(Mini lop standard of perfection at bottom of page)
My Mini Lops have great lines in their pedigrees, including both Wolfsong's Rabbitry and West Wind's Rabbitry, impressive rabbit breeders in michigan!
Sire: West's German Chocolate
Dam: West's Ginger Snap
Color: Broken Chocolate
DOB: March 7th, 2012
Sire: Wolfsong's Chad
Dam: Bryan's Free Candy Van
Color: Frosted Pearl -Black
DOB: May 23rd, 2013
Ears and Crown....12
Color and Markings...................5
Showroom Classes & Weights
Senior bucks- 6 months of age and over, weight 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 pounds. Ideal weight 6 pounds
Senior Does-6 months of age and over, weight 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 pounds. Ideal weight 6 pounds.
Junior Bucks and Does-under 6 months of age, weight not over 6 pounds. Minimum weight 3 pounds.
NOTES: No animal may be shown in a higher age classification than its true age. No animal may be shown in a lower age classification than its true age. It is also the utermost importance that a Mini Lop be properly posed. When properly posed, the toes of the front feet will be resting just under the cheeks, and even with the eyes. The toes on the rear feet will be even with the haunch or thigh joints. if the rear feete are pushed up under the belly or rib section, the rabbit is not posed properly and cannot be accurately evaluated!
Body: Points 43: Massive, thickset, heavily muscled, compact, well balanced. Shoulders broad, well filled with good depth. Hindquarter is broad, deep smooth, rounded, lower hips well filled. Slight taper from the heavier hindquarters to the shoulders. Dewlap permitted on does, should balance with the rest of the rabbit. Faults: Long, narrow body; flat shoulders or hips; chopped or undercut hindquarters; large dewlap on does.
Head: Points 20: Strongly developed, sturdy, bold and balanced with the body; not too narrow. Set closely on shoulders with neck as short as possible. Crown boldly arched. Slight curvature of the skull from the base of the crown to the nose. Faults: Long, narrow head; pointed nose.
Ears/Crown: Points 12: Ears well placed on top of the head rising from strong basal ridge, lopping vertically on both sides of the head. Ears should hang close to cheeks with ear openings turned toward the head. Outline of ears and crown should resemble a horseshoe. Length and width of ear proportionate and in balance with head and body. Ears well furred, not creased and well rounded at the ends. Faults: Poor ear carriage; narrow; very thick or very thin ears; folds in the ear; ears turned away from the head; thinly furred ears.
Legs/Feet/Bone: Points 5: Legs thick, short, straight, with heavy bone. Toenails on broken pattern group may be light or dark; a difference in pigmentation between rear and front is permitted. All front toenails should match and all rear toenails should match. Faults: Mismatched toenails; fine bone. Disqualification: General toenail color disqualifications apply on all solid pattern animals.
Fur: Points 5: Glossy, lustrous, uniform, medium in length, thick, dense, with good rollback. Faults: Silky; long/harsh; long/thin; short fur.
Color/Markings: Points 5: Solid pattern to include all recognized colors within the recognized groups. Broken pattern to include any recognized color within the recognized group in conjunction with white. Broken pattern must exhibit a butterfly pattern on muzzle with wings outlined in white, solid color circle around each eye, solid colored ears are preferred. Color should be evenly distributed in patched or blanketed markings. Broken pattern should have white front feet; elbow patches are desirable. Rear feet may be white, colored, or partially colored. Faults: Excessive white hairs in solid pattern group; partial nose markings/eye circles in broken pattern group; brokens with highly colored faces so markings are indistinct. Disqualifications: Mismatched eyes, foreign colored spots in the eye; absence of head markings on broken pattern; less than 10% color on broken pattern.
Agouti - A hair shaft that has three or more bands of color with a definite break between each color. The head feet and ears commonly have ticking.Eye circles, belly, under jaws, underside of tail and triangle are much lighter and in some cases white. Agouti rabbits come in the following colors; Chinchillas (Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Sable, Smoke Pearl), Chestnut Agouti (Black or Chocolate basic colors), Lynx, or Opal.
Broken - Any recognized breed color in conjunction with white and carrying the breed pattern.Body patterns may be spotted, patches or a blanket. Head markings should show color on the nose, both eye circles and both ears.
Tri-Colored Tri - Colored group is to consist of the following colors in conjunction with white: Dense black and golden orange, or lilac and golden fawn. Colors must be evenly distributed. Blacks and chocolates should have brown eyes; Blues and lilacs should have blue-grey eyes.
Pointed White - Color is to be a white body, with points of black, blue, chocolate or lilac on the ears, feet, legs and tail. Their eyes should be pink.
Self - Self animals are to have the same color over the body, head, ears, feet, legs and tail. Colors are Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac and white.
Shaded - Shaded animals show gradual transition of a basic color, usally from dark to light. More than often darker colors appear on the back, head, ears, leg areas, feet and tail. Colors include: Frosted Pearl (Black, Blue, Chocolate or Lilac shading color.), Sable, Sable Point, Seal, Smoke Pearl, Tortoise (Black, Blue, Chocolate, or Lilac Shading colors).
Ticked - Ticked animals have guard hairs throughout the coat either solid or tipped, with a distinct color from the under color or surface color. Colors include: Silver/Silver Fox (Black, Blue, or Fawn Basic), Steel (Gold or Silver Tipping; Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Sable or Smoke Pearl).
Wide Band - Wide band animals show the same basic coloration throughout the rabbit, though they may show lighter coloration around the eye circles, inside the ears, under the tail, jowls or belly areas. Colors include: Cream, Fawn, Orange and Red.
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