REDELMAN'S RABBITRY

Raising Show Quality Mini Rex & English Spot Rabbits in Indiana

ARBA STANDARD of PERFECTION FOR MINI REX -- all written  information on this page was obtained from the ARBA Standards of Perfection; refer to SOP for a more concise description; all pictures were taken by us (unless otherwise noted).                                                                                                                           

The ARBA Standards of Perfection recognizes the following varieites for the Mini Rex breed: black, blue, blue-eyed white, broken, castor, chinchilla, chocolate, himalayan, lilac, lynx, opal, otter, red, sable point, seal, tortoise, red-eyed white.  Varieties with a Certificate of Development are: sable, silver marten, smoke pearl, and tan.

                                            SCHEDULE OF POINTS

 

 General Type

         Body (35) -- Body should be well proportioned; balanced and uniform.  Body is to be compact and smooth.  Shoulders, midsection and hindquarters are to be well developed and well filled.  Depth ad width of body should be in balance.  When viewed from above there should be a slight taper from the hindquarters to the shoulders.  When viewed from the side, the topline should rise gradually from the base of the ears to a high point over the center of the hips and then round down to a full hindquarter at the base of the tail.  Small dewlaps are allowed in does.  Legs should be straight, rather short in length and medium to fine in bone.  Tail should be proportional to body.

         Head (5) --Head should balance with the body and be set relatively close to the shoulders.  Face and jaws should be well-filled with a slightly more refined face in does. Eyes should be bright and bold.

         Ears (5) -- Ears should balance with body; be thick, short and carried erect.  Ears cannot exceed 3 1/2 inches in length

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 Fur

Fur should be extremely dense, straight and upright with an ideal length of 5/8 inch.  It should be the same length, density, and texture over the entire body.  Guard hairs should be plentiful and evenly distributed without noticeable protrution.  Fur should be plush and offer a distinct springy resistance when touched.

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 Color

Per individual color description

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 Condition

Per ARBA definition

  5

Senior Bucks -- 6 months of age and over, weight 3 to 4 1/4 pounds

Senior Does -- 6 months of age and over, weight 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 pounds

Junior Bucks/Does -- under 6 months of age, max. wt 3 3/4 pounds, min. wt. 2 pounds

Black (Self)

Black -- coloration to be a dark, rich, lustrous black, running deeply towards the skin, blending into a dark blue undercolor. Toenails are to be dark on solids.  Eyes are dark brown. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults -- faded, rusty, or sunburned color; scattered white hairs; color that is uneven over entire body. 

                        

                  Redelman's Twilight                                 Redelman's Zara

Surface Undercolor

Blue (Self)

Blue -- coloration to be a dark blue, running as deeply towards the skin as possible, with a medium blue undercolor. Toenails are to be dark on solids. Eyes are a blueish grey. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults -- faded, rusty color; scattered white hairs; frostiness or mealiness; light undercolor; guard hairs that do not match the body color.      

                  

                    Redelman's Elsie                                 Redelman's 192                     

                                                Surface Undercolor

Broken

Broken -- any recognized color in conjuction with white. Eye coloration is to match the corresponding solid variety's description. Toenails may be white or colored.  Should have a balanced nose marking, eye markings, colored ears, colored tail and body spots. Colored area to be evenly distributed in a spotted, patched or blanketed pattern which covers 10% to 50% of rabbit. The feet below the ankle joints are to be pure white.(quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Tri-Color -- white with Black & Orange, Lilac & Fawn, Chocolate & Orange, or Blue & Fawn.

Faults - unbalanced nose markings; unbalanced body markings; scattered white hair in colored areas; tricolors with congested colors.

Disqualifications -- absence of colored nose marking; absence of color on either ear; absence of color around either eye; total coloration less than 10% or greater than 50%; excessive amount of scattered white hairs in the colored markings; eye color other than what is called for in the respective color description.

                                       

     Balanced Full Butterfly           Half Butterfly (fault)       Absence of Butterfly (DQ)

                                                   

            Booted (greater than 50% color)             Charlie (less than 10% color) 

                        

                 Black/Orange Tri Pattern                      Blue/Fawn Tri Pattern

(all Tri-color photos courtesy of Gabby's Rabbitry)

Blue-Eyed White (Self)

Blue Eyed White -- coloration is to be a pure white. Eyes blue.(quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults -- creamy or yellow tinge, stained or dirty coat.

Disqualifications-- any other eye color.

