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Jersey Wooly Breed Information

Jeresey Wooly Rabbits
"The Fluff of the Fancy"

General Characteristics:

Jersey Woolies are a small compact rabbit which usually range from 3-3.5 lbs. They have a docile tempermant and make wonderful loving pet. Although they are a "wooled" rabbit, its not the quick matting angora type. Jersey Woolies posess a easy care coat due to the excess gaurd hairs found throughout the coat, giving it a more coarse texture. The ideal coat is between 2-3 inches in length and should be as dense as possible. The Jersey Wooly's body is to be short and compact with well filled shoulder and hindquarters with a good rise over the topline. The head should be well filled throughout the muzzle and should balance with the ears and body.

Jersey Wooly Background:

The Jersey Wooly came into existence with the help of Bonnie Seeley. In the late 1970's Bonnie Seeley of High Bridge, New Jersey began a selective breeding program using French Angoras and Netherland Dwarfs. She performed an initial breeding and then continued to reduce the size of the animals by breeding them to netherlands. Bonnie Seeley sought to create a wooly rabbit that was dwarf rabbit size and had an easy to manage wool coat. Ultimatly she created a wonderful pet and fancy rabbit. The Jersey Wooly made its first presentation to ARBA for breed recognition at the 1984 National Convention in Orlando, Florida. The Jersey Wooly was finally accepted at the 1988 ARBA National Convention in Madison, WI. 

Jersey Wooly Colors:

Jersey Woolies are shown in six color groups which house individual varieties which share similar characteristics. These six groups are Agouti, AOV (Any Other Variety), Broken, Self, Shaded, and Tan Pattern. Below are the varieties that are recognized by the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) that are featured in each group.

Agouti: Chestnut, Chinchilla, Opal, and Squirrel
AOV: Pointed White Black, and Pointed White Blue 
Broken: Any Recognized Variety in conjuction with white Self: Black, Blue, Blue Eyed White (BEW), Chocolate, Lilac, and Ruby Eyed White (REW) 
Shaded: Tortoise Shell, Blue Tortoise Shell, Sable Point, Seal, Siamese Sable, and Smoke Pearl 
Tan Pattern: Black Otter, Blue Otter, Smoke Pearl Marten, Sable Marten, Black Silver Marten, Blue Silver Marten, Chocolate Silver Marten and Lilac Silver Marten 

Judging Jersey Woolies:

Jersey Woolies are judged based on the Schedule of Points featured in the ARBA Standard of Perfection. The Jersey Wooly Schedule of Points is featured below. 

Jersey Wooly Schedule of Points:

GENERAL TYPE....................58
Body....................30
Head...........16
Ears............10
Eyes.............2
Feet and Legs.......0
WOOL..................................27
Texture.......14
Density.........8
Length..........5
COLOR.................................10
CONDITION............................5

TOTAL POINTS...................100