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BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 09:57 AM
If anyone comes across an isabella (preferably) or opal lop over the new few weeks after the Easter rush I'd love to have a look and may be able to give a forever home. I've got enough space for one more bun in my bunny family.

Just to be clear, the only reason I'm specific on colour is I've wanted one for years and years, my other buns are a wide array of colours!

montyflossy
24-03-2008, 10:03 AM
I have a little Isabella lop whom I did get from a rescue. However he was the first and the only one I have seen in rescue. I think he was still there because he has a fear of his body being touched :cry:
Good luck with your search is it a boy or girl you are looking for? They are such a pretty colour my little Scooty is bbbbeeeaaauuuuuttttiifffuuulllll :D
PS I believe I saw one in the stories and photos section - a little baby lop at one of the rescues?!
Lucy x

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 10:18 AM
Awww, he sounds lovely... :)

I saw the baby one and I've expressed interest but quite rightly the lady says she likes siblings to go together and it looks like the little isabella is a girl so will probably go with one of her brothers. I have three buns, all single right now and I'm hoping to have a bonded group of four eventually, but if it doesn't work out I have space for two pairs. Currently I have two girls and a boy. I saw a beautiful six year old isabella in a PAH adoption ages ago. She was very nervous and hated being picked up though so I left her. I wish I hadn't, she would probably have been fine after a spay but at that age I was worried about the GA.

If anyone does come across one that they think might be able to live in a group please let me know, I don't mind what age, I would just love to have an isabella :)

abbymarysmokey
24-03-2008, 11:49 AM
I have an Isabella/beige lop doe who came to me as an unwanted pet. I've also fostered a couple quite recently.

They do come into rescue quite often but tend to be discribed in 'laymans' terms as fawn, beige, etc to avoid confusing potention adopters.

Good luck :D

Amy

rngpwelfare
24-03-2008, 11:53 AM
I adopted one out 3 weeks ago sorry, will let you know if any more come in .:)

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the info. It's the bluey colour isabella I like, I know it sounds really picky, lol! But then again, any isabella would be lovely. I've been keeping an eye on RR but just can't seem to see one, not single anyway. I saw Taye in oxfordshire, she's not a lop but looks like an isabella.

clutterydrawer
24-03-2008, 12:21 PM
just wanted to say I can totally understand you wanting one as I think they are gorgeous and hope to have one myself one day! I don't pick by colour usually but If i saw an isabella and had space it would be hard to resist! :oops: hope you find one x x

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 12:27 PM
lol, I'm glad you understand! I so regret not getting the old lady from PAH she was one of the most stunning rabbits I had ever seen and had clearly been neglected by her previous owners. When I went back and asked them they said she had been rehomed to a disabled lady whose hpuse bunny had just died though so I hope they are making each other happy now :D

Neil-and-Maria
24-03-2008, 12:28 PM
I've never heard of Isabella - does anyone have a picture? I've googled it as well but just seem to get bunnies called Isabella. :roll::lol:

Maria x

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 12:31 PM
This beauty is one..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/HerMajesty01/cutebun.jpg

Just like the PAH one I saw.

I really like the light opal colour too, they're quite similar aren't they? With like a lilac tint.

montyflossy
24-03-2008, 01:39 PM
Here is Scoot, he is one!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/lucyandgrant/IMGP1367.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/lucyandgrant/IMGP1373.jpg

Please excuse his rather scruffy appearance, he had a mite problem which had just been treated at the rescue and he was mid moult too!

*off to try get a better shot now...*

Sooz
24-03-2008, 01:41 PM
Angie (bunnymadhouse) has a young Isabella lop at BARC, there is a picture in stories & photos. :)

Here http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=121739

Sooz
24-03-2008, 01:44 PM
I've never heard of Isabella - does anyone have a picture? I've googled it as well but just seem to get bunnies called Isabella. :roll::lol:

Maria x

Lexie in my siggy is an Isabella Maria :)

montyflossy
24-03-2008, 02:32 PM
Here he is again...:love:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/lucyandgrant/Scoot240308001.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/lucyandgrant/Scoot240308002.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/lucyandgrant/Scoot240308003.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s16/lucyandgrant/Scoot240308004.jpg

Sorry, bit pic heavy, its just he is ssssooooo cute!

Muppet2
24-03-2008, 02:36 PM
He is lovely. His coat seems to have a pearly sheen - is it like that in real life or is just how the picture comes out?