                                              

                                                   SBR's Celeste 

                                (photo courtesy of Sunnie Bunnie Rabbitry)

Castor (Agouti)

Castor -- coloration is to be a rich chestnut color slightly tipped with black. The intermediate band is to be a rich rufus red defined over a slate blue undercolor.  The width of the rufus band and the width of the slate blue band should be equal.  Ears are laced in black. Surface color of the belly is to be white to creamy tan with a slate blue undercolor. The chest, head, outside of the ears, and upper side of the tail is to match the body surface color. Eye circles, nostrils, and jowls are to be white to creamy tan.  Surface color on the underside of the tail is to match the surface color of the belly. Toenails are to be dark in solids. Eyes are brown.(quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults -- surface color that is too light, too dark, uneven, or gray in appearance; barred feet; indistinct ring color; failure to show slate-blue undercolor on belly.

Disqualifications -- harlequin markings

                        

                       Redelman's SPA2                                     PC's Spanky

                                        

       Agouti Ring Coloration              Agouti Face Pattern            Belly Undercolor      

Chinchilla (Agouti)

Chinchilla -- coloration is to be a sparkling mix of pearl and black that is lightly tipped with black. The intermediate band is to be pearl over a slate-blue undercolor.  Width of the intermediate band and the width of the slate-blue band should be equal.  Surface color of the belly is to be pearl with a slate blue undercolor. Chest, head, outside of ears, and upper side of tail are to match the body surface color.  Ears are to be laced in black. Eye circles, nostril, and jowls are to be pearl.  Toenails are to be dark in solids.  Eyes are brown or blueish grey. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults --surface color that is too light, too dark, uneven, or brownish; indistinct ring color, cloudy or smoky ring color; surface color having a salt and pepper appearance; failure to show slate-blue undercolor on belly.

Disqualificaitons -- absence of ring color on top or sides of body; harlequin markings          

                           

       (photo courtesy of Gabby's Rabbitry)                        Burkert's Pixie               

                

                      Agouti Ring Coloration                             Agouti Face Pattern

                                 (photos courtesy of Gabby's Rabbitry

Chocolate (Self)

Chocolate --coloration is to be a lustrous chocolate brown that runs deep toward the skin to a dove-grey undercolor. Color is to be evenly distributed over the entire body.  Toenails are to be dark in solids. Brown eyes with a ruby cast permissible.(quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - faded, rusty, or sunburned color; scattered white hairs; color that is not even over the entire body. 

                                

                     Redelman's Kiss                                        Redelman's Aadi

                                         

                         Redelman's Mia                                    Surface Undercolor

Himalayan (Pointed)

Himalayan (black or blue) -- body color is to be a bright white with the ears, feet, tail and nose dark blue or black. The nose marking is to come well up on the face and is be well rounded, clean cut, and distinct.  The markings on the feet are to be carried well up on the forelegs and above the hock joint on the hind legs. The ears are to be well colored and clean at the base.  The upper and lower sides of the tail are to be well colored. Toenails are to be dark and the eyes are to be pink.(quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - light, faded, or uneven marking color, light shading on markings; color on dewlap.

Disqualifications - any color or smut on the usable portion of the pelt; absence of color on the ears, nose, feet, or tail; definite white spot(s) in the colored markings; white toenails; white on the underside of tail; marten markings on points. 

Minnow Lakes Jade

(photo courtesy of Minnow Lakes)

Lilac (Self)

Lilac -- coloration is to be a medium dove grey that runs toward the skin to a slightly lighter dove grey undercolor. Toenails are to be pigmented and eyes blue-grey with a ruby cast as permissible. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - faded, rusty or sunburned color; scattered white hairs; color that uneven over the entire body.

           

FFR'S Dusti                                    FFR's Mitch

Surface Undercolor

                (all Lilac photos courtesy of Furry Friends R Us Rabbitry)              

Lynx (Agouti)

Lynx -- coloration is to be a light fawn color tipped with lilac. The intermediate band is be to bright fawn clearly defined over a bend of white undercolor.  Width of the intermediate band and the width of the undercolor band should be equal.  Surface color of the belly is to be white to creamy tan with a dove-gray undercolor.  The chest, head, outside of ears and upper side of tail is to match the body surface color.  Ears are to be laced in lilac.  Eye circles, nostrils, jowls, inside of ears and underside of tail are white to creamy tan. Underside of tail is to match the surface color of the belly.  Toenails are to be pigmented in solids.  Eyes are blueish grey. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - surface color that is too light, too dark, uneven or blue in appearance; barred feet; indistinctive ring color; failure to show dove-gray undercolor on belly.

Disqualifications - harlequin markings; blue undercolor

                              

                                       SBR's Tahoe                                          SBR's Speckled Butterfly

 

                                               

                                                  Surface Undercolor

 

                           (all Lynx photos courtesy of Sunnie Bunnie Rabbitry)

Opal (Agouti)

Opal -- coloration is to be a medium blue top color with a fawn intermediate band and a greyish blue undercolor. The width of the intermediate band and the width of the undercolor band are to be equal. The upperside of the tail is to be blue with sparse fawn ticking and a slate blue undercolor.  Underside of tail, jowls, belly, inside of ears and eye circles are to be white or creamy tan.  The surface color of the belly is to be white to creamy tan with a blue-grey undercolor.  Toenails are to be dark on solids. Eyes are blueish grey. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - surface color that is too light, uneven, or faded in appearance; barred feet; indistinct ring color; failure to show blue-grey undercolor on belly.

