2019 NJ 4-H Rabbit, Cavy, Small Animal, Herpetology, & Poultry Show

4-H member with bantam

The State 4-H Rabbit, Cavy, Small Animal, Herpetology, & Poultry Show will be held in Somerset County on Saturday, October 5. The registration deadline has been extended – entries must be postmarked by September 12. 

The show catalog is posted on the NJ 4-H website at:


In order for 4-H members to participate in the state show they must be a member in good standing, meet your county requirements (if any), and get approval from a county 4-H staff person. 

Poultry Club Members

Pigeons and Water Fowl do not need to be pullorum tested. If 4-H members are interested in bringing chickens to the state show and do not have a current PULLORUM test, you may submit your poultry entries (without a payment). We are hoping that the antigen used for the testing will become available sometime this month.

We have received word that the antigen will not be available for the show. We regret that chickens will not be eligible to compete in the show this year.

Those who have registered chickens for the event will be contacted shortly.


About the author

Dave is the 4-H Senior Program Coordinator for the Sussex County 4-H program.