Showing Certificate of Development (COD) Animals

The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) has a process one must use in order to create a new breed or variety.

The first step is to obtain a COD from the ARBA. Once the working standard and COD is approved by the ARBA Standards committee the holder may then start preparing for their first presentation of the breed/variety.

As stated on the ARBA website: Effective February 2019 once the proposed breed/variety has passed the first presentation by the ARBA Standards Committee the proposed breed/variety is eligible to show at all ARBA Sanctioned Shows. Breeds/Varieties may also be shown by those who are not a holder of the COD but have/own the proposed animals. They may not, however, receive any awards (Best of Breed, Best Opposite of Sex, etc) until the animal is approved by the Standards Committee.

The National Angora Rabbit Breeders currently has one new variety working toward their COD, and that is the Chestnut Giant Angora. The Chestnut Giant Angora passed it's first presentation at the 2022 ARBA Convention in Reno, Nevada.

The Chestnut Giant Angora may be shown at ARBA sanctioned shows after all other Giant Angoras are shown. The standard can be found in the current ARBA Standard of Perfection, in the Recognized Angora Colors section, Agouti Varieties, Chestnut. When entering these animals in a show, please indicate the variety of the comment card as "Chestnut Giant Angora Exhibition". Once the Best of Breed and Best Opposite of Breed have been chosen, the Chestnut Giant Angoras may be exhibited. Additional information may be found in the current Standard of Perfection.

Additional information may be found in the current Standard of Perfection.

Chestnut Giant Angora Rabbit Breeders
Chestnut Giant
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