Buck- Male Rabbit
Doe- Female Rabbit
Senior- Rabbit Over 6 months
Junior- Rabbit Under 6 Months
Pedigree- written chart of the buck and doe parents, grandparents and great grand parents of one cetertain rabbit. Pedigrees
contain informations such as winnings, colors, weights, ear numbers and more.
Broken- A spotted patterned markings with the color white
Solid- A rabbit with the same colored through out the fur
Pet Quality- A rabbit that should not be bred or shown and makes a lovable compainion
Brood Quality- A rabbit that is breeding quality
Show Quality- A rabbit with no disqualifications that can compete well when shown.
*Note- some breeders opinions of qualities can differ*
Breed- there are currently 47 breeds of rabbits in the ARBA. A breed is a class of a rabbit that reproduces itself with
Breeder- A person who raises rabbits to comply with the Standard of Perfection (book that has all breed standards and
is a must for breeders) Can be found at www.arba.net
More "Rabbit Lingo":
- A.R.B.A- American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. (arba.net)
- Absecess- A lump under the skin as a cause of infection
- Base Color- Color of Fur next to the rabbit's skin
- Bell Ears- Ears that have big heavy tips with a distinct lop to them
- Bloom- A coat in good condition
- Blemish- A fault that takes away from the rabbit's appearence (often a spot on the fur)
- Buck Teeth- Bottom teeth over lapping the top
- Butterfly- Nose marking found of broken patterend rabbits
- Charlie- A broken rabbit with little colored spots
- Condition- A rabbit that is overall physically fit
- Crossbreeding- Breeding rabbits of different breeds. *Note- do not do this unless you are working accepting
a new breed in the ARBA or trying to improve your current breed*
- Culling- removal of undesirable rabbits
- Dew Claw- 5th toe on the front legs
- Dew Lap- fold of skin on neck that is found on does to pull for fur to make nests for babies
- Faults- Imperfections/unwanted qualities for the particular breed or variety.
- Fly Back-type of coat which flies back to it's norma osition when pet backwards
- Forstering-The use of a doe other than the dam to raise her young
- Fryer-yung meat rabbit that is not over 10 weeks old and 5lbs.
- Hock-Joint that corresponds to the ankle.
- Hutch Stain-Stain on the coat because of sun discoloration, urine, or rust.
- Inbreeding-mating closely related rabbits (brother and sister or sire and daughter)
- Intermediate-6months-8months old rabbit but only applies to certain breeds
- Kindle-Process of giving birth
- Line Breeding- mating rabbits so the offspring are close descendents
- Malocclusion-also known as buck/wolf teeth and is an improper meeting of the incisors.
- Molt-Shedding out old fur
- Moon Eye-also known as wall eye which is a whitish film on the eye
- Nestbox-box for where the babies are born
- Outcrossing-mating unrelated rabbits from the same breed
- Open Coat- Fur that lacks density in the undercoat
- Registered Rabbit-official records of the rabbit and it's pedigree has met the standards by a licensed registar
- Roaster-Intermediate meat animal tht must be under 6 months and weigh 5 1/2- 8lbs
- Roll Back- slow return of the fur coat when petted backwards
- Screw Tail-also known as Wry tail is an abnormal tail that is bent or twisted
- Slobbers-saliva and drooling around the mouth
- Solid-a rabbit with the same basic coloration thorugh out it's whole body.
- Sore Hock- Ulcer on bottoms of feet
- Standard of Perfection-book with all the breeds standards ( A must have!)
- Stewer-mature meat animal (over 6 months and over 8lbs)
- Type- basic conformation of the rabbit
- Variety-division with in a breed
- Vent Disease- scabby red tissues around the sex organs
- Wall Eye also call moon eye white film over the eye
- Weaning-separating hte doe and her offspring so they no long nurse
- Wry Tail- abnormal tail that's bent or twisted