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									          Score Card - 4-H Rabbits-Breeding                                           Score Card - 4-H Rabbits-Breeding
Member’s Name: _________________________________                                Member’s Name: _________________________________
Project: _________________________________________                              Project: _________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________                              Date: ____________________________________________
In a breeding stock class, we look for the breed characteristics that will be   In a breeding stock class, we look for the breed characteristics that will
passed on. Breeding classes are judged by running the hand over the animal to   be passed on. Breeding classes are judged by running the hand over the
determine bone structure, finish, etc.                                          animal to determine bone structure, finish, etc.
                                                          Comments                                                                           Comments
 GENERAL CONDITION AND EXPERIENCE                                                GENERAL CONDITION AND EXPERIENCE
    Check for disqualification such as malformed                                   Check for disqualification such as malformed
     teeth and broken toes and nails                                                 teeth and broken toes and nails
    Broken toes or nails are not defect if accidental                              Broken toes or nails are not defect if accidental
    Short fur with good density is required                                        Short fur with good density is required
    Check for strong, straight front legs                                          Check for strong, straight front legs
    Check ears for mites                                                           Check ears for mites
    Check tail                                                                     Check tail
 BODY CAPACITY                                                                   BODY CAPACITY
    Strong, flat, broad chest indicates strong heart                               Strong, flat, broad chest indicates strong heart
     and good lungs                                                                  and good lungs
    Rib and hip bones should be close together to                                  Rib and hip bones should be close together to
     reduce weakness in loin                                                         reduce weakness in loin
    Loin wide and deep                                                             Loin wide and deep
    Smooth and well-filled out rump                                                Smooth and well-filled out rump
 CONDITION                                                                       CONDITION
    As well-conditioned rabbit will have hard, solid                               As well-conditioned rabbit will have hard, solid
     flesh and be difficult to pick up by the shoulder                               flesh and be difficult to pick up by the shoulder
     skin                                                                            skin
    Flesh will be solid rabbit is raised on a balanced                             Flesh will be solid rabbit is raised on a balanced
     diet with necessary exercise                                                    diet with necessary exercise
 HEAD, FEET AND LEGS                                                             HEAD, FEET AND LEGS
    Broad head with rounded muzzle but not coarse                                  Broad head with rounded muzzle but not coarse
     or blocky                                                                       or blocky
    Ears straight, moderate to short in length and                                 Ears straight, moderate to short in length and
     carried erect and close together                                                carried erect and close together
    Eyes good size , bright and free from signs of                                 Eyes good size , bright and free from signs of
     weeping                                                                         weeping
    Nose free from mucus                                                           Nose free from mucus
    Feet small but strong and full pads of hair on                                 Feet small but strong and full pads of hair on
     hind feet                                                                       hind feet
  If feet are too small, rabbit tends to sit still and                             If feet are too small, rabbit tends to sit still and
     not exercise.                                                                   not exercise.
 OVERALL COMMENTS:                                                               OVERALL COMMENTS:

								
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