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    Rabbits can have worms?

    Rabbits can get pinworms. I worm them with fenbendazole. Can't remember the dose though.
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    Flemish Breeding Colour Questions

    Just messy colored. The genes for any type of spotting or marking don't exist in flemish. I've seen people cross whites and fawns before. Ended up with blacks with a bit of steel ticking
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    Flemish Breeding Colour Questions

    Those color crossing rules are based on American Rabbit Breeders Association standards. They only recognize 7 colors, and by crossing outside of the "rules" you get rabbits that are either poor examples of their color (like a fawn with dirty color) or colors that aren't part of the 7 and can't...
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    Outdoor rabbit breed

    I would recommend the mini lop. They are hardier, more cold tolerate and easier to upkeep their maintenance for show. My rabbits are all housed individually outside (though in an insulated barn). You should probably ask this in the rabbitry & show room forum instead. Pet rabbit people aren't...
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    Out of my depth! Kit not getting enough milk

    Do you have a picture of them?
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    Rabbit Colours and Colour Predictions

    Looks like two REWs and an Opal to me (and all opals are agouti, so you don't have to say with agouti). Cute rabbits. They look happy. You can't predict what colors the babies will be without having a pedigrees. REW is pretty much just a blanket over the rabbits true color so they could...
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    Help! Determining whether my tort is a vc

    You can't tell if it's a vc just by looking at it. If it has visible vienna markings its a vm. the term vc is used for ones that carry the vienna gene but have no physical marks from it.
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    Coat Coloring Question

    Definitely black. The black patches aren't quite as clear cut; the orange furs mixed it make it look lighter but there are sections, especially on his face, that are definitely black
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    Can he be a pure holland lop?

    Could be a pure holland lop, just a poorly bred one. There's a lot of really bad quality holland lops out there because breed them willy nilly trying to make 'cute pets', so they aren't as consistent in appearance as some other breeds of rabbit.
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    Coat Coloring Question

    The only four variations of tricolor: black/orange, blue/fawn, chocolate/orange, and lilac/fawn. That's what they're called in ARBA standards, regardless of how bright or dull the fawn or orange part of it is.
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    Can I breed a black tort to a harlequin?

    Tort is recessive to harlequin and magpie (magpie is just the chinchilla version of harlequin.) Breed him to a harlequin and there is no chance of any full-extension colors such as black or chestnut. Only a chance of lighter colors such as harlequin, possibly tort and orange as well
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    Can I breed chinchilla/squirrel Holland lop to an orange/cream one

    That's just a lilac harlequin. And your rabbit is definitely a tort. But that doesn't make much difference when breeding to a magpie. Both tort or orange should produce harlequins when bred to a magpie. Though IMO you should breed for structure and conformation before even looking at color.
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    Coat Coloring Question

    Looks like a black tri to me. Would be black/orange, they call it that regardless of how light or dark the orange is. This one just has particularly light rufus.
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    Can I breed chinchilla/squirrel Holland lop to an orange/cream one

    one easy way to tell them apart is to look for agouti markings. orange can have some darker shading (called smut; not desirable but it shows up) but they always have agouti markings: white nostrils, white eye circles and a white belly, usually white jowls as well. Torts usually have bellies that...
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    Identifying true dwarfs

    And you can't tell if they are true dwarfs or false dwarfs when they are tiny little babies. When I bred dwarfs I could usually tell with fairly decent certainty around 4-6 weeks. But somebody with more experience with those breeds and lines might be able to tell even sooner.