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Kipper
30-03-2008, 07:50 PM
As i understand it the Netherland Dwarf is the 2nd smallest so what is the smallest?

donnamt
30-03-2008, 07:54 PM
google says Britania Petite (Called Polish in the UK).. i always thought it was the nethies :oops::oops:

ZakuraRabbit
30-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Polish:3
(Must post longer message:lol:)

I was too late:(

BeckyLH
30-03-2008, 07:54 PM
I thought they were the smallest...maybe the Polish?

Kipper
30-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks everyone Im sure you're right cos the Polish are tiny as well :D

Indiechic
30-03-2008, 09:27 PM
I always thought polish were a smaller hare and had a longer frame than nethies...

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ZakuraRabbit
30-03-2008, 09:41 PM
I always thought polish were a smaller hare and had a longer frame than nethies...

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According to the Norwegian standard nethies and polishes can be about the same size...
The ideal weight (In Scandinavia, I don't know the UK standards) for polishes is: 0,71 - 1,30 kgs
while for nethies it's: 0,81 - 1,30 kg. So a small nethie is likely to be bigger than a small polish, though the difference is very little.

Also they are not hares, they just look like them, like the belgian hare they are really rabbits;)
Fun fact:
The Norwegian name for the breed is actually dwarf-hare:lol:

misspiggy
30-03-2008, 10:35 PM
I'd never heard of a polish before reading this :oops: :lol:

donnamt
30-03-2008, 10:38 PM
I'd never heard of a polish before reading this :oops: :lol:

nor me, but if they are small belgiun hares, id love to meet one :D

ZakuraRabbit
30-03-2008, 10:41 PM
They pretty much look like netherland dwarves (they either descend from nethies or nethies descend from them...I'm not quite sure) except with a bit more "hare-like" stance (slimer etc)

Indiechic
30-03-2008, 10:41 PM
http://www.rabbits-online.co.uk/Rabbit_Breed_Info.htm

Diddeen
30-03-2008, 11:26 PM
They are jumpier than Nethies from what ive seen of them! Very fast!
http://www.thebrc.org/polish.htm

minimack
30-03-2008, 11:51 PM
They are very jumpy and very fast and need someone with experiance to handle them! They can be quite nippy and do not make good pets. I have yet to handle one though as they scare me a bit at shows, would rather have someone experianced teach me to handle one :? they are lovely looking though

Raven Rexs
31-03-2008, 02:11 AM
nor me, but if they are small belgiun hares, id love to meet one :D

JUST DONT TOUCH IT :lol::lol: thier all to well known for thier BITTING abilitys.
you have to be careful when handerling them aswell because thier so fragile with mishandling which is very easy to do with this breed because they are like holding a bar of soap, you can sqaush thier kidneys!!!!!!!!!

mullethead
31-03-2008, 11:16 AM
Is it the polish one which is quite wild