What kind of rabbits do I have?

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  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Violet. I got her about a week ago along with a boy rabbit. I think she is pregnant because they were living together when I got them. I looked and she is most definetly a girl and the other is most definetly a boy. The boy rabbit is the same but all black. They weigh about 5 pounds or less each. Does anyone know what kind of rabbits they are?
     
  2. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a mutt, but her markings are those of an English Spot. That's what most of mine look like, but some are solid black (same body build though). How much do you think they weigh? Mine range from 7 lbs - 10 lbs, but they are mixed with other breeds.

    Hope this helps,
    Emily in NC
     
  3. NoelTate

    NoelTate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most rabbits are not pure bred. You pretty well have to go to a reliable breeder in order to get a purebred rabbit, and they will come with a pedigree. Many breeds can be solid black or black spotted. As someone else mentioned, black spotted could be English spot, which are fairly small rabbits. All the lops are extremely popular and can come in any color solid or broken (spotted). Yours has a really nice butterfly on her nose, which is one of the things to look for in a broken colored rabbit. As long as they are sweet rabbits and you enjoy them, that's all that matters. Mixed rabbits are every bit as good as purebred ones [​IMG]
     
  4. Kramer Farms

    Kramer Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a guess. A young checkered giant maybe.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a little cutie, that's what she is! [​IMG]
    As others have said, unless you are buying from a reputable breeder and your bun comes with a pedigree, it is most likely a cross.
    Not to worry - as NoelTate says, as long as they are sweet, you have a good one! My bunny came with a long, detailed, and aristocratic pedigree, and she is the most opinionated, bossy little rabbit that ever was! She pushes both the dog and the cat around, bites anyone other than me that tries to pick her up, and is just a little beastie! She's lucky I love her so...[​IMG]
     
  6. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girl rabbit, Violet, started to pull out her fur. So I guess that means she's pregnant, right?[​IMG] She is separated from Turtle, the boy rabbit, now.

    What should I do? (besides the obvious - get them fixed, which will happen btw)
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If she is pulling fur she needs a nest - give her a small box with straw or hay she can burrow down in to give birth. The babies will live under there with her fur covering them for about 2 weeks. Then they will hop out and be all furry and tiny and cute.
     
  8. dangerouschicken

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    That's what happens when boys and girls are living together in sin!

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  9. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks. Btw, she has a cage that has access to the ground and it has concrete way down deep to keep them from burrowing out of thier cage. Well, the other day (about a week ago) she made a huge burrow, but my dad filled it in. Do they make burrows when they are pregnant like that?
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Yep. They are making a baby nest of sorts. [​IMG]
     

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