The National Castor Rex Rabbit Club

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Welcome to the website for The National Castor Rex Rabbit in the UK. The aim of this site is to provide members and exhibitors with basic information about our club, as well as some pictures taken around the shows. If you would like further information about joining National Castor Rex please contact me or complete the membership form (see link below). I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that we now have some embroidered club badges which are available at a price of £2.00 each.

Secretary: Mrs Sylvia J Bulman
10 Winchester Road
Brotton
Saltburn by the Sea
Cleveland
TS12 2XD
tel: 01287 676558
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Membership Form

Membership Form

Committee


Committee

Judges for 2005

Judges

Breed Standard for Castor Rex, Mini Rex and Satin Rex

Rex Breeds -

GENERAL STANDARD

Ring Size E
Fur 40 points
Type 20 points
Colour 40 points
Total 100 points

FUR - to be approximated 1.27 cm (1/2inch in length). Fine silky texture free from harness and woolliness, instensley dense, smooth and level over the whole body, of a lustrous sheen, firm and plush like character, devoid of any projecting guard hairs.

TYPE - Well proportioned and graceful carriage, the body sloping gently up to well-rounded quarters set on strong hind legs, medium bone. Head bold and broad, ears erect and to be in proportion to body, dewlap whould not be excessive, eyes and toenails should preferably match the body colour.

COLOUR - See below

WEIGHT - The ideal weight for a standard Rex to be 6 - 8lbs, (2.72 -3.62 kg). There is no weight dsqualification for any age Standard Rex Rabbit

FAULTS - Narrow wedge head, drooping ears, bare pads (patches on feet being devoid of fur, but skin unbroken), thin or curly triangle, white haris on coloured coats, (not to be confused with ticking on ticked varieties) lack of density, harsh, wavy, woolly or curly coats, adults over or under weight. Black hairs in blues and lilacs. For Additional faults see individual standards.

DISQUALIFICATION - Ill health, putty nose, white patches, crooked legs, excessive dewlap, sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed) specked, wall or odd coloured eyes.

NB - the above is the general standard for all Smooth-coated Rex with the exception of the Smoke Pearls rexes.

SATIN REX

Ring Size E
Coat 50 points
Colour 30 points
Type 20 points
Total 100 points

COAT - SMOOTH COATED REX - To be approximately 1.27 cm (1/2 inch) in length with fine Satin-like texture and sheen, very dense and free from projecting Guard hairs.

ROUGH COATED REX - Coat to carry a curl or wave, even over the whole boday. The fur on ears, feet and tail may be straight

COLOUR - Any colour recognised in the British Rabbit Council standards

TYPE - as set out for normal textured Rex.

MINI REX

Ring Size B
Fur 40 points
Type 20 points
Colour 40 points
Total 100 points

The Mini Rex is intended to be a Standard Rex Rabbit in every way possible except in size. It should be judged to the general standard of the Rex in all its various colours with the exception of size, which shall be approximately half that of the Standard Rex

FUR - to be approximated 1.27 cm (1/2inch in length). Fine silky texture free from harness and woolliness, instensley dense, smooth and level over the whole body, of a lustrous sheen, firm and plush like character, devoid of any projecting guard hairs.

TYPE - Well proportioned and graceful carriage, the body sloping gently up to well-rounded quarters set on strong hind legs, medium bone. Head bold and broad, ears erect and to be in proportion to body, dewlap whould not be excessive, eyes and toenails should preferably match the body colour.

COLOUR - As for Standard Rex

WEIGHT - Adults to weigh between 1.587 - 2.04 kgs (3.1/2 - 4.1/2 lbs)
Under 5 months to weigh up to 1.587 kgs (3.1/2 lbs)

FAULTS - Narrow wedge head, drooping ears, bare pads (patches on feet being devoid of fur, but skin unbroken), thin or curly triangle, white haris on coloured coats, (not to be confused with ticking on ticked varieties) lack of density, harsh, wavy, woolly or curly coats, adults over or under weight. Black hairs in blues and lilacs. For Additional faults see individual standards.

DISQUALIFICATION - Ill health, putty nose, white patches, crooked legs, excessive dewlap, sore pads (where skin is broken or scabbed) specked, wall or odd coloured eyes. WEIGHTS OUTSIDE THE LIMITS ABOVE, AND ANY RABBIT WITH NETHERLAND DWARF FEATURES

COLOUR - AGOUTI PATTERN REX

CASTOR REX
Colour to be dark rich chestnut brown. Intermediate to be rich orange clearly defined on a dark slate blue undercolour. Orange and dark slate blue to be equal (half and half). Fur to be lightly tipped with black, chest to match flanks. Head, and outside of ears, upperside of tail to match body colour, ears laced black. Bewlly and underside of tails white with dark slate blue undercolour.

