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hillrise

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Just out of curiosity, if a rabbit happens to be over their junior or intermediate weight, will the rabbit get disqualified or moved to the older class?

In our local fair they usually ignore the weights and just judge agemates, but it's way off par from ARBA rules in other areas, too. I know that ear number substitutions have to be within the same variety, sex, and class, but I wasn't sure how it works when the rabbit is found to be too heavy for its class at the table.

Also, are they usually going to even bother weighing a rabbit if it's only overweight by a couple/few ounces?
 

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If the rabbit is overweight for its class, it will be disqualified (it cannot be moved to another class). However, some breeds allow "bump-up" to a higher age class if they are over the required weight. (But this must be done at time of entry)
 
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