Rabbits for 4-H

Asked March 18, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

My daughters want to do rabbits for 4-H. This our first year in rabbits, and I know there are stipulations for doing them. They are not purebred, and they are only 7 weeks old. Now we do have a buck that we purchased last year. He is a San Juan. We also purchased a doe, which we believe is a Dutch. We would like to know which ones we can bring, if any at all.

Huron County Ohio 4-h rabbits

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Here are the rabbit rules for Huron County 4-H:

  • All rabbits must be purebred and a breed recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
  • Rabbits must be in the member's possession by May 15.
San Juan rabbits are not recognized by the ARBA and therefore are not eligible to be shown in Huron County Junior Fair. If the doe is a purebred Dutch, she would be eligible. We have rabbit clinics on March 3 and 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the County Administration Building, 180 Milan Ave, Norwalk. I encourage you to come to the clinics (they are voluntary, not mandatory) to learn about taking rabbits in Huron County 4-H. You could also bring your Dutch doe to the clinic for the superintendents to look at. They can let you know if it really is a Dutch and eligible to be shown. If none of your rabbits are eligible and you decide to purchase rabbits for 4-H, the rabbit superintendents could direct you to rabbit breeders. If you have any questions, contact the OSU Extension, Huron County, at 419-668-8219.