They’ve each won four championships

January 12, 2013

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Carson Becker has as many rabbit titles as the Green Bay Packers have Super Bowls.

Becker, 17, a Tolar High School junior, won his fourth grand championship Wednesday afternoon in the Hood County Rabbit Show.

Becker, a member of Lake Granbury 4-H, claimed the top prize with his pen of 3 Californian rabbits.

There’s no secret, Becker suggests, on how to raise champion rabbits.

The secret may be in the breeder. Becker buys his rabbits from the same breeder in the Houston area.

The other keys to success?

“Make sure you’re feeding and watering them properly every day,” he said, “and get them out of the cage.”

The out-of-the-cage move is to practice for the show.

RESERVE CHAMPION

It was no picnic for B.J. Dollins’ rabbits. He had obstacles in their cage where they had to jump and climb to get to their food and water. The idea was to build muscle, and it paid off because the judge tapped Dollins’ Californian rabbits the reserve grand champions in the pen of 3 competition.

It was the first title for Dollins, 17, a Tolar High senior and member of Tolar FFA. Where did he get his rabbits? A no-brainer, of course. “The same place Carson (the grand champion) did,” Dollins smiled.

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