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Rabbits & Cavies

Fairbook pages 51- 56

RABBITS

Department 14

Superintendent: Kevin Schickel

248-722-0887

kevinschickel@gmail.com

Rules:

1.Exhibitors must read and follow General Rules, Market Livestock Rules and Livestock Department Rules.

2.Exhibitor must follow all MDARD Animal Health Requirements as posted on Fair web site: www.oakfair.org. Call the Fair Office to obtain a copy of these requirements or go to www.michigan.gov/mda-exhibitorinfo.

  • Five to Seven-year-old exhibitors may show in competitive showmanship and specific pet or breed classes.If so, they will follow all check in/check out times and rules.Five to Seven-year-old exhibitors may show in noncompetitive classes and bring in or borrow an animal from another exhibitor for the day of the show but cannot do both competitive and noncompetitive in the same Livestock areas.See General Rule #1 Eligibility.

4.Five to Seven-year-old competitive exhibitors may show a maximum of 3 rabbits and 3 cavies in Rabbit and Cavy Department.One of these 3 rabbits and cavies may be used for showmanship.

5.Health regulations will follow ARBA standards and will not permit entries of rabbits and cavies which have ear cankers, colds, sore hocks or other contagious diseases.

6.Rabbits and cavies must be under ownership and kindled by Discovery Day of the current year except Meat Pens and Fryers.

7.No lactating does with kits allowed in the barn.

8.All rabbits must be permanently ear marked in left ear, including commercial animals.All cavies must be tagged in the left ear.All identifications must be done prior to Fair.

9.Purebreds will be judged by breed.Mixed breeds will be judged as a group.

10.Royalty and Breed Trophies will be awarded if donated.

11.All exhibitors are responsible for helping set up the barn on the designated day, Tuesday, before Fair and to tear down on the last Sunday of Fair. Failure to help setup and tear down may result in a loss of premiums.

12.All exhibitors are responsible for bringing in their own shavings, feed and dishes.Dishes must be secured to keep from tipping.Supplies, feed and equipment may not be left out in aisles in the rabbit barn.

13.It is highly recommended that you mark your name on feed containers, carriers and any other rabbit supplies you choose to leave in the barn.

14.Exhibitors must clean their cages, feed and water their animals by 9:00 a.m. each day. Failure to comply will result in your project being red tagged. If your cage(s) are red tagged two times during the week, you may lose your premiums and/or be asked to take your animal home.See Animal Care Certification Form.

15.Your rabbits must be checked at least twice daily. If you cannot be at Fair at any time you must make arrangements for another exhibitor to care for your animal and you must notify the area superintendent with the name of the person caring for your animal.

16.Exhibitors must sign up to care for the rabbit barn for at least 4 hours during the week of Fair.This is to provide security for your rabbit exhibits and information for our Fair goers. You may sign up for your hours upon checking in for Fair.

17.Dress Code:Long sleeve white shirts or boluses or show coats, with black pants or skirt and solid shoes are required.Prohibited Attire:No Royalty Identification-Tiaras, Sashes or Hats, etc are allowed.

Premium Payout Information for all classes: see General Rules, Rule #17.

Do not pre-register for Championship Classes.

Barn Set Up for Fair: Tuesday, July 3rd at 5 pm

Check In Date: Sunday, July 8th9 am to 5 pm

Weigh In: At check in

Rabbit Show Date:

Tuesday, July 10th at 9 am

Show Order: (All classes except 5 – 7 Years Old Noncompetitive)

Showmanship-Judge 1

Market-Judge 2

Breed-Judge 2

Costume-Judges 1 and 2

Wednesday, July 11th at 9 am

5 – 7 Years Old Noncompetitive

Showmanship

Costume

Market Entries:See Department 11

Small Animal Auction:Fri., July 13th at 6:30 pm

Animal Release:Auction animals are released after the auction, all others 6 pm , the last Sunday of Fair. However, exhibitors are responsible for their projects until they have been loaded for removal from the Fair.Cavies will be released the day of the show.

Clean Up:Rabbit Barn cleanup is Sunday, immediately following the release of rabbits. Fairgrounds cleanup is Monday after Fair. See Market Livestock Rule #19 for details.

Animal Education

Rabbit and Cavy Records, Consumer Education, Skills for Life, and Notebook. See Animal Education Dept. 1 in thisFairbook.

Rabbit and Cavy Memorial Recognition, Commemorative and Champion Awards

JOSH SWANSON MEMORIAL AWARD

2017 Winner Rachael Klassa

This plaque will be awarded annually in memory of Josh, an 8-year-old member of the Oakland County Rabbit & Cavy Club, who died of leukemia in 2005.The 4-H youth accumulating the most points for the maximum of six rabbit classes, in addition to rabbit records and two other rabbit related classes.All rabbit classes will be considered, in event of a tie rabbit questions will be asked of the youth and the number of correctly answered questions will determine the winner.

