1. Review General Rules.
2. Rabbits shown at the Barton County Fair must have been owned and in the possession of the 4-Her before May 1, current year.
3. Each rabbit is to be legibly and permanently tattooed in its left ear for identification.
4. Exhibitors may enter not more than 2 rabbits per class, per variety, per breed and are limited to
a total of twelve entries, excluding showmanship.
5. When pre-entering the following must be on the pre-entry form. BREED (Mini lop, Rex, etc), VARIETY (solid black, broken black, etc) CLASS (Sr. Buck, Jr. Doe, etc) and EAR TATTOO. Substitutions may be made for ear tattoo only, as long as the breed, variety and class are the same and the rabbit meets all show requirements.
4-H club members who qualify a blue or purple ribbon at the county fair may show the
qualifying rabbit at the State Fair in the same class or the next older class depending on
it's age and weight.
7. All rabbit classes will be divided into ages and judged according to their breed standard as listed in the ARBA ―Standard of Perfection. Only breeds recognized by ARBA will compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Lionheads will show as a class but not compete for Grand and Reserve because they are not recognized by the ARBA.
8. Six Class Rabbits: Seniors 8 months of age and older; Intermediates 6-8 months of age; Juniors under 6 months of age; Pre-Junior under 3 mos. The following breeds only (American, Giant Angora, Beveren, Blanc de Hotot, Californian, Champagne D’Argent, Checkered Giant, American Chinchilla, Giant chinchilla, Cinnamon, Crème’ D’Argent, Flemish Giant, English Lop, French Lop, New Zealand, Polomino, Satin and Silver Fox)
9. Four Class Rabbits: Seniors-6 months of age and older, Juniors-under 6 months of age All breeds not listed in #8 are four class rabbits.
10. All rabbits will be judged for fur and will be automatically entered in the fur class. All
4-Hers will be automatically entered in showmanship. The rabbit used in showmanship must be entered in the show. The rabbit show will start with senior showmanship. The order of the show will be posted the day of the show. 4-Hers are responsible for getting their rabbit to the show table for their class, best of breed and grand champion judging.
1702—Intermediate Buck (6-8 class)**
1703—Intermediate Doe (6-8 class)**
1706—Pre-Junior Buck (under 3 mos)**
1707—Pre-Junior Doe (under 3 mos)**
****see #8 for breed showing in these classes
1708—Meat pen: 3 rabbits all one recognized breed and variety. Max weight 5 lbs each and not over 10 weeks old. Judged on meat qualities, condition and uniformity. Note: Meat pen is an educational class to teach 4-H’ers to cull and select future breeding stock.
Sale of meats pens: The champion and reserve champion rabbit meat pen will be eligible to sell in the sale of champions. No 4-Her may sell more than one pen of rabbits through the auction.
Champion and Reserve by breed
1709 - Normal White Fur
1710 - White Satin Fur
1711 - White Rex Fur
1712 - White Wool
1713 - Normal Colored Fur
1714 - Colored Satin Fur
1715 - Colored Rex Fur
1716 - Colored Wool
Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Fur Class
1717 - Showmanship, Clover buds (5-6)
1718 – Junior Showmanship, ages 7-9, Jan. 1, current year
1719 – Intermediate Showmanship, ages 10-13, Jan. 1, current yr.
1720 – Senior Showmanship, ages 14 and older, Jan. 1, current yr.
Champion and Reserve Champion, each class