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Bluesmum
28-09-2009, 07:00 PM
:wave:
I'm looking to adopt an EL...and I was just wondering if any of you have any tips or hints about having these stunning buns.
Any pics would be fab too :D
Thanks!

biscuitblossom
28-09-2009, 07:01 PM
I have an English Lop ,he doesn't have mega long ears thank goodness but hes very lovely and very gentle.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/biscuitblossom/sleepyalexander.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/biscuitblossom/SS100945.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/biscuitblossom/SS100818.jpg

RubyTed
28-09-2009, 07:02 PM
I wonder how they hop with their ears!:lol::lol:

If they're anything like Frenchies then they are the most furpect buns EVER!:love::love:

Hugo's There
28-09-2009, 07:07 PM
They don't hop very well at all :( Both the english lops I have had stay here have repeatedly stood on their ears trying to get about. It is heartbreaking to watch and I hate the fact that they were ever bred that way :(

RubyTed
28-09-2009, 07:10 PM
They don't hop very well at all :( Both the english lops I have had stay here have repeatedly stood on their ears trying to get about. It is heartbreaking to watch and I hate the fact that they were ever bred that way :(

I'm not a fan of the ears!:oops::oops: Too big! Of course, rescuing one that needs it is a lovely thing!:D

DemiS
28-09-2009, 07:17 PM
I've heard of people tying the ears back really loosely, so they don't rip their ears to shreds.

Bluesmum
28-09-2009, 07:19 PM
I've loved the breed for years as my Aunt had one when I was very young who was amazing.
I always (well, since becoming aware of the rescue situation :oops: ) said that I would only ever get one if I found one in rescue.
Has anyone heard about any health problems they have (other than with their ears) ?

ETA: biscuitblossom.....He is stunning :love:

Hugo's There
28-09-2009, 07:22 PM
I'm not a fan of the ears!:oops::oops: Too big! Of course, rescuing one that needs it is a lovely thing!:D

They do have a lovely personality :love:

Bluesmum
28-09-2009, 07:32 PM
It (not sure on sex yet) will be living as a freerange housebun and (If I may say so.....a life of luxury :oops: ) that's if they bond of course *finger crossed*

BeatrixPotter
28-09-2009, 07:57 PM
My bridge bun Mopsy was an english lop. She didnt have really long ears but then she went to the bridge at 6 months so perhaps they would have had more growing to do.

She was an amazing bun. Very loving and a great personality. I miss her every day.:cry:

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt148/BeatrixPotter_photo/April2009046.jpg
When she first arrived, aged 8 weeks.

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt148/BeatrixPotter_photo/June2009024.jpg
With her husbun Peter about 2 weeks before she passed.

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt148/BeatrixPotter_photo/May09001.jpg
A bonding photo showing just how big her ears were.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to show her off again. I loved her very much.

Jaysmonkey
28-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Aww I'd love an english lop :( They're so gorgeous:love:

Bluesmum
28-09-2009, 09:54 PM
My bridge bun Mopsy was an english lop. She didnt have really long ears but then she went to the bridge at 6 months so perhaps they would have had more growing to do.

She was an amazing bun. Very loving and a great personality. I miss her every day.:cry:

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to show her off again. I loved her very much.

I'm so glad you posted, I was going to PM you the other day...you and Shazza were the only EL mums i could remember, but I wasn't sure if you would mind me asking. :oops:
She really was gorgeous :love:

ShazzaBunny
28-09-2009, 10:00 PM
I have my rescue girly Gracie. She is the most loving friendly bunny ever. I would take more in a heartbeat.

However, they cant go out in any form of damp weather, if their ears get wet they can rot. Also, if they use a water dish, maybe best to invest in a spaniel bowl to stop the ears going in. Gracie prefers a normal bowl, but spaniel ones are best.

She does stand on and trip over her ears, its a sin :(. But she is fab when she binkies, sounds like a rug flapping :lol:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b209/dynno/helix020.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b209/dynno/helix017.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b209/dynno/Flynnhoppong023-1.jpg

And a few video's :D

This is an old one, when she was in her little shed, but it shows how cute binkies are

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=4fb624bb0d9687748bafe6&skin_id=701&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

Gracie playing in her hay :lol:

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=54fe2868bbe9ae32b8c209&skin_id=701&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

And most recently, Gracie showing me she knows her way home :lol:

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b209/dynno/?action=view&current=Flynnhoppong007.flv

Jaysmonkey
28-09-2009, 10:12 PM
Gracie is so so pretty :love:

Bluesmum
28-09-2009, 10:15 PM
Gracie is STUNNING!!! :love::love:
It wouldn't go outside in damp weather......I don't let Blue out if it isn't nice and sunny :oops:
I really do spoil him FAR too much!

