What a Leg means in Show terms

Have you ever heard someone say excitedly that their rabbit got a Leg? 

HMMMM – I thought they had four ! You would be right, they do have four limbs. So what is a Leg?

An official certificate issued by a Show Secretary through ARBA sanctioned shows, designating a certain win.  A “Leg” may be awarded for First Place in a class, BOB, BOS, BOV, BOSV, BOG, BOSG, or BIS. A rabbit can only get one Leg per show. To qualify for a leg there are a couple things that must meet the guidelines.

  • Minimum of 3 exhibitors
  • Minimum of 5 rabbits
  • ARBA sanctioned show
  • Must be judged by ARBA licensed Rabbit Judge

Sounds easy right? Not necessarily – If you have 20 rabbits and only 2 exhibitors then no Leg will is awarded. If you have 4 exhibitors and 4 rabbits then no leg can be received. This can be extremely difficult to get on rabbit breeds that are rare or just not as popular as others.

So what do I do with a Leg? Once you get 3 Legs with one being received as a Senior and if rabbit is registered then you can send in for a Grand Champion certificate. A rabbit can only receive one Grand Champion certificate but they can win numerous Legs.

This all helps prove the quality of your rabbits and makes them more valuable. There is also a pride in receiving special awards that rabbits you bred and raise receive.

You don’t have to have a pedigree on your rabbit in order to win a Leg.

You do have to have a pedigree on a rabbit in order to get a Grand Champion certificate and get it registered.

Good Luck and Happy Showing!

Author: Amanda Goodwin

Life is what you make it! Love my family and my critters. Never a dull moment. ~Truly blessed~

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