DUNKRIK, NEW YORK (July 27, 2022) -- Phew! It’s hot! It must be time for the Chautauqua County Fair! The Chautauqua County 4-H Rabbit Project held their Rabbit Show on Monday, July 18, with 24 youth presenting 35 rabbits. This year’s judge was Brock Meanor from Sewickley, PA. The show began with each 4-H-er participating in the showmanship competition. 1st year Junior winners were Madalyn Reading in first and Lydia Cross in second. Junior showmanship winners were Jasper Eschenbach in first place and Everett LeBarron in second place.
The Senior Showmanship contest was won by Maggie King and Luisa Smith taking second place. This year’s Grand Champion Showman was Maggie King and Reserve Champion Showman was Luisa Smith.
Breed Class winners were:
American Fuzzy Lop Best of Breed – Alexis Cross
Angora Satin Best of Breed – Madalyn Reading
Britannia Petite Best of Breed – Matthew Brown
English Lop Best of Breed – Lexus Eschenbach
English Lop Best Opposite – Lexus Eschenbach
Holland Lop Best of Breed – Gavin LeBarron
Holland Lop Best Opposite – Katie King
Mini Lop Best of Breed – Everett LeBarron
Mini Lop Best Opposite – Jonathan Coblentz
Mini Rex Best of Breed – Emelia Catanese
Mini Rex Best Opposite – Kiley Jones
Mini Satin Best of Breed – Maggie King
Mini Satin Best Opposite – Maggie King
Netherland Dwarf Best of Breed – Jasper Eschenbach
Netherland Dwarf Best Opposite – Lexus Eschenbach
Polish Best of Breed – Matthew Brown
Polish Best of Breed – Maggie King
Tan Best of Breed – Christopher King
The top winners were Everett LaBarron with his Mini Lop for Best in Show, and Lexus Eschenbach with her English Lop for Reserve Best in Show.
Other participating members of the rabbit project were Bentley Frank, Madison Griswold, Ida Jones, Lu Jones, Harrison LeBarron, Eddie Light, Onna Warner, Paige Winton, and Wyatt Winton.
Our week ended with the Jr Herdsman Award going to Madalyn Reading and Sr Herdsman Award going to Matthew Brown. The Jr Superintendent Award was presented to Lexus Eschenbach and the Helping Hands Award went to Matthew Brown. Congratulations to Corinne Covert, Maggie King, and Christopher King on their future endeavors because they have aged out of 4-H and will be taking their next “steps into the future”. Thank you to everyone who made this a successful week.
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.
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Last updated July 27, 2022