Le Mérione Merveilleux's Pip Boy, owned by Fanny Van Rysselberghe, Le Mérione Merveilleux
He is not exactly a very well defined mottled blue, having more of a faded or blended color, which is not what would be desirable for mottled. Mottleds should have a strong contrast between their colored and white furs. His blended and mixed color isn't desirable.
However, he is Rex and the fur structure is far more important than the color of his coat. His whiskers do not have any kinks or curls. His coat appears fluffy and velvet like in texture. He does not have any well defined curls or waves in his coat, making him appear more plush then rex.
He is well defined as a male, with a nice broad face. He is a good size without having his belly touching the ground. His top line appears rounded in the photos, but he seems a bit crunched up and he may have more of a flat topline if he wasn't scrunched up. Overall hes a beautiful gerbil well prepared for the show and photographed well.
Pumpkin d’Amour, owned by Mélanie L’huillier, Les Gerbilles d’Amour (France)
Great schimmel color, but has not fully faded to a white coat in the main body. Red eyed schimmels tend to be a little more red than then their black eyed counterparts. The tail is a little sparse in color. I do not see any color on her feet.
Her fur has great texture that is obviously rex. There is a strong molt line going across the bridge of her nose. Her coat is very fluffy, and its makes it hard to tell if he is more round or just extra fluffy. It would have done her more credit to see her on all 4's in the profile photo, as this would have made her less pear shaped, and given me a better view of her structure. Her whiskers appear normal without out kink or curl.
ABC's Helios, owned by Donna Anastasi, ABC Gerbils
My biggest complaint about this gerbil is that he isn't posed on all 4's once. Standing up tends to elongate their bodies and hide their true form. However, I am deeply in love with his very plush and rippled coat. Rex is a hard texture to define and seems to come in a wide variety of textures. It is hard to see his whiskers or tail in these photos. His pied pattern is good, but he does have some mottling near his hips.