What is the word for a major imperfection, such as wrong eye color, or missing toes?
What is snuffles?
An upper respiratory disease, like a bad cold. It's a bacterial infection that
causes sneezing and mucus discharge from the nose of a rabbit
What are buck (wolf) teeth, and is it a DQ or a fault?
An Improper alignment of the upper or lower teeth, a disqualification
What is a pedigree?
A written family history, a record of the rabbit's parents, grandparents and great grandparents. It also shows the date of birth, color and senior weight
Name two of the eight smallest breeds of rabbit?
Britannia Petite - not over 2 lb, Netherlanddwarf- 2 1b,DwarfHotot- 2 lb, Polish - 2 1b, Holland Lop - 4 1b,American Fuzzy Lop - 4 1b,Jersey Woolley-3 lb, Himalayan - 4 lb
What causes buck teeth and what can be done to correct them?
It is genetic and nothing can be done. The rabbit should not be bred.
How can you cool a rabbit in hot weather?
Shade the hutch, use a fan, add frozen water bottles to hutch, put wet socks on
ears, rub ears with ice or a wet rag <anyone reason will do>
If a toenail is bleeding how can you stop it?
Dip it in flour, cornstarch, quick stop, or styptic powder
When a rabbit is registered what does it prove?
That a rabbit has a complete pedigree showing a minimum of three generations and meets the minimum ARBA standards for that particular breed
What is the purpose of the third eyelid?
To protect the cornea during a dust storm and still be able to see
What is the total number of toes a rabbit has?
Eighteen-five on each front foot and four on the rears.
How many teeth does a rabbit have?
28 <4 incisors -2 on top and 2 on the bottom. Right behind the top incisors are 2 small peg like teeth called auxiliary incisors or "peg teeth". Plus rabbits have cheek teeth that they use to grind their food. 6 upper premolars, 4 lower premolars, 6 upper and 6 lower molars.>
Name three general disqualifications
Wrong eye color, crooked legs, blindness, wall eye, lop ears (in a non-lop ear breed), torn ears, buck teeth, wry tail, missing toes
When can you breed a doe?
When it has reached maturity - normally around five to six months of age depending on the breed
When breeding rabbits, the doe is always taken to the buck, true or false? Explain why
True, does are very territorial and she may harm the buck if he's taken to her
Explain texture of a rabbit's coat
The texture is the feel and quality of the fur when stroked towards the head
How many lop breeds are there? Name them
5--English Lop, French Lop, Mini Lop, Holland Lop, and the American Fuzzy Lop
How many breeds of rabbit have wool? name them
Six breeds - English Angora, French Angora, Giant Angora, Satin Angora, Jersey Woolly and the American Fuzzy Lop
Name four of the six breeds of rabbit that have a color in their name
Cinnamon, Lilac, Palomino, Sable, Silver, and Tan
True or false, a clean nest box is extremely important?
True, to prevent snuffles and conjunctivitis
At a fair, what is the difference between 4h class and open class?
Only 4H members can enter a 4H class, open class means anyone.
Name one breed of rabbit on which you will find upright fur? (when fur is stroked from tail to shoulder)
Rex, Mini Rex, Silver Fox
True or false, Rabbits can withstand cold weather so long as they have shelter from wind and rain?
To rabbit breeders, what is a butterfly?
A nose marking on some breeds and broken varieties of rabbits
What is the best prevention and control of parasites?
(2. Quality housing
(3. Adequate ..health
(4. An understanding of parasites
Name three eliminations (DQ)
Ear mites, sore hocks, over weight, under weight, cold, sore eyes, vent disease, mange, does that are heavy with young
A coat of fur which flies back to its smooth normal position when stroked from the hindquarters to the shoulders
A gradual return of the fur to its normal position when stroked from the hindquarters to the shoulders. A slightly slower return than a flyback
How often does a doe normally nurse her kits?
Once or twice a day, sometimes more depending on how much milk she has
What is the name of the book which the ARBA publishes which describes
all the breeds or rabbits?
The Standard of Perfection
What do you check when checking the toenails?
Mismatched toenails, wrong colored toenails, broken or missing toenails
What is the difference between satin and normal fur?
Satin fur has a smaller transparent hair shaft creating a sheen on the coat
Name three important considerations when buying or building a nest box?
Sanitation, Size, Protection from weather, Keep babies from falling out
What is a mutation?
Changes that take place in a gene that causes it to express itself in a different way from the original gene. Most mutations are recessive to the original and many are lethal. An example of a mutation is the Rex and Satin fur.
Name the condition characterized by scabby, open sores on the bottom of
a rabbit's hocks or paws.
What are the discoloration or stains on the rabbit's coat that are caused by
urine, manure, or rust called?
True or false, all disqualifications are permanent and are not fixable?
False, underweight and overweight can be fixed
How do you treat sore hocks?
Clean cage, feel along bottom and repair any damaged or rough sections, give a clean board for rabbit to sit on, remove hair from sores, rinse with hydrogen peroxide and then apply Preparation H
What is a broken coat?
Guard hair is broken or missing in spots exposing the undercoat - showing the effects of molt
In breeds with senior weights over 9 Ibs, what is the age of a Senior rabbit?
over eight months of age
What is the difference between a disqualification and elimination?
In most cases an elimination (fault) can be fixed, whereas a Disqualification (usually) cannot.
The overall physical state of a rabbit in relation to its health, cleanliness,
fur, and grooming is called what?
In a type show, what do you call entries of two or more rabbits of the same
breed, variety, age and sex?
List 6 general disqualifications found in all breeds.
1. Abnormal eye discharge, conjunctivitis,
5. Ear canker
6. Entry: wrong sex, breed, group or variety as entered
7. Eyes: unmatched eyes, wall eyes, off colored eyes, spots or specks on eye, marbled eyes
9. Fungus growth
10. Fur: foreign colored hairs within the coat
12. Mange or scurvy condition-withflakes
14. Pot belly
15. Rupture or hernia
17. Sore hocks
18. Tattoo: illegible or wrong
19. Tumors or abnormal swelling
20. Vent disease
21. Any deviation from the normal body structure, including, wry tail, extra toes, missing toes, malocclusions, crooked legs, pigeon chest, split penis, missing testicle, torn ears, over or under weight