Predicting Lop Ears?

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eghamming

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Hello everyone!

I am looking to buy a bunny (I raised rabbits growing up in 4-H for 6 years and have done lots of research over the past few months). I am hoping to get a rabbit with ears that will lop. Currently, I'm looking at purchasing the doe in the photos attached here (currently 4 weeks old). The mom is a single main lionhead, the dad is a holland lop. The other siblings have a more narrow, lionhead-like face. She seems to have more of that classic wide holland lop face. What do you guys think? Any way I can know if her ears will lop based on these photos?

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Elizabeth
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It is hard to tell at such a young age, but she has a good chance of lopping. Here is a pic of one of my past babies (pictured at 3 weeks old) who now has fully lopped ears for a comparison...
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On the other hand, she seems to have a tight crown and for this reason her ears may flop partway, or make her look like she's ready for takeoff (airplane... lol). You should have a more accurate idea once she is 6 - 8 weeks old.
 

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