BOB Abyssinian (Roan) - 2002 ACBA Specialty Show - Hamburg, NY
photo credit: Pat Haefele
The Abyssinian cavy is one of the three original breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.
The Abyssinian coat is defined by a symmetrical pattern of rosettes and ridges.
The coat is to be crisp and harsh, so as to lend itself to clearly defined rosettes and ridges.
In order to be shown, an Abyssinian must have a minimum of eight rosettes.
The Abyssinian is to be allowed to move about when being judged, so as to better exhibit it's rosettes and ridges.