Help! Rex/holland lop mix :)

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I have fallen in love with a bunny named peanut. She is 5 weeks old & is so incredibly adorable! At first, the breeder told me she was a holland lop. Yesterday, the breeder contacted me and said that she doesn't think peanuts ears will lop... Her father is a Rex.

Do any of you have any idea if get ears will lop?

Do you have any pictures of a rex/holland lop mix?

Anyyyyy advice or answers would be great!!! Thanks everyone :)

Here is peanut:ImageUploadedByRabbit Forum1402941504.478627.jpgImageUploadedByRabbit Forum1402941530.936357.jpgImageUploadedByRabbit Forum1402941550.171334.jpg
 

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The ears could lop, but might not fully lop.
Lop ears are caused by the shape of the head or crown. Lops have a crown that allows the ears to lop, other breeds have a crown that lets them stand up strait. With a mix, the rabbit can be somewhere in the middle. Some can be fully upright, others fully down, some one up and one down, but most are somewhere in the middle.
 

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I think the lop ears can take a lot longer to develop on the mixed breeds too. With pure lops they lop quite young, but mix breeds can lop quite a bit later until 6 months to a year (or so I've read).
 

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The crown, which is the bone on the skull which causes ears to lop, can take a while to develop. My 2 minilop boys had upright ears until they were 3 months old, then one ear dropped, then when they were 5 months old the other ear lopped too.

You'll just have to wait and see!
 

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D12892D7-B69B-494F-9A8E-C90B5EB2DC1B.jpeg 9417D546-2BBB-4674-9F2B-EECBE4E4A39C.jpeg 5C4FFBF4-5128-43B1-8584-9E662919F901.jpeg 9417D546-2BBB-4674-9F2B-EECBE4E4A39C.jpeg B09353A1-5920-49D8-B180-07351FC773CA.png CA24EB7B-AC18-4710-A638-D7479B23050C.png I have a holland lop x Rex, she’s about 7 months old right now, when she’s relaxed her ears flop but when she’s playing or exploring they are straight up. On ear flops slightly more and it’s adorable. Now that she’s an adult you can also tell she’s a mix breed because her fur in the middle of her back is totally Rex but her sides, paws and under her belly is more lop, but she barley sheds (so far anyway) which is nice lol a few screen grabs from YouTube below, but if you want to see more just check out one of the videos :) just search Scarlett bruns and Thumper and they will pop up
 

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I have a mixed rex and lop she's only about three months old and one of her ears is flopped but she is still eating playing normally is she sic she's still very social can anybody tell me
 

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I have a mixed rex and lop she's only about three months old and one of her ears is flopped but she is still eating playing normally is she sic she's still very social can anybody tell me
I would post this on a new thread so that more people will see it. I think your rabbit is fine and will just have helicopter ears. It is common when having a lop mix.
 

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I agree with Theo above and have read this info on another bunny site re: helicopter ears. Also, that the ears don't always drop at the same time. Others more familiar with owning a lop mix would be able to confirm/deny.
 

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I have a little guys that is also Mini Rex/ Holland Lop
He is four months old now and he's ears are straight up
I hope that helped you
 

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View attachment 37680 View attachment 37682 View attachment 37681 View attachment 37682 View attachment 37677 View attachment 37679 I have a holland lop x Rex, she’s about 7 months old right now, when she’s relaxed her ears flop but when she’s playing or exploring they are straight up. On ear flops slightly more and it’s adorable. Now that she’s an adult you can also tell she’s a mix breed because her fur in the middle of her back is totally Rex but her sides, paws and under her belly is more lop, but she barley sheds (so far anyway) which is nice lol a few screen grabs from YouTube below, but if you want to see more just check out one of the videos :) just search Scarlett bruns and Thumper and they will pop up
Best of both worlds; straight and lopped. What a cutie.
 

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I have a mixed rex and lop she's only about three months old and one of her ears is flopped but she is still eating playing normally is she sic she's still very social can anybody tell me
I do t think she is sick just because one ear is lopped....these two mixes of breeds can cause only one flopped but it doesn’t hurt her in anyway :)
 
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D93E1B78-0BC4-41CA-B10C-55E210DAC238.jpeg We have a rex lop mix. Not much information was given when we got her so we are not 100% sure of her breeding. When she was 5 weeks her ears had half lopped, now she has fully lopped ears (2years old)


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Hello BunbunandBarry.

Rambo is a 3 months old Holland Lop mixed with Rex. When i got him, he was 7 weeks old and had full lopped ears by then. Your rabbit is the first one that I see on the internet that is really similar than Rambo.

I would like to ask you how much did she grow and how much she weights
 

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Hello BunbunandBarry.

Rambo is a 3 months old Holland Lop mixed with Rex. When i got him, he was 7 weeks old and had full lopped ears by then. Your rabbit is the first one that I see on the internet that is really similar than Rambo.

I would like to ask you how much did she grow and how much she weights
Charlie is all Holland lop. He is a false dwarf meaning he didn't get enough dwarf genes to be a true dwarf. He is 5pds and is almost 3yrs old
 

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I now believe that my bunny may be a Holland lop and Rex mix. She is six months old and weighs 4 pounds. The vet did tell me she is t a Holland lop but a mix but she was not sure of the breed. Her ears have never lopped they have always been stuck in helicopter or airplane mode with the occasional bunny ears going on. Here is a more recent picture of her.
 

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