Kentucky 4-H Rabbits Project
State Contact:  Mark Mains, Extension Specialist | | 859.218.0991

The rabbit project teaches proper meethods of caring for, raising, breeding and marketing rabbits.  Youth particpating in this project can choose to raise rabbits for Market (breeding and raising rabbits for meat); Breeding (breeding and raising rabbits for desired or unique characteristics); and Pets (raising rabbits for companionship).  Many county 4-H programs have established clubs that support youth in their rabbit projects.  Contact your 4-H agent for more information (Click Here for a list of County Extension Offices and Contact Information).

  • Project Description - PDF (coming soon!)
  • Volunteer Description - PDF (coming soon!)

Printed Resources

  • 4-H Rabbit Showmanship (Texas guidelines adopted for use in Kentucky) - PDF
  • Guide to Showmanship | Supplemental Information (Colorado Guidelines) - PDF
  • Rabbit Showmanship | Score Card - PDF
  • Rabbit Terms & Breed Information - PDF
  • Rabbit Learning Laboratory Kit - link
    • Kits may be purchased using the above information.  Two kits are available to borrow by contacting Mark Mains | at the Kentucky State 4-H Office

Video/Online Resources
  • - Companion Animals/Rabbits Website - link
    • Rabbit Showmanship Video - link

National 4-H Curriculum Resources

  • Rabbit - Group Activity Helper's guide - link
  • Rabbit 1 - What's Hoppening? - link
  • Rabbit 2 - Making Tracks - link
  • Rabbit 3 - All Ears - link

State/County Shows & Clinics
The following is a list of shows and clinics that may be of interest to 4-H members and parents. Details are subject to change and the county 4-H office coordinating the show should be contacted in advance to confirm all details in advance.
  • State Fair Information - See "Rabbits 6009" (link)
Revised 1/7/16 - MAM