Sooz
24-03-2008, 02:40 PM
He is lovely. His coat seems to have a pearly sheen - is it like that in real life or is just how the picture comes out?

They are like that in real life, absolutely stunning :love:

montyflossy
24-03-2008, 02:40 PM
He is quite 'pearly' actually, I think he is beautiful! He was bought as a child's pet and they got bored, never handled him etc. He was then in rescue for a long time due to his fear of being held or touched round his middle.
He is the reason I belong to failed fosterers club :oops:
Sorry for hijacking this thread!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you find your Isabella bunny soon :D

Neil-and-Maria
24-03-2008, 03:06 PM
She's not available in rescue (we got her from Jane Dexter's) and she's not a lop but she is an opal giant and stunning!

Half of her...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t104/Neil-and-Maria/Jaynie/JaynieDigger021.jpg

and the other half...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t104/Neil-and-Maria/Jaynie/Jaynie062.jpg

Neil

montyflossy
24-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Hi Becky :wave:
I have just noticed Jill (Honeybunny) appears to have an Isabella bunny in her siggie up for adoption?!?

Doncat5
24-03-2008, 04:40 PM
Hi Becky :wave:
I have just noticed Jill (Honeybunny) appears to have an Isabella bunny in her siggie up for adoption?!?

I was just wondering that! I fostered Kizzy for a while and she is quite lilac in colour, but not solid lilac so I guess she could be an Isabella, there seems to be quite a few different varieties.:D

cashmincal
24-03-2008, 05:16 PM
Isabella is just a name for Beige although Beige is the correct term :wave: But Isabella sounds pretty anyway :wave:

Nix
24-03-2008, 05:41 PM
I think my Jemima Mimbles is an isabella, she's very bluey-purple with a beige undercoat so a lilac isabella? Sadly for you she is very much a permanent resident here :lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/n_s_harris/Jemima.jpg

The Duchess
24-03-2008, 07:24 PM
I think my Jemima Mimbles is an isabella, she's very bluey-purple with a beige undercoat so a lilac isabella? Sadly for you she is very much a permanent resident here :lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/n_s_harris/Jemima.jpg

Yeah but not for the 4th onwards!

Hah!

I will be having her and her friends here for their holidays!!!!!!!

cashmincal
24-03-2008, 07:28 PM
I would think so :?

Bella
24-03-2008, 07:29 PM
Hehe, My names isabella. Lol. WOW! I'm a rabbit breed :D

Sooz
24-03-2008, 07:29 PM
Hehe, My names isabella. Lol. WOW! I'm a rabbit breed :D

Its a colour, not a breed ;)

Bella
24-03-2008, 07:36 PM
Its a colour, not a breed ;)

That shows how good I am at rabbits lol. :oops:

cashmincal
24-03-2008, 07:37 PM
Don't worry, it's a lot to know, and anyway, it more important for you to know care, etc, than the colours/breeds. Bella.

(sorry that's a bad sentence)

Sooz
24-03-2008, 07:52 PM
That shows how good I am at rabbits lol. :oops:

:lol: Dont worry I am shocking at breeds and colours. I only found out that the colour was called Isabelle/Beige by asking on here :D

Doncat5
24-03-2008, 08:08 PM
I wonder who decided to call a beige coloured rabbit 'Isabella'..... someone called Isabella or someone with a rabbit called Isabella.

I might start calling all black buns, Bobs. :lol::lol:

cashmincal
24-03-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm not sure about that to be honest :?

Bella
24-03-2008, 08:21 PM
I want a bob. :lol:

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 08:21 PM
Angie (bunnymadhouse) has a young Isabella lop at BARC, there is a picture in stories & photos. :)

Here http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=121739

I know Sooz, I already pm'd, I would love to adopt her, but Angie wants to rehome her with one of her brothers, quite rightly or course and I already have 3.

Thanks for all the lovely posts, all your pics are making me jealous!

As for Kizzy, I think she has been rehomed.

x x x

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 08:31 PM
I think my Jemima Mimbles is an isabella, she's very bluey-purple with a beige undercoat so a lilac isabella? Sadly for you she is very much a permanent resident here :lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/n_s_harris/Jemima.jpg

This is the beautiful colour I had in mind, but all isabellas are stunning. :)

x

Thumpinbun
24-03-2008, 09:16 PM
As for Kizzy, I think she has been rehomed.

x x x

Hi, Kizzy is one of my foster bunnys and is still looking for a home. She is a beautiful gentle girl who would make somebun a very nice partner. Please contact Jill if you are interested.

