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Rabbit Clinic Tomorrow!!

Come join us at the rabbit clinic Saturday in Glenwood, Arkansas

NO RABBIT TO SHOW RABBIT

Is a Rabbit a Good Choice for YOU? – If you are thinking about getting a rabbit but haven’t yet, or maybe you just got your first rabbit. This class is for you! We will go over the basic questions of what to expect.

Meet the Breeds—With 48 ARBA recognized breeds, there is a lot to know! In this workshop, we will introduce you to many of them.

General Bunny Care—New rabbit owners will learn the basics including cages, proper feeding, handling skills and how to keep your rabbit healthy.

Rabbit Nutrition— “You are what you eat” goes for rabbits too. Learn what your rabbit needs to keep it healthy and in top condition.

Rabbit Supplies—There are all types of different supplies that are suitable for rabbits but what will be best for you? water bottles or crocks, cages or hutches, nesting boxes? Get the scoop here!

Preparing for Show/Showmanship—Here’s all you need to know– how to find shows, what type of shows are out there, how to enter, what to bring, and what happens when you get there. Hands on Showmanship.

Tattooing—There are many successful procedures for tattooing. Here you will go through the process of tattooing your show rabbits.

Rabbitry/Breeding—Day to day management tips for an efficient and healthy rabbitry. This will include basics on breeding, kindling, and raising healthy litters in all weather conditions.

Guest speaker – Nick Mason and Bethany Barnes

PIKE COUNTY 4-H

APRIL 14, 2018

9AM-12PM

PIKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Does my rabbit have to have pedigree to show?

Did you know that you DON’T have to have a pedigree when you show a rabbit??

I get so mad when I hear someone say they were told they were not allowed to show a rabbit unless it has a pedigree. So I want to break this down some for you.

  1. You CAN show a rabbit without a pedigree – in fact they don’t even look or ask for a pedigree.

  2. You DO however want a rabbit that is the closest representative of the breed as possible.

  3. You CAN start your own pedigree.

  4. Just because a rabbit has a pedigree DOES NOT mean it is showable.

I have seen some extremely nice rabbits that didn’t have pedigrees for one reason or another. Matter of fact we ended up with some really nice dutch but no pedigrees. So what did we do? Started showing them and making our own pedigrees. Yes, it will take a few generations in order to get a full pedigree but that is ok and we can still show in the meantime. Our youngest daughter showed a couple of weeks ago with a Dutch that has no pedigree and won out of 7 other rabbits.

Again – just because a rabbit has a pedigree doesn’t mean that it is showable! There are a lot that goes into it. You need to research the breed and then you need to talk to reputable breeders. Find out all the dos and don’ts of that breed.

If you decide that the breed is something you want to raise and show then start your own pedigrees. We actually use Evans software to help us keep up with all info on rabbits and print pedigrees.

We prefer getting rabbits with pedigrees because it shows the breeder took the time to keep all information updated. However, if it is a quality rabbit then we won’t let a lack of pedigree stop us.

Amanda Goodwin


www.goodwinfamilyfarms.com

 

2017 a NEW YEAR

Hard to believe it is already the second month in the new year!!!

We are so excited about 2017 as we have a lot going on and planned for. We will start lambing around March and can’t wait for those little lambs to hit the ground running.

Our girls are getting geared up for the new show season and just waiting on lambs to get here so they can officially start planning shows.

We have also added a new partner to our Rabbitry so that we can offer a bigger variety of rabbits. We specialize in rare breed show bunnies. Currently we have Holland Lops, Thriantas, Tans, Czech Frosty, Dwarf Hotots and English Lops.

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Hope to see some of yall at the shows!!