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Old 01-06-2017, 03:59 AM   #1
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When you do a google search for the most popular rabbit breed to sell for pets, here's what you get
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  • 1.Mini Rex. ...
  • 2.The Holland Lop. ...
  • 3.Dutch rabbit. ...
  • 4.Mini lop. ...
  • 5.Jersey wooly. ...
  • 6.Florida white. ...
  • 7.Himalayan rabbits. ...
  • 8.The Havana.

I am wondering if your own experience differ? Any rabbit breeders out there care to comment on your own experience? Thanks


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Old 01-06-2017, 01:16 PM   #2
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It can vary based on where you live. Around here lops are the most popular, then mini Rex. I don't see Florida Whites advertised much. Himmies can make good pets if they have a good temperament.


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Old 01-06-2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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I'm really surprised by this. I think in France it would be : dwarf lops and Nethies for the first and second positions considering that you mainly find those in petshops... Even thought rabbits sold as netherland dwarfs are often giant mutts kept small by weaning them at 3 weeks old (they generally die or become enormous after you bring them home - I heard from several people complaining they ended up with 4 or 5 kg 'dwarves'). I've never even met someone who owned a mini rex in real life ^^.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:11 PM   #4
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That sounds fairly accurate to me (I'm not a breeder at all, though). We see tons of rabbits where I work, but most are mixed breed to be completely honest. I feel we see a lot of lion heads too and I would put mini lop above Holland lop for where I am.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:18 AM   #5
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Im not a breeder but i have found my dutch dwarf has a lovely temperament little bit neurotic. Our new girl is starting to show her temperament shes a english lop crossed with dwarf lop so we have been told.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:08 PM   #6
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In Singapore the more popular breeds would be netherland dwarf, lionhead and holland lops. At least thats what im seeing in the market and through breeders.
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Im not sure the of the breed of my new bunny. On her adoption paperwork it says shes a lop crossbreed. Any ideas??
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:57 PM   #8
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Is she actually an english spot?? Shes roughly the size of a dutch dwarf rabbit.
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That list looks pretty accurate to me. I think most people want to keep smaller rabbits. And here in America unfortunately many rabbits are given as presents on Easter. ( then abandoned after the holiday) White breeds are preferred for this I think. People even used to dye the rabbits cute colors. It's crazy and very sad. But that is when most rabbits are sold.
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I'm really surprised by this. I think in France it would be : dwarf lops and Nethies for the first and second positions ... I've never even met someone who owned a mini rex in real life ^^.
The "Dwarf Lop" in France is the Mini Lop in the USA (number 4 on the list). Mini-Rexes are very popular over here.


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