Ange

BeckyLH
24-03-2008, 11:10 PM
The thing is I need either a boy to go with Lene or a fairly laid back female who may bond in a group of four. Lene and Martha have had a couple of altercations through cage bars and I'm concerned that may be a problem when I try and group bond so I guess getting a boy would be the safe alternative. Lene's yet to be spayed so that may make a difference though x x

Angie65
25-03-2008, 10:24 AM
Look at this one:

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=122047

BeckyLH
25-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Look at this one:

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=122047

She's a stunner but likely to be rehomed with her brother if she's a girl x x

Angie65
25-03-2008, 10:28 AM
She's a stunner but likely to be rehomed with her brother if she's a girl x x


Sorry, just read reast of your thread & saw you'd already been showed that thread. Duh!!:oops::rolleyes:

IzzyTwig
25-03-2008, 11:38 AM
Ooo, one of my mum's is an Isabella, never realised it before. She was one of an accidental litter about 5,6 years ago. Such a gorgeous bunny, uppy eared though not lop, called Maple.
We thought she was such a beautiful colour especially to come from a part wild agouti lionhead and part wild agouti butterfly. Absolutely stunning. Her sister was also gorgeous, but more of a blue opal.

norrielian
25-03-2008, 04:58 PM
Hi, Kizzy is one of my foster bunnys and is still looking for a home. She is a beautiful gentle girl who would make somebun a very nice partner. Please contact Jill if you are interested.

Ange

Bumping this for Kizzy, please send her a huge kiss from me. She is gorgeous and deserves a forever home :love:

Some photos of Kizzy here
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=118378&highlight=Kizzy

Raven Rexs
25-03-2008, 05:05 PM
funny enough there was one mini opal lop for sale at thame agri show.
I have a little buck one but im keeping him;)

BeckyLH
25-03-2008, 11:42 PM
Please keep your eye out for one! :D

BeckyLH
27-03-2008, 10:42 AM
bump! :oops:

Denny
27-03-2008, 10:48 AM
My Eddie bun is an isabella and came from Tracy's nearly 3 years ago now. I also saw the girly she had in who was gorgeous and the twin to my Eddie bun.:love::love::love:

It would be worth actually searching rescue websites as not all list on RR or even sending rescues an email asking to be contacted if one should come in;)

Sarah86
27-03-2008, 10:50 AM
I think your going about this totally the right way, I'm sure you will get one, I'd love a butterfly french lop sometime in the future and I'll do the same as you and wait for one to come into a rescue. I hope you find one soon :D

BeckyLH
27-03-2008, 11:03 AM
Thanks everyone, I'd like a german of frenchie lop ideally but I don't really mind. It would just need to be quite laid back to possibly bond in a four! lol There are a few available for sale in my area but I definitely want a rescue bun :)

Kay
27-03-2008, 11:06 AM
So is Kizzy a no go then? I was excited that she may get a lovely new home.

BeckyLH
27-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Kizzy is lovely, but I think I'd be better getting a male as I currently have 2 females, one a bit stroppy and a male. I was thinking if the group bond didn't work I could have 2 pairs and this would be easier if I have 2 male/female pairs right? I've not done the bonding thing before! x x x

Becki xX
27-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Kizzy is lovely, but I think I'd be better getting a male as I currently have 2 females, one a bit stroppy and a male. I was thinking if the group bond didn't work I could have 2 pairs and this would be easier if I have 2 male/female pairs right? I've not done the bonding thing before! x x x

Yes definately! Ive found girls so hard to bond in comparison to boy/girl pairs X

Kay
27-03-2008, 01:48 PM
Ahh I see, good luck with the search :D

BeckyLH
28-03-2008, 10:03 AM
Is a German lop too big to introduce to a dwarf lop? I know the issues about kickeing and everything but can it be done?

Sarah86
28-03-2008, 10:35 AM
Is a German lop too big to introduce to a dwarf lop? I know the issues about kickeing and everything but can it be done?

I think a lot of people have larger lops paired with a smaller one, Becks's Sam is twice the size of Domino.

