What to expect at a rabbit show?

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  1. Jun 2, 2019 #1

    LavenderLopLover

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    Im wondering what should i be expecting when i go to a rabbit show to show my rabbits?
     
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    Do you have any more specific of questions? I'm not sure how to narrow it all down into one description.

    Most of the time is spent waiting for your breed to be called. This time is often spent browsing the show room, vendors (if the show has any), helping out the show staff, or talking with friends (a nice time to meet up with all the rabbit loving friends that we rarely see outside of shows). Once the breed is called, the rabbits are brought to the judge's table and left in show cages. The owners stand back and quietly watch while the judge handles the rabbits and gives placements and his/her reasoning for those placements (ie what the rabbit's strengths and weaknesses are, information that can be used to help pick out future stock/breedings). It's supposed to be rather anonymous - the judge isn't supposed to know who owns which rabbit.
     
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    i currently have 2 juniors that im going to show they havent quite learned how to pose yet is that okay?
     
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    The judges are usually pretty good at getting the rabbits to pose, even if they're not trained to pose.
     
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    What breed are you showing? Some breed clubs have websites and give pointers on working with your rabbit on posing. Some breeds take more work than others.
    At the show you can talk to other breeders if they aren’t real busy. Many don’t mind giving advice that could help.
     

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