Department II - FFA
Division O - FFA Rabbit Science

​Matt Chisam – Superintendent

  1. All exhibitors are responsible for feeding and cleaning cages each day of animals they have entered in the Fair.
  2. All entries must be permanently tattooed in the left ear prior to the Fair.
  3. All rabbits are to be shown by breed (except meat animals). Specify variety on entry form. The same animal MAY NOT be entered in type and meat or Market Sale Class.
  4. All exhibitors must sign up for Herdsmanship duty (hours to be determined by the superintendent). Please see the Exhibitors guide for Herdsmanship rules
  5. Only crocks (plastic or ceramic) of adequate size will be allowed. Crocks must hold two (2) cups of water. No water bottles except for wool breeds. Carry cages may NOT be left at Fair.
  6. No rabbits under ten weeks (except fryers) will be allowed. Rabbits must also make minimum breed weights. Refer to ARBA Standard of Perfection.
  7. Animal Limit - Rabbit exhibits are limited to 20 exhibits in classes 3 - 7. Primary members are limited to two (2) animals. Superintendent may further limit entries based on space.
  8. 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 to the 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.

CLASS 1 - COMMERCIAL OR HEAVY BREEDS

POINTS:  BLUE-15  RED-10  WHITE-5

LOT

  1. New Zealand
  2. Californian
  3. English Lops
  4. French Lops
  5. American Chinchilla
  6. Giant Chinchilla
  7. Standard Chinchilla
  8. Satins
  9. Palominos
  10. Checkered Giants
  11. Silver Martens
  12. Hotot
  13. Lilac
  14. Other Purebreds
  15. Flemish Giant
  16. Crossbreds

CLASS 2 - FANCY OR SMALL BREEDS

POINTS:  BLUE-15 RED-10 WHITE-5

LOT

  1. Dutch
  2. Netherland Dwarf
  3. Polish
  4. Rex
  5. Tans
  6. Florida Whites
  7. English Angora
  8. French Angora
  9. Mini Lop
  10. Holland Lop
  11. Himalayan
  12. Other Purebreds
  13. Dwarf Hotot
  14. Mini Rex
  15. Jersey Wooly
  16. Crossbreds

CLASS 3 - MEAT CLASS

SINGLE POINTS:  BLUE-15  RED-10  WHITE-5

PEN POINTS:  BLUE-40  RED-25  WHITE-15

Crossbreeds may be limited. Any rabbit entered in type may NOT be entered in Meat Class.

LOT

  1. Meat Pen - three animals of same breed and variety. Age limit not over ten (10) weeks, weight limit not over 5 lbs. each rabbit.
  2. Single Fryer - one rabbit not over ten weeks of age, weight limit not over 5 lbs.
  3. Roaster - one rabbit must be under six months of age: maximum weight, 8 lbs.; minimum weight, 5 lbs.
  4. Stewers must be six months of age and over; minimum weight 8 lbs.

CLASS 4 - MARKET SALE CLASS

Only one Meat Pen or one Fryer may be entered in the Market Sale. Any rabbit entered in Type may not be entered in the Market Sale Class.

1. Market rabbits, must be one of the recognized ARBA commercial meat breeds or a crossbreed of those commercial breeds, excluding the three wool breeds, which are French Angora, Giant Angora, and Satin Angora.

Single Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

Pen Points: Blue – 40 Red – 25 White – 15

LOT

  1. Meat Pen – Three rabbits of the same breed and variety.
    Age limit: not over ten weeks
    Weight limits: Minimum 3.5 lbs/Maximum 6 lbs
  2. Single Fryer - one rabbit
    Age limit: not over ten weeks
    Weight limits: minimum 3.5 lbs/Maximum 6 lbs