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Sooz
05-11-2007, 01:36 PM
No experience of this breed.....how big would you expect a 6 months old doe to be?

Tamsin
05-11-2007, 01:41 PM
About the same as a smallish french lop I think - 4kg ish?

Sooz
05-11-2007, 01:42 PM
:shock: :shock:

Blimey.

So at four months about the size of a large dwarf lop then ? :?

Tamsin
05-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Umm, maybe a little bigger even! I'm not sure how quickly they grow :?

cute_fuzzies
05-11-2007, 01:52 PM
Not sure about ultimate sizes, but i'd expect them to be pretty quick growers - based on what people usually breed NZ whites for.

Luciuslop
05-11-2007, 03:31 PM
Not sure of the growth rates, but ' think' they can reach 10-12lb when adults. I've never owned one, but have heard they are a bit like Frenchies in their temperment.
Taz

nannybonk
05-11-2007, 05:14 PM
I've been told that my Flopsy is a New Zealand White and she weighs 4.8lbs at 2 yers old :?

WalnutEarth626
05-11-2007, 06:10 PM
I've been told that my Flopsy is a New Zealand White and she weighs 4.8lbs at 2 yers old :?

Looking at your sig no way she is a NZW! I'd say a pretty crossbreed.

CottonMather
05-11-2007, 06:20 PM
WalnutEarth626, would you say my Scipio is a pure NZWhite or not?
To me, he has the same look about him, but seems a little small... :?

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/flsweeney/100_4966.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/flsweeney/100_4665.jpg

Sooz
05-11-2007, 06:24 PM
Im trying to work out where to put a pair of them :? owner has only had them about 6 weeks and apparently she 'didnt realise they would cost so much'.

They are not neutered or vaccs so what excatly she is spending money on is a bit of a mystery :rolleyes:

catswhiskas
05-11-2007, 07:27 PM
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Sooz
05-11-2007, 07:34 PM
Oh it gets better....

'Has she been neutered?'
'Has she been what?'
'Speyed, sterilised?'
'I dont know what that means?'

'Have they had their jabs?'
'I didnt know they needed any.'

:? :? :? :?

CottonMather
05-11-2007, 08:01 PM
oh dear, and this is a male/female pair? :? :roll:

Sooz
05-11-2007, 08:17 PM
Supposedly female female :? but Im not convinced...

TheGaffer
06-11-2007, 06:38 AM
Oh some people!!! :evil:

winegums2007
06-11-2007, 07:30 AM
Oh it gets better....

'Has she been neutered?'
'Has she been what?'
'Speyed, sterilised?'
'I dont know what that means?'
:? :? :? :?

:shock: :shock: :shock: I knew what neutering was when I was younger, and I'd only ever had hamsters!!! So they werent neutered but at least I knew what it was!

karen1980
06-11-2007, 07:52 AM
Ive got a NZ cross with a giant and she weighs 6.5Kg.

She's a super bunny!

I adopted her from the P@H board - no-one wanted her because she was so big! She weighed 2.91Kg at about 15 weeks, but she is a cross so I think maybe true NZ are slightly smaller.

I LOVE her so much:love: life wouldnt be so happy or fun without her!

Definaltey the best decision I ever made!

She's a house bun too :lol:

karen1980
06-11-2007, 07:53 AM
Oops meant to say ae you planning to keep them or re-home to a more responsible owner?

Sooz
06-11-2007, 11:16 AM
Most certainly rehome them!

I try only to keep rabbits for health reasons.

WalnutEarth626
06-11-2007, 11:59 AM
WalnutEarth626, would you say my Scipio is a pure NZWhite or not?
To me, he has the same look about him, but seems a little small... :?

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/flsweeney/100_4966.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/flsweeney/100_4665.jpg

No, I wouldn't have said so. NZWs are were bred for pelt as well as meat, so have very thick dense coats with long harsh guard hairs. Your boy looks to have quite a short soft coat so I would guess hes another pretty cross.

March Hare
06-11-2007, 12:17 PM
I would say that Scipio DOES have a VERY strong NZW influence, aside from his somewhat less dense coat.....he is conformationally correct.....and absolutely STUNNING!!!!!:D When I lived in the US, a woman that I used to work with had a huge rabbitry. She always swore that they were for showing ONLY......but I always found it MOST peculiar that all of the breeds that she bred were traditionally ones bred for that OTHER unpleasant purpose.:? Anyway, one day she asked me if I would like to have a six month old NZW doe that she had. It was one that she had bred and planned on keeping, but decided that she was keeping too many so decided to part with a few. As my first ever bunny when I was a kid was a gorgeous NZW, I leapt at the chance to have her. I collected her that weekend.....and three weeks later she gifted me with 7 MORE delightful little surprise packages!:shock: :shock: :shock: :roll: But I kept every one of the babies......so over the course of the next 9 years I had 8 gorgeous big white fluffy snowballs! I have always loved the breed, as I do New Zealand Reds, who are equally stunning!:D :D :D

Sooz
06-11-2007, 12:47 PM
My breed knowledge is pretty cr@p but....they come in RED??? :shock:

WalnutEarth626
06-11-2007, 01:54 PM
My breed knowledge is pretty cr@p but....they come in RED??? :shock:

Yup, theres 4 different Zele varieties, Red, White, Black and Blue. Interestingly the Red has a completely different breed standard to the other 3.

