Rabbit showmanship is so much more


Sarah Staley with her rabbit.


Natalie Jones | Greene County News Nolan Brown of Jamestown showing off his knowledge and rabbit to the judge.


Meri and Maggie Miller of Xenia.


By Natalie Jones

For Greene County News

XENIA — It’s double fair fun when Meri and Maggie Miller of Xenia show their rabbits and they aren’t alone as Sarah Staley of Jamestown joins them.

Ready and excited before the show, all the girls were ready to learn at all levels.

The rabbit show began with the older kids and ended with the younger ones. The rabbit showmanship was judged on their knowledge, interaction, and of course their rabbit.

The Millers aren’t just sisters, but they are twins.

They both enjoy showing their rabbits and seeing the “cute baby rabbits.”

The most difficult part was learning to flip their rabbits over on their backs for judging.

The sisters also enjoyed looking up specific poses for their rabbits and even demonstrated a few. Staying at the fair all week and enjoying time with friends has been a great learning experience for the Millers.

Staley doesn’t have a twin but she does have an older sister who encouraged her to start showing.

Between showing rabbits, spending time with friends, and eating bourbon chicken, Staley enjoys her time at the Greene County Fair.

Staley has been involved in 4-H for six years. She shows rabbits and does non-livestock projects like cooking. Having several rabbits is a lot of work, but Staley pulls it off. Leading up to fair she constantly worked on their specific positions. Staley made sure her rabbits contained the qualities the judge was looking for.

This year several rabbit showmanship contestants have had problems breeding their rabbits. At the start of the year, many contestants were worried they wouldn’t have a good show rabbit.

The rabbit showmanship results will be announced Monday and winners will receive certificates and medals. Results will be published when available.

Sarah Staley with her rabbit.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_StaleyRabbit.jpgSarah Staley with her rabbit.

Natalie Jones | Greene County News Nolan Brown of Jamestown showing off his knowledge and rabbit to the judge.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Brown.jpgNatalie Jones | Greene County News Nolan Brown of Jamestown showing off his knowledge and rabbit to the judge.

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Meri and Maggie Miller of Xenia.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_MillersNEW.jpgMeri and Maggie Miller of Xenia.

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