What ARE these?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hazelton farms, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we know they are rabbits... the question is, what kind? We were told at first, angora, but have since been told double maned lionheads. But now we have some double maned lionheads and they don't look like these exactly. We can't get 'em to breed either, although we know they are young. We've tried the male (grey) on nearly all our females, nothing. We've tried the female with all our males...nothing. Too furry? I don't know... We just wonder what they are before we take them to the auction so we can tell them there what they are. [​IMG] Thanks for any help you have!

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    Stacy
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    The white one looks like half got/ half rabbit? I think they are cool [​IMG]
     
  3. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Could be jersey wooleys. I believe that is what they used to create the Lionheads and they are fuzzy all over. Hard to tell from a pic, and I have never had them, but it is possible. Go to the ARBA and look up different breeds and compare. How much do they weigh?
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry, I have no clue but wanted to say "How Cute!" What sweet looking rabbits. I think the gray one is just beautiful! Sigh! Maybe they are a breed that matures later and they are just too young right now. They seem just too cute to part with. [​IMG] It's a good thing my DH won't let me have every "cute" critter that I want. [​IMG]
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I say pure lionheads. Our buck had a wooly face which isnt in the standard. They probably just have bad breeding. You will know if they are double maned if you get them to breed with another rabbit, if the babies have maines then they are double maned.
     
  6. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! they are cute and kinda friendly too. But my daughter (these are hers) is trying with her friend to have a "business". At 15, she's got to make the most of her money that she can. Food, etc. is taking a lot of money (currently out of my pocket!), so if they won't breed, she's got to get some that will.

    It's a hard decision for her, but she's definately letting this pair go.

    As for jersey woolies..we looked and they just aren't quite the same. But neither are they quite the same for lionheads... Good thought though. We've looked all over the web trying to identify them.

    Thanks for the compliments.

    Stacy
     
  7. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    My guess would be a cross of Jersey Wooly and Lionhead.



    Jean
     
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    what ever they are it had lion lop or jersey in them...


    Cuties !!
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you taking the female to the males cages?
    It might help if you trim the fur on the rabbits.
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    The one is front is a double maned lionhead, the one in the back is either a single maned lionhead or a maneless one. I cant tell

    Lionheads are a fairly new breed, so some of them look different. Some purebreds dont even have a mane. It all depends on the gentics.

    Look at the pictures from this website, it shows how different they can look:
    http://www.lionheadrabbit.net/gen gallery oldies.htm
     
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