Identify a rabbit breed... help?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chellejean, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. chellejean

    chellejean New Egg

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    We adopted a rabbit from some friends who received him through complicated circumstances. Anyway, we were told he's a lionhead. What do you think? He's 3 lbs. And from what I can tell, he's hairy everywhere. No skirt, just all over lots of hair. Right now, he's lots of mats, but we're working on that. Thanks for any help with this! [​IMG]
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Now that's a mane, if not a Lionhead, maybe an Angora? I remember meeting some kids who had Lionheads, the rabbits had a big mane but shorter fur beyond.
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Yep, that's a Lionhead. A lot of them look rather like a Jersey Wooly in an unfortunate state of molt, but with those fuzzy ears, there really isn't anything else he could be (not in the U.S., anyway).
     
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  4. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking Lionhead too.....

    Cute bunny!
     
  5. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would have been Jersey Wooly but rabbitlady seems to know her stuff and I only have a couple as pets, not to breed, so I don't really know the difference between a Lionhead and a JW. Congrats on your new family member!
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Jersey Woolies are supposed to have short hair on their ears. While they may have tufts of longer hair on the ends of their ears, they never have wool. They have a wool "cap" on their heads, and some side trimmings on their cheeks, but it just doesn't have the look of a mane.
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    Jersey Wooly Lionhead (not my pics)
     

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