Californian RexRex, California
Rex National Rabbit Club
Castor was the first colour or type to be perfect (which in Latin means "beaver" from the native Hellenic - kaster). Although the first examples of this race were missing in many areas (health, physique, etc.), US breeder began to improve the cultivation and develop new species after the race first came to the States around 1924.
Castor has stayed a basic food for this race. This strain was called because of its similarity to the coat of a plain beer - once a very coveted coat in the USA and abroad. There are currently 16 different types in the Rex. Before the Amber Rex was approved in 1988, the Black Otter strain (probably one of the most conspicuous of all Rex varieties) was approved.
The Otter became an official'group' with the adoption of Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Otter in autumn 2008 - and was formally exhibited in February 2009. In the following you will find pictures of each of the 16 sorts. Read the latest issue of the NRRC Guide for in-depth coverage of each strain.
Notice: Broken and Otter Rex are shown as groups. The Broken range comprises all recognised colours in combination with either pure whiteness or whiteness in combination with two colours (tri-colour); the colours acceptable are: black and golden orange; lavender blue and golden fawn; chocolate brown and golden orange; pigeon grey and golden fawn.
The colour of the eyes is the same as the fixed version. They are all evaluated together. The Otter Rex has 4 varieties: Chocolate, lilac, black and blue. Patterns on blacks and chocolates as a light crème on stomach, bottom side of cheek and cock. The stomach is separated from the colour of the skin by a clear edge of tan. Dark rings around the eyes and inside of the ear are fawn.
The Chest is an even mix of Tan and the colour of the skin, which changes to the colour of the sebum. Patterns on blues and lilac as a light creme on stomach, lower side of cheek and cock. The stomach is separated from the colour of the skin by a clear boundary from fawn. The nostrils and triangle as fawn.
The dark rings around the eyes and the inside of the ear are faded. The chest is an even mix of fawn and the colour of the skin, which changes to the colour of the skull. Each variety is evaluated together.