Department H – Rabbits

Rabbits

RABBIT

Shows will begin Tuesday August 16, 2022 at 9 am in the

Rabbit Barn

 

  1.  The committee reserves the right to reject any entry which is diseased or otherwise undesirable.  Entries must be checked by a committee member before placing them in a cage.
  2. Junior & Open Exhibitors’ Rabbits will be accepted on Sunday between 3 pm and 6 pm.
  3. If there are less than three specimens in a class, the committee reserves the right to award less than first place money in open classes only.
  4. Separate classes will be arranged for breeds with at least three specimens.
  5. 4-H and FFA members must exhibit in junior competition to be eligible for 4-H and FFA awards.  All 4-H and FFA members who are showing in the Junior Division are required to participate in the Showmanship Contest.
  6. All 4-H and FFA entries must be personally managed and cared for by the exhibitor making the entry. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  7. The committee chairmen reserve the right to limit the number of entries in a category or total entries due to cage limitations.
  8. The entry or the entry’s parent must have been owned by the exhibitor since the first Saturday in June of the fair year.
  9. All babies in the doe and litter classes must be at least 8 weeks old. No sales of babies less than 6 weeks old will be allowed.
  10. There will be two types of entries for Rabbits shown by a 4-H or FFA member that will be eligible to sell at the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale.  Entries to be sold as pens must be shown as pens.
    1. Pen of Fryer Meat Rabbits – There must be between 2 and 4 rabbits in the pen, your litter must be checked in on July 14th by a rabbit committee member.  The rabbits should be under 12 weeks old, identical in appearance, and weigh between two and four pounds.
    2. Roaster Meat Rabbit – These must be brought to the fairgrounds on the first Saturday in June to be tattooed by a member of the Rabbit Committee.  Roaster rabbits may be sold individually. If more than one is shown and is to be sold, they must be sold as a pen.  They should be between 12 weeks and 6 months old, weigh between five and nine pounds, and be identical in appearance.
  11. Showmanship classes will be divided into Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Novice Showmen will be those youth who have not shown beef as a 4-H or FFA project previously at the Clarke County Fair and are the age of 12 or under as of September 30, 2022. Junior Showman will be those exhibitors who will be between 9 and 12  years of age as of September 30, 2022.. Intermediate showmen will be those exhibitors who will be between 13 and 15 years of age as of September 30, 2022 and Senior Showmen are those exhibitors who will be between 16 and 19 years of age as of September 30, 2022.
  12. To recognize rabbit buyers, $5.00 from the proceeds of each pen of rabbits sold may be retained to purchase an advertisement. Only the names of the buyers who purchased animals in the Show Barn will appear in the advertisement.
  13. Rabbit Poster Contest: The contest is open to all 4-H/FFA members. Create a poster on a regular-size poster board to be judged and displayed in the Rabbit Barn during the week of the Fair. The subject matter should reflect anything educational related to Rabbits. Creativity is encouraged. Posters must be brought to the Rabbit Barn by 10:00 PM on the Monday of fair week.
  14. There will be a $2.00 fee per rabbit charged for any Open Show entry. 4-H/FFA exhibitors are exempt from this fee.
  15. A Rabbit Pee Wee show will take place on Tuesday.

 

RABBIT SHOW

 

JUNIOR RABBIT SHOW        

SHOWMANSHIP

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
Junior        
Intermediate        
Senior        

MEAT BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
A. Red New Zealand        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
B. White New Zealand           
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
C. French Lop        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
D. Champagne D’Argent        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
E. Silver Fox        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
F.  Californian        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
G. Flemish Giant        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
H. Commercial Meat Breeds        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

SMALL BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
I. Holland Lops        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
J. Mini Lops        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
K. Rex        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
L. Dutch        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

DWARF BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
M. Netherland Dwarf
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
N. Lionheads
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

OTHER BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
O. Other Breeds        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
P. Pet Class        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

Q. Pen of Meat Rabbits

must contain a pen of 3 young meat rabbits between 6 and 10 weeks old

$3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
R. Rabbit Poster Contest $10.00 $5.00 $3.00  

OPEN RABBIT SHOW

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH

MEAT BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
A. Red New Zealand        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
B. White New Zealand           
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
C. French Lop        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
D. Champagne D’Argent        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
E. Silver Fox        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
F.  Californian        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
G. Flemish Giant        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
H. Commercial Meat Breeds        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

SMALL BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
I. Holland Lops        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
J. Mini Lops        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
K. Rex        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
L. Dutch        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

DWARF BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
M. Netherland Dwarf
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
N. Lionheads        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

OTHER BREEDS

 

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
O. Other Breeds        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Doe with Litter $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
P. Pet Class        
Senior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Senior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Buck $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon
Junior Doe $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

Q. Pen of Meat Rabbits

must contain a pen of 3 young meat rabbits between 6 and 10 weeks old

$3.00 $2.00 $1.00 Ribbon

 

RABBIT AWARDS

Clarke County Ruritan Rabbit Showmanship Awards

Banners will be presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the first and second place exhibitors in each of the showmanship divisions: Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

 

Clarke County Ruritan Rabbit Barn Awards

Trophies will be presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the first and second place exhibitors of Overall Junior Rabbit of the Barn, Meat Rabbit of the Barn, and Fancy Rabbit of the Barn.

 

Clarke County Ruritan Rabbit Open Awards

Rosettes will be presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the Open Overall Rabbit, Open Meat Rabbit, and Open Fancy Rabbit.

 

H-Squared Junior Rabbitry Management Award

This award is given to the Junior showperson who displays the highest level of care and cleanliness with their rabbits in the barn.

 

Paws & Claws Champion Youth Rabbit Award

The champion youth rabbit recipient will be awarded the newest edition of ARBA’s Rabbit Standard of Perfection book. Each youth may only win this award once in their 4-H/FFA career.

 

Rabbit Bred by Exhibitor

A special cash award will be given by Mountain Valley Lawn Service, to the youth entry rabbit that places highest in the youth rabbit show that was bred by the exhibitor.

 

Big Brother/Sister Mentor Award

 A $25 cash prize will be awarded to the 4-H/FFA rabbit exhibitor that is helpful and supportive in assisting the younger club members with their exhibits throughout the week of the Fair. The award is sponsored by the Paws & Claws 4-H Club.

 

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