RABBIT SHOW
RABBIT SHOW
DEPARTMENT R

BREEDING & FRYER DIVISION

Superintendent:  Melissa Haworth, Alvord

Judge:  Shelley Ruland
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RULES AND INFORMATION
RULES AND INFORMATION
1.  The General Rules of the Wise County Youth Fair and the ARBA book of Standards will govern the Rabbit Show.
2.  This will be a carry cage show.  Bring your own cage (with leak proof bottoms) for your rabbits.
3.  Ownership of entries will be thirty (30) days prior to judging at the Wise County Youth Fair.  Must have proof of ownership.
4.  All entries must be clearly and permanently earmarked in the left ear.
 A registration and tattoo clinic will be held on February 1, 2021 from
4:00-6:00 pm at the Wise County Fair Grounds. SEE ENTRY DEADLINES FOR DATE AND PLACE.

ALL RABBITS MUST BETATTOOED OR TATTOOS CHECKED AND CHECKED FOR
BREED AND SEX AT THE TATTOO CLINIC . NO EXCEPTIONS.

It is mandatory that the ear number of all rabbits entered in the Wise County Youth Fair (including meat pens) be registered with the show
superintendent at the tattoo clinic in order to show at the WCYF.

IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, NOTIFY THE SUPERINTENDENT OR PRESIDENT ASAP.

5.  Rabbits must not be left in the Rabbit Barn without permission of the superintendent.
6.  Arrival of Rabbits will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday. Judging will begin at 1:00 p.m. for Meat Pens followed by Breeding Rabbits.  Release will be following
show.
7.  Classes will be determined by weight and age as set forth in the ARBA Book of Standards.
8.  No wildlife will be shown.
9.  Exhibits showing signs of disease or health problems, such as ear canker or cold, will be barred from the show and removed from the fairgrounds.
10.  There will be no mixed breed entries.
11.  Exhibitors must groom their own animals.
12.  Limit two (2) entries per class per variety in breed.
In addition to the above rules Meat Classes are subject to the following rules.
13.  Each rabbit should weigh 3.5 to 5.5 pounds.  The weight shown on day of show will be the official weight.  One rabbit weighting more than 5.5 lbs. will
eliminate the entire pen.
14.  Limit two (2) pens per exhibitor.  (3 rabbits per pen)
15.  Limit two (2) single fryers per exhibitor.
16.  Rabbits will be judged for meat quality.
17.  Six (6) meat pens will be sold at auction provided there are at least 10 pens exhibited.
18.  Two (2) single fryers (Grand & Reserve) will be sold at auction.  
19.  Only one (1) pen may be sold by any exhibitor.  Any individual can win grand or reserve champion with his meat pen entry, but not both.  Thus, when
winning grand champion, his rabbits will not be considered for further prizes or awards.
20.  Animals must be tattooed in left ear or tattoo verified at the tattoo clinic to be entered.
21.  The single fryer must be chosen ahead of time.
22.  The single fryer cannot be included in a pen of 3.
DEFINITIONS:
Rabbits:
 Rabbit entry consists of singles or pens.
Pens:  Three (3) rabbits of the same breed.  Age limit not over 10 weeks (70 days) old.
Doe:  Female rabbit
Buck:  Male rabbit

CLASSES:

BREEDING SHOW CLASSES:

1.  JUNIOR BUCK—Exhibiting junior weight requirements set forth in ARBA Book of Standards.
2.  INTERMEDIATE BUCK—Exhibiting intermediate weight requirements set forth in ARBA Book of Standards.
3.  SENIOR BUCK—Exhibiting senior weight requirements set forth in ARBA Book of Standards.
4.  JUNIOR DOE—Exhibiting junior weight requirements set forth in ARBA Book of Standards.
5.  INTERMEDIATE DOE—Exhibiting intermediate weight requirements set forth in ARBA Book of Standards.
6.  SENIOR DOE—Exhibiting senior weight requirements set forth in ARBA Book of Standards.
7.  DOE & LITTER—Minimum age of litter is four (4) weeks.

FRYER SHOW CLASSES:

8.  MEAT PEN—Three (3) rabbits same age and breed (age limit not over 10 weeks).
9.  SINGLE FRYER—3.5 to 5.5 pounds not over 10 weeks old.


Ribbons will be awarded for  1st through 5th place.


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RABBIT BREED IDENTIFICATION DIVISION

Superintendent: John Moore
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ELIGIBILITY
1.  Refer to the General Rules for Wise County Youth Fair eligibility guidelines.
2.  The Rabbit Breed Identification contest is open to all 4-H and FFA members.
3.  Contestants will be divided into three age categories. Age is determined as of August 31st of the previous calendar year.
  A) Juniors 8-10 years old
  B) Intermediates 11-13 years old
  C) Seniors 14-19 years old
4.   Contestants will participate as individuals not teams.

CONTEST FORMAT
1.  Each Junior contestant will be required to identify 15 rabbits, listing the complete breed name as printed in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. They will
also identify the showroom variety/classification (color) as listed in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. No abbreviations are accepted.
2. Each Intermediate contestant will be required to identify 20 rabbits, listing the complete breed name as printed in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. They
will also identify the showroom variety/classification (color) as listed in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. No abbreviations are accepted.
3. Each Senior contestant will be required to identify 25 rabbits, listing the complete breed name as printed in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. They will
also identify the showroom variety/classification (color) as listed in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. No abbreviations are accepted.
4. The contest will be held in the Rabbit Barn during the Rabbit Show. The contest will be set up in a designated area of the Rabbit barn. It will start at 11:00
am and will stop at 2:00pm.
5.  Test Sheets will be provided to all participants.

SCORING
1. Contestants will receive five (5) points for each rabbit that is correctly identified and five (5) points for each variety/classification that is correctly
answered. Points will only be awarded on the follow up questions (variety/classification) if the rabbit is correctly
identified.
  Total Points Possible Juniors                150 points
  Total Points Possible Intermediates        200 points
  Total Points Possible Seniors                250 points
2.  Ties: Four (4) rabbits will be selected as tiebreakers in advance of the contest. Individuals with the highest cumulative scores for these four rabbits will
win any ties. If a tie remains, winners will be determined by the toss of a coin.
3.  References: The following books and websites are recommended references. Individuals will also benefit from their own web searches and by visiting the
different Rabbit Breed Clubs web sites.
A copy of the ARBA Standard of Perfection 2016-2020 is available at the 4-H County Extension Office to review.
Can be purchased here:
(https://arba.net/product-category/publications/page/2/)
ARBA American Rabbit Breeders Association
(https://arba.net/youth-contests/)
ARBA American Rabbit Breeders Association
(https://arba.net/recognized-breeds/)

AWARDS
1.  Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 5th place individuals in each age division.

CLASSES:

1.  Rabbit Breed Identification - Junior
2.  Rabbit Breed Identification - Intermediate
3.  Rabbit Breed Identification - Senior