Mini Rex Rabbits
Mini Rex are one of my favorite breeds of rabbits. I just love their soft, velvet like fur, and sweet dispositions! They make excelent rabbits for childern to start with, as they are small, and easy to handle, and have great temperments! I have been raising Mini Rex for just short time. I got my very 1st pair in the Spring of 2009, and it has grown quite a bit since! I am now pretty much "hooked" with the breed and just love them!!!!
I raise Mini Rex in several different varietys including -
Red's, Tort's, Black's, Chocolates, Otters, Blues, Castor's, Broken, and REW.
Mini Rex Breed Info
The ARBA Standards of Perfection recognizes the following varieites for the Mini Rex breed:
Black, Blue, Blue-Eyed White (BEW), Broken, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Himalayan, Lilac, Lynx, Opal, Otter, Red, Sable Point, Seal, Tortoise, Red-Eyed White, and now Silver Martin as well.
Varieties with a Certificate of Development are:
Sable, Smoke pearl, and Tan.
Show Room Classes and Weights
Senior Bucks (6 months of age and over) - weight 3 to 4 1/4 lbs. Ideal - 4 lbs.
Senior Does (6 months of age and over) - weight 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 lbs. Ideal - 4 1/2 lbs.
Junior Bucks/Does (under 6 months of age) - max. wt 3 3/4 lbs. Minimum weight - 2 lbs.
Schedual of Points
1) General Type (total of 45 Points)
a) Body (35 Points) -
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 and with of body should be in balance. 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 lenght and medium to fine in bone. Tail should be proportional to body.
b) Head (5 Points) -
Head should balance with the body and be set relatively close to the shoulders. Face and jaws should ne well-filled with a slightly more refined face in does. Eyes shoule be bright and bold.
c) Ears (5 Points) -
Ears should balance with the body, be thick, short, and carried erect. Ears cannot exceed over 3 1/2 inches in lenght.
2) Fur (35 Points)
Fur should be extreamly 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 amd offer a
distinct springy resistance when touched.
3) Color (15 Points)
Per individual color descriptions
(see links listed below for color descriptions!)
4) Condition (5 Points)
Per ARBA definition
(Info above was taken from the ARBA's Standard Of Perfection.)
Links of intrest:
www.freewebs.com/redelmanrabbitry/varietydescriptions.htm - Good variety descriptions with pictures for reconized varietys.
http://mr-colors.tripod.com/ - Color crossing rules for Mini Rex with descripton and pictures.
www.nmrrc.net - National Mini Rex Rabbit Club.