|1.||TYPE – The Polish is a miniature, fine boned rabbit with a fly back coat, the essence of the Polish is all round balance. The exhibit should be narrow in shoulder, relative to other breeds, and much is made of the way in which the Polish is posed or stood. Ideally in this position, when viewed from the side, the front legs, chest through the head and ears should form a vertical line and at the same time the back should arch in a quarter circle from the back of the neck to the tail, with the belly and chest well tucked up. The head should be well rounded although not necessarily as bold in does.The ears should be carried erect and should be roughly the same length as the distance from the base of the ears to the nose, although again the overall balance of the exhibit is the important factor. The Polish weigh a maximum of kg1.134 – 2 1/21b)|
|2.||COAT – The construction of the hair shaft to be short and fine to lie very close to the body. When the coat is stroked in the reverse it should sharply fly back to its original position with a degree of density|
|3.||COLOUR – Pure white with with Red or Blue eyes, other as per the normal colour depicted|
|4.||EARS – Set well together carried erect on top of the head, well covered and rounded when viewed from the front or side. To touch all the way up without showing a flange when presented. The length to be in keeping with the overall balance of the exhibit. The colour to match the body where appropriate, otherwise to pattern.|
|5.||EYES – Bright and very bold , well positioned on upper side of head. The colour in Red Eyed Whites to be as near blood red as possible and in Blue eyed whites to be as deep a blue as possible. Other colours as per the normal colour of the exhibit depicted.|
|6||CONDITION: The exhibit should be in perfect state of health and bodily condition free from soiling. The coat should reflect the overall good health of the exhibit, which should appear alert, sprightly and vigorous|
| BLUE EYED
(Points as above except eye colour)
|Group 1|| SELFS:
WHITE – As pure as possible. Eye colour as near self blood-red OR dark blue as possible
BLACK – A rich lustrous black, slate blue undercolour, brown tinge a fault.
BLUE – A clear bright blue (not lavender) from tip of fur to skin.
BROWN – A rich dark chocolate going well down the fur with pearlish grey undercolour.
LILAC – A pinky dove grey throughout, from tip of fur to skin. Bluish tinge a fault.
|Group 2|| SHADED SELFS
SABLE (SIAMESE – As Normal Siamese
SMOKE PEARL (SIAMESE) – As Normal Smoke Pearl Siamese.
|Group 3 – AGOUTI PATTERNED AGOUTI – A rich chestnut shade with black ticking.The undercolour to have an intermediate orange band with a dark slate undercolour. Underside of tail and belly colour to be white with slate undercolour.
RED AGOUTI – A rich deep chestnut shade with black ticking.The undercolour to have an intermediate orange band with a dark slate undercolour. Underside of tail and belly colour to be cream with slate undercolour.
OPAL – Top colour pale shade of blue with a fawn band between this and a slate blue undercolour. Underside of tail and belly colour to be white with slate undercolour.
LYNX – As Lynx Rex.
CHINCHILLA – As Normal Chinchilla
SQUIRRELL – A sparkling blend of blue and white, with blue ticking over an intermediate pearly white band with a slate blue undercolour. Underside of tail and belly to be white with light slate undercolour.
|Group 4|| TAN PATTERNED
TANS – as normal Tan
FOXES – as normal Foxes
SABLE (Marten) – As Normal Sable (Marten)
SMOKE PEARL (Marten) – As Normal Smoke Pearl (Marten)
|Group 5|| MARKED
HIMALAYAN – Markings as Normal Himalayan SHAPE – Neal, compact and sprightly
EARS – Short, line, well rounded and covered to touch all the way up without showing flange.
FAULTS – Eye stains, body stained, white toe nails.
|Group 6|| OTHER VARIETIES
ORANGE – Bright orange saddle shading down the flanks. Colour to go well down the fur with a white undercolour. Chest to match flanks. Eye circles, inside of ears, underside of jowl and tail and belly to be white.
FAWN – Warm fawn saddle shading down the flanks. Colour to go well down the fur with a white undercolour. Chest to match flanks. Eye circles, inside of ears, underside of jowl and tail and belly to be white.
TORTOISESHELL (or Sooty Fawn) – Rich orange saddle, gradually shading to a blue black on the flanks, haunches and belly. ‘Points’ bluish black. Top colour to go well down the fur with a bluish white undercolour.
STEEL – To be bright steel throughout. Head, feet, ears and belly to match body colours. Colour to be as free as possible from a brown tinge. Undercolour dark slate with no trace of grey or yellow band.
|Group 7||-ANY OTHER VARIETY (To follow the normal pattern)|
|FAULTS – Rollback coat, bowed ears, pale eyes. White toenails on any exhibit other than red eyed whites and blue eyed whites shall be a fault.|
|DISQUALIFICATION – Odd coloured, wall or specked eyes, white armpits, putty noses. Weight over kg 1.134 (2.1/2lb.) White patches on coloured rabbits.|