Awards and Recognition

Master Breeder Award

Empress Chinchilla Breeders Cooperative acknowledged a Master Breeder Category in 2001.  In 2001, it was an accumulation of points awarded at National shows from 1970 to 2001…OVER 30 years.

Points were figured on the basis of points earned for the following awards received at each National Show during that time period.

1st Breeder Award or High Point Pelt Award – 5 points
2nd Breeder Award or High Point Pelt Award – 4 points
3rd Breeder Award or High Point Pelt Award – 3 points
Grand Show Champion or Best Pelt – 3 points
Reserve Grand Show Champion or 2nd Best Pelt – 2 points
Third Best of Show or 3rd Best Pelt – 1 point

The industry Master Breeders acknowledged in 2001 were:
1st Place – Ralph Shoots – 396 points
2nd Place – Vin Somavia – 264 points
3rd Place Bowen Chinchilla – 201 points
4th Place – Jim Ritterspach – 157 points
5th Place – Dick Bradford – 95 points

Now awarded at the National Show, the award recognizes the rancher with the highest breeder points total at each year’s show. The points from the pelt show, standard show and the mutation show are all combined.

Ralph Shoots R-BS

2001

481 Points   4 Shows

Don Gillies (Canada)

2004

330 Points   4 Shows

Diamond Blue B/B

2007

360 Points   3 Shows

Ryerson Chinchilla RNJR

2010

244 Points   2 Shows

La Paloma VTBT

2013

478 Points   3 Shows

La Paloma VTBT

2016

Bowen Chinchilla EGB

2002

533 Points   4 Shows

Diamond Blue B/B

2005

404 Points   4 Shows

Diamond Blue B/B

 2008

341 Points   3 Shows

Diamond Blue B/B

 2011

387 Points   3 Shows

La Paloma VTBT

2014

469 Points   3 Shows

Ryerson Chinchillas RNJR

2017

Dan & Ann Harris DFH

2003

401 Points   4 Shows

Ralph Shoots R-BS

2006

259 Points   2 Shows

Ryerson Chinchillas RNJR

 2009

232 Points   2 Shows

La Paloma VTBT

2012

490 Points   3 Shows

Brit and Ralph

 

2015

Ryerson Chinchillas RNJR

2018

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