The Californians are what got us hooked on the rabbit habbit in the first place. We had bought 4 does and a buck for Shelby and Nicole to raise for their 4-H projects. Little did we know that this hobby would evolve into a 60 hole operation and include traveling hours to rabbit shows. The girls have been extremely successful with our Cals at the County Fair: winning Reseve Grand Champ Meat Pen 2 years in a row and Winning Best Opposite in Show, second only to my other daughter's Polish who won BIS. The Californian is a very competitive breed to show in ARBA and Painted Oaks currently has one Best of Breed title.