Is a fancy breed by show class. Small to medium in size. Short coated and mainl



Ring Size E

Harlequin Photo Courtesy Of Pauline Taylor


Harsh, fly back coat, white hairs or excessive brindling.

Serious Faults

White marks or patches. Five points each mark or patch.





  • Head – To be equally divided, one side black and the other side golden orange. Five points allocated to each side.
  • Ears – One ear to be black the other golden orange. The black ear on the golden orange side of the face, and vice0versa. Five points allocated to each ear.
  • Legs – One front leg golden orange, the other black. One hind leg black, the other golden orange the reverse side to the front. Five points allocated to each leg.
  • Body – To be banded in black and orange and as clearly defined as possible. It shall not be considered a fault if the bands are broken at the ventral and dorsal lines. Belly colour may be lightish.
  • Normal Coat – Very dense and silky and about 2.54cm (1 in) long.
  • Colour – Part dense black, part golden orange, the brighter the better.
  • Normal Type – The head to be longish, wide between the eyes and not coarse. The ears to be 10.16-12.7cm (4-5 in) long carried upright. Legs to be of medium length and not coarse. The body to be muscular, well proportioned, slightly arched and of firm flesh. The eye colour to be brown, blue or hazel.

Weight - there is no weight disqualification for any age Standard harlequin rabbit.

Accepted Colours:

Black Harlequin – Dense black and golden orange.

Blue Harlequin – Lavender blue and golden fawn

Brown Harlequin – Rich dark brown and golden orange.

Lilac Harlequin – Dove grey and golden fawn.

Black Magpie – Dense black and white.

Blue Magpie – Lavender blue and white

Brown Magpie – Rich dark brown and white.

Lilac Magpie – Dove grey and white.


No one colour to take preference over any other.

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.