- Aug 22, 2010
- Reaction score
- Northeast Texas
Wrong eye color can be the result of a weird gene (like brown eyes on a Blue rabbit), or it can be the result of a breeder mis-identifying a color (for example, blue-gray eyes on a white rabbit is an Ermine, not a Blue-Eyed White. If BEW is a recognized color for the breed, and Ermine isn't, then the rabbit is an unshowable color). Wrong eye color is a DQ; the judges were doing their job right. The breeder is at fault here, not the judges; they should know better than to bring a rabbit with a DQ for a presentation.Now, if there was a broken claw, or a broken tooth, that sort of DQ could have happened in transit, and might not be the breeder's fault.They failed due to the judges felt there was a rabbit with the wrong eye color from what was listed on its pedigree so a technicality. They'll be presented again next year
Maybe...There are other rabbit breeders advertising their (non-meat) rabbits for sale under pets and most of their ads stay up constantlyMaybe because the "others" say meat rabbits??
Here, I see adds for bunnies all the time!! Doesn't seem to be an issue. Dogs have been --but, seems to have slacked off with hunting & LGD types. The Chi & Poms still "disappear" from the listings pretty quick.