Senior Bucks - 8 months and older, weight 8 to 10 pounds. Ideal weight 9 pounds
Senior Does - 8 months and older, weight 8 1/2 to 10 1/2 pounds. Ideal weight 9 1/2 pounds.
Intermediate (6/8) - Bucks 6 to 8 months old, not over 9 pounds.
Intermediate (6/8) - Does 6 to 8 months old, not over 9 1/2 pounds.
Junior Bucks - 3 to 6 months old, not over 8 pounds.
Junior Does - 3 to 6 months old, not over 8 1/2 pounds.
Pre-Juniors under 3 months of age. Not over 5 1/2 pounds
Note: Juniors ad Intermediates which exceed maximum wieght limits may be shown in higher age classifications.
NO ANIMAL MAY BE SHOWN IN A LOWER AGE GROUP THAN ITS TRUE AGE
Body: The body shall be of medium lenght, with depth of body to approximately equal width. IT shall have good depth of hindquarters and well developed shoulders, with the shoulders being shightly lower and narrower than the hips, forming a sloght taper. The back is to rise gradually from the nape of the neck to the high point over the hips. To be plump and firm of flesh.
Faults - Racy, mandolin, or any type from the plump, firm, meaty type. Cut seerly for shoulders wider than hips; long, narrow head, extra long neck; latness over back especially over hips; rough, protruding hips.
Hindquaters - Hindquarters are to be broad, deep, smooth, and well rounded, with well filled, firm flesh. Lower and back sides are to be well filled. Hindquarters are to be slightly wider and deeper than shoulders, with enough depth and width to indicate roundness when viewed from any direction. The loin is to be broad and deep, with enough width to blend thehind quarters and midsection.
Faults - Narrow; flat; pinched; undercut; chopped, bony rump; weak loin; protuding hip bones; rough over spine.
Shoulders -Shoulders are to be well developed, with firm flesh. They are to have good depth and width.
Shoulders are to be slightly lower and narrowe then the hips. They are to rise from the front of the neck with a smooth taper towards the high point.
Faults - Too narrow or to wode to balance with the hindquarters. Excessive fat or loose, f;abby flesh over shoulders.
Head - The head is to be well shaped and medium full. It is to be carried erect on a short neck and set close to the body. Buck heads are to be a little fuller than does.
Faults - long, slim head; pinched nose.
Ears - Length is to be in proportion to size of the body. They are to be well set on the head, strong at base, strong at base, and carried in a straight, upright position.
Faults - Heavy; open; spoon shaped; weak ear base.
Feet & Legs - Bone is to be medium in soze, with rather short kegs preferred. Toenails should be as possible. Light colored nails, showing pigmentation, must match on that foot and the corresponding foot.
Faults - Long or heavy bone.
Disqualifications from Competition - One or more white toenails, of those that carry no color other that the pink cast shed by the blood vessel.
Tail - The tail is to be straight and carried erect. Lenght and size is to be inproportion ti the body.
Fur - Per ARBA Commercial Normal Fur Standard.
Color & Markings - Californians are to have a colored nose, ears, feet, and tail. Color is to be as near black as possible. Eye stains or colred spots confined to the dewlap are permissible. Body color is to be pure white. Eyes - Pink.
Faults - Any othe color.
Disqualification for Competition - Any color or smut on the usable portion of the pelt. Color above the elbow joint of the front legs. Color on the rear legs os not to extend more that 2 inches above the hock joint, with the fur in its normal postion. Complete absence of color on the nose, ears, feet, or tail. Definite clean whit spot(s) in the colored markings. Any Tan Pattern markings appering in a Californian markings.
Condition - Per ARBA definiations.