are also known as cavies (ka--ve-z), and are known as such in the exhibition arena. Fur and Feather included information on cats, birds, rabbits, poultry, cavies, and mice, indicating that not just cats were popular as pets.Poultry Show:
Every bird will be taken out of the cage to be examined, so it helps if your bird is relaxed and can be handled by the judge. Cage training before the show can help to acclimate your birds to being handled. Most serious fanciers will keep their birds indoors in ‘penning sheds’, especially white feathered breeds to avoid sunlight, grass and mud. Keep male and female birds separately and make sure there is no bullying going on as a few feathers pecked out in the wrong place can spoil the perfect bird.Rabbit Show
: Every rabbit will be displayed and judged with its owner. Awards are according to breeds. Showmanship:
Each exhibitor will be judged on showmanship. This judging is only on the exhibitor, how well the animal is presented to the judge.UPDATE AS OF JAN 26TH 2021:Exhibitor Age Divisions
Clover Bud 5-7, Junior 8-10, Intermediate 11-13, Senior 14-18
Record Book Age DivisionsCloverbud 5-7Junior 8-10Intermediate 11-13Senior 1 (14-16)Senior 2 (17-18)
Cavies, Poultry, Rabbits
*Animals must be clean and in good health.Animals may be excused from the fair by the Livestock Committee of Fair Veterinarian.No animal, excluding animals not required to be checked by the state, will be accepted without state officer's test complete.
*All 4-H and FFA exhibitors must complete a record book for each category.More than one exhibit in the same category may be in the same record book. Late record books will not be accepted, and your animal will not be shown in the fair without a complete record book.Record books and cage signs are due by Monday, February 8, 2021. Location for drop off has changed to either location of Midway Veterinary Hospital since the fair office is not open to the public.Record books and cage signs can be dropped off between regular business hours, there will be a bin at each location for drop off. 3404 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce Fl 39481 or 14162 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce Fl 34945.
*Exhibitors are responsible for making their own cage signs for each exhibit/cage.Cage signs need to be turned in with record books. Cage signs for all the animals need to be made from foam board 10 x 14 inches in size.
*Parent/Guardian must accompany child /exhibitor at all times.Children are not to be left alone in the barn and need supervision at all times.
*Exhibitor must have control of their animal at all times, but leaders or parents are welcome to help smaller children.
***Rabbits, cavies, hamsters, and reptiles will be accepted on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 4:00-5:30 pm.Rabbit, cavy, and reptile pickup will be Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm as soon as the small animal barn closes to the public.
*Rabbits will be arranged by exhibitor/family with adequate spacing.
*Exhibitor Id’s will be given during check-in Thursday, February 25, 2021 between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
***All poultry (chickens, ducks, and turkey) will be accepted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 12:00-2:00 pm.Poultry pickup will be Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm as soon as the small animal barn closes to the public.
*Poultry will be arranged by breed.
*All animals must enter through the back of the barn to be checked in by the USDA, and veterinarian.All animals must be parasite free.Poultry (chickens and turkey only) are required to have PT testing done before entering the barn.This can be done within 30 days of the fair, we have a workday scheduled February 20, 2021 from 9 am- 11 am, behind the small animal barn at the fairgrounds.
*Bring all your animal’s belongings to set them up in cages with you to the check-in: food, water, bedding, and any supplies you may need.You are responsible for caring for your animal while in the fair, just as you are at home.You must come out to feed your animal at least once daily. There will be a feeding check off sheet in the back of the barn.
*For this year we will are not requiring barn duty for exhibitors.
*The Small Animal Rabbit and Cavy Show will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 8:00 am until finished judging. Animal awards will follow.
*The Small Animal Poultry Show will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 8:00 am until finished judging.Animal awards with follow.
*Show attire, club shirts, jeans, belt and boots.
*Costume Parade will be CANCELED for this year.
*Barn Chili Contest will be CANCELED for this year.
*No food tent behind the barn this year and no food or drinks in the barn.
*Small Animal Barn and horse awards will not be held together this year.Small Animal General Awards and recognizing graduating seniors will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in the show arena.
*Following awards, exhibitors or leaders can pick up record books in the back of the small animal barn.Please be patient.Any remaining books will be sent with leaders or taken to the 4-H office to be picked up.
*Record Books and cage signs are due by February 8, 2021 no later than 4:00pm.Late record books will not be accepted, and exhibitor will not show without a completed record book turned in on time.If leaders are collecting record books and turning them in as a club, please do not hold on to club books waiting for late books.Change in location:3404 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce Fl 34981 or 14162 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce Fl 34945***
*Masks will be required in the small animal barn while working, cleaning, feeding, and showing.
*The barn will be set up in a “U” shape with the public entering through one side and exiting through the other.This will help with social distancing between the public and the exhibitors.At the exit there is a sink with soap and sanitizer.Exhibitors will enter cages from the back side of the cages.
****Due to Covid-19, all or any state rules, regulations, and recommendations may change at any point this year.Please be patient with any changes that may need to be made.We will do our best to update all exhibitors of any changes as they take place. ****