Terrebonne Parish Jr. Livestock Rabbit Show

Reed Himel, Roger, Cherie  |  11/7/2014 1:13:00 AM

Rabbit Show Information

Photo By: Lirette, Celeste A.

We are having a Rabbit Show which will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Terrebonne Parish Jr. Livestock Show. It will take place at the Air Base Arena Building on the East Side of Houma. 

We would like to encourage you to bring your rabbit(s) to the show. All rabbits should be brought in a leak-proof cage to accommodate your rabbit(s) during the show. Everyone will receive a ribbon for their entries. Rabbits are to be brought in on Friday afternoon and entered from 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

There will be a showmanship contest. The age divisions are 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old and 15 and up. Awards will be given. Rabbits will be released immediately after all rabbits have been judged and ribbons are awarded. 4-H’ers are responsible for bringing their own rabbits to the judging table.

Entry forms are available at the 4-H office and online. They are due back to the 4-H office on or before January 6, 2015.

You will be able to exhibit rabbits in the following classes:

Buck - Any Other Pure Breeds
Doe - Any Other Pure Breeds
Buck - Californian
Doe - Californian
Buck - Dutch
Doe – Dutch
Buck - Havana
Doe - Havana
Buck - Holland Lops
Doe - Holland Lops
Buck - Mini Lops
Doe - Mini Lops
Buck - Mini Rex
Doe - Mini Rex
Buck - Netherland Dwarf
Doe - Netherland Dwarf
Buck - New Zealand
Doe - New Zealand
Buck - Non-Pure Breeds (large)
Doe - Non-Pure Breeds (large)
Buck - Non-Pure Breeds (small)
Doe - Non-Pure Breeds (small)
Buck – Silver Fox
Doe – Silver Fox Fryers

Showmanship order 9-11, 12-14, 15 & up

Child must bring rabbit to table.

For the Fryer Class, you will need 2 young rabbits. Each of these rabbits should be around 3-6 pounds. Remember, you may enter only 1 male and 1 female of each breed except fryers which is 2 animals. An exception will be in Any Other Purebreed, you can show more than one of each sex but they have to be different breeds. An Overall Champion and Reserve Champion of the show will be awarded.

Check your rabbits now for ear mites, ear cankers and sore hocks. As for mites, they live in the ear canal and cause damage to the skin lining this area. A brown, waxy material soon covers the inner ear. In severe cases, the entire inner surface of the external ear may be involved. To control this, you need to treat all animals with Mineral or Vegetable Oil. Swab the entire inner ear with medicine on a cotton applicator stick. Allow a small amount to run down into the ear passage. If scales or crusts are sparse, be sure to work the oil well into the ear. If heavy crusts are present, saturate them with oil until they become soft and then remove with tweezers. Then medicate the ear again. Swab the inner ears every day or two until it is clean of crusts. Ear mites are contagious to other rabbits.

Sore hocks are inflamed bare spots, devoid of fur, found on the bottom surface of the hind legs. To get rid of sore hocks, there are some medications sold by your feed and seed dealers or you can use hydrogen peroxide applied to the infected area. Several applications may be necessary.

As a favor to all other rabbit exhibitors, if your rabbit has ear mites or other problems, it would be better to leave them home so that all other rabbit entries will not be exposed to them. If you do bring an infected rabbit, it will not be allowed in the show barn. This is to reduce the spread of diseases among rabbits.

We hope to see all of you at the show. If you have any questions, you can call the 4-H office at (985) 873-6495. Thanks for your continued support.

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