Is my bunny really 8 weeks?

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  1. Jan 1, 2019 #1

    BrynxRalph

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    my bunny Brynx (I was told he is a boy) is supposedly 8 weeks old. I was told his birthday was November 7th. He is a Rex Rabbit I believe. I am not sure of his correct age, as someone in another forum doesn’t believe he could possibly be 8 weeks. Here is a picture of him.
     

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    He could be 8 weeks old. He might just be a young-looking older rabbit though.
    He isn't a Rex. Has the wrong fur type for a rex. Might be a new zealand red or new zealand red cross. They tend to mature quickly. Personally I don't think he will get to be TOO large, with those smaller ears
     
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    His fur isn’t bright enough to be a New Zealand if I’m not mistaken. It’s more of an orange red. He is much lighter.
     
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    That's why I said it might be a cross too.
    However; a lot of new zealand reds from meat lines have paler fur color more like his, varying significantly from the darker red you see in show lines. (They don't breed as much for fur & color in meat lines)
    The reason I might suspect new zealand red in him is because, even though the fur is lighter, it doesn't have a lot of countershading - the chest and belly and often loin spots are lighter or near white in most oranges, while new zealand reds tend to have a more even color.
     
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    His mother is pictured below. Not sure if that helps
     

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    When I got my bunnies, they stayed in their cages for a few days, give or take. I believe Blue only needed about 3 or 4 days to feel comfortable, Bombur needed about 9 days, and Badger only needed a day or two. If you feel your bun is ready to come out, make sure you block off everywhere you dont want him to go (bunny proof!), and then let him loose [​IMG]
     
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    You said he’s 8 weeks...what is his weight?
     

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