4H rabbit question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FLchook, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    My niece just joined 4H, and we are trying to figure out if the rabbits need to be registered?
    Found adorable ones, but only the dad of the babies is registered.

    Thanks,
    Shannon
     
  2. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By "registered" do you mean a pedigree? 4-H rules for showing vary from state to state. Here in Massachusetts most 4-H shows are run using ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Assn) rules which require only purebred rabbits can be shown (other than Pet Class). However, the "purebred" rabbit does not need to have a pedigree. It just needs to meet the standard for that breed. It must also have a permanent tattoo in it's left ear.

    ARBA.net

    Lynne [​IMG]
    Leader - Hare Raisers 4-H Rabbit Club [​IMG]
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Quote:I agree.

    I used to show rabbits in 4-H and they had to be purebred, but no one asked to see a pedigree. Registering your rabbit with ARBA makes them more valuable, especially as a breeder, but it's not neccessary to have them registered to show them.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Same thing here in CA too. Rabbits must be pure, even better if pedigreed. I also agree that ARBA membership is a great way to go. I think a youth membership is $12 a year.
     

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