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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A rare bunnies

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    • Ester Yeh
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      i was just wondering what some rare bunnies were… and how rare is a dwarf hotot? What does it mean when they say they come with a pedigree? does that mean papers? Can you get papers for rabbits who dont come with any? No right? since, I think, papers document their familiy line?


    • ea hurse
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      i’ve never heard of a hotot, dwarf or no! i too was wondering about the pedigree thing as when i got Lollo he was described as a pedigree dwarf-lop (it didnt matter what he was of course, i wanted THAT one!) Does it just mean that they can trace the parentage for ‘x’ generations? Or does it mean that they are a true ‘example’ of their breed (ie for showability)?


    • wendyzski
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      Google ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) for more info on "breeds" of bunnies.

      There are people who are into show rabbits just like show cats and show dogs.  They work to introduce certain traits into a line and to breed rabbits that meet "Breed Standard".  A rabbit with papers is just like a dog with papers.

      Frankly, I like mutt-bunnies myself!

      Hotots and dwarf hotots are white buns with black coloring around their eyes and black ears.  I think they look like little goth-bunnies wearing eyeliner.


    • ea hurse
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      he-he, they’ve got a picture of someone’s hairpiece on there! (you have to look…!)

      My eldest Blue has the eyeliner on but she also has some random fawn patches down her back and one lop ear- wonder what her parentage is!!

      I came across an interesting fact on an English site- you probably all know this but what Americans call dutch-lop Brits call dwarf-lop and what Americans call dwarf-lop Brits call mini-lop (think thats the right way round!) There are also a couple of other slight differences i noticed, but because 2 of mine are dwarf-lops (in the Brit sense) i found it interesting. When i talk about my babies, i wonder what are people picturing??!


    • BinkyBunny
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      New Obsession:  I can’t answer how rare hotots are, (well, I guess I could if I really decided to research that breed)  But in general, Hotots aren’t very rare. Meaning, you can usually find them via a breeder, though I have seen many of them pass through the rabbit rescue!

      NewObsession & LoopyLop:  yes, pedigree = family line.   Doesn’t mean that the rabbit is show quality, though most breeders show proof of  show quality via pedigree.   It’s just proof of lineage, doesn’t mean that the lineage has created a show quality bunny. 

      Usually papers only ORIGINALLY come from a breeder.  Sometimes people pass along the papers as they give their bunny away.

      I am a bunny mutt-lover myself, but before I even knew about rescue bunnies, and how wonderful they really are, I got my first bunny from a breeder.   Even though he wasn’t show quality, he had pedigree papers which had his family tree, (including pictures) of his parents, grandparents, great, great, great and so on.

        


    • qzobevmama
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      Posted By new_obsession on 09/25/2006 11:20 PM
      i was just wondering what some rare bunnies were… and how rare is a dwarf hotot? What does it mean when they say they come with a pedigree? does that mean papers? Can you get papers for rabbits who dont come with any? No right? since, I think, papers document their familiy line?

      hotots are very common, i have a baby one right now along with an english spot.  the difference is that the hotot has white w/black markings (black ears, black around eyes, black spots down back) and the english spot has similar markings but are brown.

      lionhead bunz are rather rare only because they are a fairly new breed of rabbit.  they have the kinda stocky/pudgy bodies and then have longer hair around their necks, sort of like a, well, the mane of a lion.  the length of hair can vary and they do come in lotsa different colors.

      there are clubs exclusively for white bunz with blue eyes.  they are definitely not as common as the white with red eyes.  but i don’t think they are rare, just not as common.

      satin bunnies don’t seem to be very common at all and i think they are mostly bred for show.  there are bunz bred for show that rarely come around to the pet trade (that’s us!) such as blue & lavender varieties.

      of course, i think that all of the bunz i’ve had the pleasure of being with are each & every one of them a rare and beautiful critter!


    • Ester Yeh
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      ohh my bun has blue eyes..but isnt all white haha….i think it makes him look really smart..mb too smart….like he’s plotting an evil scheme to take over the world!


    • ea hurse
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      L.O.L- my bun (Blue) has the ol’ blue eyes and she can look VERy evil, especially if she’s rattling the cage with her teeth- she looks deranged/ psychotic! must try to take a snap of her doing it….


    • BinkyBunny
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      That sounds funny.   If you get a a good picture, I’ll put it up in the Gallery in the "Rabbitude, TroubleMaker" Section

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