Sooz
06-11-2007, 02:00 PM
Can you find me some pictures.....pretty please :D

WalnutEarth626
06-11-2007, 02:00 PM
I would say that Scipio DOES have a VERY strong NZW influence, aside from his somewhat less dense coat.....he is conformationally correct.....and absolutely STUNNING!!!!!:D

In what way? In that hes a big white rabbit with sticky up ears? Thats the problem with some of the fur breeds, until you can get your hands on their coat you just can't tell! Someone emailed me a poor photo of their black sticky up earred rabbit asking if it was an Alaska. My response was, possibly, but could also be a small vienna black, a small NZ black, a black siberian, or just a cross!

American NZW are also completely different to our NZW.

Scipio may possibly have NZW in his background I suppose but I wouldn't be placing any bets on it. I'm still sticking to my guess of a pretty cross :)

WalnutEarth626
06-11-2007, 02:01 PM
Can you find me some pictures.....pretty please :D

I'll see what I can do :)

March Hare
06-11-2007, 03:36 PM
In what way? In that hes a big white rabbit with sticky up ears?

:?

In that he has the body shape, ear carriage, and head shape of a NZW. I also did NOT say that I thought he was a pure NZW, because he isn't. I simply said that he I would say that he has a NZW influence....i.e. that he has NZW in his lineage somewhere.....translation: crossbreed. I therefore find the sarcasm totally uncalled for.

This is my Princess. She is ALSO a 'a big white rabbit with sticky up ears'. Could she be mistaken for a NZW? I wouldn't hardly THINK so. Her head is too small, and is not the right shape. Her ears are too small. Her body is too short and cobby. She really has NO conformational characteristics of a NZW......other than her white coat, sticky up ears, and red eyes. MANY people show NZWs.....and if they were just 'big white rabbits with sticky up ears' with no particular breed characteristics, judging would be a tad difficult. There is much more to it than just the coat.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb129/March-Hare/APrincess2.jpg

I would have been MORE than happy to clarify what I meant had you simply asked 'In what way?' The 'In that he is a big white rabbit with sticky up ears?' comment was completely unnecessary.

Thea & Bobbin
06-11-2007, 04:38 PM
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/flsweeney/100_4966.jpg

Awwww look at that big softie!! :love: And what a lovely nose! :lol:

March Hare
06-11-2007, 05:21 PM
DEFINATELY cuddley and totally kissable!!!:love: :love: :love:

CottonMather
06-11-2007, 05:30 PM
Scip says "i'm sorry for causing an argument... I've decided that I don't really mind what I am... can I just have a nose-rub instead?"
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/flsweeney/100_4335.jpg

Thanks for the info re. NZWhites guys, they're a beautiful breed :D

March Hare
06-11-2007, 05:39 PM
He could NEVER cause an argument! He is far too gorgeous.....and he can have all of the nose rubs that he wants from me!!!!!:D :D

My Princess is a bit of a hodge-podge breed wise......she's probably about a bazillion different breeds all whizzed up together......but she is still my Princess, and I love her to pieces!!!!!:love: :love:

Sooz
16-11-2007, 02:53 PM
Finally have pictures of these two minus their lampshades :oops:

Bessie

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/sooz22_2006/15-09-07_0522.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/sooz22_2006/15-09-07_0523.jpg

Samson

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/sooz22_2006/15-09-07_0525.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/sooz22_2006/15-09-07_0524.jpg

Steph
16-11-2007, 03:02 PM
Sooz they are lovely !

Rexy bexy
16-11-2007, 03:06 PM
hey
this link mite help you
it has a pic of a red on there aswell and yes the reds r differnt they r smaller and the coats are very harsh
http://www.thebrc.org/newz.htm

toffee
16-11-2007, 03:06 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WANT!!!!!!:D

Sooz
16-11-2007, 03:22 PM
hey
this link mite help you
it has a pic of a red on there aswell and yes the reds r differnt they r smaller and the coats are very harsh
http://www.thebrc.org/newz.htm

Thanks for that :)

netherland dwarf fan
16-11-2007, 03:31 PM
awwww they are lovely:love: :love:

Becca6
16-11-2007, 03:45 PM
:love: I'm in love. They're gorgeous. :love:

All the bunnies on this thread are beautiful. :love:

:)

Hugbut
16-11-2007, 05:13 PM
I had a new zealand white, Harvey (r.i.p :() & he was huge! We had a large run for him but eventually he outgrew it so we had to bunny proof the garden & let him free range.He had a tendancy to be aggressive if he was frightened or annoyed about something, but i think that was more to do with the fact he didn't have a very good start in life - everything i've read about them has said they are generally a very friendly breed.You'res are beauties :love:
Here's my boy :(...


http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd277/hugbut/harvey.jpg

kimd6200
16-11-2007, 07:10 PM
wow sooz their lovely!all these giant bunnies are making me jealous.is it me or does anyone else think nzr look like fauve de bourgognes?xxx

donnamt
16-11-2007, 08:48 PM
*plans a bunny napping mission to sheffield* :love:

Gem
16-11-2007, 09:24 PM
NZW's & NZR's are my faves after the humble Harlequin :love: :love:

Had a young cross bred NZ White a few years ago, sadly he was stolen and killed :cry: But I've always said when I move out I'll have a pair of NZ's free range

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Bunny_Crazy/Bunnies/snow.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Bunny_Crazy/Bunnies/snowboy.jpg

His mum was an NZ and his dad was a lop with dutch markings

donnamt
16-11-2007, 09:50 PM
he was beautiful

bizzy_vicki
16-11-2007, 10:05 PM
They are gorgeous! I love NZW, they are such a 'substantial' rabbit:D They have very broad faces I find. Did you find out their weights Sooz when they were neutered?

Sooz
17-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Yep I was spot on with weights....she is 3kg and he is 2.8kg :D