Satin - Mini Satin

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    Satin - Mini Satin

    Satin rabbit fur is thinner (finer in diameter) than other rabbits' fur, and has a more transparent hair shell, so that Satins appear more brilliant in color compared to more "normal" rabbit breeds. The fur has a sheen to it, and is silky, fine and very dense to the touch, with a soft, dense undercoat and longer guard hairs that extend evenly about 1/8" above the under fur. In general, the fur is about an inch in length, and when it is stroked "backward" (tail toward head), it falls back down to lie smoothly flat on the body.

    Satin rabbits have adult weights of 6-8 pounds. Mini Satins are smaller, with adult weights of 4-5 pounds.

    Mini Satin

    Mini Satin rabbits are ARBA approved in chinchilla, opal, red, Siamese and white colors.

    Chinchilla:
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    Otter:
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    Red:
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    Siamese:
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    Blue:
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    Tort-Black:
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    Note: Rex and Mini Rex rabbits also have soft fur, but rex fur stands up like velvet instead of lying flat like satin fur. Also, Satin rabbits have long, straight whiskers, while rex whiskers are short and kinky.
     
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    Satin

    Satin rabbits come in many colors:

    • Solid: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Red, Ruby-eyed White (REW)
    • Broken: white, with patches of any of the solid colors
    • Patterns: Californian (like the Californian rabbit - white with dark brown/black on the nose, ears and feet), Otter (black, blue, chocolate or lilac, with fawn or white underneath), Siamese (dark sepia brown on ears, head and feet, shading to light brown)
    • Banded fur: Chinchilla, Copper (blue, orange and black bands on hair shafts),
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    Broken:
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    Californian:
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    Copper:
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    Red:
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    Siamese:
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    White:
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    Blue:
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    Broken Tort(?):
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