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Is Rags a Dwarf Lop or not?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Zippstar, May 11, 2010.


  1. Zippstar

    Zippstar PetForums Member

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    Rags was sold to me by P@H as a dwarf lop. However, since coming on here more regularly plus owning Rory who was also a dwarf lop, i've been wondering whether she is actually a dwarf lop, or a moxed breed/different breed of bunny.

    There's some below that show her at various ages - what do you guys think? She also has funny ears - one is ALWAYS down and can't seem to be able to lift up without help at all - once it's up, it flops straight back down again, and the other one sticks up at a silly half angle and doesn't seem to know where it wants to be. She can also move it independently - if she's annoyed, she flicks it at me :lol:!


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    hazyreality PetForums VIP

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    Hmm, I wouldnt say she was a full dwarf lop personally, but she is definately a lop X if she isnt. She is gorgeous tho!
    I had a Lionhead X(Hop) who's ears were add odd angles :) Everyone on here knows him as the Jumper Wearing Bunny :)

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  3. Zippstar

    Zippstar PetForums Member

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    I'm fairly sure she's not a full dwarf lop....if you look at the pics of Rory below you'll probably see why after looking at him and then at her i started thinking, 'hmmm!'

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    hazyreality PetForums VIP

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    Yeh its the ears and the different shaped head that are making me think that shes not a full lop, maybe a Lionhead/Lop cos they dont always have manes and its a common cross.

    I dunno if Rascal is a proper lop or not cos he was an RSPCA bun who was found as a stray! So no background, but I loves him! It'll be nice to get some that are actually what they are supposed to be!

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    Perhaps a Mini Lop cross.... Although I have to say, even in pure-bred Dwarf Lops sometimes one comes along where the ears don't lop fully. Best indication is size and weight... how much does your weigh?
     
  6. Zippstar

    Zippstar PetForums Member

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    Judging from the photos of Rory would you say he was a dwarf lop? His history was of neglect before I got him, so i dont know if the old owners (loathe to call them that but there you go) were telling the truth...i think he was more of a dwarf lop than Rags is but i don't know enough to be certain!

    I completely agree though, whatever Ragsy is i loves her to bits :D and the Rorster too...I miss my little grumbly man :(

    Why was your bunny known for jumper wearing? Should i take that as a literal statement....:lol:?
     
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    She is the perfect rabbit weight according to the vet....however, the exact figure has temporarily escaped me. I'm pretty sure it was around 3.5-4 lb
     
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    Mini Lops are about 3lb 6oz... Dwarf Lops are about 5lbs. She could easily be a cross between the two.... before the smaller lops were properly classified, I had Dwarf Lops and what were then known as "netherland dwarf lops" and a cross between the two often gave ones whose ears didn't go down properly, at the same weight as yours :)
     
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    Id say shes a dwarf cross too,she doesnt look like a mini id say probably a dwarf cross some sort of uppy ear bunny :)
     
  10. hazyreality

    hazyreality PetForums VIP

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    Yeh its literally!
    He was an old man who lived on his own and I was worried when he was out on his run that he would get too cold.... so...

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    Then my mum knitted him one: His technicolour jumper :)
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    Zippstar PetForums Member

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    Those pictures just made my day :) having a bad day at work at the moment but nipped on here quickly and that made me smile. Bless his little cotton....(jumper) socks! Was he a rescue bun?
     
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    Aren't dwarf lops meant to be quite big though? She's quite small overall - it's her fluff that makes her look bigger. When you hold her she's tiny underneath (even skinnier now she's been on a diet, lol).
     
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    No Dwarf lops are not big :D they are approx 4-5lb where as french is 10lb + alot of mixed lops are called Dwarf lops.

    With the weight and the looks id say dwarfxmini :D
     
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