Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Here are some questions for you: What is the body portion of the butterfly marking? Answer-Nosefork. What's the act of giving birth by rabbits? Answer-Kindle or Kindling. According to color genetics how many colors of domestic rabbits are there? Answer-2-Black and Chocolate. Wow! There sure is a lot to know, and these are just three examples of the questions answered by 5 Meeker County 4-H'ers as they participated in the Regional Rabbit Bowl Contest held on Saturday, March 3, in Foley. Our senior team competed against other teams from across the state. They did a great job. Congratulations on your achievements!
Senior Team members included: Oliver Leafblad of Watkins, Elijah Michaletz of Litchfield, Miranda Michaletz of Litchfield, Katie Peterson of Grove City, and Ryan Peterson of Grove City. The senior team lost their first match, then went on to win their second, which placed them third overall, and won them the opportunity to compete in the State Project Bowl Competition Saturday, April 21. Their coaches, Dawn and Joel Michaletz, are extremely proud of their accomplishments.
Rabbit Bowl is a "quiz bowl" competition where all questions deal with rabbit topics. Teams of four to six members compete with each other in giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator. Questions are on topics such as nutrition, reproduction, breeds, and judging. Teams receive points for correct answers and may lose points for incorrect answers. The team with the highest final score is the winner. The contest is organized on a double elimination basis with winning teams advancing into further rounds until a champion team is selected.
For more information on how to become involved in Rabbit Project Bowl or 4-H, please call the Meeker County Extension Office at (320) 693-5275, toll-free (877) 993-5275, e-mail
, or visit our websites at www.extension.umn.edu/county/meeker, or http://meekerco4-h.synthasite.com/.