BREED STANDARD
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2
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3



4


5
HEAD MARKINGS                                                                                                                                                                                                        POINTS
Perfect Butterfly Smut................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
Circle around eyes........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Cheek spots to be clear from eye circles (either cheek spot missing deemed to be a serious fault)........................................ 5
Ears neat and clear from white & not over 10.16 cms (4 ") long (ears over 4 " long deemed to be undesirable)............... 5

(Total for Head Markings = 33)

BODY MARKINGS
Unbroken Saddle, to be herring-boned and clear in any distinct colour, from base of ears to tip of tail (a definite break deemed to be a serious fault).................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Body or Loin Markings to be nicely broken up (as shown in the illustration) and not to catch the saddle.......................... 12
Chain markings, to be as even as possible on each side............................................................................................................................... 12
Leg Markings, one distinct spot on each leg
                          front legs...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
                          backlegs........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
Belly or Teat Spots (there should be six)................................................................................................................................................................. 6

(Total for Body Markings = 47)

COLOURS
Black, Blue, Tortoiseshell, Chocolate or Grey. No other colour eligible or admissible (all colours to be solid and bright)........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10

SIZE AND TYPE
Weight kg 2.72-3.62 (6 -8lb), as illustrated (prominent dewlaps and chopped rumps undesirable)........................................ 5

CONDITION
Exhibits should be fit and alert with short tight coats and firm flesh........................................................................................................ 5
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         100















IDEAL: The markings on both sides of the rabbit to be equally balanced. Chain markings, as shown in the ideal illustration, to commence at the base of the ears in small spots. Increasing in size towards the loins.

DISQUALIFICATIONS: Both cheek spots touching eye circles. All exhibits with putty nose. Exhibits which in the judge's opinion are unfairly prepared for exhibition.