At what age do you stop showing a rabbit?

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Zoe Franchino

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My show rabbit will be three next year, and I’m new to rabbits so I don’t know what the usual span of showing them is. Just curious, as we had our first show today and he was absolutely fantastic.
 

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It depends on the breed and line of the rabbit. Some breeds have a longer show life than others (and some start later than others as well). Netherland dwarfs often take a couple years for their heads to fully mature so older rabbits can still be competitive sometimes (although if they get too old, they start to lose condition & fullness of hindquarters). I wouldn't be surprised if some netherlands were four or five and still winning their classes at local shows.
 

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It depends on the breed and line of the rabbit. Some breeds have a longer show life than others (and some start later than others as well). Netherland dwarfs often take a couple years for their heads to fully mature so older rabbits can still be competitive sometimes (although if they get too old, they start to lose condition & fullness of hindquarters). I wouldn't be surprised if some netherlands were four or five and still winning their classes at local shows.
My boy is a Netherland Dwarf! Good to know.
 
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