So I emailed a registrar, asking for them to register my Holland Lop Fuzzy... but turns out she can't be registered because she has the "wool gene" as he put it. Is the wool gene created by crossing the American Fuzzy Lop and Holland Lop...? I adore fuzzies... and to me, it seems like AFLs are prettymuchlikeHollands, but fuzzy.
I'm getting an AFL tomorrow to add as a herd buck. He's a siamese sable point, and hehas gorgeous fur. I was planning on breeding him to my Holland Lop Fuzzy... Is that bad for a breeder to do...? I'm so confused.
Is a Holland Lop Fuzzy a crossbreed? Can they not be showed?
The wool gene is not necessarily created by crossing an AFL to a holland lop. Many holland lop lines carry the wool gene, and it just pops up sometimes.
AFL's are basically just fuzzy hollands, and sometimes fuzzy hollands are even shown as AFL's, but they are two separate breeds. Fuzzy hollands are not acceptable under the holland lop standard and not showable. They are not crossbreeds, but the wooly fur counts as a DQ just like a white spot in colored fur or bad teeth would.
Now, about the reason you can't breed a sable to a BEW...
You will not get just BEW's and Sables. You will get Vienna Mark kits that are not even close to showable because of their color, like the picture above. BEW is a very special color. It isn't like REW that you can breed with anything and get REW and that color. It causes this color pattern when it is bred to a regular solid color.
A BEW bred with a normal color will give you ALL Vienna Mark kits.
A BEW bred with a Vienna Mark will give you Vienna Marks and BEW's
A BEW with a BEW is the only way to get ALL BEW's.