Can this Brittania Petite be a show rabbit?

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This is the photo of a 4-month-old female Brittania Petite rabbit.
 

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I usually use the British standards to determine a breed or to measure the show quality of the rabbit. In Britain, Britannia Petite is called Polish. The differences are minimal, but the Polish is certainly a little bit thicker and more compact according to the British standards.

I think my rabbit lacks the short fur. That’s why she looks a bit thicker despite her thin bone structure.
 

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I usually use the British standards to determine a breed or to measure the show quality of the rabbit. In Britain, Britannia Petite is called Polish. The differences are minimal, but the Polish is certainly a little bit thicker and more compact according to the British standards.

I think my rabbit lacks the short fur. That’s why she looks a bit thicker despite her thin bone structure.

THAT makes so much more sense. I was very confused lol. Here we pose our Britannia Petite's in high compact and our Polish are low compact.
Do you pose your Britannia Petite's as high compact as well? And was is the equivalent to an American Polish for you?
Man, I sound annoying, I just find this intriguing.
To me, the body is the type of body on your rabbit is what I would expect for a Britannia Petite as well as the head. Her bone may be a tad bit long though. Of course that's just what I get from seeing her and comparing. I'm sure if you searched the internet for the standard you could find it?
 

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Britannia Petite should be posed as high compact as well, but it can be difficult to get them to pose so because this breed gets distracted easily. There’s no equivalent to the Polish rabbit in Britain to the best of my knowledge
 

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That’s the official website of Polish (Britannia Petite) rabbits in the UK:

You can notice how the winning and shown rabbits have more compact bodies and longer bones than in the American standards. I would say the only downside to my rabbit is the longer fur, even though it’s not much longer. When she stands as high compact, she does show a typical Britannia Petite build.
 
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We used to raise and show Brits, and they’re a difficult breed to deal with. It takes a lot of work to get them to pose correctly (and not move), at least under US standards. Ours had shorter fur than yours. US judges also like to see good extension from the front limbs.
 

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Definitely not a show rabbit. Very thick body, long coat. It looks like a frosty variety as well, which is not recognized.
 

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Definitely not a show rabbit. Very thick body, long coat. It looks like a frosty variety as well, which is not recognized.
Thanks for your reply. The body is not thick, it just appears so because the fur is a little bit long. That’s definitely not considered long fur compared to other breeds of rabbit. I’m not sure I understand what you mean by frosty. Could you please explain?
 

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Definitely not a show rabbit. Very thick body, long coat. It looks like a frosty variety as well, which is not recognized.
Another question. Would you say she rather looks like a Polish (the U.S. Polish breed) rabbit?
 

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Another question. Would you say she rather looks like a Polish (the U.S. Polish breed) rabbit?
Frosty is the color; I forget what they call it in germany. White with dark (not blue eyes)
It doesnt look like a US polish. Polish in the US come in even less colors than britannia petites, and while they do tend to have a slightly thicker body they also have a distinct head shape that this rabbit doesnt really have
 

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Frosty is the color; I forget what they call it in germany. White with dark (not blue eyes)
It doesnt look like a US polish. Polish in the US come in even less colors than britannia petites, and while they do tend to have a slightly thicker body they also have a distinct head shape that this rabbit doesnt really have
Thanks. However, the coat is white and the eyes are blue.
 

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