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AllForTheAnimals
14-07-2008, 12:46 PM
I am looking into a second breed of rabbit at my rabbitry and wanted to know a few of everyones favorites :D

Thanks everyone
Karlie & Iris
From Cascade Creek Rabbitry
All For The Animals

karen1980
14-07-2008, 12:50 PM
New Zealand Whites all the way!! :love: or just generally big white buns! :love::love:

Plio77
14-07-2008, 12:57 PM
Yes i love all those whities too:love: All rabbits are beautiful but i have the most beautiful blanc de hotot and he is the best natured rabbit i've ever known. All my friends call him cliopatra as he looks like he has make up on:lol:
Also am loving the beveren breeds - they are such quiet gentle buns and have coats to die for.

Anyway good luck with the new website and let us know how the breeding goes:wave:

AllForTheAnimals
14-07-2008, 12:58 PM
don't get me started I love N.Zs too but I wouldn't dare raise them the only thing people around here by big rabbits for is meat :(:(:(

AllForTheAnimals
14-07-2008, 01:01 PM
Yes i love all those whities too:love: All rabbits are beautiful but i have the most beautiful blanc de hotot and he is the best natured rabbit i've ever known. All my friends call him cliopatra as he looks like he has make up on:lol:
Also am loving the beveren breeds - they are such quiet gentle buns and have coats to die for.

Anyway good luck with the new website and let us know how the breeding goes:wave:

Thanks, I love that breed but this time it's cause I can't find them :lol:

BunnyBekkie
14-07-2008, 01:15 PM
Lionheads and Netherland Dwarfs all the way... But never mixed and with a bit of Dutch in there as you end up with Nibbles hahahaha :lol::lol::lol::lol:

donnamt
14-07-2008, 01:45 PM
i must say, im loving satins right now... i hope that in 20 years time when pearl goes to the bridge ill be able to get another satin :D

i really really really want a belgian hare too :love::love::love:

ZakuraRabbit
14-07-2008, 02:08 PM
Anything with rex-fur and/or lion mane! (and yes I have seen a few rex-furred lionheads:D the first I saw was an aguti netherland dwarf rex with lion mane:love: )
I also love lops! (Big dream of seeing is a rexed lionlop with harlequin markings:lol:)

billysmom
14-07-2008, 02:10 PM
I love all buns, but love:love: lops and lionheads,:love::love:

Starlight
14-07-2008, 02:12 PM
Belgium hares, Standard chinchillas, Chinchilla Giganta, Lionheads

Amy104
14-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Does all of them count?! :lol::lol:

drpengie
14-07-2008, 03:59 PM
Englishes are my fave - they are very intelligent and are highly strung!!!!

doorkeeper
14-07-2008, 04:16 PM
So you are voting for the type of rabbits next to grace the rescues? I'm getting to know the local breeders by the rabbits we get in, bunnyland lionheads and minilops, lots of mini-rexs locally, harlequin lops with snuffles from pets@home........
if yours are lucky some might end up here or a similiar rescue, the rest, well flystrike might put them out of their misery quickly, or they might have to spend years in a tiny hutch being bored out of their minds, or used to breed more generations to suffer a similiar fate.


How can you live with being responsible for so much suffering???????

Maizey
14-07-2008, 04:48 PM
I love Flemish and continental giants.In the past Ive had beverens, lops,rexes,Harlequins and just cross breed buns.They are all lovely

Maizey
14-07-2008, 04:48 PM
I love Flemish and continental giants.In the past Ive had beverens, lops,rexes,Harlequins and cross breed buns.They are all lovely

funny bunny
14-07-2008, 05:34 PM
well i have a rex and a poland lop but i always wanted a mix of them it would be the cutest thing ever!:love:

ZakuraRabbit
14-07-2008, 05:53 PM
So you are voting for the type of rabbits next to grace the rescues? I'm getting to know the local breeders by the rabbits we get in, bunnyland lionheads and minilops, lots of mini-rexs locally, harlequin lops with snuffles from pets@home........
if yours are lucky some might end up here or a similiar rescue, the rest, well flystrike might put them out of their misery quickly, or they might have to spend years in a tiny hutch being bored out of their minds, or used to breed more generations to suffer a similiar fate.


How can you live with being responsible for so much suffering???????

So...being from a breeder automatically means the rabbit will be given to a bad home is that it?
Breeders can be just as picky on new homes as a rescue is you know, and I've even heard of cases were rescue animals are put down when the owner goes away on vacation, without informing the rescue in question.

Stop assuming all breeders are bad, there are bad breeders and there are good breeders, as well as there can be bad rescue.
I know you are all concerned about rabbit welfare but I am getting rather tired of all breeders being seen as evil, just because their rabbits have a litter every now and then. (And yeah I know about rescue situation but I'm pretty sure 90% of these come from the bad kind who sells their rabbits anywhere or to pet shops, not all breeders are the same you know, plenty of them even take back rabbits if their new owner can't keep them for some reason, just like a rescue would.)

Lillian
14-07-2008, 06:00 PM
The two best natured buns i have had have been Lily my french lop and Hazel my nethie. Both so cuddly and sweeet :love::love:
If i was looking for a bun it would definately be either a netherland dwarf or a french lop

Lillian
14-07-2008, 06:03 PM
Englishes are my fave - they are very intelligent and are highly strung!!!!

