So! This young lady is nearly eleven weeks old? She has a nice even coat and colour for that age. I notice how long her fur appears to be in comparison to ours. Is that the usual length of coat you'd expect for this age over in the States?
Hey Ken, I think your camera's date needs re-setting! lol!
UK Breeder & Exhibitor of Thriantas and Tricolour Dutch
Thats interesting .. because here, we were mistakenly thinking the deeper, darker the colour, the better, when, to quote Dutchess, it should be an reddish orange, not an orangey red. Type does count here too .. I had a lovely typey buck, but he was found to be too dark... and there was me all pleased as he was like a shiny conker! ;D
Breeder and Exhibitor of Netherland Dwarf's and Thrianta's in the UK.
Standard here says this: "The color is to be fiery, brilliant shade of red, as uniformly carried over the body as possible. Color must be carried well down the hairshaft to the skin. Belly color may be slightly lighter in shade. Underside of tail and eye circles may be a lighter shade of red."
Here is a good specimen, I think.
Glen Carr's senior doe at 2007 ATRBA Nationals, winning Best Opposite of Breed.
It would be interesting if we could all take pictures of our rabbits and compare, because I think the only way you can really get a good feel for it is by comparison, but I can't for the life of me get a good picture of my buck Frank, or of how far down the hair shaft the color carries.
Ken, I would love to see more pictures of this girl as she develops. Is strong color that young usually a really good indicator of good color as an adult, or is there still any chance that the adult coat could come in a completely different shade? When choosing among juniors for your keepers, is one of the factors the best color, even at that stage?