I am located in Clinton County Ohio on the edge of a small town and have bread show quality rabbits for 10 years. I have been doing the French lops for about four years now and I could not be happier with this breed. There is so much personality to them. I only keep up to 12 breeding rabbits at a time (I would rather have a few good quality rabbits then a lot of not so good quality rabbits). If you are a breeder and have a web site, I would be more then happy to put up a link for you. If you are interested in buying a rabbit please contact me in the ways provided at the bottom of the page.
Last update 09-19-2013
SHOWROOM CLASSES & WEIGHTS
Senior Bucks--8 months of age and over, weight 10 1/2 pounds and over.
Senior Does--8 months of age, weight 11 pounds and over.
Intermediate Bucks-- 6-8 months of age, not over 11 1/2 pounds.
Intermediate Does-- 6-8 months of age, not over 12 pounds.
Junior Bucks and Does-- Under 6 months of age, not over10 1/2 pounds. Minimum weight 5 1/4 pounds.
NOTE: Junior or Intermediates exceeding maximum class weight may be shown in higher age classifications. No animal may be shown in a lower age classification than its true age.
NOTE: Each age classification shall be divided into two separate groups; those being Broken Pattern and Solid Pattern are judged together.
When posing the French Lop, the front feet should be resting lightly on the table.
BODY--POINTS 40: The body is to be massive and thick set. Shoulders are to be broad, well filled, and of good depth. The shoulders are to carry through to a slightly heavier and deeper hindquarter, which is round and has well filled lower hips. The animal is to be heavily muscled and balanced, with the shoulders blending smoothly into the hindquarters. In profile, the body topline should start at the base of the ears, rise in a gentle curve to its highest point at the center of the hips, and then round over and downward to the tail. A simple dewlap is permissible in does.
Faults-Long, narrow body, flatness over the shoulders or hips; chopped off or undercut hindquarters. Any specimen that shows raciness. large dewlap on junior does.
HEAD--Points 15: The head is to be strongly developed, wide, and sturdy. Does are permitted to be slightly feminine. Head is to be set closely on the shoulders, with the neck as short as possible. The crown of the head is boldly curved, and there should be a slight curvature of the skull from the ear base to wards the nose.
Faults-- Long, narrow head; pointed muzzle; flat crown.
EARS--Points 15: The ears are to be well placed on the head, rising from a strong basal ridge (crown), and lopping vertically both sides of the head. Ears are to hang close to the cheeks, with the ear openings turned towards the head. The outline of the ears and crown resembles a horseshoe shape. Length and width of ears are to be in proportion to the size of the animal. When the French lop is sitting in a normal position with the head up, the ears should extend 1 1/2 inches or more below the jaw. Ears should be well furred and well rounded at their extremities.
Faults--Blemishes; poor ear carriage; narrow, folded, or very thin ears. Ear openings turned away from the cheeks.
FEET & LEGS-- Points 3: Legs are to be thick, short, straight, and parallel to the body, with good width between the hocks. Toenails on Broken Patterns may be either light or dark. Difference in pigmentation between rear and front toenails is permitted.
Faults--weak ankles; unmatched toenails on Broken Patterns.
BONE--Points 10: HEAVY BONE is very important.
Disqualifications form Competition--Fine bone. General toenail disqualifications apply on all groups except Brokens.
Fur--Points 8: (Rollback) Coat is to be glossy and lustrous, with an ideal length of 1 1/4 inches. it is to be uniform, very thick and dense, and with a good rollback.
Faults-- Coat silky; long; harsh; thin; extremely short.
COLOR & MARKINGS--Points 4: Points on Broken Patterns are to be divided equally between color and markings. There should be a nose marking (butterfly preferred), a dark colored circle around each eye, and dark colored ears. Blanket body pattern is preferred. The color line should start behind the head, on the hips. Feet and legs should be white, with the exception of elbow spots, which are normal and desirable. Animals are to conform to the Lop Color Guide description of color for their variety or group. Eyes-- Color to conform to the Lop Color Guide description.
Faults--Body and head color patterns not conforming with the general description.
Disqualifications from Competition-- Complete absence of any head marking(s) on Broken Pattern animals. Brokens with less than 10% coloration.
Cell number: 937-725-9487
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