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I know this is the wrong section but HELP ME IDENTIFY THE BREED OF CHI CHI THE RABBIT!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teenchik, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small buck, not young, small 2.5 lb. Hes cute and funny and sweet and I want more like him, but I can't figure out what he is! I recieved him from a friend who works at an animal sanctuary. the sanctuary didnt deal in domestics so i recieved with little back ground, I figured out his sex myself. Help me figure out what he is!



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  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I know nothing about rabbits, but maybe you could post on the "other pets and livestock," forum and find out....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    it looks like a
    Netherland Dwarf


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    Size: up to 2 1/2 pounds
    The Netherland Dwarf is the miniature of the rabbit fancy and the smallest of all domestic rabbits. What it lacks in size, it makes up in popularity. It makes an ideal pet for small children. Although the breed is noted for its bad temper, especially among the bucks, the adult dwarf doe is the most docile pet animal and makes a great pet.
    The Netherland Dwarf comes in a wide range of colors including self group, agouti group, shaded group, tan pattern group, fawn, himalayan, steel, orange and tortoiseshell. This breed has the distinction of being recognized in more different colors than any other rabbit breed. The Dwarf rabbit has ears that seem short even for its small body. The show standard requires the ears to be erect, well furred, and 2 inches long. The eyes are round, bold and bright.

    Photo credit: Sunnyside Rabbitry



    Copied from: http://www.gopetsamerica.com/small-animals/rabbit/smallest-rabbit-breeds.aspx
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    He is a cross breed with one parent being a Netherland Dwarf rabbit. I used to work in a Pet Shop that sold lots of rabbits so have some experience.

    I use to have one that looked identical to yours! [​IMG] Miss him!

    So cute! Have you kept a rabbit before?

    My best tips are:

    Make sure he has good quality hay to eat 24/7.
    Only feed the correct amount of pellets or dry food. (you can weigh it out and split it for 2 or 3 meals a day). Read instructions on the packet.
    Go easy on the treats and green food too.

    Nearly all the health problems with the rabbits I have seen are because they are overweight due to being fed freely of the rabbit food. They they don't get enough fibre from the hay and get digestive problems that can be fatal. Also hay helps to keep the teeth from overgrowing.

    Enjoy you new pet!
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i would guess eaither a
    Netherland Dwarf or maybe a mine rex...pics are quite blurry though and i wiould go with the
    Netherland Dwarf​
    more than the rex​
     

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