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please explain show meat pens

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I am going to 2 rabbit shoiws (fairs with 4-h rabbits). What are the meat pens about?
Where do the rabbits come from? Do the 4-h's breed them or buy them to raise?
If there was a trio in the meat pen of a buck and 2 does would they be worthy of becoming a breeding trio? Are they usually pedigreed? Are they always pure bred?
Do they auction them off or can you offer to buy them?
Any thing else you can tell me would be appreciated. Is a fair even a good place to look for rabbits. Or at least make contacts to buy rabbits.

I found a web site that explained that they have to butcher the meat pen rabbits. So I guess you cannt buy them for breeding.
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I would call or go talk to a 4-h leader or AG agent in your area that would be able to tell you the rules for your area.
Here (florida) the rules very by countys sometimes.
We do 3 fairs every year and they all have diffrent rules.

But meat pens are just like everyone else said,
3 rabbits, bucks or does, all the same breed ( some places like here can be cross breed) size ext..
Have fun and good luck
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