BeckyLH
28-03-2008, 04:54 PM
I suppose it would be better to introduce them when the larger lop is younger and therefore smaller and would cause less damage.

Thanks for that, it broadens my search a bit to the bigger breeds :)

abbymarysmokey
28-03-2008, 05:46 PM
I suppose it would be better to introduce them when the larger lop is younger and therefore smaller and would cause less damage.

Thanks for that, it broadens my search a bit to the bigger breeds :)

Larger rabbits are often more calm and chilled out than small rabbits, so a large rabbit shouldn't need to be introduced to another rabbit as a baby. :D

I recently used my large isabella lop doe as a 'tester' rabbit to see how one of my fosters would react to other rabbits...she did him absolutely no damage at all despite being a similar size to a German Lop :D

WalnutEarth626
28-03-2008, 06:00 PM
German lops don't come in Isabella in this country - only on the continent. They do come in Opal but are very few and far between so you are unlikely to find a rescue German lop in either of those colours.

If you like German lops have a nosy at this site:

www.nationalgermanlopclub.co.uk

BeckyLH
28-03-2008, 08:54 PM
German lops don't come in Isabella in this country - only on the continent. They do come in Opal but are very few and far between so you are unlikely to find a rescue German lop in either of those colours.

If you like German lops have a nosy at this site:

www.nationalgermanlopclub.co.uk

Ahh that's good to know. Thanks! I've seen a few isabella Frenchies but I am slightly concerned about the size.

nursecroft
29-03-2008, 01:54 PM
Becky just found these not sure what area you are in, but these boys are soooo cute!!

http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=11245

http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=11246

thought you might like a look x

nursecroft
29-03-2008, 01:55 PM
just realised they are reserved :oops:

said they were single looks like they are bonded!

Sooz
29-03-2008, 02:00 PM
Just a thought, it may be worth sending a picture when asking rescues if the have an 'Isabella' as the new 'correct' term for the colouring is beige. Also many rescues have little idea what this colour actually entails....I didn't until I had Lexie.

nursecroft
29-03-2008, 02:04 PM
Yeh thats a good idea sooz. i cant tell the difference between isabelles and some other colours :roll: am not up on bunny colours.

BeckyLH
29-03-2008, 04:01 PM
Yeah that's a really good idea, thanks! Not having much luck with the seach so far. I had an e-mail from a couple of places but no luck. I will send pics in future though.

Those two boys are right near me as I'm West Yorks although they are reserved. x x

kimd6200
29-03-2008, 04:15 PM
hasnt honeybunny or someone got one in her sig?or ami thinkin of somethin else?x

BeckyLH
29-03-2008, 04:24 PM
Yep, that's Kizzy but I'm after a boy I'm afraid x x

nursecroft
31-03-2008, 11:01 AM
Becky, how cute is this little boy ;) not sure he's the right colour, but he's pretty!! :)

http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=11944

SmokyJoe78
31-03-2008, 07:03 PM
Becky - was looking on Gumtree (Glasgow) and saw this wee Isabella boy - not a rescue though :(:(

http://glasgow.gumtree.com/glasgow/41/22175941.html

Maybe too far and also he's being advertised on a freead site - not sure how you feel about that:?

Edit: now I look at him again I don't really think he's 5 months either :?

kimd6200
31-03-2008, 07:59 PM
arh hes so cute!!!!x

Isabel
01-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Is Mo an Isabella then? or I guess he would be an Isabella butterfly? Thats exciting!

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n172/izatronic/100_0940.jpg

nursecroft
01-04-2008, 11:33 PM
Bump

Becky where are you?!

BeckyLH
03-04-2008, 07:27 PM
Thanks for all your replies everyone, I'm still on the look out! I've been a uni this week so not as much time online! Plus, Lene's been for her spay so sooo busy! x x x

bunnymadhouse
03-04-2008, 07:55 PM
it does look like Beatrix is not a girl after all ...:roll: :roll:

she has the weirdest bits :rolleyes: :oops: should know in another week ...surely :rolleyes:

would you be interested if she was a he :roll:

BeckyLH
03-04-2008, 09:37 PM
it does look like Beatrix is not a girl after all ...:roll: :roll:

she has the weirdest bits :rolleyes: :oops: should know in another week ...surely :rolleyes:

would you be interested if she was a he :roll:

Yes, I definitely would be, hope some plums appear! :oops:

LOL

Becky x x x x