After nearly seven hours of judging, the Eastern New Mexico State Fair 2010 Rabbit Show could only have one grand champ on Monday.
However, the winner of this yearâ€™s show didnâ€™t have a name.
â€œYou think Iâ€™m going to name over 100 rabbits,â€ joked Zach Weber, who took home multiple trophies for his award-winning rabbits. â€œNo way,â€ he said. Weber, 16, takes care of about 125 rabbits at his familyâ€™s home in Hobbs. His rabbits took awards for best in fancy, best in commercial and best in show.
â€œI like to stay very competitive with them,â€ he said. â€œI spend about five hours a day in my barn.â€ Weber is a member 4-H and says he started raising rabbits at the age of five. Itâ€™s a full-time hobby for him, aside from showing chickens and goats.
â€œThis is my third best in show and my fourth reserve,â€ he said. Weber said raising the animals and showing them are his favorite parts of the whole process. â€œIt keeps me busy,â€ he said.