What would make my rabbit loose it's color?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by paddock36, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a buck that had gray nose, ears, ect. and the color faded away and now he is solid white. He is heathy otherwise but I have never had this happen so I figured I would ask if anyone else has [​IMG] 'cause I'm stumped.
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your rabbit's living quarters in or near the sun? [​IMG]
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's under a large oak tree and is mainly shaded but does get some son plus he has a hutch that he can get inside of.
     
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is he old ?

    Maybe he is likt eh cuyuga duck . AS they ade the females turn from black to almost pure white !
     
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No he's just now about a year old. I didn't think about the sun though so maybe it's a possibility that he's get's too much sun. I'm going to move his pen and try that.
     
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rabbit coats can fade alot if the rabbits are in the sun for decent amount of time. Also the coats can change by the rabbit maturing. I have 8 rabbits. Three of them 2 Netherland Dwarfs and 1 English Angora, have coats that have either lightened or darkened a great deal since I bought them when they were 3 mos old. They don't even look like the same rabbits. LOL [​IMG]
     

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