Youth in the 4-H Rabbit Project listen to judge Paula Murdock evaluate their rabbits at their summer show held July18th

4-H Rabbit Project Youth listen to judge Paula Murdock evaluate their rabbits


DUNKIRK, NY (July 30, 2021) --- The Chautauqua County 4-H Rabbit Project held their show as a part of the 4-H “UnFair” on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. This year Paula Murdock from Sherman, NY 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 has been well 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 Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated July 30, 2021