© Huddersfield & District Fanciers Society
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Fanciers Society Huddersfield & District
Hopefully   the   fact   that   you’re   reading   this means   that   you   have   some   interest   in   showing your   rabbits!   It   doesn’t   matter   whether   they are   your   pets   or   whether   you   now   have   some that      you   think   are   good   show   rabbits.   The best   way   is   to   come   along   and   have   a go...   speak   to   some   knowledgeable   folk and   have   a   good   look   around!   Enjoy   a bite to eat and a drink too! Read   the   column   on   the   right   as   well   if you   want   to   show   as   pets   but   do   carry on   here   for   general   show   arrangements in   addition   to   information   on   ‘official’   showing according    to    BRC     (British    Rabbit    Council) rules.   Whatever   you   decide,   you   are   most welcome at a Huddersfield Show. To   show   ‘officially’   (ie.   not   as   pets)   you   must become   a   member   of   the   BRC    and   that   the rabbit(s)   you   want   to   exhibit   have   a   ring   on its leg that is registered in your name, The   rabbit   can   have   a   ring   that   you   have   got yourself   from   the   BRC   or   it   can   be   one   that is   transferred   from   a   different   owner   to   you (but   you   must   get   this   transfer   done   by   the BRC), Each   rabbit   is   entered   into   one   or   more classes   at   a   show   -   the   details   of   which   can be   got   from   our   ‘shows’   page   and/or   the advert   in   Fur   &   Feather ’   magazine.   All   the information   you   need   to   give   is   in   our   on-line booking form .   If   all   this   seems   confusing,   give   Howard,   the show   secretary   a   ring   or   email    him   and   he will   assist.   All   the   classes   can   really   seem complicated, but you get used to it! There   are   small   fees   for   entry   and   these   too are    given    on    the    Shows    page .    Hopefully these   entry   fees   will   not   put   you   off   -   for example   it   is   £2.50   to   enter   a   rabbit   into one class at the show. Most   exhibitors   have   special rabbit   boxes   to   bring   their rabbits   to   the   show,   but   not all.   A   cat   box   will   do   just fine.    Aim    to    arrive    about 10am,    as    judging    tends    to start about 10.30am. On   arrival   at   the   hall   there   are   bound   to   be
others   about   to   help   you.   Go   to   the   desk   and let    them    know    who    you    are.    It    is    very friendly and informal. You   will   be   given   a   form   to   complete   with your    rabbits’    ring    number    and    it’s    pen number.   Return   this   to   the   desk when you are done. You    put    your    rabbit    in    a separate    numbered    pen,    and please   don’t   forget   to   bring   a small   water   bottle   and   tie   for the   pen   to   ensure   it   has   water for   the   day.   Water   is   available at the show. Then   just   have   a   good   look   around   whilst judging   takes   place   -   there   are   usually   100+ rabbits   and   a   great   variety   of   breeds   on show.   You   can   bring   friends   and   family   too   - have   a   drink   and   a   bite   to   eat.   You   do   not need   to   stay   in   the   show   hall   for   the   day   - just   have   a   word   with   the   desk   to   see   how long   it   is   expected   to   last   if   you   do   intend   to leave.   You   will   get   used   to   it   and   maybe   in time   you   will   want   to   help   or   have   a   go   at stewarding! Judging There    may    be    one    or    more judges,   specialist   in   the   class of    rabbits.    Separate    rabbit breeds    will    be    judges    first, then    the    collective    groups, such    as    ‘Best    Fur’,    or    ‘Best Lop.   then   finally   ‘Best   in   Show’.   You   may   find that   there   is   a   specific   ‘Stock   Show’   going   on at    the    same    time    -    this    is    where    the Huddersfield   Club   also   host   a   show   for   one   or more of the separate rabbit breeds. See   the   BRC   website   for   the   ‘official   breed standards’. As    the    judging    takes    place,    you    will    see collections   of   certificates   on   some   pens   to show    winners    (hopefully    yours    too!).    Your rabbit   has   to   stay   in   its   pen   until   all   judging has   finished,   then   you   can   return   it   to   its box,   gather   your   certificates   and   go   to   the desk to collect your winnings!
You   can   also   show   your   pet rabbit    at    the    Huddersfield Shows. Showing   your   pet   is   a   great way   of   getting   used   to   shows and   all   that   they   entail,   as well   as   having   a   look   at   other rabbit   breeds   whilst   you   are there. Have   a   good   day   out,   some food   and   drink   and   a   good look    around,    as    well    as chatting   to   other   interested folk in the rabbit world. Book   in   your   pet   rabbit   over the   phone    or   on-line .   Feel free   to   have   a   chat   if   your are unsure about anything. The   main   article   details   the show   arrangements   for   the day,   but   bear   in   mind   that as   pets,   your   rabbit   will   be judged differently.... Your   pet   rabbits   are   judged on tameness/friendliness good health, and cleanliness.
