National English Rabbit Club

~ The 24 Carat Club ~

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Breed Standard

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1 HEAD MARKINGS   POINTS
a) Perfect Butterfly Smut................................................................................................. 15
b) Circle around eyes....................................................................................................... 8
c) Cheek spots to be clear from eye circles (either cheek spot missing
  deemed to be a serious fault).................................................................................... 5
d) 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)

2 BODY MARKINGS
a) 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
b) Body or Loin Markings to be nicely broken up (as shown in the illustration)
  and not to catch the saddle....................................................................................... 12
c) Chain markings, to be as even as possible on each side................................ 12
d) Leg Markings, one distinct spot on each leg
  front legs......................................... 5
  backlegs......................................... 2
e) Belly or Teat Spots (there should be six)................................................................. 6

  (Total for Body Markings = 47)

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

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

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.

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National English Rabbit Club

Secretary
Mr Phil Shaw
(01325) 260409

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