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Department 140 - Cavies

Co - Superintendent: Tammy Reyan (735-2908)
Committee: Sara Keller and Corey Barton
THERE IS A SPECIAL ENTRY FORM FOR THE CAVY SHOW. You can pick up an entry form at the fair office, download from the fair website (www.bedford-fair.com), or by calling Tammy Reyan at 735-2908. You must also complete the livestock entry in the Fair Premium Book. CAVY SHOW - Wednesday - 9 a.m.
RULES:
1. Open to all 4-H and FFA members.
2. Limit to 4 cavies per Exhibitors (2 per pen) Cavy show will follow the rabbit show.
3. All Cavies must be on the fairgrounds by the Saturday 6:00 PM. Check-ins will be from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday. All animals entered must be of good health and will be inspected upon arrival. The Superintendent or a Committee Member must check in all animals before placing them into a cage. Any animal showing signs of a contagious disease must be removed from the Fair grounds and will be barred from the show.
4. Cavies must be listed as a 4-H or FFA project before May 1.
5. All animals must have a legible ear tag in the left ear. If no tag is present a number will be assigned and placed in the ear with a permanent marker.
6. All cages must be cleaned at least every other day by 10:30 AM. All pens must be cleaned out at the end of the Fair week. Manure and bedding must be bagged and placed by horse barns. Aisles are to be clean and clear at all times.
7. Cavies will be judged according to the latest Standard of Perfection as per the American Rabbit Cavy Breeders Association.
8. Exhibitors are responsible to have their animals to the judging table for the proper class.
9. No animals are allowed to leave the Fair grounds prior to Saturday 2:00 PM.
10. Rabbit rules will apply to cavies. Cavy exhibitors must abide by all general rules for housing that the rabbit exhibitors observe.
11. You must bring your own feed dishes and water bottles.
12. There is a separate entry form for the cavies. You can pick one up at the fair office, get it off the website or by calling Tammy Reyan at 735-2908. You must also complete the livestock entry form in the Fair Premium Book.
13. No cedar chips in cavy pens due to respiratory problems.

Section 100 - Cavy Breed Class

Mixed breeds are not allowed - except in Pet Class. Recognized breeds are as follows: Abyssinian, Abyssinian Satin, American, American Satin, Coronet, Peruvian. Peruvian Satin, Silkie, Silkie Satin, Teddy, Teddy Satin, Texel , & White Crested. If not sure what breed you have, obtain a cavy breeds and variety list from your county 4-H extension office to properly fill out your entry or call the show chair person or visit www.arba.net. Cavies to be entered as follows:

Classes - Cavies

1 Junior Boars or Sows - 12oz to 22oz
2 Intermediate Boars or Sows - 23oz to 32oz
3 Senior Boars or Sows - over 32oz

Best of Variety - rosette
Best of Breed - rosette
Best in Show - rosette & bag of feed

Section 101 - Cavy Showmanship

Wednesday - 9 am - 3 pm - Everyone participating in showmanship will receive $4
CLASS $4
1 Novice (First year in Showmanship regardless of Age) - Champion - rosette
2 Junior (8- 10 years as of Jan. 1) - Champion - rosette
3 Intermediate (11-13 years as of Jan 1) - Champion - rosette
4 Senior (14-18 years as of Jan 1) - Champion - rosette & bag of feed
PET CLASS - for any cavy that is not acceptable by ARBA/ACBA in the Breed Class - rosette & bag of feed

Department 121 - Photo and Poster Contests

Section 103 - Photo Contest - Rabbit and Cavy

Photo Contest - Rabbit and Cavy - Sunday 4:00 p.m.
RULES:
1. This is only open to exhibitors that carry a rabbit/cavy as a 4-H or FFA project this year.
2. This is a way to display your creative skills with a camera.
3. Pictures must be in color. No black and white photos accepted.
4. All photos must be placed in a picture frame with glass.
5. Stickers will be provided to place your name, age and club information on the back in the lower right hand corner. Do not place your name on the front anywhere.
6. Your picture should be 5" x 7". Nothing lager will be accepted.
7. If showing rabbits and cavies, you may enter photos for both. (1 per project)
8. All entries must be submitted to a committee member by noon on Sunday at the rabbit barn.
9. All photos will be judged by 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Classes - Photos

CLASS
1 Jr. Showman (8-10)
3 Jr. Intermediate Showman (11 -13)
3 Sr. Intermediate Showman (14 -16)
4 Sr. Showman ( 17 & over)

Section 104 - Poster Contest - Rabbit and Cavy

Poster Contest - Rabbit and Cavy - Sunday 4:00 p.m.
RULES:
1. This is only open to exhibitors that carry a rabbit/cavy as a 4-H or FFA project this year.
2. This will be a visual display of Rabbit/Cavy Knowledge.
3. These will be judged on neatness, overall presentation and information.
4. You must place your name, age and club information on the back in the lower right hand corner. Do not place your name on the front anywhere.
5. The size will be limited to 22" x 28" (the standard poster board size).
6. If showing rabbits and cavies, you may enter posters for both. (1 per project)
7. All entries must be submitted to a committee member by noon on Sunday at the rabbit barn.
8. All photos will be judged by 4:00 pm on Sunday.
9. Computer designed posters will be judged separately from hand drawn art.

Classes - Posters

CLASS
1 Junior Class ( 8 - 10 yrs.)
2 Jr. Intermediate (11 -13 yrs.)
3 Senior Intermediate (14 -16 yrs.)
4 Senior ( 17 yrs. & over)
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