A bit confused on my bunnys breed...

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  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:30 AM #1

    thebrieee

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    Before I start the post I'd just like to clarify; Yes, I have read countless forums and looked through many google images and still was a bit confused. (I even checked out the what breed is my rabbit post in this section of the forum)

    Hi everyone, first time rabbit owner here ! Back in december right before christmas my family and I were looking for a rabbit because my little sister wanted one for a very long time! We ended up calling a PetCo and to our luck someone was giving away who we now call Snow for free! :) We drove the 50 minute drive and got all her supplies/cage from the original owner and she had stated that she was a dwarf rabbit but Snow is quite large and is still growing so we all came to the conclusion that she was NOT a dwarf After a few weeks of digging I came across the lionhead rabbit breed and I instantly noticed a similarity-- The fur on the top of their heads and the face -- but Snow is a white rabbit and again seems a bit larger than the lionhead PLUS thats only two features. I read that white lionhead rabbits only have blue or red eyes yet Snows eyes are brown. Any ideas on what she might be?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 7:28 AM #2

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    I would say a lionhead lop mix, because of the ears and head but snow can be mixed with other long haired bunnies that exist in USA. Which aren’t common in my country. Some white bunnies can get brown eyes but it’s not that common from what I have seen and heard.

    Snow’s really cute
     
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    Some Lion in the mix--very cute.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2020 at 7:03 PM #4

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    Very cute rabbit! Dwarf rabbits don't always pass on the dwarf gene, so it is possible that your rabbit could have had a dwarf parent or grandparent. That would explain why the original owner may have said your rabbit was a dwarf.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2020 at 7:18 PM #5

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    There's still that thing about true and false dwarfs, and obviously some lionhead contributed to the mix, if a lop was there too that might show later. Well, rabbit breeds aren't really as closly defined as dog breeds, and I prefer to select for character and health and not some breed characteristics (good breeders can do all of that, I'm not one of those, all my rabbits are mutts).

    I get some whites from my mixes, but no real REWs, I think, and when the eyes are blue that changes to something muddier when they get older.
     

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