Sebastian the German Lop  with his awards! Showing your Rabbits Showing your   Pet Rabbit
© Huddersfield & District Fanciers Society
Duck-Pond Designs
Fanciers Society Huddersfield & District
Hopefully   the   fact   that   you’re   reading   this   means   that   you   have   some interest   in   showing   your   rabbits!   It   doesn’t   matter   whether   they   are   your pets   or   whether   you   now   have   some   that      you   think   are   good   show rabbits.   The   best   way   is   to   come   along   and   have   a   go...   speak   to   some knowledgeable   folk   and   have   a   good   look   around!   Enjoy   a   bite   to   eat   and   a drink too! Read   the   column   on   the   right   as   well   if   you   want   to   show   as   pets   but   do carry   on   here   for   general   show   arrangements   in   addition   to   information on   ‘official’   showing   according   to   BRC    (British   Rabbit   Council)   rules. Whatever   you   decide,   you   are   most   welcome   at   a Huddersfield Show. To   show   ‘officially’   (ie.   not   as   pets)   you   must   become a   member   of   the   BRC    and   that   the   rabbit(s)   you want   to   exhibit   have   a   ring   on   its   leg   that   is registered in your name, The    rabbit    can    have    a    ring    that    you    have    got yourself   from   the   BRC   or   it   can   be   one   that   is   transferred   from   a different owner to you (but you must get this transfer done by the BRC), Each   rabbit   is   entered   into   one   or   more   classes   at   a   show   -   the   details of   which   can   be   got   from   our   ‘shows’   page   and/or   the   advert   in   Fur   & Feather ’   magazine.   All   the   information   you   need   to   give   is   in   our   on-line booking form .   If   all   this   seems   confusing,   give   Howard,   the   show   secretary   a   ring   or email    him   and   he   will   assist.   All   the   classes   can   really   seem   complicated, but you get used to it! There   are   small   fees   for   entry   and   these   too   are   given   on   the   Shows page .   Hopefully   these   entry   fees   will   not   put   you   off   -   for   example   it   is £2.50 to enter a rabbit into one class at the show. Most   exhibitors   have   special   rabbit   boxes   to   bring   their   rabbits   to   the show,   but   not   all.   A   cat   box   will   do   just   fine.   Aim   to   arrive   about   10am, as judging tends to start about 10.30am. On   arrival   at   the   hall   there   are   bound   to   be   others   about   to   help   you.   Go to   the   desk   and   let   them   know   who   you   are.   It   is   very   friendly   and informal. You   will   be   given   a   form   to   complete   with   your   rabbits’   ring   number   and it’s pen number. Return this to the desk when you are done. You   put   your   rabbit   in   a   separate   numbered   pen,   and   please   don’t   forget to   bring   a   small   water   bottle   and   tie   for   the   pen   to   ensure   it   has   water for the day. Water is available at the show. Then   just   have   a   good   look   around   whilst   judging   takes   place   -   there   are usually   100+   rabbits   and   a   great   variety   of   breeds   on   show.   You   can bring   friends   and   family   too   -   have   a   drink   and   a   bite   to   eat.   You   do   not need   to   stay   in   the   show   hall   for   the   day   -   just   have   a   word   with   the desk   to   see   how   long   it   is   expected   to   last if      you      do intend   to   leave.   You   will   get   used   to   it   and maybe   in   time
y ou will want to help or have a go at stewarding! Judging There   may   be   one   or   more   judges,   specialist   in   the   class of   rabbits.   Separate   rabbit   breeds   will   be   judges   first, then   the   collective   groups,   such   as   ‘Best   Fur’,   or   ‘Best Lop.   then   finally   ‘Best   in   Show’.   You   may   find   that   there is   a   specific   ‘Stock   Show’   going   on   at   the   same   time   - this   is   where   the   Huddersfield   Club   also   host   a   show   for   one or more of the separate rabbit breeds. See the BRC website for the ‘official breed standards’. As   the   judging   takes   place,   you   will   see   collections   of   certificates   on   some pens   to   show   winners   (hopefully   yours   too!).   Your   rabbit   has   to   stay   in   its pen   until   all   judging   has   finished,   then   you   can   return   it   to   its   box,   gather your certificates and go to the desk to collect your winnings!
You    can    also    show    your    pet rabbit     at     the     Huddersfield Shows. Showing   your   pet   is   a   great way   of   getting   used   to   shows and   all   that   they   entail,   as well   as   having   a   look   at   other rabbit   breeds   whilst   you   are there. Have   a   good   day   out,   some   food and   drink   and   a   good   look   around,   as   well   as   chatting   to   other interested folk in the rabbit world. Book   in   your   pet   rabbit   over   the   phone    or   on-line .   Feel   free   to have a chat if your are unsure about anything. The   main   article   details   the   show   arrangements   for   the   day,   but bear    in    mind    that    as    pets,    your    rabbit    will    be    judged differently.... Your pet rabbits are judged on tameness/friendliness good health, and cleanliness.
Showing your Rabbits Sebastian the German Lop  with his awards! Showing your   Pet Rabbit