Benjamin's Ark

Hobby Breeder of Rabbits, Rodents, Birds and Reptiles

Netherland Dwarfs

Netherland Dwarfs are a great little breed, full of personality and cheekiness. They are very small rabbits that are around 1kg in weight, so ideal pets. All My Rabbits are Bred to BRC Standards.

 

Bucks

 

Yanto, My Netherland Dwarf, Self Black Buck. Born May 2009.

Yanto Came from a lovely Breeder, Heather in Billericay.

Sire - REW.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.

 

 

 

Bran, My Netherland Dwarf, Siamese Smoke Pearl Buck. Born October 2013.

Bran came from a local breeder to me, Peter in Ongar.

Sire - Blue Otter.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.

 

 

 

 Does


 

Holly, My Netherland Dwarf, Colourpoint Sable Doe. Born December 2009 (Christmas Day).

Daughter of Paige & Yanto.

Sire - Self Black.

Dam - Blue Otter.
 
 
 

Lilly, My Netherland Dwarf, Blue Point Himalayan Doe. Born March 2010.

Daughter of Paige & Yanto.

Sire - Self Black.

Dam - Blue Otter.
 
 
 
 

Peanut, My Netherland Dwarf, Blue Charlie Doe. Born July 2011,

Peanut came from a local breeder to me, Peter in Ongar.

Sire - Blue Otter.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.
 
 
 
 

Quinn, My Netherland Dwarf, Sooty Fawn Doe. Born December 2011,

 Quinn came from a local breeder to me, Peter in Ongar.

Sire - Blue Otter.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.
 
 
 

Piper, My Netherland Dwarf, Blue Otter Doe. Born July 2014,

 Quinn came from a local breeder to me, Peter in Ongar.

Sire - Blue Otter.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.
 
 
 

Pru, My Netherland Dwarf, Black Otter Doe. Born July 2014,

 Quinn came from a local breeder to me, Peter in Ongar.

Sire - Blue Otter.

Dam - Chocolate Otter.
 
 

Saphire (Saffie), My Netherland Dwarf, Blue Eyed, Blue Vienna Marked Doe. Born September 2012,

  came from a breeder in Norfolk.

Sire - Blue Eyed Dutchmarked.

Dam - Blue self.
 
 

Mel, My Netherland Dwarf, Blue Vienna Marked Doe. Born June 2011,

  came from a local breeder to me, Peter in Ongar.

Sire - Blue Eyed Dutchmarked.

Dam - Black Otter.
 
 
Netherland Dwarf BRC Breed Standard
Ring Size X Points
1) Body 30
2) Ears 15
3) Head 15
4) Eyes 5
5) Colour 15
6) Coat 10
7) Condition 10
Total 100
1. Body - Short, compact, cobby, full chested and wide shouldered. Devoid of
raciness. Front legs short and straight.
2. Ears - Erect, of good substance, well furred, slightly rounded at tips. Desired
length 5cm (2in).
3. Head - Round, broad skull.
4. Eyes - Round, bold, bright and of good colour.
5. Colour - Accept any colour so long as it conforms to the normal pattern of
accepted colours of other breeds.
6. Coat - Soft, short, dense, rollback.
7. Condition - Firm in flesh, good coat, free from any disease.
WEIGHT: Disqualification - over 1.134kg (2.1/2lb) Adult.
FAULTS: Narrow shoulder; ears not erect, bent or over length, narrow face,
white hairs, white toe nails in coloured rabbits, ticking on shaded rabbits and
black hairs in blues, fly-back coat.
DISQUALIFICATIONS - Racy type, crooked legs, odd coloured, wall or
speck eyes, white patches, white armpits, putty nose.
Young rabbits over 0.907kg (2lb) (but if the exhibit in the opinion of the judge
is over developed for the age of the class it should be disqualified irrespective
of weight). Overgrown or mutilated teeth, running eye(s). Not in a fit
condition of health to be judged.
 
