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Sr. Bucks - 6 months of age or over, weight 6 1/2 - 9 lbs. Ideal weight 7 1/2 lbs.

Sr. Does - 6 months of age or over, weight 7-9 1/2 lbs. Ideal weight 8 lbs.

Jr. Bucks - under 6 months of age, not over 7 1/2 lbs. Min weight 3 3/4 lbs.

Jr. Does - under 6 months of age, not over 8 lbs. Min weight 3 3/4 lbs.

Groups: Japanese, Magpie (judged together)
Varieties: black, blue, chocolate & lilac

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[align=center]Groups: Japanese & Magpie[/align]


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[align=center]SCHEDULE OF POINTS[/align]



[align=center]GENERAL TYPE...................................10[/align]



[align=center]FUR.....................................................10[/align]



[align=center]COLOR................................................10[/align]



[align=center]Quiality of color...................5[/align]



[align=center]Clarity of color....................5[/align]



[align=center]MARKIGNS.........................................10[/align]



[align=center]Body & Chest....................5[/align]



[align=center]Head & Ears......................5[/align]



[align=center]Feet & Legs......................5[/align]



[align=center]CONDITION.......................................10[/align]



[align=center]TOTAL: 100[/align]


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[align=center]SHOWROOM CLASSES & WEIGHTS[/align]


[align=center]Senior Bucks-- 6 months of age or over, weight 6.5 to 9 pounds. Ideal weight is 1.5 pounds.[/align]


[align=center]Senior Does-- 6 months of age or over, weight 7 to 9.5 pounds. Ideal weight is 8 pounds.[/align]


[align=center]Junior Bucks-- Under 6 months of age, not over 7.5 pounds. Minimum weight is 3.75 pounds.[/align]


[align=center]Junior Doe-- Under 6 months of age, not over 8 pounds. Minimum eright is 3.75 pounds.[/align]


[align=center]NOTE: Juniors that exceed the maximum weight limit may be shown in higher age classifications. No animal may be shown in a lower age classification than its true age.[/align]


[align=center]NOTE: Each of the Harlequin varieties are to be judged together, in two groups-- Japanese and Magpies. Judges are asked to allow the animal to move about naturally to permit observations of pattern, coloration, and frequency of color alternation.[/align]


[align=center]GENERAL TYPE-- Points 10: Head, ears and body should be well proportioned and gracefully carried. Ears are to be carried in a "V". The width of the hindquarters should be slightly wider than the width at the shoulders. The top line shold begin at the nape of the neck. gradually rising to a highpoint over the hindquarters, then gently slope to the tail. Bone is to be medium.[/align]


[align=center]Faults-- Excessive dewlap; massive or wedged shaped head; short body; short ears.[/align]


[align=center]FUR-- Points 10: (Flyback) To conform to the ARBA Commercial Normal Fur Stanard.[/align]


[align=center]COLOR-- Points 15:[/align]


[align=center]Quality of Color- 5 Points[/align]


[align=center]JAPANESE VARIETIES[/align]


[align=center]BLACK-- Color to be dense Black and Golden Orange. Eyes-- Brown.[/align]


[align=center]BLUE-- Color is to be Lavender Blue and Golden Orange. Eyes-- Brown or Blue-gray.[/align]


[align=center]CHOCOLATE-- Color is to be dark Chocolate and Golden Orange. Eyes-- Brown with a ruby cast.[/align]


[align=center]LILAC-- Color is to be Dove Gray, with a heavy pink tint on the surface, and Golden Fawn. Eyes- Blue-gray with ruby cast.[/align]


[align=center]MAGPIE VARIETIES[/align]


[align=center]BLACK-- Color is to be dense Black and White. Eyes-- Brown or Blue-gray.[/align]


[align=center]BLUE-- Color is to be lavender Blue and White. Eyes-- Blue or Blue-gray.[/align]


[align=center]CHOCOLATE-- Color is to be Fark Chocolate and White. Eyes-- Brown or Blue-gray, with a ruby cast.[/align]


[align=center]LILAC-- Color is to be Dove Gray, with a heavy pink tint on surface, and white. Eyes-- Brown or Blue-gray with a runy cast.[/align]


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[align=center]All colors are to be as rich and dense as possible. No one color is to take preference over another. In Japanese group, Fawn is a dilute orange, and occurs in conjunction with dilute marking colors of Blue and Lilac.[/align]


[align=center]Clarity of Color -10 Points: Clarity is defined as color this is distinct. Alternating colors should be clean and not mixed.[/align]


[align=center]Faluts-- Exessive brindling, mottling or specking. Poor balance of color (when marking or ground color exceeds 50%)[/align]


[align=center]Disqualifications from competition-- White spots in Japanese group. (Eye circles, underside of jowels, tail, and belly may be white.)[/align]

[align=center]MARKINGS--Points 60: (Black Japanese descibed as sample).[/align]

[align=center]BODY & CHEST-- Points 20: The pattern over the black may be banded, barred, or a combination of both, without preference. Clean lines are to be stressed, with alrernation black and orange colors. The ideal body markings will have 5-7 alterations of bands and/or bars on each side, beginning with the cheat. The chest should be evenly divided with the black half chest and leg under the orange half face and orange half chest and leg under the blak halfface, thereby framing the face with alternating color.[/align]

[align=center]Definitions-- A band is considered an unbroken circle of marking color. A bar is an semi-circle of marking color, running vertically on a side.[/align]

[align=center]Faults-- Excessive brindling in marking or body color. Poor balance of side due to plain unmarked side.[/align]

[align=center]Disqualification from Competition-- Disquailfy for body marking (Only a single) resembling a Dutch belt and Saddle marking.[/align]

[align=center]HEAD & EARS-- Points 20: The head is to be divided equally, one side black, the other orange. Five points are alloted for each side of the head. Once ear is to be black the other orange. (One solid color from tip to bade). The black ear is to be on the orange side of the face and the orange ear is to be on the black side of the face. Five points are alloted for each ear.[/align]

[align=center]Faults-- Short, incomplete demarcation or parting lines; Ears are same color; Ears which fail to alternate with the head marking, or head markings that fail to alternate with the ears.[/align]

[align=center]Disqualifications from Competition-- Failure to show a clearly discernable parting line down the center of the face, mostly black on once sideand mostly orange on the other.[/align]

[align=center]FEET & LEGS-- Points 20: One front leg it ot be black the other orange. One hind leg is to be black, the other orange, reversing with the forelegs. (All four les alrernating colors from left to right). Toenails in Japanese group may be light, dark, or mismatched. Toenails in Magpie group may be white, dark, or mismatched.[/align]

[align=center]Disqualification from Competition-- White toenail(s) in Japanese.[/align]

[align=center]CONDITION-- Points 5: Per ARBA description.[/align]
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[align=center]Special thanks to the: ARBA Standard of Perfection 2006-2010[/align]
[align=center]http://arba.net/[/align]

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