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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > Foster Kit Has Crazy Fur! What type is this?
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 3/06/2012 2:39 AM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline Hokankai
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3/05/2012 3:42 AM

 One of my foster kits has some crazy fur coming in that's different from mom and all the others. Mom is a poor lionhead, and dad is a mystery. Here are some pics for comparison...any idea what fur type this is?! It reminds me of my rex dwarf rat.

And the others:

And a video comparison can be seen here: http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt29/hokankai/?action=view¤t=DSCN3415.mp4


User is Offline FrankieFlash
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3/05/2012 4:14 AM
It looks like a baby Harlequin to me! My head almost exploded!


On second thought, it could also be a pattern I'm unsure of the name but Kinggoblin's bun has that coloring.

User is Offline Hokankai
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3/05/2012 4:35 AM

I think his color is blue tort, but his fur isn't straight...it's wavy!

Edit: forgot to mention that his whiskers are wavy/curly too!


User is Offline Sarita
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3/05/2012 4:53 AM
I'm thinking Rex as well especially if the whiskers are wavy/curly.

User is Offline Hokankai
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3/05/2012 5:00 AM
I looked up Rex rabbits and I got Astrex...but how can this bunny be an Astrex if the mom is a regular ol' lionhead, the male is a mystery, but all the other kits have normal fur.

I'm gonna have to keep an eye on this little oddball. He's the only blue tort (the others are white, black, and chinchilla) and now he's got a weird hairdo

User is Offline Sarita
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3/05/2012 5:13 AM
I don't know what an Astrex is. I'm not a genetics specialist but I have seen rabbits from the same litter have all kinds of traits all over the place. The most likely answer is that all of these rabbits are mixes of some kind.

User is Offline Eepster
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3/05/2012 8:32 AM
They are very young still. Bunnies change a lot as they grow, it's really hard to tell final coat texture and ear type till they are a few month old.

User is Offline Hokankai
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3/05/2012 9:06 AM
Oh I know, but out of the 17 baby rabbits I've fostered so far that were normal fur types, this one is the only different, so we'll see . The curly whiskers usually mean something's different.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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3/05/2012 11:02 AM
Its a rex mutt. Lionheads are often bred with rexs for the body shape/size, so it could just be a super recessive gene. Like, his great great great grandpa was a rex. Or something along those lines.

User is Offline Hokankai
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3/05/2012 11:06 AM
Yeah, I think he just got all the recessive genes. Either way he is freakin' adorable. He's even curlier today!

User is Offline Pandorachik
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3/05/2012 11:40 AM
Aw! Give him a kiss for me? Thanks! He's a cutie!
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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3/05/2012 11:47 AM
The little white one has some serious disapproval going on already, even with his eyes closed still

User is Offline emkvet
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3/05/2012 7:40 PM
Agreed with Monkeybun...that white one is fiesty!!!! He's really busy compared to the other buns. Such a cute video! Keep the pics coming!

User is Offline Hokankai
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3/05/2012 8:21 PM
Pics and videos will be updated in my "Foster Rabbit Family" thread on a regular basis. And yeah, that white one is HUGE and busy! His eyes just opened today too <3

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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3/06/2012 2:39 AM
Looks like he's gonna be a plushie bunny! That's exactly how I picture my Stormy looking as a baby.
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