Peel rabbits get jump on competition

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Two members of the Peel Region Rabbit Club walked away with prizes at the Australian National Rabbit Council’s 2018 Rabbit Extravaganza held in Perth earlier this month.

Harvey resident Melissa Jeffes, who runs the Tinseltown rabbit stud, entered her dwarf lop Prismatic across several categories in the competition, which had more than 250 entries from across Australia.

Prismatic won the prize for best of breed for the dwarf lop in the Young Stock Show at the event, and the runner-up under 5 across all the lop variations in the Lop Specialty Show.

“There was a lot of great competition, the quality was excellent,” Mrs Jeffes said.

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“We will strive to do better again next year, which will be held in Tasmania.”

Fellow club member and Mandurah resident Melanie Mackrill, whose mini lop Kraken won best of breed for the mini lop in the Young Stock Show and best in show for her age category.

The pair plan to take their national winners to the club’s OzHemp Winter Wonderlands Show, which will see entrants from across the Harvey, Waroona and surrounding shires travel to the Coodanup Hall in Mandurah on June 16.

“The focus of that show is also about education,” Mrs MacKrill said.

“There will be a program to help people learn how to properly care for their pet rabbits, and people can get advice from local experts on rabbits.”

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