Rabbit Department

Superintendent:  Elizabeth S. Osborn 509.839.2724
Assistant Superintendent: Becky Lloyd  303.0414
Assistant Superintendent: Lisa Aguilar 831-8862

  1. ARBA rules will be used as a guide.
  2. Limit 2 rabbits per breed, per sex, per class in breeding stock.
  3. All rabbits must have a permanent ear tattoo in the left ear to be eligible for showing or rabbit can be disqualified by the judge.
  4. Please bring a feeder and water dish or bottle for each pen. Exhibitor must provide food and water for their pens. They also must bring a drop tray for their animal
  5. Each exhibitor needs to participate in herdsmanship twice daily and check animals throughout the day for proper food and water. Adults are not to help unless OK’d by barn superintendent.
  6. Any animal showing signs of disease or illness/parasites may be sent home.
  7. No animal will be allowed by be removed prior to official release on Sunday, exception includes pocket pets which can go home at night.
  8. Please specify breed, sex, class, variety and ear tattoo on entry form.
  9. Exhibitors are responsible for getting their own animals to the show table.

10.Meat pens must be same breed, same variety, not over 5 pounds, and under 10 weeks.  Limit 2 pens of market rabbits.  Note:   Please see rule number 10.

  1. All stewers entered in this show must be 6 months of age and minimum weight 8 lbs.
  2. All roasters entered in this class must be under 6 months and minimum weight over 5 lbs. and maximum weight 8 lbs.
  3.  All single fryers entered in this class must be under 10 weeks of age, minimum weight 3 lbs. and maximum weight 5 lbs.
  4. Superintendent has the right to limit the total number of entries per exhibitor if necessary or to reject any entry on the basis of signs of disease.
  5. Do not carry rabbits by ears.
  6.  Showmanship entries are recommended to wear long sleeve shirts, pants and shoes.
  7. Primaries must be completed on separate entry form and permitted only if space allows.  (Form provided towards the back of this book.)  Primary members may only enter rabbits in Fitting & Showing.  Primary rabbit classification will be for learning and primary ribbon only.
  8.  Sale of rabbits will be in the market stock sale, with reminder that each market exhibitor can only sell 2 animals in the livestock sale, regardless of species.


Rabbit Judging

  1. You will be judging:  breeds, meat, fur and variety.
  2. While the contest is in progress, there shall be no conferring between contestants and anyone else.  Any violation of this rule shall be sufficient to bar the offender from the contest.
  3. Each participant shall report to the rabbit barn Thursday.  Superintendent will give the instructions to be followed in the contest.
  4. Rabbit bowl questions.

 

Rabbit Educational Poster

  1. Size of poster:  22 x 28
  2. Will be judged on:  neatness, legibility, creativeness and informational content.
  3. Posters need to be work of individual exhibitor.
  4. Only one poster entry per name.
  5. Put name, address and club name on back of poster.
  6. This is an individual entry not a club entry.
  7. Posters to be put up in Rabbit Barn by 8:00 am. on Wednesday.
  8. Specify on entry form and on left front corner of poster 4-H Novice, 4-H Junior, 4-H Intermediate, 4-H Senior or FFA.
  9. Award – cash and bag of feed.


Poultry Department

Superintendent:  Elizabeth Osborn 509.839.2724
Assistant Superintendent: Becky Lloyd – 303.0414
Assistant Superintendent:  Lisa Aguilar 831-8862

  1. The superintendent and any assistants reserve the right to act as a sifting committee and reject any entries on the basis of signs of diseases and limit total number of entries if necessary.
  2. Two entries per class per breed.
  3. Posters to be up, chickens and rabbits in barn by 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.
  4. Specify on entry form 4-H Novice, 4-H Junior, 4-H Intermediate, 4-H Senior or FFA
  5. Primaries must be completed on separate entry form and permitted only if space allows.  (Form provided towards the back of this book.)  Primary members may only enter rabbits in Fitting & Showing.  Primary poultry classification will be for learning and primary ribbon only.
  6. Exhibitor is allowed 2 market pens of fryers.
  7. All market poultry must be filled out in the breast bone area.


Poultry Judging

  1. You will be judging:  breeds, meat, and condition.
  2. While the contest is in progress, there shall be no conferring between contestants and anyone else.  Any violation of this rule shall be sufficient to bar the offender from the contest.
  3. Each participant shall report to the poultry barn Thursday.  Superintendent will give the instructions to be followed in the contest.
  4. Oral Reasons class.


