By design, hidden color genes of kits born may result in non-recognized varieties of a particular breed. The permissible colors and varieties can be located within the Breed standards of each breed.
Determining whether or not to keep a non-recognized ("NR") rabbit is up to the individual user. NR rabbits DO produce recognized colors, but at a lesser rate than two compatible recognized colors/variety. If your NR rabbit has a high SOP and/or specific trait that would be useful to your breed's development, using that rabbit as foundation stock is permissible.
NR rabbits cannot be shown, however, and entering a NR rabbit in a show will result in him/her being eliminated from the show automatically by the system processes.
Rabbit breed standard and colors have been based upon the ARBA rules and standards. In the event you feel a rabbit has been restricted improperly (an illegal color, when in fact it should be legal), please bring your concern to the attention of the Admin. This can be done by clicking the "Report Error" link located just below the breed variety.
Last Updated: 7/23/2014 11:18:23 AM