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Department 121 - Rabbits

Section 100 - Rabbits

Co-Superintendents: Don Barton (735-4537), Cheryl Jezeskie (839-2338); Committee: Tina Ewing (652-2230), Lita Jezeskie, (494-8858), Cheri Black (239-0573), and Patrick Smith (276-0151)
RABBIT SHOW - Sunday - 9 a.m.
THERE IS A SPECIAL ENTRY FORM FOR THE RABBIT SHOW. You can pick up an entry form at the Fair Office, or download from the Fair Website.
RULES:
1. The rabbit show is only open to 4-H and FFA members.
2. There is a separate entry form for the rabbits. You must also complete the livestock entry form in the Fair Premium Book.
3. All rabbits must be on the fairgrounds by the Saturday before the show by 6:00 pm. Check-ins will be from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday.
4. Does that kindle at the Fair will be sent home. Please mange your breeding schedule to prevent this.
5. 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 placed in the designated area. Pine bedding only - NO cedar chips permitted! Aisles are to be clean and clear at all times.
6. Exhibitors must provide their own shavings. All pens must be kept clean. If your cage is not kept clean, you will be barred from showing the following year. Someone on the committee will clean your cages for a $5.00 donation per cage/per day for the week.
7. Space is limited in the barn. We ask all carriers be removed from the barn during fair week.
8. No exhibitor may enter more than 10 rabbits.
9. All animals must have a legible ear tattoo in the left ear. If no tattoo is present a number will be assigned and placed in the ear with a permanent marker.
10. Rabbits will be judged according to the latest Standard of Perfection as per the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Mixed Breeds will be judged as a commercial rabbit.
11. Exhibitors are responsible for getting their rabbits to the judging table as soon as the class is called. Rabbits will be called three (3) times, if not on the table after the final call, the class will be closed. No re-judging of a class is allowed. Parents/guardians will NOT put animals on the show table.
12. No animals are allowed to leave the fairgrounds prior to Saturday 2:00 pm.
13. NO SALES! No selling rabbits in the rabbit barn.
14. All rabbits must be shown by a 4-H or FFA member. Parents are not allowed to approach the show table.
15. Exhibitors must provide water/food and containers to eat/drink from.
16. Substitutions can be made only in the same breed. Substitutions can be made at check-in until 6 pm.
17. Rabbits must be listed as a 4-H or FFA project BEFORE May 1st.
18. If 10 or less rabbits are exhibited in a breed, no BOV or BOSV will be awarded. They will be shown as Senior (over 6 months) and Junior (under 6 months) only.
19. All Best of Breed rabbits will compete in Best in Show, except Best Mixed Breed.

Classes - Rabbit Show

Small breeds
Junior (JR) (under 6 months)
Senior (SR) 6 months and over)
Large Breeds
Junior (JR) (under 6 months)
Intermediate (INT) (6-8 months)
Senior (SR) 8 months and over)

Best in Show - banner/trophy, and $30
Reserve Best in Show - banner/trophy, and $25
3rd Overall in Rabbit Show - rosette and $20
Best of Breed - award
Best of Opposite - award
Best of Variety - ribbon
Best of Opposite Variety - ribbon

Section 102 - Rabbit Showmanship

Rabbit Showmanship - Monday - 10:00 a.m.
RULES:
1. Everyone participating in showmanship will receive $4.
2. 4-H & FFA members must be showing in the Rabbit Show to qualify to show in Showmanship classes.
3. Exhibitor must do showmanship with a rabbit that is entered in the rabbit show.
4. Rabbit must be clean and toenails clipped.

CLASS...$4
1 First Year Showman
2 Junior Showman (9-12 yrs)
3 Intermediate Intermediate (13 - 15 yrs)
4 Senior (16 yrs & over)

Each participant will receive a showmanship ribbon and ribbons will be awarded for places.
Master Showman ... Trophy and $10
Reserve Master Showman ... Trophy and $5

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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