Market Rabbit tattooing will take place on Thursday, June 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Adams County fairgrounds.
Members enrolled in the market rabbit project may tattoo up to 4 rabbits, which will be shown in pens of 2 at the fair. Families with multiple market rabbit exhibitors may tattoo 1 pen (2 rabbits) in each exhibitor’s name and one additional pen of rabbits as a “family” pen. Each exhibitor will have access to no more than two pens of market rabbits, including “family” pens.
Rabbits should be 8-10 weeks old at time of fair check-in on July 11, and each rabbit in the pen must weigh from 3.5 to 5.5 pounds on July 11 in order to compete for champion, OME recognition, and to sell in the Adams County Junior Fair Small Animal Sale. Rabbits in a pen should be as identical as possible in weight, age, appearance, conformation, and size.
The Rabbit Show at the fair will be held on Tuesday, July 13, beginning with Showmanship at 8:30 a.m. The show will be held in the Junior Fair Activity Building. Anyone needing more information at the tattooing or show at the fair may contact OSU Extension Adams County at 937-544-2339.