Practical Rabbit Keeping

Practical Rabbit Keeping

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...size and weight have gradually been reduced in the effort to improve type, at present they are much larger than Polish, and about the same size as Tans and Himalayans. Originally, as the name suggests, Dutch came from Holland, where they were bred in large numbers for table purposes. The variety is also well known in France, where it is called the 1: " Nicard." The Continental Dutch are much coarser than the English variety, and not bred to anything like the same state of perfection or the same compact type. The markings of the Dutch have not always been as in the present day. An endeavour was made some years back to introduce a modified form of markings, the saddle being reduced to a white band round the neck and the forepaws having " stops " as well as the hind ones. This " improvement," however, did not meet with any great success, and the original markings were reverted to. For the benefit of beginners the standard of points of the United Kingdom Dutch Rabbit Club is given as a basis, and an elaboration of the same follows: --STANDARD or Pomrs Blaze and cheeks.... 15 Clean neck..... 10 Saddle...... 10 Undercut..... 10 Feet stops..... 15 Ears...... 10 Eyes...... 5 Colour...... 10 Size, shape, and condition.. 15 100 NEGATIVE Pomrs To lose Small specks on eyes... 10 Discoloured or wall eyes.. 20 Distinct spots or flesh markings. 20 Over 5 lb. in weight... 20 COLOUR Colour, as a whole, being the most important point, is the first to be considered. As the beauty of a Dutch rabbit depends to a great extent on the contrast of its clearly-cut markings, colour is naturally a decisive point. The better the colour the more striking the exhibit. There can be no doubt about the precedence that the Black Dutch...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871901
  • 9781236871909