Rabbit breed?
February 5, 2007 8:13 PM   Subscribe

We adopted a rabbit, and are really taken with him. We're not sure of his specific breed, or a close guess as to his heritage, besides that based on the ears that he's a lop of some sort. And it's possible or most likely that he's a mutt, but we're just curious, what breed(s) of rabbit is he?

If not apparent from the photos, he has floppy ears, completely black fur except for greyish fur on the back of his head, and on the sides of what look like big mutton chops. He has long hair, but it's especially long on the top of his head, and is highly susceptible to static charge. For a point of reference, we were told he is about a year old.
posted by cellphone to Pets & Animals (11 answers total)
He looks like he's a full-blooded 'gorgeous' breed.

But, seriously, he looks like he's got a lot of lop and dwarf. (like my bunny! Squeeee!! Sorry. Going now...)
posted by Lucie at 8:22 PM on February 5, 2007

My bet would be a Holland Lop or a cross thereof. Perhaps a Holland Lop x Dwarf of some sort mix?
posted by internet!Hannah at 8:39 PM on February 5, 2007

Cute, may I offer a small bit of advice? I know it is off topic and if it gets flagged and deleted I'll cope. Do you know it's a male? If it is female they may be prone to some type of lady-bits cancer. Our first rabbit passed away from it and the vet said it's not uncommon and you can generally avoid it by having them "fixed".
posted by edgeways at 8:48 PM on February 5, 2007

A dwarf Holland Lop is my best guess. Enjoy!
posted by k8t at 8:51 PM on February 5, 2007

With the fuzzy head and sideburns, I wonder if he has some Angora in him. Or maybe Lionhead, although those are a fairly new breed.

(yes, very cute too!)
posted by cabingirl at 9:22 PM on February 5, 2007

Punk bunny! Looks like you have a mutt. A very, very cute mutt.
posted by Salmonberry at 9:35 PM on February 5, 2007

I want one!!! So cute!
posted by zia at 10:42 PM on February 5, 2007

Awww, adorable bunny!

(Sorry I'm no help, I can barely tell what breed my bunnies are).
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 4:06 AM on February 6, 2007

He looks like an American Fuzzy Lop. He's very cute! BTW, I second Edgeway's post, definitely get him neutered.
posted by bolognius maximus at 6:13 AM on February 6, 2007

I'm seconding American Fuzzy Lop. He's adorable!

And yes, get him neutered (by a good rabbit-savvy vet); you wouldn't believe the difference it makes. Actually, read everything here if you haven't already!
posted by AV at 6:30 AM on February 6, 2007

IANALE (I am not a lagomorph expert) but he certainly looks to be part Lionhead, yes...

And thirding the get him fixed comments...he'll mellow out considerably, and it's just good bunny parenting...at least in my opinion.
posted by StrangeTikiGod at 8:07 PM on February 6, 2007

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