2017 Royal Rat and Mouse Show Schedule

Held under the Rules and Regulations of the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales and judged to the standards of the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated.

CLOSING DAY OF ENTRY
10th March 2017

ENTRY ONLINE AT
http://ausrfsnsw.com/orsm/

ENQUIRIES
Phone: 0404 844 569 (Katy) or 0421 776 767 (Elyce)
Email: info@ausrfsnsw.com

ENTRY FEE
$3 per entry ($50 cap per membership)

PARKING PASS
Prepaid parking will be available in P5 for all exhibitors. Parking is $23 per car, to be paid with your entry fees on the day. Email us to book prepaid parking. Parking is also available in P1 which is closer to our exhibition hall, but this is not prepaid and it fills up fast. Tickets are available at the gates when you enter the P1 carpark.

SHOW DATE
Monday 10th April, 2017

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
A condition of entering into the competition is the strict adherence to the regulations. Accordingly, Applications for Entry in the name of deceased person(s) are not eligible for entry.

EXHIBIT CONFIRMATION ADVICE
The exhibit conformation advice, otherwise known as a bench slip, indicates the class in which your Rat or Mouse has been entered and allows the exhibitor to enter the show with their exhibits.

SHOWGROUND ENTRY
In 2017 entry to the ground by vehicle for dropping off exhibits will be through Gate 10 only. The Your vehicle may enter the site for the purposes of delivering exhibits during the specified delivery times only. It does not permit parking on site. The vehicle must be removed from site immediately after the exhibit is delivered. The driver will need a one-day entry pass to re-enter the site on foot via the designated pedestrian entries. Vehicles or passengers without a one day entry pass and bench slip will be denied entry and directed to contact the Domestic Animals Coordinator. Vehicles that remain onsite illegally will be infringed. For 2017 all one day entry passes, including exhibitor entry tickets, will include public transport. Exhibitors who use public transport will be able to enter the precinct with their entry pass.

HALL
The Rat and Mouse Show will be held located in Hall C on Riverina Ave inside the Showgrounds. Rats and Mice will be on exhibition from 9.30am until 5pm.

DISCLAIMER
The information contained in this publication is gathered for the purpose of providing information to exhibitors and show patrons. The information is a compilation of information provided by third parties and the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated does not warrant its accuracy and advises that any such information may be subject to change or amended after publication and thereby unintentionally making the information incorrect.

If you require confirmation of the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated’s obligations and responsibilities, please contact the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated.

SPECIAL RAT AND MOUSE REGULATIONS
The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales’s General Regulations apply to all sections of the show, as do the rules and regulations of the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated. These Special Rat and Mouse Regulations apply to this section only. Unless expressly stated in the General Regulations, if there is any inconsistency between the General Regulations and these Special Rat and Mouse Regulations, the Special Rat and Mouse Regulations prevail. Copies of all Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales Regulations are available from the Administration Office at the Showground. General Regulations are also available at: www.eastershow.com.au.

1) All Exhibits must be entered under the owner’s name. Stud prefixes will not be accepted as owners.

2) Any protest must be in writing and lodged with the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated’s Secretary within 7 days of the show with a processing $10 fee (Cheque or Money Order made out to the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated.)

3) Rats and Mice, other than exhibits, shall not be allowed in or within the precincts of the show during the conduct of the show.

4) All Rats and Mice exhibited at the show must be fed and watered by the exhibitor. No exhibits are to be left alone at any time. Rats and Mice must be at Hall C from 7.00am on Monday 10th April 2017.

5) No Rat or Mouse will be admitted to the Hall after 8am for examination by the Official Veterinarian of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales. The examination will take place in the Veterinarian Room of the Hall. If approved, Rats and Mice must be benched at once. No person, except the owner or the owner’s representative will be allowed in the Hall until after the Rats and Mice have been benched. Any Rat or Mouse which shows symptoms of any disease, is infested by lice or mites, is pregnant and or dirty must be removed from the Showground at once.

6) No Rat or Mouse shall be removed from the Hall between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm unless a veterinary certificate is produced stating that the Rat or Mouse is not fit to remain on the Bench.

7) Rats and Mice may not leave the Hall until 5pm on Monday 10th April 2017 unless approval has been obtained from the Chief Steward.

8) Prior to judging there shall be no interior or exterior decorations or distinguishing objects in any cage. The Judges will be instructed to pass any cage so distinguished.

9) No Rat or Mouse shall be removed from its cage during the show for any purpose whatsoever without the authority of the Chief Steward.

10) The Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated and the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales will not, under any circumstances, hold itself responsible for any loss or misdelivery of livestock or other exhibits at the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated exhibition, or any damage thereto.

11) Any exhibit which is unable to be handled or which is found to be under sedation will be disqualified. An exhibit which cannot be handled by an Official of the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated at any time at the Show shall be deemed to be fractious and shall be reported.

12) The age of all exhibits will be the actual age on the day of judging.

Rats:
a) Kitten Class is one confined to Rats aged between 6 and 12 weeks old on the day of the show.
b) Adult classes are confined to Rats aged over 12 weeks old on the date of the show.

Mice:
a) Kitten Class is one confined to Mice aged between 6 and 10 weeks old on the day of the show.
b) Adult classes are confined to Mice aged over 10 weeks old on the date of the show.

SICK OR DISEASED ANIMALS
If, in the opinion of a qualified veterinarian appointed by the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, an animal on the Showground be so injured or be so affected by sickness, disease or other ailment as to warrant its destruction or its removal from the Showground as the case may be, the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales shall be entitled to have the animal destroyed and/or require that the animal to be forthwith removed from the Showground and the exhibitor, in receipt of such notice, shall forthwith remove such animal and failing such removal within the time prescribed by the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales may remove the animal or cause the animal to be removed and all costs and expenses of removal shall be borne by the exhibitor and shall be refunded to the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales.