MINOR FAULTS - Barred front feet
FAULTS - Heavy black top, greyness on haunches.

RULES

THE NATIONAL CASTOR REX RABBIT CLUB
(Rules, revised 2004)

1. TITLE
The title of the Club shall be the National Castor Rex Rabbit Club.
2 .OBJECTS
The objects of the Club shall be to promote the breeding of all varieties of Castor Rex rabbits for exhibition, fur and meat, and to protect the interests of the members of the Club. In pursuit of these objects the Club may:-
i) Hold and organise shows of Castor Rex rabbits.
ii) Guarantee classes for Castor Rex at approved shows.
iii) Form an alliance with, or affiliate to, or collaborate with any other small livestock organisation.
iv) Supply information to members on all matters appertaining to Castor Rex rabbits.
v) In conjunction with other relevant bodies, approve and publish Standards of Excellence for Castor Rex rabbits.
vi) Issue special awards for Castor Rex at shows and/or exhibitions.
3. MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all upon payment of such annual subscription as shall from time to time be laid down by the Council. Junior members shall be accepted with age limits of five to sixteen years inclusive upon payment of such annual subscription as shall be laid down from time to time by the Council in respect of Junior Members.

The Council may refuse to accept any application for membership without disclosing a reason for such refusal. In the event of such refusal, any subscription which may have been forwarded by the applicant shall be returned.

On acceptance, an applicant shall be entitled to the full rights and privileges of a member of the Club. A copy of the Rules shall be supplied to each member, but no member shall be absolved from the effect of these Rules by any allegation of not having received a copy, or of ignorance of their provisions. The payment of the subscription shall be deemed as acceptance of the Rules of the Club.

All subscriptions become due on 1st. January each year. The subscriptions of new members joining after 1st. October in any year shall hold good until the end of the following year.

Any member whose subscription is unpaid at 1st. April shall be liable to have their name struck from the roll of members without notice, and shall not be re-admitted as a member until such time as the overdue subscription has been paid in full. In the case of a member of the Council or a Judge, the person concerned shall not be re-admitted in that capacity until such time as they may be re-elected by the Annual Ballot, after having been properly nominated.

Any member wishing to resign may do so by giving notice in writing to the Honorary Secretary.

4. LIFE MEMBERSHIP
The Club may elect as Life Members or Life Vice Presidents such persons as have rendered important service to the National Castor Rex Rabbit Club. Such persons shall be exempt from paying subscriptions, but shall be entitled to full voting rights and privileges of the Club.

Nominations for Life Membership and Life Vice President shall be made to the Council and confirmed at the Annual General Meeting.

5. MANAGEMENT
The management of the Club shall be vested in a Council consisting of a President, elected Vice Presidents, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer (the last two posts may be combined) and a Committee consisting of nine elected members. Seven members of the Council shall form a quorum. The person taking the chair at any meeting shall have a casting vote as well as a deliberative vote. Election of the Council shall be by postal ballot of all adult members of the Club. All members of the Council shall hold office for one year, but shall be eligible for re-election. If a vacancy occurs during the year this shall be filled by the co-option of the person with the highest number of votes who failed to become elected at the last ballot. A Scrutineer for the ballot shall be appointed by the Council, the person appointed shall be one whose name does not appear on the ballot as a candidate for any office including that of judge. The consent of any member nominated as a candidate for the Council must be obtained by the person making the nomination. The Secretary shall give at least twentyone days notice of the closing date for nominations, notice in Club Notes in the Fancy Press to be deemed sufficient.
6. JUDGING PANELS
Judges panels shall be comprised as follows:
i) ELECTED JUDGES - A panel of twenty five judges shall be elected annually by postal ballot under the same terms as the election of the Committee. Elected judges must be, or become, fully paid up members of the Club.

ii) LIFE JUDGES - This panel shall be restricted to those members who have served on the elected panel for a considerable number of years. The number of such judges, the criteria for their qualification, and their election shall be as determined from time to time by the Annual General Meeting

iii) RECOGNISED JUDGES - Judges from the United Kingdom Rex Rabbit Club panel, except that such judges shall not be eligible to judge Club Stock Shows, or any other show at which the Club selects and/or sponsors the judge.

