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New animal show at Marcus Fair

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cute pups - Last year's Marcus Fair had several children and adults who brought their pets to the Marcus Fair's Pet Show.
Chickens and rabbits are invited to the Marcus Fair this year, too. On Sunday, August 15, the Fair Board decided it was time to have both animals compete at the Marcus Fair as in many other fairs. Entry time will be 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 1:30 p.m. All exhibitors must furnish their own cages with each exhibitor is limited to eight total entries and may not show more than two in each class.

For chickens, all exhibits must comply with state health requirements and must have a pullorum test within 90 days of exhibition. Evidence of origin from a clean flock or of a negative test must be presented at check-in time.

Chicken classes are clean legged bantams, feathered legged bantams, heavy breeds standard, light breeds standard, feathered legged and crested standards and crossbreed bantams or standards.

Best of show trophy and ribbons will be awarded.

Judging of rabbits will follow the chicken show with their entry time being the same as chickens. Rabbits will be released right after the show. They will also provide their own cages and not have more than two rabbits in each class.

Rabbits will be identified as follows: senior buck, senior doe, junior buck, junior doe, 6-8 buck and 6-8 doe. Health papers are also required (county fair health papers will be accepted). Classes will be commercial. Fancy breeds and cross breeds. Best of show trophy and ribbons will also be awarded.

For more information call Dr. Kristi Mason at 712-541-0198, Clay Leavitt at 712-229-0925 or Bruce Rainboth at 712-229-1817.

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