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Varieties Of Rex

Rex rabbits have 15 recognized varieties

Black, Black Otter, Blue. Broken, Californian, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Lilac, Lynx, Opal, Red, Sable, Seal, White

 

BLACK: (click here for color picture)

Color is to be rich, lustrous jet-black over the entire body, running deep towards the skin. Eyes - Dark brown.

FAULTS: Brown or rusty color, white hairs; faded.

 

 BLACK OTTER: (picture)

Body color is to be jet-black, uniform throughout, with slate blue undercolor next to skin. Eyes - Brown.

PATTERN: Underside of chin and tail are to be pale cream. Belly is to be a pale cream or pale cream over slate, (pale cream preferred) and divided from the body color by a distinct border of tan. Nostrils and triangle are to be tan. Eye circles and inside of the ears are to be fawn. Chest is to be an even mixture of black and tan, merging with the main body color. The forefeet shall be entirely black. The tan border between the belly and flanks shall continue down to the hind feet.

NOTE: The 10 points for color in the Rex standard shall be distributed as follows: Color 5 points, Pattern 5 points.

FAULTS: Brown or rusty tinge to the body color; white or tan hairs in areas other than the patterned areas.

 

BLUE: (picture)

Color is to be a dark, rich blue over the entire body, running deep towards skin.

Guard hairs are to be the same color. Eyes - Blue-gray.

FAULTS: Faded or rusty color, white hairs; frostiness or mealiness (silver).

 

BROKEN: (picture)

Color is to include any recognized breed variety in conjunction with white, or white in conjunction with one of the following combinations of two colors: dense black and golden orange; lavender blue and golden fawn; dark chocolate brown and golden orange; dove gray and golden fawn. Eyes - Color to correspond with variety.

PATTERN: Pattern is to have both ears colored, nose marking (no preference is given to butterfly over evenly balanced nose spots), color around both eyes, and back pattern. The back pattern Day be in the form of a blanket (color starting at the nape of the neck, continuing over the back, sides and hips) or spotted (individual colored spots evenly distributed over the back, sides and hips), with preference given to the balance of pattern. Animals are to be at least 10%, but not more than 50% colored.

NOTE: The ten points for color in the Rex standard shall be distributed as follows: Color 5 points; Pattern 5 points.

FAULTS: Unbalanced or one spotted nose marking. One or more colored toenails.

DISQUALIFICATION'S FROM COMPETITION: Absence of color on either ear, around eyes or nose marking. Coloration less than 10% or more than 50% in the judge's opinion. Excessive scattered white hairs or silvering in colored sections. Do not disqualify for white spot in colored section.

 

CALIFORNIAN: (picture)

The entire body is to be a pure, clean white, except for nose, ears, feet, and tail, which are to be as black as possible. (Eye stain permissible). Eyes-Pink.

DISQUALIFICATION'S FROM COMPETITION: Any color or smut on any usable

portion of the pelt (dewlap excluded). Absence of color on nose, ears, feet, or tail. Definite clean white spot in colored markings.

  

CASTOR:(picture)

Color is to be rich, dark chestnut or mahogany brown, as evenly as possible over body, head and legs. Intermediate ring color to be a rich orange or rufus red, clearly defined over slate blue undercolor. Fur is to be lightly and evenly tipped with black. Belly color is to be white or tan over blue under color. Eyes - Brown

FAULTS: Heavy black top; gray effect instead of brown; white tipped, giving salt and pepper effect; barred front feet; failure to show blue undercolor on belly.

 

CHINCHILLA: (picture)

Color is to resemble real Chinchilla. The undercolor is to be dark slate at the base. Intermediate portion of pearl is to be as light as possible (base to be definitely wider than intermediate portion), with top edge being a very narrow black band. Either wavy or even ticking permissible to make the beautiful Chinchilla surface color. Neck fur is lighter in color than the body, but strictly confined to the nape. The chest is to be lightly ticked with a uniform shade of pearl, slightly lighter than the body. The body color is to extend as far down the sides as possible. The belly color is to be white or blue next to the skin. The belly surface color is to be white. Eye circles are to be well defined, narrow and light pearl in color. Eyes - Brown preferred; Blue gray permissible.

FAULTS: Rust or yellow tinge; salt and pepper effect, caused by too much white tipping; heavy black top; narrow or muddy ring color; barred front feet.

 

 

CHOCOLATE: (picture)

Color is to be a rich chocolate brown, running as deep towards the skin as

possible. Color is to be even throughout. Undercolor is to be dove color.

Eyes - Brown with a ruby cast permissible.

FAULTS: Faded or rusty color; white hairs or sunburn.

 

LILAC:  (picture)

Color is to be a pink dove gray, with a lustrous appearance, and even throughout.

Guard hairs are to be the same color. Eyes - Blue-gray, with a ruby cast permissible.

FAULTS: Blue or brown color.

 

LYNX: (picture)

Intermediate or ring color is to be as bright orange as possible, clearly defined over white undercolor. Fur is to be lightly and evenly tipped with lilac, not hiding the orange, but giving a lustrous, silvery appearance. Belly is to be white to the skin. Eyes - Blue-gray.

FAULTS: Blue top color, causing confusion with Opal Rex; dullness in orange band; too much lilac tipping, hiding the orange and destroying the desired two tone effect.

DISQUALIFICATION FROM COMPETITION: Blue undercolor.

 

OPAL: (picture)

Top color is to be a rich, medium blue, carried well down the sides. Intermediate, or ring color is to be golden tan, clearly defined over slate blue under color. Belly is to be white or tan, over blue under color. Belly is to be white or tan, over blue under color. Eyes - Blue-gray.

FAULTS: Failing to show blue under color on belly; white undercolor on any part of the body.

 

RED:(picture)

Color is to be a rich, red buff, deep in tone, but without smudge. Color is to be as even as possible over the entire body, including the belly. The ideal Red Rex should have as little shading as possible, giving the appearance of being solid or self color. Eyes - Brown.

FAULTS: Cut severely for white belly.

 

SABLE: (picture)

Saddle color is to be an even, rich sepia brown, shading gradually to rich chestnut on the flanks. Chest color is to match the flanks. Color is to go well down the fur shaft, with under color to match shadings throughout. Eyes Dark brown with ruby cast permissible.

FAULTS: Streaks; splotches; white hair(s); rusty tinge.

 

SEAL:(picture)

Saddle color is to be a rich, dark sepia, shading only slightly paler on flanks, chest and belly. Color is to go well down the fur shaft, with undercoat to match shadings throughout. Saddle color is to extend from nape of neck to the tail. Eyes - Dark brown.

FAULTS: Rusty tinge.

DISQUALIFICATION'S FROM COMPETITION: Seals failing to show a discernible shading in their coloration. Blue undercolor.

 

 WHITE:(picture)

Color is to be a pure clean white (avoiding yellow cast) over the entire body.

Eyes- pink.

FAULTS: Yellow cast; hutch stains; dirty; any color but pure, clean white.

 

DISQUALIFICATION'S FROM COMPETITION: ALL REX: Eye color other than called for. White spot(s) in all colored varieties other than Brokens.

 

 

2001 National Rex Rabbit Club

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