Types or Breeds of Bunnys

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Breeding:

Theres many different breeds of domestic bunnies, in sizes, temperaments, and care methods.

As with breeds of dogs, bunny breeds were selectively bred by humans.

Care methods have been changed; for example, some new breeds need grooming a few times a day without fail, while others, have a tendency to develop dental problems.

Temperaments can vary slightly with breed and gender, as with any animal. There are over 50 bunny breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in the United States. There are many more breeds of rabbits worldwide.

Most genetic defects in the domestic bunny are due to recessive genes. Bunny fanciers follow their own lines to remove unwanted defects. However, unpure dwarf-size breeds, which are bred for pets by non-fancier breeders, are not carefully screened for health problems, and may still develop these defects.

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Breeds:


Name

Principal Color(s)

Avg. lbs.

Traits

American Rabbit

Blue & White

10

Commercial

Giant Angora

White

10

Wool that is matt free with 3 wools

English Angora

White & Colored

6

Wool

French Angora

White & Colored

8+

Wool

Belgian Hare

Rufus Red

8

Show

Beveren

White, Blue, Black

10

Commercial

Britannia Petite

White

2.25

Show

Californian

White

9

Commercial

Champagne d'Argent

Bluish-white tipped w/black

10

Commercial/Fur

Checkered Giant

Black & Blue

9+

Commercial/ Exhibition

American Chinchilla

Like Chinchilla

10

Commercial

Giant Chinchilla

Like Chinchilla

14

Commercial

Standard Chinchilla

Like Chinchilla

6.5

Commercial/ Fur

Cinnamon

Cinnamon with smoke-gray ticking, Fur blending to smoke-grey midway on side

9.5

Commercial/ Fur

Créme d' Argent

Creamy white with orange cast

9

Commercial/ Fur

Dutch

Black, Blue, Show Chocolate, Gray, Steel, Tortoise

4.5

Show

Dwarf Hotot

White with black eye-ring

2.5

Show

English Spot

Black, Blue, Chocolate, Gold Gray, Lilac, Tortoise

6

Show

Flemish Giant

Black, Blue, Fawn, Light Gray, Sandy, Steel Gray, White

12+

Commercial/Show

Florida White

White

5

Lab/Show

Harlequin (Magpie & Japanese)

Alternating

8

Commercial/ Fur/Show

Havana

Black, Blue, Chocolate

5.5

Fur/Show

Himalayan

Black, Blue

3.5

Show

Hotot

White w/ Black eye-ring

9

Commercial/Show

Jersey Wooley

White/Colored

3

Exhibition

Lilac

Lilac

6-7

Fur/Show

English Lop

Solid, Broken

10

Show

French Lop

Solid, Broken

11

Commercial/Show

Mini Lop

Solid, Broken

6

Show

Fuzzy Lop

Broken, Solid

3.5

Show

Holland Lop

Solid, Broken

3

x

Netherland Dwarf

Self, Shaded, Agouti, Tan Pattern

2.5

Show

New Zealand

Black, Red, White

10

Commercial

Palomino

Golden, Lynx

10

Commercial

Polish

Black, Chocolate Blue Eyed White, Ruby Eyed White

2.5

Show

Rex

Has velvet-smooth coat in many colors

8

Commercial/Fur

Mini-Rex

Has velvet-smooth coat in many colors

4

Fur/Show

Rhinelander

Three colored

8

Show/ Commercial

Sable

Sepia brown shading to chestnut brown on stomach

8

Show/Commercial

Satin

Nine colors with high sheen

9 1/2

Commercial/Fur

Satin Angora

High sheen wool

8 1/2

Wool

Silver Fox

Black & Blue

10

Commercial/Fur

Silver Marten

Black, Chocolate, Blue, Sable

8

Show/Commercial

Tan

Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac

4-5

Show

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