COLOURS:
SELFS:
White - As pure a white as possible, creamy or yellow tinge a fault. Eye
colour ruby red OR rich dark blue.
Black - rich lustrous black, slate blue undercolour, brown tinge a fault.
Blue - A clear, bright, medium shade of blue (not lavender) throughout, from
tip of fur to skin.
Brown - A rich dark chocolate, colour going well down the fur with a pearlgrey
undercolour.
Lilac - A pinky dove-grey throughout from tip of fur to skin. Bluish tinge a
fault.
SHADED
Sable (Siamese) Medium - To be a very rich sepia on ears, face, back and
outside of legs and upper side of tail, the saddle colour shading off to a
considerable paler colour on flanks and belly, the dark face colour to shade off
from eyes to jowl to blend with the chest and flanks, all blending to be
gradual, avoiding any blotches or streaks and consisting of a soft and varied
diffusion of sepia shadings. The dark colour on back to extend from head to
tail. The chest to be of the same colour as flanks and the whole fur to be
absolutely free from white hairs. The undercolour to match the surface colour
as closely as possible, following the varied shadings throughout.
Sable (Siamese) Light - As medium, but colour to be 'Rich Sepia'.
Sable (Siamese) Dark - As medium, but colour to be 'Very Rich Dark Sepia'.
NB The main difference in the three colours is the width of saddle in tone and
intensity of Sepia colour.
Smoke Pearl (Siamese) - The saddle to extend from nape to tail to be smoke
in colour, shading to pearl grey beige on flanks, chest and belly and to be
totally free from white throughout. Head ears, feet and upper side of tail to
match saddle as near as possible. All shading to be gradual avoiding blotches
or streaks, general undercolour to match surface colour as closely as possible
following the varied shadings throughout.
Seal Point - A rich dark sepia brown on ears, nose, feet and tail. Shading to be
a lighter colour on the body. Eye colour to be dark brown. Faults: blotchy
colour on body. Body colour too light or too dark so as to lose the decided
contrast between the body colour and the marking colour.
Tortoiseshell (formerly) 'Madagascar' or 'Sooty Fawn' - Rich orange saddle,
gradually shading to a blue black on the flanks, haunches and belly, 'Points'
bluish-black. Top colour to go well down the fur with a bluish-white
undercolour.
AGOUTI PATTERNED
Agouti - A rich chestnut shade with black ticking over an intermediate orange
band and a dark slate blue undercolour. Ears laced black. Eye circles,
underside of tail and belly to be white with slate undercolour.
Opal - Top colour pale shade of blue with a fawn band between this and a
slate blue undercolour. Ears laced blue. Eye circles underside of tail and belly
to be white with slate undercolour.
Lynx - Orange - shot - silver. Intermediate colour to be bright orange clearly
defined on white undercolour. Tips of fur silver, belly, eye circles, inside ears
and underside of jowl white. Chest to match flanks. Serious faults, bluish tinge
on top, blue undercolour.
Chinchilla - To resemble real chinchilla the undercolour to be dark slate blue
at base, intermediate portion pearl (slate to be definitely wider than pearl) with
black narrow line edging, pearling to be clearly defined, top grey, brightly
ticked with black hairs, either even or wavy ticking admissible, neck fur
lighter in colour than body but strictly confined to nape; flanks and chest
ticked with uniform shade of pearl slightly lighter than body; eye circles light
grey - pearl, well defined, ears laced with black.
Squirrel - A sparkling blend of blue and white with blue ticking over an
intermediate pearly white band with a light slate undercolour. Ears laced blue.
Eye circles underside of tail and belly to be white with light slate undercolour.
TAN PATTERNED
Tans - Body colour to be black, blue, chocolate or lilac and to go down the fur
as far as possible with undercolour of appropriate self-colour. Belly, chest, eye
circles, inside of ears, underside of jowl and tail and triangle to be rich tan.
Face and outside of ears to match body colour.
Foxes - Body colour to be black, blue, chocolate or lilac and to go down the
fur as far as possible with undercolour of appropriate self-colour. Chest, flanks
and feet to be well ticked with white guard hairs. Eye circles, inside of ears,
underside of jowl and tail, belly and triangle to be white.
Sable Marten Medium - To be very rich sepia on back, ears face and outside
legs, and upper side of tail, the saddle colour shading off to a paler colour on
flanks, the dark face colour to blend with chest and flanks, all blending to be
gradual avoiding any blotches or streaks and consisting of a soft and varied
diffusion of sepia shadings, the dark colour on back to extend from nape of
neck to tail, the chest, flanks, rump and feet to be well ticked with longer
white hairs, white hairs or any extension of white ticking over sides and rump
to be considered an added beauty and not a fault, but ears and saddle to be free
of white hairs, the light nape of neck to be confined to a triangle behind the
ears and to be as small as possible; eye circles, inside of ears, line of jaws,
belly and underside of tail to be white. General undercolour to match surface
colour as closely as possible following the varied shadings throughout.
Sable Marten Light - As medium but colour to be rich sepia.
Sable Marten Dark - As medium but colour to be very rich dark sepia.
Smoke Pearl (Marten) - The saddle to extend from nape to tail, to be smoke
colour, shading to pearl grey beige on flanks and chest. Head, ears feet and
upper side of tail to match saddle as near as possible. Chest, flanks, rump and
feet to be well ticked with longer white hairs, the light nape of the neck to be
confined to the triangle behind the ears and to be as small as possible. The eye
circles, inside the ears, line of jaw, inside nostrils, inside of legs and feet, belly
and underside of tail and triangle to be white. The colour under white belly fur
should be fawn.
Otter - Colour black, blue, chocolate or lilac, uniform colour to cover back
and sides. The underbody or belly to be creamy white also under the chin and
tail. A tan border to divide the white and colour and encircle nostril and under
chin. A mixture of body colour and tan covers feet. Tan ticking to the chest,
flanks and rump, extended ticking to be an added beauty not a fault. Tan eye
circle and nape of neck. The ears to be as body colour bordered on outside
with tan which covers inside of ears. Fault: a distinct lack of tan from proper
parts.
OTHER VARIETIES
Orange - Bright orange saddle shading down the flanks. Colour to go well
down the fur with a white undercolour. Chest to match flanks. Eye circles,
inside of ears, underside of jowl and tail, and belly to be white.
Fawn - Warm fawn saddle shading down the flanks. Colour to go well down
the fur with a white undercolour. Chest to match flanks. Eye circles, inside of
ears, underside of jowl and tail and belly to be white.
Steel - To be bright steel throughout. Head, feet ears and belly to match body
colours. Colour to be as free as possible from a brown tinge. Undercolour,
dark slate, carried well down to the skin, with no trace of a grey or yellow
band. Under colour of tail can be lighter. Faults: band in undercolour. Feet and
ears not matching body colour. Barred feet.
Himalayan - Distribution of colouring as for the Normal Himalayan rabbit.
The Himalayan Netherland Dwarf is recognised in all four colours, namely
Black, Chocolate, Blue and Lilac.
ANY OTHER COLOUR - Accept any other colour so long as it conforms to
the normal pattern of accepted colours of other breeds.