Rabbits: What breed?

Bleenie

Wyan-DO's
10 Years
Jul 14, 2009
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Does anyone have any idea what Breed these are? They did come from the auction but all the other ones in the crate were identical in shape & fur. They were mostly broken pattern(black & tri) but there were i think 2 solids(brown & gray). Any ideas!?

They are very laid back, sweet & don't mind being held.
Their fur is soft & smooth, not near as dense as a Rex.
The Doe weighs about 5lbs (but i don't have a super accurate scale)
They are still fairly young.
They have nice, clean, smallish teeth & just don't seem very old at all.
They also REALLY enjoy playing tug-o-war with cardboard, lol.


if there's anything else that can help figure this out just let me know!

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I got them as pets/breeders. I wanted to try rabbit meat but i know my father likes it(just in case), I also wanted to use the skins and practice curing...hopefully get good enough to be able to make them useable for something and not just "furry bricks", lol.
 
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RabbitMage

Songster
10 Years
Mar 27, 2009
974
1
141
I can pretty much promise you those aren't Rhinelanders. I've never seen one so heavily marked (though I guess it could be possible) and the body shape is off.
 

dutchhollow

Songster
11 Years
May 13, 2008
698
5
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SW IA
Not Rhinelanders, they have more of a 'hare' type body build and I have never seen one that would be described as sweet and calm, head shape is also off. That is built more like a 'meat' type rabbit, broken pattern. I know people are working on Tri color satins but they aren't approved, or weren't a year ago when I sold mine out. Also fur isn't right for them.
 

RabbitMage

Songster
10 Years
Mar 27, 2009
974
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141
This is a really good example of a Rhinelander:
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Flemish Giants also don't come in that color. My personal opinion is that they're mutts. Do you know how old they are and how much they weigh? Might help us figure them out.
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Bleenie

Wyan-DO's
10 Years
Jul 14, 2009
5,014
82
268
The Beautiful Pacific NW ,WA
The guy I bought them from just said that they are young, i couldn't see any visible testicles on the buck if that's any help. I will try and get a weight on them later today...i'm working on their hutch now so i will hopefully have it done by tomorrow. really wanna get em off the front porch, lol.
 

Bunnylady

POOF Goes the Pooka
11 Years
Nov 27, 2009
18,762
9,775
641
Wilmington, NC
When I saw your first post on these guys, I was leaning toward mixed breed, but couldn't think of a tactful way to say it! Broken could have come from just about anything, that body does look commercial in type. The head and ears don't look massive enough for Flemish influence, so I'd wouldn't think there was anything bigger than NZ in the background. Harlequins generally do the black and orange in large patches, having it in little spots like that more likely came from Rhinelander or Rex.

I'm not seeing any sign of a "prime line," the change in texture and density that occurs as a new coat comes in. That makes me suspect that they are either so young that they haven't gotten to the age where the baby coat goes, and the junior coat comes in, or else have already gotten the junior coat. If it's the former, they shoud have grown noticibly bigger during the time you have had them. Have they?
 

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