American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club

The GEM of the Fancy




Certificate of Development Holder:  Michael Dobbs, KS


CHAMPAGNE — The body color is to be a bluish white. The whole body is to be moderately and evenly interspersed with longer jet black hairs, giving an old silver effect when viewing from a distance. The fur is to have a rich gloss. The nose and muzzle are to be slightly darker than the body color to form the butterfly. Head and ears are to match body color as closely as possible. Undercolor is to be dark slate blue, carried as deep down the shaft as possible, with the allowance for fading in seniors showing age. 

Eyes — Brown.

Faults — Lack of jet black hairs; brassiness; faded undercolor; butterfly too dark; too dark or light in body color; head and ears dark in color; but allowing for slightly heavier pigmentation when combined with a good dark under color.

Disqualification from Competition — White patch or spot(s) (not molt spots); cream color or yellow cast; less than 50% [Champagne] color showing on the head and body.


NOTE:  This color is for a Black Self with the Champagne silvering gene. Other colors can be ‘silvered/champagned’ but their color expression [phenotype] will not be the same as it is on a Black Self.



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Champagnes are born black. Junior coat changing color.
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Junior coat changing color. Champagne adult coat color.

Photo contributors:  Bram Buitenhuis, Joe Powers 



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