|Blanc de Hotot||
|While researching the Blanc de Hotot breed, kept coming across histories of how the breed was
developed. Being a firm believer in not "reinventing the wheel", Bob Whitman contributed a
History of the Blanc de Hotot to the Hotot Rabbit Breeders International website.
The Blanc de Hotot is a meat breed. Senior bucks (8 months or older) weighing 8 to 10 pounds, with an ideal weight of 9 punds. Senior does (8 months or older) weighing 9 to 11 pounds, with an ideal weight of 10 pounds.
For showing the Blanc de Hotot is a six class breed. Junior bucks under 6 months of age, and not over 8 pounds. Junior Does under 6 months of age, and not over 9 pounds. Intermediate bucks 6 to 8 months of age, and not over 9 pounds. Intermediate does 6 to 8 months of age, and not over 10 pounds. Senior bucks 8 months and older, and over 8 pounds. Senior does 8 months and older, and over 9 pounds.
Except for the eyebands, which are black, the Blanc de Hotot is a white rabbit. Due to an abundance of guard hairs being visible, the fur has a frosty sheen. It is a disqualification if the guard hairs are not visible. It is also a disqualificaiton if there are spots of color anywhere on the body. Toenails are to be white, any colored toenail is also a disqualification. The color of the Iris is a dark brown. Any other eye color or spots of color in the iris is a disqualification. The eyebands are to be uniform in width, with the width being from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch. Incomplete eyebands, or any other color than black is a disqualification.