Each such animal shall at all times be at the sole risk and responsibility of the exhibitor, and the person or persons removing the animal shall at all times be deemed to be the agents of the exhibitor and all acts and omissions on the part of such person or persons shall be deemed to be the acts and omissions of the exhibitor who shall indemnify and hold indemnified the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales its servants and agents from all claims whatsoever in respect of the animal wether by reason of any loss or injury to or caused by the animal or because of transportation, feeding or housing or otherwise howsoever. The Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated may, in any circumstances which it thinks fit, refuse to accept the entry of an exhibit or may at any time cancel any entry already accepted and may disqualify the relative exhibit from competing or exhibiting in any specific class or classes or events and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing of the Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated shall so act if a report of the veterinarian upon the relative exhibit discloses that the veterinarian considers or finds that the exhibit:

a) Is affected with any contagious or infectious disease or is obviously pregnant or is known to have or is suspected to have been brought onto the Showground from a stud in which an animal was affected by or suffering from a contagious disease within 30 days or the relevant incubation period, whichever is shorter, prior to the date upon which the relevant exhibit was brought onto the Showground.

b) Shows any sign of any surgical or other artificial interference, which is calculated to deceive or is capable of deceiving either Judges or spectators.

All exhibits must be brought into the Hall securely contained in an adequate carrying receptacle. The Judge may in their discretion and without assigning any reason therefor, decline to make an award in respect of any exhibit.

If an exhibit is not in its cage when the judges are called to the floor, the exhibit will be automatically disqualified. The use of methylated spirits or atomiser sprays in the Hall are not allowed.

An exhibitor or handler of an exhibit shall not use talcum powder or other like substances on an exhibit whilst the exhibit is caged or in the vicinity of the cages. No Rat or Mouse which is pregnant, lactating or sick, shall be exhibited.

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES
Please refer to the General Regulations of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales.

RIBBONS
Subject to the regulations, ribbons may be awarded throughout the Rat and Mouse Classes for 1st, 2nd and further places, in accordance to the following table:
Up to 5 exhibits 3 ribbons
Up to 10 exhibits 4 ribbons
Up to 20 exhibits 5 ribbons
21 exhibits and over 6 ribbons

SPECIAL PRIZES
Australian Rodent Fanciers Society of New South Wales Incorporated and the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales will present special prizes as follows:

Grand Champion Rat In Show
Grand Champion Mouse In Show

Champion Rat In Show
Champion Mouse In Show

Reserve Champion Rat In Show
Reserve Champion Mouse In Show

Best Pet Rat In Show
Reserve Pet Rat In Show
Best Junior Rat Exhibitor In Show
Best Kitten Rat In Show
Best Conformation Rat In Show
Best Rat Breeder Group In Show
Best Marked Rat In Show
Best Ticked Rat In Show
Best Non-Ticked Rat In Show

Best Pet Mouse In Show
Reserve Pet Mouse In Show
Best Junior Mouse Exhibitor In Show
Best Conformation Mouse In Show
Best Mouse Breeder Group In Show
Best Standard Mouse In Show
Best Long Coat Mouse In Show
Best Rex Mouse In Show
Best Long Coat Rex Mouse In Show
Best Manx Mouse In Show

Best Display

PET AND SPECIALTY CLASSES

Rats
Class 1 – Young Pet Rat
Class 2 – Adult Pet Rat
Class 3 – Senior Pet Rat
Class 4 – Junior Rat Exhibitor
Class 5 – Conformation Rat
Class 6 – Kitten Rat
Class 7 – Rat Breeder Group

Mice
Class 8 – Young Pet Mouse
Class 9 – Adult Pet Mouse
Class 10 – Senior Pet Mouse
Class 11 – Junior Mouse Exhibitor
Class 12 – Conformation Mouse
Class 13 – Kitten Mouse
Class 14 – Mouse Breeder Group

RAT TYPE CLASSES

Self
Class 15 – Self Ticked
Class 16 – Self Non-Ticked
Class 17 – White

Marked
Class 18 – Hooded
Class 19 – Berkshire
Class 20 – Bareback
Class 21 – Capped
Class 22 – Irish
Class 23 – Blazed
Class 24 – Variegated Hooded
Class 25 – Variegated Berkshire
Class 26 – Downunder

Patchwork
Class 27 – Patchwork

MOUSE TYPE CLASSES

Standard
Class 28 – Self
Class 29 – Fox/Tan
Class 30 – Shaded
Class 31 – Ticked
Class 32 – Marked
Class 33 – Hairless

Long Coat
Class 34 – Self
Class 35 – Fox/Tan
Class 36 – Shaded
Class 37 – Ticked
Class 38 – Marked

Rex
Class 39 – Self
Class 40 – Fox/Tan
Class 41 – Shaded
Class 42 – Ticked
Class 43 – Marked

Long Coat Rex
Class 44 – Self
Class 45 – Fox/Tan
Class 46 – Shaded
Class 47 – Ticked
Class 48 – Marked

Manx
Class 49 – Self
Class 50 – Fox/Tan
Class 51 – Shaded
Class 52 – Ticked
Class 53 – Marked
Class 54 – Hairless

Long Coat Manx
Class 55 – Self
Class 56 – Fox/Tan
Class 57 – Shaded
Class 58 – Ticked
Class 59 – Marked

Rex Manx
Class 60 – Self
Class 61 – Fox/Tan
Class 62 – Shaded
Class 63 – Ticked
Class 64 – Marked

Long Coat Rex Manx
Class 65 – Self
Class 66 – Fox/Tan
Class 67 – Shaded
Class 68 – Ticked
Class 69 – Marked