MSF 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase: Youth Rabbits - Dept. 14


July 22, 2021

Classes in this department will be evaluated based on videos AND pictures. Videos should be no longer than 90 seconds and be continuous in nature with no narrative. The exhibitors should utilize the camera person as the judge, moving the animal away and around the camera person as they would in a show ring. The video should include all angles of the animal in order for a judge to make an evaluation. Exhibitor should be in the video at all times. Show clothes typical for industry is recommended. Rabbits traditionally shown with a running pose (i.e. Tans, Rhinelanders, Checkered Giants and English Spots) are required to submit a video along with up to six photos for both judging and showmanship. One photo of exhibitor and project is required. Additional photos recommended include: front view, back view, profile A and profile B. More information on how to take a good photo and video can be found at the MSU Extension Virtual Learning showcase and auction website. All videos must be uploaded to Youtube and link entered into the system. Youtube channel should be set to unlisted.

Rules and Regulations Governing the Show

*** Please check and follow General Agriculture & Livestock Rules *

  1. All rabbits must be owned by exhibitor. Each exhibitor may show up to one (1) rabbit in each class.
  2. Youth may show up to 15 rabbits in youth show.
  3. This show is governed by American Rabbit Breeders Association show rules.
  4. Youth must be five (5) years of age and not over eighteen (18) years of age, on the day of the show for ARBA points only. Youth may show for premiums and scholarships, ages 8 through 19 per General Agriculture & Livestock Rules.
  5. Only breeds of rabbits recognized by the associations are able to be exhibited.
  6. All rabbits must have their permanent ear number.
  7. For all rabbit classes, one of the six photos must clearly show the ear mark in the left ear of the rabbit.

Youth Showmanship

RULES: There will be three age divisions for Showmanship: 8 – 11, 12 – 15, and 16 – 19 (Age as of January 1, of the current year).

  1. Exhibitors who own and show in a youth class are eligible for the showmanship class.
  2. There is no minimum or maximum length for showmanship video. The video should reflect a normal showmanship examination.
  3. The animal used by an exhibitor must be one used in a regular class.
  4. Class winners will compete for champion showman.
  5. The dates for computing the age of a show person will be January 1 of the current year.

Youth Market Classes:

  1. Market classes for each livestock species have been added to youth divisions; however, no auction will take place.
  2. See guidelines for videos/pictures in first paragraph above.


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