4-H rabbit project winners announced at recent ‘Unfair’
The Chautauqua County 4-H Rabbit Project held their show as a part of the 4-H “UnFair” on July 18 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. This year Paula Murdock from Sherman judged the breed classes and Cale Kunick from Centerville, Pa., evaluated showmanship classes.
The top placings in the Junior Showman class were Katie King, Everett LeBarron and Alexis Cross. First Year project members placed as follows: Corinne Covert, Lydia Cross, Gavin LeBarron, Johnathan Coblentz, Kiley Jones, and Eddie Light.
Cloverbud participants were Ida Jones, Harrison LeBarron, Onna Warner, Violet Walker, and Madison Griswold.
The Champion Senior Showman was Luisa Smith followed by Maggie King, Jack Ewing, Christopher King, Matt Brown, and Lexus Eschenbach. Receiving the honor of Best of Show was Lexus Eschenbach with her English Lop. Reserve Best of Show was Madison Griswold with her Polish. Everett LeBarron received honorable mention.
Rabbit Breed Winners are as follows:
American Fuzzy Lop – Alexis Cross
Brit- Matthew Brown
Dutch – Violet Walker
English Lop – Lexus Eschenbach
Flemish Giant – Kiley Jones
French Lop – Corinne Covert
French Lop – Best Opposite – Alexis Cross
Himalayan – Christopher King
Holland Lop – Gavin LeBarron
Holland Lop – Best Opposite – Katie King
Lionhead – Everett LeBarron
Mini Lop – Everett LeBarron
Mini Lop – Best Opposite – Onna Warner
Mini Rex – Matthew Brown
Mini Rex – Best Opposite – Lydia Cross
Mini Satin – Maggie King
Mini Satin – Best Opposite – Maggie King
Netherland Dwarf – Lexus Eschenbach
Polish – Madison Griswold
Polish – Best Opposite – Matthew Brown
Tan – Christopher King
Best Doe ad Litter – Mini Lop – Jonathan Coblentz
The 4-H UnFair was supported by the community. Many thanks to Just for Pets, Tractor Supply Lakewood, Paula Murdock, Bridgeview One-Stop for sponsoring awards and prizes for 4-H Youth in the Rabbit Project.
The volunteer Rabbit Project Committee who worked to host the show should not go without recognition. Chairperson Becky King and committee members Kim Chapman, Laura LeBarron, Shari and Alyssa Graziano, Cassie Skal, Emily DeGolier, Tessa Warner, Beth Southworth, and Jen Light planned the show, secured judges, awards, organized a basket raffle and poster contest.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.