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Gauteng Rabbit Breeders Association

The Home of the Commercial and Fancy Rabbit Breeds in Gauteng

South African Rabbit Breed Standard


           The South African Rabbit Breeds Standard of Excellence

         Written and compiled by Karoline Steenekamp 
            On behalf of the South African Rabbit Judges Council

A brief overview from the author:

Rabbits – The South African All Breeds Standards of Excellence :

 is a book aimed at rabbit breeders with

an interest in pure bred rabbits and the fun of showing. 

The book is basically a compilation of all the standards of all breeds we have in South Africa with a clear photo of a good example of the breed. The aim here is to allow breeders to see the points allocation of each aspect of their breed and thereby assist in improving their stock.

There is also text on how to prepare a rabbit for show, grooming, show training and the protocol of show day itself.

"Rabbits" is photo rich, A4 in size, perfectly bound and printed on gloss paper.

Karoline has been involved in rabbit breeding and showing since the 1950’s where she learned her trade at the knee of her mother, Marion Keller, the author of Rabbit Breeding in SA and well respected judge. Karoline has been a qualified judge since the early 70’s and judges
at all the major shows in SA on a regular basis. 

A note from Gavin Grgurin ( Chairman of the Gauteng Rabbit Breeders Association):

I know that you will find the standard a useful tool for improving all the breeds that are listed and bred in South Africa. This is to be the standard that all shows in SA are going to be judged by. An invaluable book for all who are interested in Breeding, Showing or Judging rabbits.



     Ordering details as follows:
Price – R350
Postage – R25
To secure your copy please deposit into account:
ABSA Bank 
Account Type: Savings
Account Name: Edgar Boehm,
Account number: 927 444 5247
Branch Code: 632005

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