BeatrixPotter
28-09-2009, 10:15 PM
I'm so glad you posted, I was going to PM you the other day...you and Shazza were the only EL mums i could remember, but I wasn't sure if you would mind me asking. :oops:
She really was gorgeous :love:

Of course I dont mind. Its been lovely to post about her again.

ShazzaBunny
28-09-2009, 10:17 PM
Biscuitblossom, your bunny is gorgeous!

Beatrixpotter, Mopsy was gorgeous, i cant imagine how much you miss her, they have such big charictors.

Thank you Jaysmonkey and Bluesmum :D

coco1200
28-09-2009, 10:17 PM
I was going to adopt a english lop from Jill before I got Noisette... until it came and it was a black and white mini lop :lol::lol::lol:

BeatrixPotter
28-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Biscuitblossom, your bunny is gorgeous!

Beatrixpotter, Mopsy was gorgeous, i cant imagine how much you miss her, they have such big charictors.

Thank you Jaysmonkey and Bluesmum :D

Thank you. She was like no other bun I have ever known. I will never have another like her. She might have only been with us for 4 months but I'm so glad we had that time. All her litter mates went to the bridge even younger.:cry: I know that you shouldnt have favourites but she was and still is mine.

biscuitblossom
28-09-2009, 10:31 PM
Biscuitblossom, your bunny is gorgeous!

Beatrixpotter, Mopsy was gorgeous, i cant imagine how much you miss her, they have such big charictors.

Thank you Jaysmonkey and Bluesmum :D

Thank you....Gracie is gorgeous too.x

Bluesmum
28-09-2009, 11:17 PM
I was going to adopt a english lop from Jill before I got Noisette... until it came and it was a black and white mini lop :lol::lol::lol:

I have my fingers crossed....bun hasn't arrived at the rescue yet and I'm 1/2 dreading the same thing will happen :lol:

Lillian
29-09-2009, 12:48 AM
I was going to adopt a english lop from Jill before I got Noisette... until it came and it was a black and white mini lop :lol::lol::lol:

That sounds a little mean. I really wanted a conti for years, a rescue said they had one but she turned out to be a New Zealand White but i still gave her a home :?

coco1200
29-09-2009, 07:32 AM
That sounds a little mean. I really wanted a conti for years, a rescue said they had one but she turned out to be a New Zealand White but i still gave her a home :?

Oscar is a giant bun, and I would have preferred it if he was paired up with a larger girlie to begin with. Its nothing to do with the bun being breed specific. If you saw the damage he did to George when they went off to bonding (which was unseccessful) he needed a big girlie to stand up to herself :shock:

DemiS
29-09-2009, 08:05 AM
Look at my siggi, the person who dumped him on me said he has a Thrianta (I'd shown him a picture a few days before he got the rabbit) :shock: :lol:

*The tort rabbit in the middle

RubyTed
29-09-2009, 08:28 AM
OMG!!...was just looking at that website Demismith linked...

...read this...:shock::shock::shock:


The breeding herd currently consist of 12 bucks and 40 does. Why so many bucks you ask, well with all these different colors of Lionheads, I felt it necessary in my breeding program. All brood does are used to raise at least two litters of kits (bunnies), that is, unless the doe doesn't show her worth and is destroyed. Yes, I love to eat rabbit, so if bad teeth are found in the litter and I can track the trait to the doe (imported) she and the litter are destroyed. It's not a decision I like to make, but I'm not going to put up it.
:shock::shock::shock::shock::(:(:(:(

Bluesmum
29-09-2009, 10:34 AM
OMG!!...was just looking at that website Demismith linked...

...read this...:shock::shock::shock:


:shock::shock::shock::shock::(:(:(:(

That is disgusting. Which link is it? I actually feel sick....and this is why I would NEVER consider getting ANY pet from a breeder.

RubyTed
29-09-2009, 10:43 AM
It's an American site!!!

Wooops...it wasn't a link! I googled "Thrianta"! http://www.rarebitsandpieces.com/Rabbitry.htm

...sorry to hijack the thread but I didn't want it to go unnoticed!

DemiS
29-09-2009, 09:22 PM
I was wondering what you meant by my link :lol:

That's awful :(
If someone really loved their animals, why would they eat them? :shock:

'To date, I have imported 155 Lionheads from England, but not all from the same source, although a good portion of them came from the same person. I have destroyed no less than 29 imported animals for bad teeth, mismatched eyes, lopped ears, etc., because I don't intend to mess up my breeding program. Something that I have found in the course of doing this is a $100.00 plus rabbit taste no different than a rabbit fryer purchased from the supermarket, its just a lot more expensive.'

RubyTed
29-09-2009, 10:56 PM
That was just me being stoopid! I googled the type of bun!

Hmmm...new baby bun isn't show quality...does that make her less worthy?! *grrrrrr*