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Forum THE LOUNGE Unknown bunny breed

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      This is Ollie he is 7 months and 2.2 pounds. I adopted him about 2 weeks ago and wondering what breeds he might be. The shelter said American but those are big. Is there such thing as a dwarf American rabbit?


    • Wick & Fable
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      He looks very much like a Netherland Dwarf. That may end up being him at his biggest size (~2.2lb), though I’d wait until he was 1yo to be certain. The snout face and ear size are very characteristic of nethies (I have one!).

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      • Cinnimon&Ollie
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        I thought that he may be at first, but he looks different than my netherland dwarf. His face is more of a circle, his ears are bigger, and he is more furry.


    • LBJ10
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      He looks like he is a Nethie or Nethie mix to me. The head shape, ears, and size all suggest that. His ears may just look odd in the photos because of the sharp cut off of color between his ears and his head. I’m not sure what you mean about his fur. It looks like rollback fur to me. One way to tell is to pet him backwards. If it’s rollback, it will slowly roll back into place.


    • Wick & Fable
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      His fur looks the same to my Nethie’s — There is a LOT of variation within the Netherland Dwarf breed (Google image them and you’ll see), in addition to mixes as well, and I feel yours has the necessary “snowball on snowball” body shape, shorter ears, and snout face that is characteristic of a nethie!

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    • LBJ10
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      Yep, Wick is correct. Fur texture can vary in Nethies.


    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      I think I figured out what he is!!!! A netherland dwarf mixed with dwarf hotot.


      • Smitty
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        I don’t think he has the Hotot in him, I feel like he may be just a Netherland with charlie coloration (a charlie being a broken rabbit with less then 10% coloration) due to there being coloration on the ears and the eye markings not being “winged” like Hotot’s are.

         

        Theres also a possibility that he may be a Polish too? Might want to look into that.


    • LBJ10
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      Yes, his coloring looks like a Charlie to me as well. This means he has two copies of the En (broken) gene. The broken gene has been introduced into a ton of breeds, including Nethies.


    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      I haven’t heard of the Charlie coloration for a rabbit. I think that looks like him but are Netherlands supposed to shed like crazy or very little. My netherland dwarf sheds very little but he sheds a ton so I thought he might be mixed.


    • LBJ10
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      The “ideal” fur for a Netherland dwarf is a rollback coat. Length can vary somewhat (short to medium). However, this is just for showing purposes. As mentioned earlier, Nethie fur can vary a lot. Some are smoother, some are rougher. This doesn’t mean he isn’t a mix of some sort. It just means that fur type doesn’t really mean much when it comes to determining breeds with “normal” fur (i.e. not rex, wool, satin, etc.). I’m guessing he probably has a thicker undercoat compared to your other rabbit. This would probably explain why he sheds more.

      Anyway, he could be a Nethie mix or he could just be a Nethie that doesn’t meet showing standards. When coming from a breeder, they are often sold as “pet quality” bunnies.

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