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Lionhead Rabbits

 

THE BRC BREED STANDARD

Eprilla Orange Doe
Lionhead Breed Standard
Ring Size C
(1) Type - 25 points
(2) Main - 30 points
(3) Coat - 25 points
(4) Condition -10 points
(5) Colour - 10 points
Total = 100 points
Posser Agouti Doe
Lionhead Standard Jan-2016
Note: Lionheads should be posed with front feet resting lightly on the table.
When viewed from the front, the stance is high enough to show full chest, bib and name, the head should not be pushed or forced down.
Ring Size: C
Weight: 1.36kg (3lb) - 1.7kg (3lb12oz)
1: TYPE - Body to be short, cobby and well rounded; the shoulders and chest broad and well filled, with shoulders matching hindquarters. The depth at the shoulders should be deep enough to allow the animal to show full chest and bib; rounding back to hindquarters that are broad and deep. The whole body should be firm to the touch. Legs of medium length, not too fine in bone, relative to the size of the animal.
Head: To be broad, with good width between the eyes. The muzzle should be well developed. The head should be attached to the body with no visible neck. 
Ears: Not to exceed 3.5" (8.89cm) in length. To be erect and well set, but not necessarily touching, well covered of good substance, slightly rounded at the tips, but not furnished as an Angora. When relaxed, ears will be carried in a slight "V". Ears should balance with the head and body.
Eyes: Bold and bright, eyes of whites to be red or blue in all other colours as per Colour Standard.
2: MANE/BIB - Are comprised of extended fur which is strong and full of life, with a medium soft texture. Guard hairs may be present, but should not create a coarse feeling. The mane will form a full circle of fur between 5-7cm (2-3") in length extending to a "V" at the back of the neck, falling into a fringe around the head, with extended fur on the chest to form a bib. The greatest density possible is desired The mane may form a cap across the brow, which should enhance the prominence of the mane. The extended fur on the cheeks should extend into the whisker bed but the centre of the foreface below he eye line should be clear of extended fur.
3: COAT - The coat should be dense, of medium length roll back and even all over, the saddle should be free of extended fur, there ma be a flank line of extended fur known as a short running down the length of the rabbit, starting at the shoulder, running down to the tail and extending in a line into the groin. When this skirt is lifted, a normal short coat should be visible, the skirt should not cover the entire sides and should not touch the saddle. On the U/5 month exhibits the skirt around the flanks may be thicker than on an adult, but here must be signs of this clearing on the saddle, showing an clear distinction between the developing back top coat and skirt. The rabbit must not resemble an Angora or Cashmere in coat quality.
4: COLOUR - All colours as long as they conform to a recognised colour and pattern. It is important to remember when judging colour that the fur of the mane, bib and skirt will be the undercolour in that area of the coat. The skirt on a banded colour like an Agouti- all the bands may be visible.
5: CONDITION - The exhibit should be in a perfect health and bodily condition, free from all soiling, particularly on the feet, ears and genital parts. Free from knots and mat around the mane, bib and skirt. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.
FAULTS - Narrow or long body, chopped off or undercut hindquarters, any specimen that shoes raciness A long narrow head, pointed or narrow muzzle, low headset, ears that exceed 3.5 inches in length or do not balance with the head and body (an unbalanced rabbit would be penalised even if ears were not over 3.5 inches). Ears that are pointed, lack furring or are heavily furred more than halfway up the upper ear. A mane that lacks density of balance Extended fur on the face below the eye line. In an U/5 exhibit where there is no distinction/definition of the back coat (no signs of the baby coat starting to clear).
DISQUALIFICATIONS - Malocclusion. Wall eye, putty nose, incorrect coloured toenails. Furnishings on top of ears like an Angora. Lack of mane or bib, Extended fur in the saddle area of an adult exhibit. Any U/5 exhibit that resembles an Angora or Cashmere in coat type and quality. Heavy soiling. Knots and mats. Adults over 1.7kg (3lb12oz) or under 1.36kg (3lb) in weight.
Lionhead standard 2010-2016
Points are the same.
1 TYPE : The body is to be short, cobby and well rounded, the shoulders and chest broad and well filled. The hindquarters broad, deep and well rounded. Firm to the touch. Head: The head should be bold, with good width between the eyes. The muzzle should be well developed. The head should be attached to the body with no visible neck. Legs: Of medium length, not too fine in bone. Stance to be high enough to show full chest and mane. Ears: Not to exceed 7.5cm(3in) in length. To be an upright open ear, well covered of good substance, but not furnished as an Angora. Ears should be well balanced with head and body. Eyes: Bold and bright, eyes of whites to be red or blue, in all other colours as per Colour Standard.
2 MANE/CHEST The mane should be between 5-7cm (2-3 ")in length extending to a "V" at the back of the neck, falling into a fringe around the head, with longer fur on the chest to form a bib.
3 COAT The coat to be dense, of medium length, roll back and even all over, often with a finer flank line of slightly longer fur running down the length of the rabbit to tail extending in a line to the groin. Small amount of extended fur around the flanks permissible on under five months exhibits.
4 COLOUR All colours as long as they conform to a recognised colour and pattern. It is important to remember when judging colour on the Lionhead rabbit that the fur of the mane will be the under colour in that area of the coat.
5 CONDITION The exhibit should be in a perfect health and bodily condition, free from all soiling, particularly on feet, ears and genital parts. Free from knots and mats around the mane. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should appear alert and vigorous.
FAULTS A Long narrow head, pointed or weak muzzle. Narrow or long body, chopped off or undercut hindquarters, any specimen that shows raciness. Ears too long. A mane that is thin or sparse in appearance. Excessive fur on flanks.
DISQUALIFICATIONS Malocclusion, lack of mane or chest fur, furnishings on top of ears, wall eye, putty nose, incorrect coloured toenails. Adults over 1.7kg (3lb12oz) in weight. WEIGHT: 1.36 - 1.70Kkg(3lb- 3lb 12oz
Agouti show Doe
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