My first bun Stanley was an english, he was an amazing bun :)

Oompa-Loompa
14-07-2008, 06:04 PM
Boris :) Netherland Dwarf + Lionhead!
I also have quite a fondness for lops :)

purplebumble
14-07-2008, 06:41 PM
the breeder and nowmy friend jo is a very responsible breeder..yes they do exist...and she only has a few litters a year and those all go to pet homes and she interviews all the prospective owners and gives tham advice there and afterwards via the telephone/mobile.

its her fault i love frenchies..i adopted bertie off her when we lost our beloved mini lop..oscar..leaving behind a pining wifey called bif..shed layed down to die..bertie came along we saw how theyd clicked and i kept him on a bit longer and a bit longer then bonded them over a month..shes never having him back now:oops::lol: hes a REW and i dont norm like those but hes lurvely..dirty hard to house train as hes anoutdoor bun for 18 months and really lazy and marks everything with poos! but his lovable unflappable personality shines through...my little 2 yr old grabdaughter today described bertie as her favouritist bunny and hes her bestest friend..and he is to everybody:lol:
willows a stroppy doe frenchie but soooo clean..shes immaculate..pity my other buns arent like her:lol::lol: but shes almsot twice the size of bertie!:shock:

we have bif a maneless lionhead lop the rescue thought....and bandit a lionhead his rescue thought.:lol:

i adore mini lops .....always wanted a german lop....a flemish giant......a french lop.....well one out of 3 aint bad:lol:

if youre as friendly as poor jo...then youre phone must ring off the hook with folks seeking bunny advice even health advice!!:lol: jo has been resucing chins since i met her..once had 24 and her hubby didnt even notice the number of 12 had increased in a fortnight:lol::lol:

AllForTheAnimals
15-07-2008, 01:50 AM
So you are voting for the type of rabbits next to grace the rescues? I'm getting to know the local breeders by the rabbits we get in, bunnyland lionheads and minilops, lots of mini-rexs locally, harlequin lops with snuffles from pets@home........
if yours are lucky some might end up here or a similiar rescue, the rest, well flystrike might put them out of their misery quickly, or they might have to spend years in a tiny hutch being bored out of their minds, or used to breed more generations to suffer a similiar fate.


How can you live with being responsible for so much suffering???????

You know I really hate it when people do this:(, Not all breeders are bad for peep sakes I only breed two litters a year all of them get pet, breeder or show homes and all of the homes are responsible gees us Christ why does every one think breeders are so horrible :?

AllForTheAnimals
15-07-2008, 01:52 AM
So...being from a breeder automatically means the rabbit will be given to a bad home is that it?
Breeders can be just as picky on new homes as a rescue is you know, and I've even heard of cases were rescue animals are put down when the owner goes away on vacation, without informing the rescue in question.

Stop assuming all breeders are bad, there are bad breeders and there are good breeders, as well as there can be bad rescue.
I know you are all concerned about rabbit welfare but I am getting rather tired of all breeders being seen as evil, just because their rabbits have a litter every now and then. (And yeah I know about rescue situation but I'm pretty sure 90% of these come from the bad kind who sells their rabbits anywhere or to pet shops, not all breeders are the same you know, plenty of them even take back rabbits if their new owner can't keep them for some reason, just like a rescue would.)


Thanks for well standin up for us breeders I just don't see the point in thinking breeders are evil :roll:

AllForTheAnimals
15-07-2008, 01:56 AM
Thanks everyone for all your posts Me and my sister have been talking and sorry none of your breeds have been picked :( we are going to try to breed the amazing Harlequin no not breed but Mini Rex Color but not regular harlies ones with tort bases and Sable stripes :D :love: :D what do you all think but keep posting your favorites and reasons I find them intresting:D

purplebumble
15-07-2008, 02:22 AM
um i kinda like the magpie harlies:wave:

MollyND
15-07-2008, 03:59 AM
Netherland Dwarfs:love:

ilovefudge
15-07-2008, 06:39 AM
Rex rabbits and netherland dwarves! :D

harpo
15-07-2008, 06:48 AM
i love dutch rabbits. All my rabbits are mixed breeds and they are all lovely too.

abbymarysmokey
15-07-2008, 11:00 AM
I think you need to do a bit more research about rabbit genetics before you start trying to create new breeds or colours...basically all you'll be doing is creating more cross-breeds

lilminxlou
15-07-2008, 11:22 AM
anything lop eared although we have 2 dutch rabbits atm

AllForTheAnimals
15-07-2008, 12:47 PM
I think you need to do a bit more research about rabbit genetics before you start trying to create new breeds or colours...basically all you'll be doing is creating more cross-breeds

I'm not creating a new breed just color we are going to try to breed Mini Rex in the color of Harlie tort based Sable striped and maybe some magpies if possible:roll:

AllForTheAnimals
15-07-2008, 12:50 PM
um i kinda like the magpie harlies:wave:

I love maggies but can't find any yet :| I'm gonna try to get maggies but their regular color

Raven Rexs
15-07-2008, 12:50 PM
mine is the Belgian hare of course but thier not for starters at all very hare to breed and lots can go wrong.:(

AllForTheAnimals
15-07-2008, 01:59 PM
oh I'm not a beginner I've been breeding for 2years I visit your web all the time and have been dieing to get one of your rexes :D I love them too its just hard to find special breeds in my area

willowholly
15-07-2008, 03:34 PM
defo french lop!!!:D

animal ry
15-07-2008, 03:36 PM
dwarf lops

angora and lionheads himalayens as well :D

suzy_d
15-07-2008, 03:46 PM
lopsy lops all the way! although i am partial to lionheads :love:

Raven Rexs
15-07-2008, 04:05 PM
really i wouldnt just go for your favourite breed but also look into the space it needs, health probs and feeding requirements but if you have been breeding for a while you will already know this:)

AllForTheAnimals
16-07-2008, 02:20 AM
:D:DYean my dad is building me new cages soon so whatever I want he makes there for my bday where is you stud located Raven? as I would love to start in tan hares they are really pretty