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The High sisters find success with their rabbits

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For the past six years, Claudia, Kethryn, and Conleigh high have enjoyed breeding, raising, and showing rabbits. For the past six years, Claudia, Kethryn, and Conleigh high have enjoyed breeding, raising, and showing rabbits.
This year at the Auglaize County Fair, the sisters brought home quite a few awards. This year at the Auglaize County Fair, the sisters brought home quite a few awards.
When it comes to having an award-winning rabbit, the High sisters know there are a few things that are key to bringing home the prize. When it comes to having an award-winning rabbit, the High sisters know there are a few things that are key to bringing home the prize.

What started as a family pet, has grown into a family tradition for the High sisters, and they have found success at the Auglaize County Fair and around the country because of their love of rabbits. Our Jessica Gavin has their story.

For the past six years, Claudia, Kethryn, and Conleigh High have enjoyed breeding, raising, and showing rabbits.

"It's been a tradition for a while. We started out with just pet rabbits and then I brought up the idea of 4-H and then we got into that and then we got into national showing and it's growing and our heard has grown," said Claudia High.

This year at the Auglaize County Fair, the sisters brought home quite a few awards. The youngest, Conleigh, won Grand Champion Buck for the second year in a row, and with each competition, they keep learning how to get better.

"You get to learn how much you have with your rabbits and how much attention they get and how much you can take care of them," said Conleigh High.

"You come to the county fairs and you get to compete with other rabbits and you can see what you get to do to improve yours or see how you can help others. It's a great thing to teach you responsibility," said Claudia High.

The High family doesn't just show at the Auglaize County Fair. They travel across the United States to national rabbit shows.

For being just 11 years old, Conleigh is ranked second in the nation for her Polish rabbits and has her own rabbitry, where she breeds and raises her own rabbits.

When it comes to having an award-winning rabbit, the High sisters know there are a few things that are key to bringing home the prize.

"We learn different tips and tricks to get our coats better, thicker, fuller, denser. we learn a few things. Coat is a big one," said Claudia High.

The sisters have seen a lot of success with their rabbits, and when they don't win, they just know they tried their best.

"If you win, you get this. But if you lose, it's fine because you still did good anyway," said Kethryn High.

When it comes to sibling rivalry, the sisters enjoy a little competition.

"Competing against my sisters is pretty rough because you love them because they're your sisters and you want them to win but you also want to win," said Conleigh High.

And finding the right rabbits to compete with is not really a problem. The family has almost 150 rabbits, and if they keep this up, they will have just as many trophies.

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