Department 18 – Breeding Rabbits

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Open to Youth Exhibitors of Contiguous Counties
Must have 10 animals by 3 exhibitors to hold show.
All Livestock must be in place and checked in by the times stated in the 2019 Daily Schedule

Entry Fee – $3.00 per Head – Two Entry Limit, per Class in the Same Breed/Variety
Entry includes Showmanship
American System of Judging

Best of Show and Reserve in Show – Rosette
Best of Breed – Best Opposite in Each Division – Rosette
(If 10 or More in the Breed)

  1. The exhibitor must own rabbits for at least 30 days prior to AgFest (See Owner Requirements for specie date).
  2. Independent exhibitors must submit pictures electronically with exhibitors name in the subject line to views, face, both sides & back including Exhibitor’s face in pictures with their animal), permanent tag and/or tattoo information no later than 30 days prior to AgFest.  (See Ownership Requirements for specie date).
  3. Breed show not sanctioned, follows American Rabbit Breeders Association Standards of Perfection.
  4. Breed, variety, class and sex and DOB must be entered in the online entries. 
  5. All animals must be identified by permanent ear markings, conforming to the entry form, upon show arrival. Tattoo ear changes at check-in only. Any duplication of ear markings by one exhibitor, in the same class, must be eliminated and the change recorded on the judging sheet before judging.
  6. Animals will be shown and judged in the proper division and class for breed, variety, age and sex only. Disqualified rabbits and those absent at the time of judging do not count when computing the number of exhibitors in the class and cannot show in fur. 
  7. Rabbits will be divided into breed division after close of entry. 
  8. Fur entries must be entered in their regular classes.  All fur entries are judged together. 
  9. Exhibitor entering this Department has read the Junior Livestock – Showmanship Section, and parents, leaders or advisors have reviewed with Exhibitor. 
Four Class Breeds
American Fuzzy LopHarlequinNetherland Dwarf
American SableHavanaPolish
Angora: English
Belgian HareHolland LopRhinelander
Britannia Petite
Jersey WoolySatin Angora
Dwarf Hotot
Lion HeadSilver Marten
English Spot
Mini LopStandard Chinchilla
Florida WhiteMini RexTan
French AngoraMini SatinThrianta
  • Senior– Over six months of age
  • Junior– Under six months of age
Six Class Breeds
AmericanCheckered GiantGiant Angora
American ChinchillaCinnamon
Giant Chinchilla
Argente BrunLilac
New Zealand
BeverenCrème D’Argent
Blanc de HototEnglish Lop
CaliforniaFlemish Giant
Silver Fox
Champagne D’ArgentFrench Lop
  • Senior– Over six months of age
  • Intermediate– Six to eight months of age
  • Junior– Under six months of age

List specific breed (as above), variety (color), sex (buck or doe) and class (Date of Birth) on entry form with Division and Class. 

Division 1 – Four Class Breed Show Rabbits 
Division 2 – Six Class Breed Show Rabbits

  1. Senior Buck  
  2. Senior Doe  
  3. Intermediate Buck (Six Class Breeds only) 
  4. Intermediate Doe (Six Class Breeds only)
  5. Junior Buck
  6. Junior Doe
  7. Fur- open to all breeds

Breeding Rabbit Showmanship

Open to exhibitors representing San Joaquin County Only
American System of Judging

Ribbons to 6
th Place

Division 20 – 4-H / Grange Breed Rabbit Showmanship

  1. Novice
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Division 21 – FFA/Grange Breed Rabbit Showmanship 

  1. Greenhand
  2. True Novice
  3. Advanced

All Livestock Breeding Shows are Day Shows; Check in and Check out the same Day.  
Please check the 2019 Daily Schedule for dates and times for Check-In and Checkout.

When driving in with trailers enter B Street and Exit Airport Way.  Please be mindful of others unloading and walking around vehicles to unload their animals. Safety first.

Small Animal Market or Breeding
Wednesday – 6:00 – 8:00 pm Only
Thursday – 6:00 – 8:00 pm Only