Help identify breeds of 2 bunnies please? :)

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  1. Feb 13, 2006 #1

    tailof2rabbits

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    This might be a challenge. They call them "ordinaries" at pet shops here. I'm thinking they've still got to come from specific breeds, right? I'm just curious.Or is it impossible to determine if it's third or fourth generation mixed? :biggrin:

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    Marbles is gray and white. Black eyes. Short, sleek fur.Approximately, he'll be3 monthsold tomorrow, Valentine's Day. :heartsNot much fur at the back of his ears.

    Mocha is brown and white with very slight grays woven in. Luminous gray eyes,eeriely beautiful. Slightly longer, definitelyfluffier (I don't know how else to call it) fur. Approximately 7-8 weeks.

    I highly doubt there's any bit of dwarf in there. Marbles is huge. When I trance him, he covers everything from my elbow to my hand and I'm 5'6". (I really should measure him one of these days.) Although for some reason, Mocha doesn't seem to be growing as fast as Marbles did.

    Marbles isa jumper. Can clear 3 feet without a running start. He's done that since he was 7 weeks old. Mocha's the runner. Won't stop running. She has better posture. I don't know if any of that helps at all.
     
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    If it helps, here's picture of a cute bunny butt. :D Marbles', to be exact. Tail's white all white and fluffy.

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    I don't really care whether rabbits (or any other animal for that matter) have pedigree or not, especially not mine because I adore them to itty bitty bits and wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. I'm just curious. I want to know everything about them. :bunnydance:


     
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    I'd say looking at the coloring that they are part dutch?

    Edit: they are total cuties by the way!!
     
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    I love Marbles although Mocha is cute too. I don't know about the ears - but I was thinking they might be part dutch due to the coloring - but I don't know how long the ears get on dutch rabbits.

    I think they're adorable though and they're so lucky to have you!

    Peg
     
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    They look like dutch-mix to me. Didn't you live in another country? Breed standards tend to differ from country to country, as does the look of the most common mixed breeds. For example, where I live there are lots of more or less purebred dutch and lots of mixed breed brown and white spotted bunnies that are a little smaller than New Zealands.
     
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    Thanks, you guys! :D I looked up Dutch Rabbits online and they really have the same coloring. One down, three or four to go. Haha. But that's good enough for me already. I'm happy. At least I know something. :D

    naturestee, yep. Philippines. I don't think we have breed standards here. There are no show rabbits. They're selling Netherland Dwarves at petshops but I highly doubt they are. I have an acquaintance who breeds Mini Rexes and Mini Lops but that's about it.

    Thanks again! :bunnydance:
     
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    There are Asian rabbits (at least in places like Singapore, Thailand, etc)known as a "Local" breed, and they areDutch-marked hybrids or crosses. You can also get pure bred Dutch, ND's, etc, in those markets, although the actual 'specs' may be different that North America, not sure about that!

    To me, the 'Local' bunnies are actually quite unique. Somehowthey manage to *look* Asian (as in slightly exotic or different).They have a longer, sleeker look with slight differences in theears,eyesand head. (Not that I knew much about bunnies, haven't been there fora couple or three years, but I remember them).:)

    There was a discussion on this board quite awhile ago where some poor person from Asia wanted to know that the true breed of the 'local' rabbits were, and everybody kept telling her they were Dutches. S/he kept trying to argue (politely, with limited english), butto no avail.The thread disintigrated into a pile of ill-will and bannings. :sigh:

    Most people seemed to have them as pets, too, they weren't being usedfor meat as far as I could tell.Not sure what they were originally crossed with... or maybe they were just a line of 'bad'Dutches.

    SAS :)and PIPP :bunnydance:
     
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    :ponder: That's what I said about Mocha... she has chinky eyes. It's so strange.

    I'm not sure why exactly, and I really shouldn't, but I'm finding this terribly funny.

    Lisa
    (Yay! I remembered to sign my name! :jumpforjoy:)
     
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    Dutch from another country will not have exactly the same standard as we do here. By the way, rabbits that are growing in a warm environment will have longer ears since they grow to help cool themselves....

    So really the ear length doesn't matter. They've got to be mostly Dutch for markings like that.

    Kat
     

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