If I have junior rabbits with fairly new tattoos (ink still there so the ID is unclear) and a sharpie used in the "wrong" ear so I can identify individual rabbits, would I be in trouble on the show table?
The right ear is supposed to be reserved for an ARBA Registration tattoo (which many rabbits never get). As far as I know, there shouldn't be any problem on the show table as long as there is a legible permanent tattoo in the left ear.My son put his rabbit tattoo in the right ear instead of the left is there any way to get the ink out of the tattoo. Because I tattoo the left ear for him so now she has two tattoo or will it not matter at the show
I don't know any judges who would consider a tattoo in the right ear a fault. Many rabbits DO have tattoos in both ears (left is identification, right is registration number or symbol), which actually often marks them as having a certain level of quality, given that they have been approved by an ARBA registrar.It would be considered a fault. A distraction from the over all appearance of the rabbit that will subtract points, but does not result in a disqualification. (Or would be treated the same as pee stains or long toe nails)
Rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball should get it out, might need to scrub a little. (Ps most county/small town fairs will not subtract points for stuff like this).
I just asked the judges at our state fair show and they said it would count as a fault if it was not pre-approved (sometimes coop numbers are put in the rabbits ears at state, hence why I was asking) and that was the answer they gave me.I don't know any judges who would consider a tattoo in the right ear a fault.
I was actually responding to @horselover09 asking about her son's tattooing the wrong ear rather than the OP about the Sharpie marks.I just asked the judges at our state fair show and they said it would count as a fault if it was not pre-approved (sometimes coop numbers are put in the rabbits ears at state, hence why I was asking) and that was the answer they gave me.
OP said a “sharpie marke” in the wrong ear. That is not a tattoo, and knowing how I use sharpie to ID it was probably a colored stripe or letters too bold/warn/squiggly to pass as a legible tattoo (I’ll admit I am guessing at that one because they did not say what the “sharpie mark” looked like), but they said nothing about an actual tattoo in the wrong ear. Like I said, I have ARBA judge verification on this.