Department I - 4-H
Division M - Cavies

​Superintendent: Emily Killeen 360-791-1758 emily4h@ymail.com

RULES

  1. All entries must have an ear tag in the left ear prior to fair. No tagging will be done at check-In.
  2. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available. Cloverbuds are limited to two (2) animals. Only one cavy will be allowed per cage.
  3. Exhibitors will provide suitable feed crocks and water bottles that must be approved at check in. Water bottles must be a minimum of 12 oz. Bedding will be provided by the cavy project. Feed will be provided by the cavy exhibitor.
  4. Cavy cages must be cleaned by exhibitor Friday morning before the Fair opens.
  5. Show room classes and registration weight: Junior boars & sows: Up to 4 months of age, 12 to 22 oz. Intermediate boars & sows: Up to 6 months of age, 23 to 32 oz. Senior boars & sows: Over 32 oz.
  6. The ARBA standard of Perfection will be used for all judging and entering purposes. All entries will be checked by the superintendent and a veterinarian for fleas, mites, lice, and other diseases upon arrival tothe fair, at the back gate. Any animal found with any external parasites or other diseases or illnesses will not be allowed entry to the fair. The veterinarian’s decision is final.
  7. All exhibitors are responsible for feeding and cleaning cages of animals they have entered in the Fair each day.
  8. A 4-H Rabbit and Cavy certificate must be on file with the 4-H office on or before June 15 of the current 4-H year.

​CLASS 1 - CAVY FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CAVY TYPE
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

CLASS 2 - ABYSSINIAN

CLASS 3 - ABYSSINIAN SATIN

CLASS 4 -AMERICAN

CLASS 5 -AMERICAN SATIN

CLASS 6 - PERUVIAN

CLASS 7 - PERUVIAN SATIN

CLASS 8 - SILKIE

CLASS 9 - SILKIE SATIN

CLASS 10 - TEDDY

CLASS 11 - TEDDY SATIN

CLASS 12 - WHITE CRESTED

CLASS 13 - TEXEL

CLASS 14 - CORONET

CLASS 15 - PET CLASS (CROSSBRED OR PUREBRED)
This class is for pet quality cavies, that do not fit in any other type class. The animals will be judged on general appearance, condition, cleanliness and behavior.

LOT

  1. Junior Boar
  2. Intermediate Boar
  3. Senior Boar
  4. Junior Sow
  5. Intermediate Sow
  6. Senior Sow

CLASS 16 – EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 10
All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H’er currently enrolled in the cavy project.

LOT

  1. Carry Case
  2. Feeder
  3. Cage
  4. Ear Tag Box
  5. Other

CLASS 17 – CAVY KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

​CLASS 18 – CAVY COSTUME CONTEST
Prettiest Sow/Most Handsome Boar. (Participation only, no premium points)

RULES

  1. Costumes must be made by the member with a minimum of help from the parents or others; use your personal discretion for you are in competition with other members under the same rules.
  2. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable, use your judgment.
  3. Only one entry per exhibitor allowed.

CLASS 19 – CAVY BREEDERS CLASS (participation only, no premium points)

RULES

  1. The exhibitor may enter only one animal.
  2. The animal must have been born and raised by a sow owned by the exhibitor.
  3. Animal may be selected after regular type judging is completed.
  4. Pedigree must be presented to the Superintendent by Wednesday morning of fair as proof animal was bred by exhibitor.