A youth may win this award only once in their rabbit career.

SCORING:

STRIP RIBBONS:1st=6 points, 2nd=5 points, 3rd=4 points, 4th=3 points, 5th=2 points, 6th=1 point

WINNER OF QUESTION= 5 points

This revolving award will be presented by the Oakland County Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Club and the Keen Family.A smaller personal trophy for the winner will also be presented.Available until the year 2018.

RABBIT AND CAVY HIGH POINT TROPHY

2017 Winner: Rachael Sena

The purpose of this revolving trophy is to recognize the exhibitor who shows both rabbits and cavies and exhibits in the educational classes for both species.

To qualify, an exhibitor is required to:

  • Show both rabbits and cavies. (A maximum of 10 of each species will count for points.)
  • Complete records for both rabbits and cavies.
  • Do showmanship for both rabbits and cavies.
  • Do at least 2 educational classes for rabbits and 1 educational class for cavies.

This trophy is donated by the Keen Family and can be won twice in a rabbit exhibitor’s career but not in consecutive years.This trophy is to be awarded to the exhibitor who accumulates the most points in the above listed classes.In the case of a tie, the exhibitor with the most points in the rabbit classes with be the winner.

DIVISION 1 – RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP

Placing:1 through 6, Rosettes and Premiums.Grand Champion $10 and special award, Reserve Grand Champion $8

Showmanship is highly encouraged.

Rules: Showmanship is only open to registered rabbit exhibitors. Exhibitor must use his or her own rabbit for showmanship. Each Exhibitor should be able to answer questions either oral or written at judge’s discretion.“

Class:

140101Senior Showmanship (ages 15-19)

140102Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)

140103Junior Showmanship (ages 8-11)

140104Competitive Showmanship (ages 5-7)

140105Grand Champion $10 and trophy, Reserve Grand Champion- $8 and a rosette.The best two senior or intermediate showmen are expected to compete in Sweepstakes.


DIVISION 2 AND 3:BREED CLASSES

Placing:1 through 6, Ribbons, Premiums and Rosettes or Trophies (if donated).Best of Breed trophies donated by Discovery Day will be awarded.Any BOB winner without trophy donors will receive rosettes.

There is a maximum of 16 entries in breed classes per exhibitor. 5-7-year-old competitive exhibitors: see Rabbit Rule #3.

Maximum of two entries in each class.Classes with more than 17 entries will be split.

Breed Championship Classes:Do not pre-register unless otherwise indicated.

Best of breed trophy for each breed will be awarded if breed has at least 6 entries.

1403126Grand Champion $10 and Trophy andRosette.Reserve Grand Champion $8 and Rosette.

DIVISION 2: SIX CLASS

Six Class:

Senior Buck and Doe: over 8 months

Bucks and Does:6-8 months

Junior Buck and Doe:under 6 months

SIX CLASS

Breed

Sr. Buck

Sr. Doe

6-8 Month Buck

6-8 Month Doe

Jr. Buck

Jr. Doe

American 1402

01

02

03

04

05

06

Angora Giant 1402

07

08

09

10

11

12

Beveren

1402

13

14

15

16

17

18

Californian 1402

19

20

21

22

23

24

Ch. D’Argent 1402

25

26

27

28

29

30

Check.Giant 1402

31

32

33

34

35

36

Am. Chinchilla 1402

37

38

39

40

41

42

Giant Chinchilla 1402

43

44

45

46

47

48

Cinnamon 1402

49

50

51

52

53

54

Crème D’Argent

1402

55

56

57

58

59

60

Flemish Giant

1402

61

62

63

64

65

66

Blanc ‘d Hotot

1402

67

68

69

70

71

72

Eng. Lop

1402

73

74

75

76

77

78

French Lop 1402

79

80

81

82

83

84

New Zealand

1402

85

86

87

88

89

90

Palomino 1402

91

92

93

94

95

96

Satin

1402

97

98

99

100

101

102

Silver Fox 1402

103

104

105

106

107

108

Mixed Breeds

1402

109

110

111

112

113

114

1402115Champion and Reserve Champion SixClass- Rosettes.

