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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kitty22496, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. kitty22496

    kitty22496 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these 3 fuz butts at an auction earlier today. 3$ a piece. I sexed them and there are two bucks and one doe. I'm not completely sure how old, I'm assuming 2 months at max.
    I have NO IDEA what breed lol can anyone help??
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  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like New Zealands
     
  3. kitty22496

    kitty22496 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know how old they might be?
     
  4. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does their fur feel like?
     
  5. kitty22496

    kitty22496 Out Of The Brooder

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    Their fur is really soft but it doesn't flip back if your rub them backwards
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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  7. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. I have 3 juniors and their fur goes back to its normal position after being stroked backwards. How long is their fur? Is it especially short? If so, they may be Rex.
     
  8. kitty22496

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    Their fur is an inch long maybe.
     
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  10. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    @DutchBunny03 Your juniors are Dutch, which have particularly sleek coats. The baby coat in almost every breed is a bit softer and thinner than the later coats; it gets replaced starting at about 8 weeks. It starts at the nose, and works back over the entire rabbit to the tail. You can usually see how far the replacement has progressed because there is a visible line (called a "prime line") where the density and texture changes.

    @kitty22496 IME, New Zealands have amazingly dense coats, and it may take some age and at least one molt for the hair to develop that "flyback" tendency. Particularly if these kids are currently bringing in their next coat, the hair they are wearing could get really messy. The picture you posted comparing the hair and your fingers makes it very clear, that is not a Rex coat.
     
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