Disqualifications - white spot(s); white toenail(s); failure to show intermediate fawn ring color; white undercolor; harlequin markings.

               

Will's Riley

(photo courtesy of Biggs' Bunnies and B & B Rabbitry)        

                                   

                                                Face Pattern                               Belly Undercolor

Otter (Tan)

Otter - black, blue, chocolate, and lilac. Surface and undercolor of the head, outside of the ears, front of the fore feet, outside of the hind feet, and the top and sides of the body are to be described in the respective self varieties.  Black otters and chocolate otters will have orange to creamy orange marking color; blue otters and lilac otters will have fawn marking color.  The belly, nostrils, eye circles, jowls, underside of the tail, inside of the ears, back of the forefeet, and the inside of the hind feet and legs are to be creamy to creamy orange, highlighted by orange or fawn markings. The border color between the belly and flanks shall continue down to the hind feet as it meets the color of the body.  The undercolor of the belly is to be as described in the respective self variety.  The triangle and collar are to be orange to creamy.  no ticking is preferred.  Toenails and eye color are to be as described in the respective variety.  (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - brown or rusty tinge on body color; orange to creamy orange hairs in areas other than the patterned areas, mealiness on the ears, head, or muzzle; faded or indistinct markings; scattered white hairs over the body.

Disqualifications - white spot(s), lack of belly undercolor as described in the respective variety.

                                   

                        Black Otter                                Blue Otter -Showing underbelly     

                              

                       Chocolate Otter                                          Lilac Otter 

                    

    Triangle                   "V" of rufus between the legs                Belly Undercolor         

(all Otter photos courtesty of Otter Delight Rabbitry)

Red (Wide band)

Red -- surface color of body is to be a rich red that is carried as far down the hair shaft as possible.  The surface color should be as even as possible to give the appearance of a self.  The upper side of the tail is to match the surface color of the body.  Surface color of the belly is to be a deep cream color, carried as far down the hair shaft as possible.  Darker lap spots are permissible.  Underside of the tail and front and rear foot pads will be lighter in color, resembling the belly color.  Toenails are to be dark in solids.  Eyes are brown. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - dark ticking which produces a smutty surface color; light ticking which produces a frost surface color; scattered white hairs; failure to show white belly color.

Disqualifications - white spot(s); white toenails; blue or gray undercolor.

                          

                 Redelman's Jubal                                       Kelly's Vanessa

                                                                           (photo courtesy of FFR)           

                                  

               Surface Undercolor                Agouti Face Pattern        Belly Undercolor

Sable Point (Shaded)

Sable Point - Color is to be a rich sepia brown on the nose, ears, feet, legs and tail.  Marking color is to shade rapidly to a rich cream body color.  The entire body is to be a creamy color with white undercolor.  Some slightly darker shading is permissable on the saddle, but highly undesirable.  Body surface color is to be lighter than the point color to give the proper contrast.  Eyes-Brown (quoted from the Netherland Dwarf standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Minnow Lakes Sage

(photo courtesy of Minnow Lakes)

Seal (Shaded)

Seal -- surface color is to be a dark sepia brown that shades to a lighter brown on the flanks, chest, and belly. The surface color is to extend as far down the shaft as possible to a slightly lighter undercolor.  Toenails are to be dark.Eyes are brown. (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - rusty tinge; failure to show lighter surface color on the belly; scattered white hairs.

Disqualifications - white toenail(s); failing to show discernible shading in coloration

Tortoise (Shaded)

Tortoise -- surface color of the body is to be bright rusty red-orange which blends to a smoky gray-black on the flanks, head, belly and feet.  The surface color is to extend well down the shaft to an off white undercolor.  The shading on the head is to be the darkest at the whisker bed and is to blend into a lighter shading along the jaw line.  Ear color should match shading color.  Upper side of the tail is to match the body surface color with the underside of the tail matching the shadings as nearly as possible.  Toenails are to be dark.  Eyes are brown (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - smutty tinge obscuring the rich orange saddle color; point color or shading color too light; scattered white hairs.

Disqualifications - white belly or tail; white toenail(s); white spot(s)
                              

                     Redelman's Deanna                                  Roger's Dora

                                  

                           Side and Belly Shading                              Undercolor

Red-Eyed White (Self)

Red Eyed White -- surface and undercolor is to be a pure white. Eyes are pink.  (quoted from the Mini Rex standard - ARBA Standard of perfection)

Faults - creamy tinge, yellow tinge; stained or dirty
 

                                            

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