View Full Version : What breed is my rabbit?

05-09-05, 11:08 am
I am looking for some help regarding the breed of my rabbit. I got her from a shelter on Saturday, shes about 5 weeks old, and the lady said her mother is a dwarf lop but she is unsure what the dad is. I have put two pics in my gallery on here so if anyone can take a look and see if you have an idea I would be most grateful, as you can tell from the photo she has ears that stick up at the moment, if she is a lop will they begin to droop? This is my first rabbit and a bit confused, personally I think she looks wild but she is very tame and simply beautiful!!

05-12-05, 04:06 am
How do i get to your gallery i think i might be able to help you

05-12-05, 04:25 am
you see the bit at the right hand corner, with the date and how many posts, there is a bit on mine that says my gallery, just click that

05-12-05, 04:26 am
it is the little blue arrow pointing to the right

05-12-05, 04:34 am
i see it thanks

05-12-05, 04:37 am
She is really sweet i will try to find her breed name

05-12-05, 04:39 am
thanks :) its got me stumped

05-12-05, 01:37 pm
I think your rabbit is a Netherland Dwarf


They come in many colours and dont all look the same but this is the UK Netherland
If you look at the picture down the page the rabbit called thumper he looks like yours.

Also go to this page

Oliver the Rabbit in the first page
I cant be sure so i have contacted some breeders by email to ask them if they reconise your picture i will let you know if i get a reply.

I searched a lot of breeds on the internet and this is the nearest one that looks like yours
Realy hope this helps Melanie

05-12-05, 01:59 pm
I just got an email from one of the breeders i emailed she said he could be wild crossed with something to make his temperement nice she said it could be a Netherland Dwarf

05-12-05, 03:49 pm
thank you very much for your help :)

05-15-05, 03:49 am
I don't think this Rabbit is a Netherland Dwarf (ears are too large). I'm not sure on the colouring, but I think it's just a regular Bun. I think you will find this bun will grow pretty big.

05-15-05, 04:44 am
Yes I was thinking that her ears look too long to be that, too. I've never had a rabbit and I no nothing about them. I'm hoping to get one some day.

05-15-05, 10:06 am
I think she might be wild crossed with something i dont think you will ever find out what she really is Sorry

05-16-05, 12:59 am
I don't think she'd be a wild bun crossed with anything - from my knowledge Domestic Rabbits and Wild Rabbits have incompatible DNA (or something of the sort) and cannot mate.

She'd be a regular Bun with a specific coloring (ie. Agouti)