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Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits: Show Rabbit Record Book1

Joy Jordan, Loretta Rodriguez, Jessica Kochert, Bill Heltemes, Chris Decubellis, and Renée Gore2

The 4-H Show Rabbit project focuses on all the aspects of showing rabbits according to the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) show guidelines, showmanship skills, and breed Standards of Perfection. Youth learn to asses a rabbit based on its Standard of Perfection, helping to identify faults and choose from reliable breeding stock. In the 4-H Show Rabbit project (visit http://florida4h.org for more information about this online project), youth learn the skills necessary for choosing a healthy rabbit, proper handling of a rabbit, rabbit health, and general care. This document, the Show Rabbit Record Book (4H RAR 12), familiarizes youth with the importance of record keeping as an integral part of project management. By tracking inventory, financial records associated with their project, rabbit health and grooming details, and related information such as monthly care schedules, show earnings, show registration/entry/remark cards, youth will be well prepared to relate their experiences in a written narrative as part of their project completion activities.

Click here (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/4H/4H32000.pdf) to download Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits <Online> Show Rabbit Record Book.

Footnotes

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This document is 4HRAR12, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date September 2010. Reviewed April 2017. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits <Online> was developed by Joy Jordan, 4-H curriculum specialist; Loretta Rodriguez, project assistant; and Jessica Kochert, curriculum assistant, Department of Family, Youth and Community Science, with Bill Heltemes, regional specialized agent and small animal program leader for the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program; Chris Decubellis, 4-H Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Gilchrist County; and Renée Gore, former 4-H Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Baker County; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.