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princess1983
21-05-2009, 07:51 AM
Hello all.
I am trying to insure my rabbits and I am not sure what type of breed my new rabbit is! I know hes a lop but which type I am not sure. On the insurance site they state all different types of lops and I havent got a clue. Even the vet didnt know! The pic of my bunny is whats on my user CP. Please take a look and help me if you can :) Thank you.xxxx

lilbun
21-05-2009, 08:12 AM
If you could post a bigger picture it may help. What is the age and weight of your bun?
If unsure it may be fair to say lop x.

princess1983
21-05-2009, 08:48 AM
thanks for replying lilbun. can i post pics on here? im still new to it all. the vets have him down as lop but on the insurance site there isnt an option for just lop :( there is things like cashmere lop, french lop, german lop, mini lop etc

lilbun
21-05-2009, 09:07 AM
thanks for replying lilbun. can i post pics on here? im still new to it all. the vets have him down as lop but on the insurance site there isnt an option for just lop :( there is things like cashmere lop, french lop, german lop, mini lop etc

The most obvious differences between these breeds are bodyweight and ear length, so if you let us know the rabbit's age and weight we can probably pin it down.

If you load your photos onto a site such as photobucket you can post them on here. There are instructions here:
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=136183

Stator
21-05-2009, 09:11 AM
Frenchies are quite big, mini lops are smaller.

You can see some details here:
http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/breeds.asp

If she came from a pet shop she may be a cross breed. That's what most people select when insuring their buns.

Jazzy B Bunny
21-05-2009, 09:12 AM
Well definatly a lop... I have 2 lops one mini and one not so mini, but not quite frenchie :roll: :lol: :love:

youngbunny2
21-05-2009, 09:31 AM
they must have a cross breed class? my mum's bun is a cross and it is insured as one.

princess1983
21-05-2009, 11:44 AM
thanks all of u for your replies :D well if the vet has him down as a lop and i insure him as a crossbreed the insurance might not pay out if I made a claim (god forbid i ever have to)

princess1983
21-05-2009, 11:45 AM
hes a rescue rabbit from the RSPCA and they didnt know what type of lop he is either

lilbun
21-05-2009, 11:46 AM
hes a rescue rabbit from the RSPCA and they didnt know what type of lop he is either

weight? Age? :wave:

drpengie
21-05-2009, 11:52 AM
Could be a dwarf lop, but not sure without a bigger picture

princess1983
21-05-2009, 12:49 PM
hes 3, not sure of his weight. im going to try and load some of his pics on now through photobucket, wish me luck :lol:

princess1983
21-05-2009, 12:51 PM
oh damn! photobucket is blocked by my company and i only have access to internet at work :( is there any other way i can put photos on to show u all??

lilbun
21-05-2009, 12:51 PM
Good luck! Make sure you have something in the picture to compare with size-wize!

princess1983
21-05-2009, 12:54 PM
thanks timb0h, just looked at that site and he looks like the pic thats on there of a dwarf lop but hes not small, is the dwarf referring to their ears??

princess1983
21-05-2009, 12:54 PM
i cant get on there lilbun :( my company is blocking me for some reason

princess1983
21-05-2009, 12:56 PM
hello drpengie, i think he looks like a dwarf but cant be certain. is there any way other than photobucket that i can show u all pics of him??

Dustyrabbit
21-05-2009, 01:01 PM
I think he looks like a dwarf lop too. A dwarf lop is larger than a mini but smaller than a fenchie! About a regular rabbit size not a "dwarf" as such - not in the way a netherland dwarf is dwarf. I think the truth really lies in his full grown weight - pop him in his carrier and put him on the scales - then weigh the carrier empty and subtract to get an idea.

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:06 PM
thanks dusty rabbit. what weight is the dwarf then?

Dustyrabbit
21-05-2009, 01:10 PM
thanks dusty rabbit. what weight is the dwarf then?

Thats a good question! You'll have to look that one up I'm afraid. Our dwarf lop was a bit of a fatty and was I think about 7 or 8lbs:oops: mmm too many digestive biscuits me thinks!

Just had a quick look and seems a mini is around 3lbs and a dwarf 5lbs ish.

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:15 PM
Thanks every1, shame i couldnt put pics on here

Ted an Petal
21-05-2009, 01:20 PM
does he look like this? obivously not colour but in size and looks, if so i think petal is classed as english lop.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr81/linzwazzy/bunnies/P1000420.jpg

Dustyrabbit
21-05-2009, 01:22 PM
does he look like this? obivously not colour but in size and looks, if so i think petal is classed as english lop.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr81/linzwazzy/bunnies/P1000420.jpg

I thought an English lop was a giant breed.

Ted an Petal
21-05-2009, 01:24 PM
oops sorry your right. :oops:

Edit: think it's holland actually got them mixed up.

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:25 PM
i thought it was a giant breed too?? i thought he might perhaps be a french at first but dont think hes big enough for that

Ted an Petal
21-05-2009, 01:26 PM
heres a wee link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Lop

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:30 PM
my mom has just weighed him for me and he is 6 3/4 pounds

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:35 PM
thanks ted an petal, will have a look now

WalnutEarth626
21-05-2009, 01:44 PM
my mom has just weighed him for me and he is 6 3/4 pounds

At that weight hes either a very podgy Dwarf lop or a small German lop. I'd suspect hes a Dwarf lop so put him down as that.

Ted&Petal you only get Holland lops in America, in the UK we call them Mini Lops (not to be confused with an American Mini Lop, which is a UK German Lop!)

Confusing isn't it! :lol: Always best to check UK sites and the official British Rabbit Council website for breed info. www.thebrc.org

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:46 PM
think hes too big to be a holland lop, back to the drawing board!!!!

princess1983
21-05-2009, 01:47 PM
cheers walnut earth! ive only had him a couple of weeks so i suppose he could be podgy depending on how he was looked after before but he doesnt seem podgy, he seems good and healthy and the vet said his weight was ok

lilbun
21-05-2009, 04:06 PM
Custardapply Furrypods is exactly the same weight (although she is podgy :oops:)
To the best of my knowledge she is a dwarf lop :)
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/lilbun1/DSCF0142.jpg

princess1983
21-05-2009, 04:15 PM
thanks lilbun :D

lilbun
21-05-2009, 04:16 PM
Yours does look to have bigger ears though, so i'm not sure....

youngbunny2
21-05-2009, 04:21 PM
as long as you and the vets record have the same breed - ie -"cross" then there wont be any problem.

Becky86
21-05-2009, 05:34 PM
which rspca branch did he come from?? :wave: xxx

purplebumble
22-05-2009, 02:37 AM
looks like a german lop.....or a very big dwarf lop!!

my old dwarf lop had very long ears too.