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post #1 of 18
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i recently bought a HUGE white rabbit, it has pink eyes and long floppy ears,I was told it was a flemish giant..but the ones on the internet do not have floppy ears. I wanted to put a picture of him on here but I cant figure it out..lol.. Oh well does anyone know if flemish giants can have floppy ears?

I finally figured out how to post the pics, this is not the greatest pic ever, got to get new batteries tomorrow and I will post a better one.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm267/debbyandpaul/Picture161.jpg


Also I have this rabbit with really long hair...any one know what he might be?

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm267/debbyandpaul/Picture170.jpg


Edited by debbyluvschickens - 5/3/08 at 9:20pm
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post #2 of 18

No they don't but it might be a cross.  We crossed our flemish with a white french lop, the french lop has long floppy ears.  Do a google of the french, and see if it matches closely with what you have.

Tanya

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post #3 of 18

If it is really a giant breed, then it is more than likely to be an English Lop.
English Lops should weigh at least 10 lbs.
They do not have a long life span. While normal sized rabbits can easily live 10 to 15 years and more, the giants usually live 5 to 9 years, although some do live longer if they have proper care.

Anyway, yes, I do know of a breeder that in 10 years of breeding, had 1 kit that had floppy ears. They were shocked, but they knew that there was no way another rabbit bred that doe, so it had to be a Flemish Giant.

Yours may be a cross-bred rabbit. Nothing wrong with that unless you plan on showing.

I love the giant breeds, and I used to have Checkered Giants.
I would love to see a picture of your new rabbit.
From your description, the color you have is called a REW.
Either a red or ruby (depending on where you are) eyed white.

Jean

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post #4 of 18
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it is just a pet for my 3 year old daughter, so it really doesnt matter, I am just curious as to what he is.

He is very calm and loves to be petted. My husband says that he would easily weigh 15 lbs.

I do not know how to post the pictures on here, but there is a pic here    www.myspace.com/debby82   it is on a slide show of my pets near the bottom of the page.

The man was asking 25 dollars for him because he was a flemish giant.(supposedly)


Edited by debbyluvschickens - 4/24/08 at 3:56pm
25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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post #5 of 18
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I just googled the French Lop and "baby" looks a lot like them but maybe with a flatter face. They seem to have sort of puffs of hair around the base of their ears. He has that also but not so pronounced. So maybe part French Lop then?

25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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post #6 of 18

Unless you are buying from a REALLY reputable breeder who keeps line records for many generations, you just never know what you are going to get.  There are a lot of bunny "breeders" out there who should just not be doing it...
That's OK though, since you only intend him to be a pet - enjoy your bunny!  There's nothing cuter than a bunny kiss!

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post #7 of 18
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Thanks for all your help, still not sure what he is...maybe a flemish giant/french lop? Oh well, hes a cutie anyway.

25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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post #8 of 18

It could be english, depending on the length of the ears, but both my french lop does were over 10 lbs, 1 was 12lbs.  I suggest a google search, it should help you!

Tanya

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post #9 of 18

Most rabbits will be mixed breed unless bought from a good, reputable breeder.  There is, of course, nothing at all wrong with mixed rabbits.  They can be just as wonderful pets as purebred. The only real difference is you cannot show them and cannot accurately predict what they will look like.  An English lop would have been quite an expensive rabbit. Flemish giants are huge and require a wooden bottom cage rather than wire, but they are really cool rabbits.  French lops are more common than English and not as expensive.  Yours could have any of those in its heritage.  Very few purebreed rabbits come in albino, but albinos are beautiful animals. Your daughter will love and enjoy it no matter what its genetic makeup smile  And if you garden, you will enjoy the manure for your plants...it's the best manure you can use for fertilizer!

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post #10 of 18
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Thanks for the help. I have googled the flemish giant and the french lop, it looks more like a french lop but we weighed him and he weighs 17 lbs by our scales. My daughter named him baby..lol..he is as sweet as a baby. I am going to google the english lop also just to compare.

Also, I found some chickens for sale, buff bramhas and white wyandottes. They are 1 to 3 years old. I have never owned either of these and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on them, I will have to drive 175 miles one way to get them and I am trying to make sure it is a good choice, I will be paying 40 dollars for all 8. A trio of the wyandottes, 4 bramha hens and 1 roo.

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