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Certificate of Development

ARBA Convention Presentation

Working Standard

Point values will be listed here in the future.

HARLEQUIN- The color to be banded or barred pattern of black and orange,(definitions, a band is considered an unbroken circle of marking color, a bar is a semi-circle of marking color, running vertically on a side). The cheeks to be equally divided, one side black, the other orange. One ear is to be black, the other orange (one solid color from tip to base). The black ear is to be on the orange side of the face and the orange ear is to be on the black side of the face. The pattern over the back and belly may be banded, barred or a combination of both without preference. Clean lines are to be stressed, with alternating black and orange color. The ideal body pattern to consist of at least 4 or more alternations of bands and/or bars on each side, beginning at the saddle and undercut. The hind legs and feet to continue alternation of black and orange to the white stop markings. The top and underside of tail to show alternation of orange and black.

Eyes-Dark Brown.

Ears--Incomplete demarcation, ears the same color, ears, which fail to alternate with cheek, color pattern. Body excessive brindling of pattern, lacking distinct bars or bands. Poor balance of sides due to plain unmarked side.

Disqualification--An absence of two colors (black and orange) on each section: the head and ears, the body, the belly, the feet and legs and the tail.

Note: The body type of the Harlequin Dutch should be consistent with the current Standard of Perfection. All markings and general disqualifications

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Certificate of Development

On January 21, 1999 I was granted a Variety Development Certificate by the ARBA Standards Committee Chairman, Mr. Tex Thomas. This certificate requires that a breeder/sponsor be an ARBA member for 5 continuous years. I would like to encourage any breeder working with me on this project to apply for a certificate, it doesn't cost anything !

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ARBA Convention Presentation

In October 2001 the Harlequin Dutch will be eligible for the first presentation. Requirements for this presentation are as follows:

"The first presentation of the proposed variety to the ARBA Standards Committee must consist of a senior buck, a senior doe, a junior buck, and a junior doe. The juniors are to be offspring of the senior pair. The animals must be owned and bred by the breeder/sponsor of the proposed variety. The breeder/sponsor must present pedigree on all animals used in the presentation."

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