirely with paper wrappers. Age 8.5 months.||Ch. Herman's Ethylred age 15 months. In his 9 month show career he had 18 BOBs and 9 BIS wins|
|Ch. Herman's Corinna Stroller. Diane Rutkowski drew the drawing that became our logo from this picture||Ch. Herman's Tres, the third in a line of very similar looking TSW Boars|
|Ceil and Peter with Ethylred, BIS, Illinois State Convention, September 1972||Twenty years later! Peter and Ceil with Herman's Viktor, BIS Arizona state Convention February 1992|
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