7. ELIGIBILITY TO HOLD OFFICE
Only fully paid up members of the Club may stand for election to any office within the Club, except for Life Judges under Rule 6 (ii). No member with less than two years continuous membership may stand for election to the Council, and no member with less than one month’s membership shall be entitled to hold any Club Trophy. On ceasing to be a member all trophies and other property of the Club shall be returned to the Secretary within fourteen days.
8. TREASURER
The Treasurer shall have charge of all monies belonging to the Club, which shall be deposited in a Bank selected by the Council. Payment from the account shall be by cheque signed by any two of the following officers: President, Chairman or Secretary. Except in the case of entry fees at shows, the receipt of all monies on behalf of the Club shall be evidenced by the official receipt of the Club.
9. ACCOUNTS
The accounts of the Club shall be maintained by the Treasurer, and a Balance Sheet up to 30th December, duly audited and signed by a person appointed by the Council, shall be presented to the next following Annual General Meeting. Thereafter, a copy of the Balance Sheet shall be made available, on request, to every paid up member. The Treasurer shall inform the Council at every meeting of the financial state of the Club at that date.
10. MEETINGS
The Annual General Meeting shall be held on the day of the last stock show of the year, or as soon as possible thereafter. All paid up members shall be given at least 21 days notice of such meetings, an announcement in the Club Notes in the fancy press shall be deemed sufficient. No fixed quorum shall be necessary at an Annual General Meeting, but where it is proposed to alter an Article of Constitution at least 10% of the members must be present.

i) Council Meetings shall be called by the Secretary and/or Chairman whenever there is business to transact.

ii) Upon receiving a request signed by 10% of the membership, the Secretary shall convene a Special General Meeting at which no other business shall be transacted than that for which the meeting is called, and which has been stated in the notice convening the meeting.

11. SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION
The Council shall have the right to suspend or expel any member for discreditable or dishonourable conduct. Any member accused of such conduct shall have the right to a personal hearing, provided that the member requests a personal hearing in writing within fourteen days of receiving notice of an enquiry into allegations of discreditable or dishonourable conduct.
12. RULES
No alteration to the Rules shall take place except at the Annual General Meeting. Such alterations passed shall take immediate effect. Notice of any proposal to alter the Rules must be in the hands of the Secretary not less than fourteen days prior to the meeting. No resolution which seeks to alter or vary the rules shall succeed unless proposed and seconded, and passed by a majority of the members present and voting at the meeting where such resolution is proposed. Any proposals made in Any Other Business may be discussed, but not voted on until the next Annual General Meeting.
13. TERMINATION
The Club shall not be terminated, amalgamated or dissolved without the consent of two thirds of the Adult paid up members. Such consent shall be obtained by a postal ballot.
14. SPECIAL AWARDS
Club support shall be automatic provided that the judge is one approved under Rule 6. Such support will only be allowed where at least one separate class is scheduled for Castor Rex, or if a Castor Rex wins the AOV section. Such a win shall entitle that exhibit to a Club Diploma. A Club Championship shall be awarded to any exhibit winning five Club Diplomas under at least three different approved judges. Only two wins in under five months classes shall count. For second and subsequent Championships wins in under five months classes shall not count.
15. TROPHIES
All trophies, unless otherwise specified, shall be the property of the Club. Trophies shall, wherever possible, be presented at the Annual General Meeting, and must be returned to the Secretary in good condition ready for presentation at the next meeting. In the event of dissolution of the Club, the donors shall be given the opportunity of having their trophies returned to them should they so desire.

The POINTS TROPHY is awarded annually to the member gaining most points at the Club Stock Shows, Bradford and London Championship Shows. Points shall be allocated as follows:- First – 8 points; Second – 7; Third – 6; R – 5; VHC – 4; HC – 3; C – 2, and one point for any uncarded exhibit. Only the member’s highest carded rabbit shall count.

16. OTHER MATTERS
Any matter not covered by the Rules shall be dealt with by the Council.

Stock Shows and Venues

ESSEX REX ALL REX SHOW (Harlow) ON SUNDAY 12TH JUNE
Judge:- Eddie Hutchings

CLEVELAND SHOW (Middlesbrough) SATURDAY 23RD JULY
Judge:- Rob Walters

BRISTOL (Easter Compton) – SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2005
Judge:- Chris Horseman

GRANTHAM (Lincs Champs) SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER ALSO AGM
Judge:- Ray Everitt

PLUS POINTS COMPETITION AT BRADFORD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Classification for Stock Shows

CLASSIFICATION
THE NATIONAL CASTOR REX RABBIT CLUB

Block entry fee. £1:75 first rabbit, £1:50 each subsequent exhibit in same straight class.
P.M. 75p.,50p.,25p.

1. Standard, Buck,Ad
2. Standard, Doe, Ad
3. Standard Buck u/5.
4. Standard Doe u/5
5.(d) Standard Challenge A.A.
6. Mini, Buck/Doe Ad.
7. Mini, Buck/Doe u/5.
8. Satin, B or D. AA
9 (d) Mini/Satin Challenge A.A.
10(d) A.V. u/14 wks
11(d) Junior AV AA
12 (d) Challenge Ad
13(d) Challenge u/5
14(d) Members Points AV AA
15(d) Grand Challenge AV AA
d donates duplicate class
B.R.C. offer Diploma, Rosette and 3 c.c.s; Junior Diploma and Rosette .
Entries to host club

Points Competition Points

Photographs

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