Black Dutch
















Ring Size B


Coloured fur on the white part or white patches on the coloured parts. Flesh markings (usually on ears). Trimming (attempts to straighten out irregularities, dyeing white spots on coloured fur, etc).


Weight Ideal

Adult 2.041-2.26kg


  • Ears - Short and strong, not pointed and fairly broad at their base.
  • Eyes - Bold and bright, fairly large.
  • Blaze - Wedged shaped, carrying up to a point between ears.
  • Cheeks - As round as possible and coming as near to the whiskers without touching. Also covering the line of the jawbone.
  • Clean Neck - Means free from coloured fur immediately behind the ears.
  • Saddle - Is the junction between white and coloured fur on the back. This line to continue right round the animal in an even straight line.
  • Undercut - Continuation of the saddle. To be as near up to the front legs as possible without touching them.
  • Stops - White markings on the hind feet about 3.17cm (1 .lI4ins) in length and to cut cleanly round the foot in a similar manner to the saddle and undercut.
  • Colour – See standard on colours below.
  • Shape, Weight and Condition – Compact, cobby, rounded. Shape also means type. Weight and condition also have a bearing on shape or type. Hard and firm in flesh. Back well covered with firm flesh. Not baggy in belly. Skin tight, gloss on cost, bright eyes, lively, alert.


Accepted Colours: 


Black - Deep, solid and carrying well down to the skin. with blue under colour, the deeper the better. Free from white hairs and mealy or flecking. Eyes dark hazel.


Blue - Deep solid blue, colour to carry well down to skin. Blue undercolour, deeper the better.
Free from white hairs or mealy coat. Eyes dark blue.

Blue Dutch








Chocolate - Deep, solid, dark chocolate colour carrying well down to the skin. Under colour to match the top colour as near as possible. The deeper the under colour the better the top will appear. Free from white hairs and mealiness. Eyes chocolate or brown.


Yellow – An even shade of yellow on ears, cheeks, back and upper part of tail, to be carried well down sides, flanks and hind feet. Ideally free from chinchillation with no eye circles. Belly colour can be a lighter shade, toning with the top colour. Under tail to tone with belly. Eyes hazel.


Tortoiseshell - An even shade of orange top colour to carry well down and shading off to a lighter colour to the skin. Ears, belly and under the tail blue-black. Cheeks and hindquarters (flanks) shaded or toned with blue-black Eyes hazel, the deeper the better.


Steel Grey - Dark steel grey merging to pale slate blue in the under colour. The whole interspersed with black guard hairs. The medium bright and evenly ticked shade is the one to aim for and the extreme tips of the fur will be tipped with steel blue or grey. The mixture to carry well down the sides, flanks, hind feet. Belly colour will be a lighter shade varying with the top colour, upper part of the tail to match the body colour, underside to tone with the belly colour. Ears to match body. Eyes deep hazel.


Brown Grey - Slate blue at the base followed by a band of yellowy orange then a black line, finishing by light or nut brown tips to the fur. The whole interspersed by black guard hairs. That is the impression gained when the fur of the brown grey is parted. The general impression should be light or nut brown on ears, cheeks, body, hind feet and top of tail, the whole ticked with black hairs. Belly colour and eye circles (small as possible), bright straw colour. A lighter shade permissible under tail. Eyes hazel, deeper the better.

 Brown Grey Dutch







Pale Grey - Top colour biscuit. carrying well down and merging into pale slate at the base. The whole interspersed with black ticking. The general impression should be biscuit ticked with black on ears, cheeks, body and top of tail. Belly colour white with pale slate under colour. Eye circle white but non-existent or small as possible. Body colour should be present on hind feet. Underside of tail white. Eyes hazel.


Explanation of Terms Used:

Flecking or Mealiness

Individual hairs more than one colour in self’s e.g. blacks should be black at the tip of the fur, that colour carrying down the fur as far as possible then merging into blue. In flecked or mealy exhibits the individual fur would be black, then dark grey then a deeper shade before merging into blue at the base.


A mixture of colours ticked with a darker shade. Often found on the cheeks of Yellows. The Steel, Pale and Brown Grey are chinchillated varieties to a certain extent.

For a full run down on points for judging please purchase a copy of the standards from RCNZ via contact us or from the order form in the Bulletin.