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My 7 mos old male mini rex is 2.2 pounds. He’s so cute and I don’t really care but I’m curious if that’s smaller than avg.
 

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That mini rex seems veery small. Is he still growing?
 

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Could he be mixed with another breed?
Maybe a netherland dwarf? We got him from a sweet woman who has been breeding for a long time. His fur is totally rex. I'll link a picture. The vets don't seem concerned but he's so tiny, I had to come on here to ask.IMG_1410.jpg IMG_9276.jpg
 

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Are you sure the scale was accurate? Sometimes scales can have problems with weights that small if they were meant for bigger things/rabbits. From the pictures it looks like a healthy and average sized mini rex to me (for comparison, 2.2 lbs is about what a netherland dwarf usually weighs). But his structure also looks pure mini rex to me, as far as I can tell
 

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Maybe a mixed breed with netherland dwarf, there are rexed fur netherland dwarf bunnies. But they often look more like mini rexes than netherland dwarfes.

He’s at least really cute [emoji5]

Maybe your bunny also a runt. My own but a netherland dwarf weighted 1.1 pounds at 1 year old and he was the runt of the litter.
 

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Are you sure the scale was accurate? Sometimes scales can have problems with weights that small if they were meant for bigger things/rabbits. From the pictures it looks like a healthy and average sized mini rex to me (for comparison, 2.2 lbs is about what a netherland dwarf usually weighs). But his structure also looks pure mini rex to me, as far as I can tell
So he’s 8.5 mos. old now and weighs 2.8 lb. we just had him weighed at the vet. Does this sound like a more normal weight for a mini rex? The vets said his muscle and body distribution look great and that he’s just pretty small.
 

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As I mentioned in a previous post, minimum weight for a senior buck is 3 lbs. I still think he’s probably a runt and so smaller than the standard.
 
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