Poultry Educational Poster

  1. Size of poster:  22 x 28
  2. Will be judged on:  neatness, legibility, creativeness and informational content.
  3. Posters need to be work of individual exhibitors.
  4. Only one poster entry per name.
  5. Put name, address and club name on back of poster.
  6. This is an individual entry not a club entry.
  7. Posters to be put up in Rabbit Barn by 8:00 am. on Wednesday.
  8. Specify on entry form 4-H Novice, 4-H Junior, 4-H Intermediate, 4-H Senior or FFA and on left front corner of poster.


Cat Department

Superintendent:  Becky Lloyd- 303-0414

Wednesday at time to be announced

  1. Open to 4-H members enrolled in Cat Project.
  2. Entry Fee $4.00/animal,.
  3. Exhibitors are required to enter their record books and to enter and compete in fitting & showing and classification to earn premium money.  If the cats are the only entries, the record books may be turned into the County Extension Office by Friday, August 10.
  4. Primary/Cloverbud 4-H members (Age 5-7 on October 1st of the current 4-H year, October-September) may enter exhibit and will not be judged.  Rainbow ribbon will be awarded.
  5. List breed, description (short or longhaired), age, sex and the cats name on the entry form.  Also if the cat has been altered.
  6. Kittens must be at least 4 months old – no older than 8 months.
  7. All cats must be free of parasites and have current vaccinations.  Shot records will be checked.  Superintendent reserves the right to refuse entry to any cat deemed unhealthy in her opinion.
  8. All cats claws must be clipped.
  9. Cages should be decorated, but cat must be in full view at all times.
  10. Cage is 21” x 21” x 45”.  (standard cat cage)
  11. Exhibitor must furnish food and water dishes and litter tray.  Exhibitor is responsible for the cat care during the show.
  12. No pregnant or nursing cats.
  13. Enter fairgrounds at North Gate on Wallace.

DIVISION 245:  Best in Show

  1. Best decorated cage – all judged individually – one overall winner.
  2. Best costume/dressed cat or kitten – judge in age classes.  Judging based on safety of animal, costume, originality, and evidence of participant designing and making of costume.
  3. Best educational – judged in age classes.

 

Pocket Pet Department

4-H Critter Pals – Mammals, Reptiles,
Birds & Fish

Superintendent:  Becky Lloyd – 303.0414

by 8:00 a.m. Must be in building Wednesday through Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. The exhibitor is totally responsible for their pet.  For the safety of the pet and those attending this event, someone must be with the pet at all times.
  2. Entries done by cage/container.  Up to 4 animals per cage/container and counts as one entry.  Entry fees are $5.00 per entry.
  3. Males and females must be caged separately, except for fish.
  4. Exhibitor must supply their own cage, food and water.
  5. Pet must be taken home at night for your pet’s safety after 5 p.m.
  6. Cage Decorations (all classes)
  7. Costume Class (all classes)
  8. Posters are required for education.
  9. Up to date Record Book is due upon entry. 

Mammals

  1.  Follow 4-H Fitting and Showing of rabbits and cavies guidelines (PNW0573) and Type/Classification.
  2. Rats and cavies are in a division and class below.
  3. All others follow as closely as possible
  4. Show cage or tank (must be able to see the pet clearly – no colored plastics).   Animals kept in a group need a separate show container for judging.
  5. All cavies to be judged according to ARBA rules.
  6. Cavies color and breed must be on the entry card.
  7. Rats will be judged using the Pacific Northwest Rat Fancier’s Club Rules.


Reptiles, Amphibians & Fish

(Iguanas, salamanders, snakes, turtles, lizards, nets, chameleons, etc.)

  1. Bring animal to judge’s table.
  2. Containers, ex. tank, should be no larger than 10 gallons.
  3. Tell the Judge
    1. Scientific Name
    2. How to care for the pet
    3. Type of feed
    4. What makes your pet different from another animal
    5. A favorite thing that your pet does
    6. If you can hold your pet, show the different body parts.
    7. Show cage or tank  (must be able to see the pet clearly – no colored plastics)
  1. Animals kept in a group need a separate show container for judging.


Birds

  1. Follow 4-H Poultry Fitting and Showing guidelines (EM4887) and Classification (handout #12)


Live Entomology

Any critter of the insect and arachnid world, such as ant farms, walking sticks, tarantulas, etc.  Must have their own containers.