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Australian Show Rabbit Council Inc.

Specialist Breed Clubs and Angora Rabbit & Fibre Display

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One of many firsts for our Australian Hobby this year, the 2012 ASRC Sydney Royal Rabbit Show, Specialist breeds and Angora & Rabbit Fibre Display. Along side club and breed specialist displays, watch our team spin, knit and produce some fantastic rabbit fibre products.


The Sydney Royal is Australia's biggest Agricultural show, attracting almost one million people during it's 14 days. ASRC are extremely proud to convene the rabbit section at this most prestigious event.
As part of the 2012 Specialist Breed Club displays, ASRC have invited some of Australia's top angora breeders and fibre artists, specifically dealing in rabbit related fibres.
Watch our fantastic team, lead by Charly McCafferty run  an Australian first. 
With product and fibre available, hands on rabbit and specialist displays running, this is one area not to be missed.
Team Leader: Charly McCafferty from IxCHeL Angora Stud, Fibres & Yarns (VIC)
Christina Heaphy from Rivkah Angora Stud (VIC)
Siobhan Colley from SoulCrafting (NSW)
Sheridan Femia (NSW)
Emma Brien (NSW)
Debra Archer from Aminya Rabbit Stud (NSW)
With not only a back to back wool competition, we're almost promoting a first for our rabbit hobby, a fibre judging competition! Our long coated breeds are truly versatile as exhibition animals, pets and fibre producers.
2012 Sydney Royal Rabbit Show
Rabbit Fibre Class Competition
Judge: Emma Brien - registered AWEX Classer Associate.
Sash for best overall Rabbit Fibre Entry - National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club
Sash for runner up best overall Rabbit Fibre Entry - National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

1. English Angora - REW/BEW
2. English Angora - Any Other Colour
3. Any Other Variety Angora - REW/BEW
4. Any Other Variety Angora - Any Other Colour
5. Swiss Fox - REW/BEW
6. Swiss Fox - Any Other Colour
7. Any Other Variety rabbit fibre - REW/BEW
8. Any Other Variety rabbit fibre - Any Other Colour
Fibre: preferably in locks, stated as either clipped, shorn or plucked. Preferably from the saddle of the rabbit.

Presented: in a small lidded container allowing for a number to be attached (ie rectangular plastic takeaway style)
so as not to flatten the fibre. Fibre may layered between tissue paper in the container. Ideal amount of fibre 50 grams. Please state how the fibre has been collected - clipped, shorn or plucked. Please organise collection of your fibre from the pavilion 5pm 9th April 2012.
Entries: $2.00 per exhibit will be accepted via email. Entries close: 1st March 2012. Entries to be delivered to the Wynne Pavilion, no later than 8:30am Monday 9th April. Judging to commence at 9:30am.
Email: for more information.

Judge's resume:

Emma Brien has completed the wool classers course and is registered with AWEX (Australian Wool Exchange).

Emma is a classer associate and was a finalist of the NSW/Qld Wool Classing Graduate of the Year competition.
ASRC are very pleased to have Emma officiate in our first rabbit fibre competition.

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