Covey McInnes, of Clifton, with the winning pet guinea pig owned by Allora couple Paul and Kristel Allie.
Covey McInnes, of Clifton, with the winning pet guinea pig owned by Allora couple Paul and Kristel Allie. Gerard Walsh

What makes a guinea pig stand out in a cavy comp?

AFTER 33 years of judging guinea pigs, Mike Gill drove from Brisbane to Clifton for the monthly South West Queensland Cavy Club day at the F.E. Logan Hall.

"There is a standard to go by for judging," Mr Gill said.

"Colour is the most important thing; white are the worst for their stains.

"The quality of guinea pigs was quite high with the animals very clean."

Tom Lloyd-West and Stephan Faichney with the champion and reserve champion guinea pigs.
Tom Lloyd-West and Stephan Faichney with the champion and reserve champion guinea pigs.

 

He said it was great to get out in the country.

"Country people are just beautiful. They often have to buy guinea pigs sight unseen."

The top two in the owner/breeder class were guinea pigs entered by Brisbane pair Tom Lloyd and Stephen Faichney.

In answer to a question about why guinea pigs, Mr Lloyd had the perfect answer.

"Why not?" he said.

In the pets section, Allora couple Paul and Kristel Allie exhibited the winner, Phoebe.

There were 55 entries.

The club holds competition on the fourth Sunday of each month from February to October at Clifton.

Doors open at 9.30am with the show starting at 10am.

Tracey Mitchell and judge Mike Gill with guinea pig Talo Sandalwood.
Tracey Mitchell and judge Mike Gill with guinea pig Talo Sandalwood.


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