Showing Rabbits

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today we're going to go over showmanship

and getting your rabbit to the show

table and preparing it for show first

thing we're going to do is show you how

to carry your rabbit to the show out of

a carrier you'll reach down to catch

this rabbit and you want to support the

rabbit on the back side under his under

his hindquarters and if it's a bigger

rabbit you would tuck it and carry it

just like a football with his ears just

like this and you would carry him over

to the show table and you're going to

sit him down and you're going to

properly pose this rabbit depending on

the breed that you have is the way you

want to pose him most of the breeds the

compact or the commercial breed are

going to be posed this way you're going

to look at his front feet and you want

his front feet even with his eyes his

rear feet are going to be even with his

hunch you want to come down you want to

pull his tail out just a little bit and

make a nice presentation on his side

view the judge may also ask you to show

a rear view which would be just like

that with the rear towards him taking

him through the examination and a judge

would do you want to look in his ears to

see if there are any ear mites then you

want to take any one look at your animal

you want to flip him and as you flip you

can look at his eyes what you're

checking for in his eyes is to see if

there are any male colors or mismatched

eyes then you going to look at his

nostrils and make sure there's no mucus

coming out of his nostrils then you go

check his teeth to make sure they're not

buck teeth or malocclusion which is

coming simply butting together you're

going to go down and you will check his

front toes what you're checking for us

to make sure there are no broken

toenails or miss color toenails on your

rabbit and that goes back to your

standard you also want to check

straightness of limbs check your stomach

for any abscesses plus you're going to

check to see if there the hind legs and

make sure they're straight and not

crooked also you're going to check the

rear toes for discolored toenails or

missing toenails you're also checking

for broken toes while you're doing that

as you mash alright you're going to

check his tail making sure it's not a

bobtail or crooked tail then you'll

check the sex of your rabbit to make

sure you have the proper sex for the

class that you're going into whether

it's a book or

then you will turn the rabbit over and

you will pose it again

now one of the other things that you

need to do when you're working preparing

your rabbit for show is to work its fur

to make it real presentable to that


if you take some water spray on your

hands and then you would just work it

gently into the fern out and dry this

rabbit off then you would have a nice

neat package that you would present to

the judge as you can see showmanship is

not an easy task to accomplish it takes

much practice with the animal to get

make yourself feel secure and taking it

through these steps every child should

go through this method especially shows

and every opportunity that they give

and gorras are great interest to us

because of their wool production they

originated in Turkey in the early 18th

century and have been very prolific in

the United States and gourds are not as

difficult to care for as you think they

don't need to be groomed as frequently

as you might think they actually do a

very good job of caring for themselves

as long as their pen is taken care of

and things are kept very clean so barn

management is really the key to raising

good wool and good Angora rabbits and he

actually needs to be clipped about every

70 to 90 days actually you could knit

several sweaters from one end Gore

rabbit in one year and Gore wool can be

spun directly from the rabbit it doesn't

need to be carted or washed before it's

spun because it's clean and the fibers

are very easily lined up because they

are very slick and each hair is

individual remember the next time you

put on your hat or sweater that an

angora rabbit may have worn that wool

before you did