DIVISION 3:FOUR CLASS

Senior Buck and Doe:6 months and older

Junior Buck and Doe:less than 6 months

FOUR CLASS

Breed

Sr. Buck

Sr. Doe

Junior Buck

Junior Doe

Am. Fuzzy Lop 1403

01

02

03

04

Am Sable 1403

05

06

07

08

Angora-Eng. 1403

09

10

11

12

Angora French 1403

13

14

15

16

Angora-Satin 1403

17

18

19

20

Belgian Hare 1403

21

22

23

24

Britannia Petite 1403

25

26

27

28

Std. Chinchilla 1403

29

30

31

32

Dutch1403

33

34

35

36

Dwarf Hotot 1403

37

38

39

40

English Spot1403

41

42

43

44

Florida White 1403

45

46

47

48

Harlequin1403

49

50

51

52

Havana 1403

53

54

55

56

Himalayan 1403

57

58

59

60

Jersey Woolly1403

61

62

63

64

Lilac 1403

65

66

67

68

Lionhead1403

69

70

71

72

Holland Lop 1403

73

74

75

76

Mini Lop 1403

77

78

79

80

Mini Rex 1403

81

82

83

84

Mini Satins 1403

85

86

87

88

Neth Dwarf 1403

89

90

91

92

Polish 1403

93

94

95

96

Rex 1403

97

98

99

100

Rhinelander1403

101

102

103

104

Silver 1403

105

106

107

108

Silver Marten 1403

109

110

111

112

Tan1403

113

114

115

116

Thrianta 1403

117

118

119

120

Mixed Breeds 1403

121

122

123

124

1403125 Champion and Reserve Champion Four Class- Rosettes

DIVISION 4 - RABBIT COSTUME CLASS:

Placing:1 through 6, Ribbons and Premiums

One entry per exhibitor.

This is open to all rabbit exhibitors and their rabbit. Both exhibitor and rabbit must be in costume to compete.Costumes must be safe for the animal, exhibitor and spectators and must not cause discomfort to the animal.

Learning Objective: To demonstrate outfit coordination and a confident attitude during judging.

Class:

14040112-19 years old

1404025-11 competitive

Best of Show


CAVIES

Department 13

Superintendent: Kevin Schickel

248-722-0887

kevinschickel@gmail.com

Rules: Animal is to be brought in the day of judging only.The animal shown in this class cannot be shown in a Pocket Pet Class.See Rabbit Department 14For rules.

Dress Code:Long sleeve white shirts or blouses or show coats, with black pants or skirt and solid shoes are required for the class.

Prohibited Attire:No Royalty Identification- Tiaras, Sashes or Hats etc. is allowed.

Cavy Check-In: Saturday, July 7th:9 am-11 am

Show Date:

Saturday, July 7th at 11 am.

Show Order: (All classes except 5 – 7 Years Old Noncompetitive)

Showmanship

Breed

Costume

Wednesday, July 13th at 9 a.m.

5 – 7 Year Olds noncompetitive

Showmanship

Costume

Animal Release: Following entire cavy show

Dress Code:Long sleeve white shirts or blouses or show coats, with black pants or skirt are required for the class.

Prohibited Attire: No Royalty Identification- Tiaras, Sashes or Hats etc. is allowed.

Sweat suits, shorts, spandex, hats, any type of denim, logo T-shirts, muscle shirts, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps,low cut blouses, any other clothing with printed logos or club affiliation logos, sandals, flops,heels, and boots are prohibited.


DIVISION 1 CAVY SHOWMANSHIP

One entry allowed per exhibitor.

Placing:1 through 6, Rosettes, and Premiums.Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion

Showmanship is highly encouraged

Class:

130101Senior Showmanship (ages 15-19)

130102Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)

130103Junior Showmanship (ages 8-11)

130104Competitive Showmanship (ages 5-7)

130105Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion



DIVISION 2 - CAVY BREEDS

Maximum of 2 entries allowed per class with 16 cavies total. 5-7 year old competitive exhibitors: see Rabbit Rule #3.

Jr. Boar and Sow:under 6 months

Sr. Boar and Sow:6 months and older

One entry is required for each animal entered.

Placing:1 through 6, Ribbons and Premiums.

Class:

Breed

Sr. Boar

Sr. Sow

Jr. Boar

Jr. Sow

Abyssinian 1302

01

02

03

04

Abyssinian Satin 1302

05

06

07

08

American 1302

09

10

11

12

American Satin 1302

13

14

15

16

Coronet 1302

17

18

19

20

Peruvian 1302

21

22

23

24

Peruvian Satin 1302

24

26

27

28

Silkie 1302

29

30

31

32

Silkie Satin 1302

33

34

35

36

Teddy 1302

37

38

39

40

Teddy Satin1302

41

42

43

44

Texel 1302

45

46

47

48

White Crested 1302

49

50

51

52

130253 Grand Champion $10 and Reserve Grand Champion- $8

DIVISION 3 - CAVY COSTUME

One entry allowed per exhibitor.

Placing:1 through 6, Rosettes and Premiums.Costumes must be safe for the animal, exhibitor and spectators and must not cause discomfort to the animal.

Class:

130301Cavy Costume

Best of Show
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