Bateau Bay’s Cameron Parker received some prestigious awards at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, taking home six awards for his guinea pig.
The 11-year old’s guinea pig, called Colour Me Wynter Blu, was entered in two shows at the Easter Show and nabbed the Best in Group award for both shows, as well as Best Baby in both shows.
Colour Me Wynter Blu also picked up the Best in Show award for one of the shows, and Cameron also picked up the Junior Exhibitor award, which is just for exhibitors under 18 years of age.
Parker was first introduced to guinea pigs by his aunt, Michelle Parker, who is currently the NSW Cavy Club President and the Sydney Royal Cavy Show Steward.
“After showing interest in my cavies and visiting a local show with me, for Christmas, I joined him up to the NSW Cavy Club and gifted him with a lovely cavy which he could exhibit himself.
“He has attended a few shows this year with her, learning how to prepare her and this was his first time going to the Sydney Royal Easter Show,” Parker said.
“Cameron has actually been fortunate enough that his lovely black has been successful at shows since he began showing her in February, winning Runner up Self and Best Baby in her very first show, and then Best in Show at the two shows following.
“This is something not seen too often for a baby cavy, as often they lack the maturity of those older, so for such a young cavy to be winning Best in Show, she really is something special,” said Parker.
Colour Me Wynter Blu’s win at the Sydney Royal Easter Show has also seen her achieve NSW Championship status, something that only a few cavies reach each year.
“It was a wonderful result for such a keen young member,” she said.