Help ID a rescue Lop Rabbit

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by uchytil, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. uchytil

    uchytil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rescued her last fall and nursed back to form. I'm a FG guy so no clue to breed on this Lop. I would like a definitive answer on type and coloring. I have a neighbor's grand-daughter wanting to show a rabbit this summer and I would lend it to her now to get ready.

    Thanks, John
     
  2. chicky28

    chicky28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi John! Possible Broken Torte? I had one that looked just like your rabbit.
     
  3. chicky28

    chicky28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Look under Holland Lop topics. I had a mini and he was a sweetheart. Is this spayed or neutered? Buck or Doe? Contact your county extension office regarding how the Lop should be registered. ~C
     
  4. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is this rabbit? My guess is possibly a Holland Lop because the ears are short. Could be a Mini Lop though. The color appears to be broken Chestnut.
     
  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    With a face that round and an ear that short, I can't think that is any thing other than a Holland Lop. The color looks like Broken Tort, though it's not the best picture for seeing that..
     
  6. uchytil

    uchytil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. I'll try and take a better picture with my DSLR today, and weigh her.
     
  7. uchytil

    uchytil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll close by saying I have a definitive answer - Broken Chestnut Agouti Mini Lop.
     
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    The color I'll agree on (blew the pic up and really looked at it), but the head and ears are all wrong for a Mini Lop. I'm curious what the source of your definitive information is?

    Holland Lops can come waaaay bigger than the breed standard allows. This girl, for example, was a pedigreed Holland Lop, though she weighed over 5 pounds:[​IMG]

    People who know the breed would know that she was a "false dwarf" or "brood doe." As big as she was, her face was obviously too short and rounded to be a Mini Lop.

    If the grand daughter is going to show in 4-H, she might be OK, since I believe they concentrate more on the child than the animal (in this area, anyway - can't say what they do in other places). She isn't thinking of taking her to an ARBA show, is she?
     
  9. uchytil

    uchytil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lady that raises, sells, and shows Lops feels it's a Mini. I raise Flemish Giants and know nothing about other breeds other than basic stuff. I can take a better picture if you'd like to see something else. I would really like to offer a clear, consise, description to the girl as she's just starting out. Her grandparents are farmers and are the ones mediating with me. I believe she's going to do 4H in the local fairs this summer. One requisite that grandmom mentioned was the the rabbit needed to be at least 3 months old by July which is no problem.

    The lops story is pretty sad and very common. A girls gets a rabbit, leaves to college, mom takes care of rabbit and then decides to release said rabbit into a city street environment. Blind luck that TSC still had one of my adds for Giants and gave her the number. I rescued her aqnd now have a Lop of undetermined age and breed.
     
  10. Animals970

    Animals970 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Broken Tort mini lop. He is a cutie.

    What kind of showing is your neighbor interested in?, if she's interested in the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) then she wont be able to use him. If he is a rescue he wouldn't have any pedigree. I know he looks purebred, but to show "Profesianally" then she'll need pedigree for him. But, if she wants to do 4-H or just do some local Fairs, then he'll be perfect.
     

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