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Coloured Continental Giant Standard - British Rabbit Council Standard Valid until 2005


Ring Size J

Type 20 points

Weight 10 Points

Coat 25 Points

Colour 20 Points

Condition 5 Points

Total 100 Points

Type - this is a big solid rabbit giving an impression of power. It should be posed in the Continental Style, standing up at the front. the body should be long. Minimum length 65 cm, with a strong back gently rising to broad, powerful, well rounded hindquarters. the underline of the body should not show a hare like arch. front legs as sturdy as possible, well proportioned and striaght.

Table of Points for weight 12lbs 40zs (5.5kg) = 8, 14lbs 4ozs (6.5kg) = 9 points, 15lbs 8ozs (7kg and over) = 10 points.

Head and Ears - The head is big, bold with well developed checks and bright wide-open eyes. the large robust, thick ears are held upright, well covered and rounded, ear lenth should be about 25% of body length, minimum 16 cm.

Coat - roll back, shiny and dense, 3.5 to 4cm with very visible guard hairs. the undercoat is abundant and soft, with good density.

RECOGNISED COLOURS

Black - A deep solid black carried well down the hair shaft with black/blue undercolour. Eyes hazel or black.

Dark Steel - Dark Steel grey merging to a slate blue undercolour, the whole interspersed with black guard hairs. Extreme tips of fur to be tipped with grey. The mixture carried well down the sides, flanksnad hind feet. Belly colour may be duller and lighter shade, Ears to match body colour. Eyes deep hazel.

Light Steel - A medium grey merging to a sandy/brown band with a grey/blue undercolour going down to the skin, the whole interspersed with grey guard hairs. Extreme tips of the fur to be tipped with gold/brown. the mixture to be carried well down the sides, flanks and hind feet. Belly colour may be duller and lighter shade. Ears to match body. Eyes deep hazel.

Agouti - a rich chestnut shade with black ticking over an intermediate fawn band and slate undercolour. Ears laced blue. Eye circles, underside of tail and belly to be white with slate undercolour.

Opal - Top colour a pale shade of blue over an intermediate fawn band and slate undercolour. ears laced blue. Eye circles, underside of tail and belly to be white with slate undercolour.

Condition - the exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily condition, free from soiling, particularly on the feet, ears adn genital organs. the coat should reflect the overall health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.

Faults - Pinched muzzle. Stance a little sagging. Large dewlaps in does; rear feet not parallel with the body; light soiling of the feet, ears and genital organs. Bare pads; white hairs; fur slighly soiled or matted. Long toenails. Lack of vitality.

Serious Faults - Body length below 65cm and ears less than 16cm. Flat body, white nails.

Disqualifications - Deformities and mutilations; deformation of the teeth; pendant ears, ears tipped over; feet bowed or bent; crocked rail; any discernible illness or disease; blindness or partial blindness; incorrect eye colour,; any parasitic infection; much soiling; matted coat; sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed), any evidence of irregular preparation for exhibition including trimming and dyeing.

White Continental Giant


Ring Size J

Type 20 points

Weight 10 Points

Head and Ears 20 Points

Coat 25 Points

Colour 20 Points

Condition 5 Points

Total 100 Points

Type - the general impression is similar to the coloured Continental Giant. However it can be finer boned adn more elegant in appearance. It should be posed in the continental style, standing up at the front. The body is long, minimum 64cm with a strong back gently rising to full well rounded hingquarters. The underline of the body should not allow a hare like arch. Front legs are strong, well proportioned and striaght.

Table of Points for weight 11lbs  (5.0kg) = 8, 13lbs 4ozs (6.50g) = 9 points, 14lbs 4ozs (6.5kg and over) = 10 points.

Head and Ears - The head is big, bold with well developed checks and bright wide-open eyes. the large robust, thick ears are held upright, well covered and rounded, ear lenth should be about 25% of body length, minimum 16 cm.

Colour - Immaculate white, eyes pink or blue. Nails unpigmented.

Condition - the exhibit should be in a perfect state of health and bodily condition, free from soiling, particularly on the feet, ears adn genital organs. the coat should reflect the overall health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.

Faults - Pinched muzzle. Stance a little sagging. Large dewlaps in does; rear feet not parallel with the body; light soiling of the feet, ears and genital organs. Bare pads; white hairs; fur slighly soiled or matted. Long toenails. Lack of vitality.

Serious Faults - Body length below 64cm and ears less than 16cm. Flat body, coloured nails or fur.

Disqualifications - Deformities and mutilations; deformation of the teeth; pendant ears, ears tipped over; feet bowed or bent; crocked rail; any discernible illness or disease; blindness or partial blindness; incorrect eye colour,; any parasitic infection; much soiling; matted coat; sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed), any evidence of irregular preparation for exhibition including trimming and dyeing.




 
   
   
   
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