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  1. MikeScone

    Natasha Rabbitova has passed away.

    My beloved MiniRex companion, Natasha Rabbitova, has passed away at the age of ten years old. She was a bundle of intelligence personality and attitude wrapped in the softest fur possible. I will miss her a lot.
  2. MikeScone

    Natasha Rabbitova's 2017 Blog

    First, I should note that this is Natasha's fifth blog. To see the first four, click on one of these: Natasha's 2010-2011 Blog Natasha's 2012-2013 Blog Natasha's 2014 Blog Natasha's 2015-2016 Blog This blog will pick up Natasha's life in 2017. She's eight-and-a-half, now, but she still acts...
  3. MikeScone

    Nikon's new D7200 DSLR

    I've had a Nikon D7000 for five years or so, and I've been very happy with it. You can find my notes on that camera here on the Camera Corner forum. This spring Nikon announced the second-generation improved version, the D7200, and the new features in the new camera seemed worth upgrading for...
  4. MikeScone

    Natasha Rabbitova's 2015-16 Blog

    Here it is February already and I haven't started Natasha's 2015 thread. Pure neglect. I don't know why she puts up with me... No time like the present. If you'd like to see Natasha's earlier blogs, here they are: Natasha's 2010-2011 Blog Natasha's 2012-2013 Blog Natasha's 2014 Blog
  5. MikeScone

    Merry Christmas from MikeScone and Natasha!

    ... and a Hoppy New Year as well!
  6. MikeScone

    Natasha Rabbitova's 2014 Blog

    It's a new year, so it's time for a new blog. If you'd like to see Natasha's earlier blogs, here they are: Natasha's 2010-2011 Blog Natasha's 2012-2013 Blog
  7. MikeScone

    Wondering, "What breed is my bunny?" - try our new rabbit identification key!

    Many of our members, especially those with a new bunny, have wondered what breed of rabbit their new companion might be. Rabbits Online has a "key" which we hope will at least give you a start on identifying your new rabbit. By looking at photos and answering questions about the bunny, you...
  8. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / DWARF

    Dwarf Breeds The dwarf breeds on this page are truly tiny bunnies - some weigh only a pound or two, and all are less than four pounds adult weight. They are listed in order of popularity in the US. Netherland Dwarf The Netherland Dwarf (ND) is probably the most popular dwarf rabbit breed in...
  9. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / SMALL

    Smaller-Size Rabbits The breeds on this page are sort of "regular rabbit sized" - smaller than the large and giant breeds, but not as small as the dwarfs. They will have adult weights between four and eight pounds. Dutch Dutch rabbits are easily identified by their fur pattern - they...
  10. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / LARGE

    Large Rabbits The breeds on this page are larger rabbits, with adult weights between eight and eleven pounds. Californian The Californian breed has an ideal adult weight of 8 to 10.5 pounds. The fur pattern has a white body and black nose, ears, feet and tail. The eyes are pink or...
  11. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / GIANT

    Giant Breeds The breeds on this page are all big bunnies - eleven pounds or more in adult weight. Flemish Giant The Flemish Giant is a huge rabbit - adult weight is at least 13 pounds, and 20-30 pound Flemish Giants are not uncommon. They have huge ears, long bodies and big feet. Click...
  12. MikeScone

    Key:FUR COLOR TABLE

    Fur Color Table - Upright Eared Rabbits This page will list the ARBA recognized fur colors for upright-eared rabbits (other than the long-haired "angora" or "lionhead" types), and the breeds of rabbits in which ARBA recognizes those colors. You should realize that unless you are sure you have a...
  13. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / SOLID / BLACK

    Upright Ears - Normal Fur - Solid Black or Blue American (Rare) - Adult weight 9-12 pounds - back arch starts back of the shoulders, running to a point forward of the hips ("mandolin" shape), looked at from the top, the body tapers slightly from hips to shoulders. Beveren (Rare) - Adult...
  14. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / SOLID / REW

    Upright Ears - Normal Fur - Solid White color with Red Eyes See the Note on Red-Eyed White Rabbits for more discussion. American (Rare) - Adult weight 9-12 pounds - back arch starts back of the shoulders, running to a point forward of the hips ("mandolin" shape), looked at from the top, the...
  15. MikeScone

    Key: RARE BREEDS

    The Rarest Rabbit Breeds: There are a number of different lists of "rare breeds" - they agree as to some breeds, but the exact lists and orders of rarity vary from list to list. Since there's no real "census" for rabbits, any of these lists can only be approximations. RabbitGeek.com lists the...
  16. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / PATTERN / HIMI

    Upright Ears - Normal Fur - Darker nose and other markings... White Fur: Californian or Himalayan-style markings: The rabbit has a white body with dark markings on the nose, ears, feet and tail. The eyes are pink or red. Is the bunny medium-large - adult weight of 9-10 pounds? It's probably...
  17. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / OTHER

    We're down to the hard ones, now. Your rabbit has upright ears and doesn't fit any of the special fur types or special color or color pattern breeds. Each breed of rabbit has an ideal adult weight (or range of weights), and that can be a good clue to its breed. Follow the branches from this...
  18. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / PATTERN / SPOTTED

    OK, your bunny is white, with a racing stripe down the back and a pattern of spots or groups of spots on the sides. Are the stripe and spots in a mix of two different colors? For example, on this bunny the back stripe and spots on the flanks are a mix of orange and black. It's a Rhinelander -...
  19. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / SOLID

    Upright Ears - Normal Fur - Solid color OK, you've got an uppy-eared bunny with sold-colored "normal" fur. It gets a little more complicated from here. There are breeds of rabbit which only come in one or, at most, a few solid colors - but none of those colors would uniquely identify the...
  20. MikeScone

    Key: UPRIGHT / NORMAL / PATTERN

    Normal fur, marked in a pattern Your bunny's fur is marked in a pattern. The first few patterns are pretty certain to identify your rabbit: Does the rabbit have a dark-colored body, with a white triangle on the face and a white "saddle" across the shoulders and front legs? It's a Dutch...
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