POULTRY & RABBIT DIVISION GUIDELINES

1.       No miscellaneous game or mixed breeds will be accepted.

2.      Livestock animals must be registered online by July 15, 2021. If you need help with online registration, please contact the County                              Extension Office (870) 887-2818.

3.      No animals other than those approved by the Poultry and Rabbit Barn Superintendent are allowed in the barn.

4.      The Superintendent shall have authority to refuse entry to any poultry or rabbits showing evidence of disease (including earmites for                            rabbits), sick unfit to show, or unsightly specimens.

5.      The following definition of terms will be used for chickens:

  • HEN – One Female bird over one year of age;

  • PULLET – One Female bird under one year of age;

  • COCK – One Male bird over one year of age;

  • COCKEREL – One Male bird under one year of age;

  • OLD TRIO - Cock and two Hens;

  • YOUNG TRIO - Cockerel and two pullets.

6.      The following definition of terms will be used for rabbits:

  • SENIOR BUCK – over 8 months of age;

  • SENIOR DOE – over 8 months of age;

  • INTERMEDIATE BUCK – 6 to 8 months of age;

  • INTERMEDIATE DOE – 6 to 8 months of age;

  • JUNIOR BUCK - under 6 months of age;

  • JUNIOR DOE - under 6 months of age;

  • SINGLE FRYER MEAT RABBIT - under 10 weeks of age.

  • PEN OF 3 FRYER MEAT RABBITS - under 10 weeks of age.

 

7.      Exhibitors will be limited to one entry in each class.

8.      ALL RABBITS MUST BE TATTOOED IN THEIR LEFT EAR.

9.      Single Fryer Meat Rabbits MUST weigh between 3.5 lbs. and 5.5 lbs.

 

10.    Do not place birds in cages until Superintendent assigns cage.

11.     See General Livestock Rules for State Health Requirements.

12.    NO Poultry may enter the fairgrounds without the Poultry Pullorum testing.

13.    Poultry blood testing for chickens will be Monday, September 13th, 2021, beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Nevada                        County Extension  Office, 877 East Main, Prescott, AR 71857.

14.    Check-in for poultry and rabbits will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 13th, 2021, at the Nevada County                     Fairgrounds.

 

15.    If your child needs help showing their chickens and rabbits, please notify the barn superintendent and an older 4-H member will be assigned to help them.

16.    The Poultry & Rabbit Barn judging will be on Wednesday,  September 15th, 2021.

17.    Poultry show will be Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.  Show time will be announced later. 

  • Section 1 – Standard Breeds

  • Section 2 – Bantam Breeds

  • Section 3 – Guineas Breeds

  • Section 4 – 4-H Pullet Project

17.    The poultry group picture, showmanship award, and other awards will be handed out at the show ring after the showing finishes.

18.    Rabbit show will be Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.  Show time will be announced later. 

 

19.    The rabbit group picture, showmanship award, and other awards will be handed out at the show ring after the showing finishes.

20.   Points will be awarded in each section as follows:

  • 12 points for blue

  • 11 points for red

  • 10 points for white

21.   Overall Best of Show for Chickens & Rabbits will receive $25.00.

22.   Best of Show will be given for:

  • Overall Chicken

  •  Top 4-H Pullet Projects

  •  Overall Rabbit

  •  Overall Single Fryer Rabbit

23.    Divisions are:

  • Division 1 - Open 

  • Division 2 - Junior 

  • Division 3 - PeeWee 

  • Division 4 - Little Britches

4-H Pullet Chain

4-H Pullet Chain Guidelines:

  1.    Only current year 4-H Poultry chain pullets will be allowed.

  2.    Do not place birds in cage until Superintendent assigns a cage.

  3.    Poultry Pullorum Testing is required for pullet chain birds that are mixed with other non-pullet chain birds. Contact the Nevada County           Extension agent if you need clarification on this requirement 887-2818.

  4.    Check your chickens in with the superintendent when you arrive at the fairgrounds on entry day. Poultry will be inspected upon arrival at         the fairgrounds. Any chicken that exhibits any sign of disease or parasite will be disqualified and removed from the fairgrounds to protect         the health of the other chickens in the show. See General Livestock Rules for State Health Requirement.