Welcome to the American Satin Rabbit Breeders Association's home on the web. The ASRBA is the official national specialty for both the Satin and Mini Satin breeds, otherwise known as: "The Team with Sheen". Whether you are a seasoned breeder of Mini Satins and Satins, or new to the world of rabbit breeders, you're likely to find something of interest here.
The ASRBA is dedicated to uniting Mini Satin and Satin breeders throughout the United States, Canada, and worldwide, for the promotion and development of our two stunning breeds! Feel free to contact any of our club members or officers for any assistance or questions that you may have. Better yet, join us and you will get a copy of our full color guidebook, receive our quarterly newsletter - The Satin News and have access to our Facebook group, available to ASRBA members only!
Whether you prefer a rabbit with some 'heft' or lean towards the 'fancier' or maybe a little bit of both, Satins and/or Mini Satins will fit the bill! Both breeds feature the unique, smooth and glossy transparent hair shaft that is what puts the 'Satin' in Satins and Mini Satins. Satins fall under the American Rabbit Breeders Association's 'Commercial' body type classification with ideal mature weights of 9.5 lbs for bucks and 10 lbs for does. There are 11 distinct varieties/groups to choose from (if you really must): Black, Blue, Broken, Californian, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Copper, Otter, Red, Siamese, and White. Lilac Satins are currently under development.
Mini Satins are the 'junior' member of "Team Sheen" and fall under the ARBA's 'Compact' body type classification. The ideal mature body weight for both bucks and does is 4 lbs. If you love variety, these mini members of the 'Satin' team have it in spades! Current accepted varieties for Mini Satins are: Black, Blue, Broken, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Agouti, Copper, Himalayan, Opal, Otter, Red, Siamese, Silver Marten, Squirrel, Tortoise, and White.
Looking for a breeder near you? Check out Members Directory. A free listing is available to all ASRBA members.
We hope this website answers most of your questions, but if not, our webmaster is available to try and answer any questions you may have.
TEAM SHEEN NOTES
IMPORTANT Jan 2019
Proposed Standard Changes
REVISED Feb 2019
Constitution & Bylaws
The Winter 2018 Issue of the Satin News has been released without the Sweepstakes as Dick continues working hard to catch up on the standings. Thank you for your patience through this transition.
List of Show Sanctions
UPDATED Dec 2018
Officers & Committees