Hopping time at fair

Fewer bunnies means more education in breeding rabbit show

Steve Nadler, at right, explains to April, left, Amber, center, and Alec Krumm, what he seeks while judging their Holland Lops rabbits during Thursday night’s Breeding Rabbit competition at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair. At far right, listening and learning is Russellville High School FFA advisor, Jason Twenter. The Krumm siblings belong to the New Bloomfield Cruisers 4-H Club.

Steve Nadler, at right, explains to April, left, Amber, center, and Alec Krumm, what he seeks while judging their Holland Lops rabbits during Thursday night’s Breeding Rabbit competition at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair. At far right, listening and learning is Russellville High School FFA advisor, Jason Twenter. The Krumm siblings belong to the New Bloomfield Cruisers 4-H Club. Photo by Julie Smith.

They’re not the type of animals you think of seeing when you go to a county fair, but those youngsters who compete in the breeding rabbit show take it very seriously.

At the Thursday evening judging at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair, all sizes of rabbits were featured.

“We’ve got Mini Lop’s with their floppy ears and meat rabbits with their big hind quarters,” said Ann Marie Scott, the supervisor of the rabbit show. “Our smallest rabbits are 2-3 pounds and the largest are around 18 pounds.”

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