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UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 03:26 PM
I was always told Leo was a netherland dwarf, but after seeing photos on here and googling he looks nothing like them.

Here is one from GOOGLE, a proper netherland dwarf
http://www.gopetsamerica.com/small-animals/rabbit/neth-dwarf.jpg

Now here is Leo, who has waaay longer ears and a narrow face, kind of like a dutch shaped face. He weighs 1.08kg
http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af233/JemimaHoneyBun/Leo/IMG_0556.jpg
http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af233/JemimaHoneyBun/Leo/IMG_0532.jpg
http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af233/JemimaHoneyBun/Leo/IMG_0567.jpg
http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af233/JemimaHoneyBun/Leo/IMG_0585.jpg

Is he a netherland dwarf or a cross?

wally4eva
04-07-2010, 03:27 PM
Hes probably a netherland dwarf cross.

Santa
04-07-2010, 03:28 PM
It's difficult to say really, there are probably very few totally 100% pure netherland dwarves, most of them have probably got some kind of cross genetics. He doesn't look totally like the 'classic' netherland dwarf shape so may well be crossed at some point, but that doesn't necessarily mean that his parents aren't nethies, he may just have some genes from a couple of generations ago which give him a slightly different shape. His ears are bigger than you would 'expect' a nethie to be, but his face looks nethie-ish.

He's lovely either way :love:

Mazda
04-07-2010, 03:29 PM
he may be pure, but he may not be from show lines, hence the ovesized ears and bigger size.

What ever he is. he is cute! :)

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Hes probably a netherland dwarf cross.

ooooh, i wonder if he will grow bigger than a netherland dwarf then? Is there any chance he could be a netherland dwarf from a not so experienced breeder or from in-breeding?

We didn't get him from a breeder so don't know what he is!

vee-jay
04-07-2010, 03:32 PM
he is a cross, probably with some nethie in him

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 03:33 PM
It's difficult to say really, there are probably very few totally 100% pure netherland dwarves, most of them have probably got some kind of cross genetics. He doesn't look totally like the 'classic' netherland dwarf shape so may well be crossed at some point, but that doesn't necessarily mean that his parents aren't nethies, he may just have some genes from a couple of generations ago which give him a slightly different shape. His ears are bigger than you would 'expect' a nethie to be, but his face looks nethie-ish.

He's lovely either way :love:

I know he is a sweetheart and very cute :love: thank you :) looking at your siggy for example, your nethie looks different shape to mine!

Georgeypudding
04-07-2010, 03:33 PM
he looks like my sebastian.

I belive Sebby is a nethie/polish cross. He sits very like a polish does and has the face shape of one :) it doesnt matter what he is, he's cute :love:

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 03:37 PM
he may be pure, but he may not be from show lines, hence the ovesized ears and bigger size.

What ever he is. he is cute! :)

Thank you :)

I wonder if he is just a netherland dwarf from an in experienced breeder or something? He himself was from an accidental litter, the parents were netherland dwarfs according to the pet shop

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 03:39 PM
he looks like my sebastian.

I belive Sebby is a nethie/polish cross. He sits very like a polish does and has the face shape of one :) it doesnt matter what he is, he's cute :love:

He is very much like the wild babies you see by the side of the roads/in fields in regards to his stance and ears, so you may well be right! If he was brown instead of grey he would look like a wild bunny

breeze
04-07-2010, 03:50 PM
id say nethie cross too:)

KoShiatar
04-07-2010, 04:00 PM
He looks a lot like my Maia proportions wise. She too is supposed to be a Nethie (I found out today after reviewing the care sheet they gave me at the shop), but has a longer face and a more slender body.
Here:
http://i45.tinypic.com/1z1ps.jpg
(she looks so very disapproving in this pic.)

Honestly I like more bunnies like yours, Nethies are a tad too stout and round for my taste. It could be that ours are what a "pet-quality" or not purebred Nethie looks like.

Georgeypudding
04-07-2010, 04:21 PM
He is very much like the wild babies you see by the side of the roads/in fields in regards to his stance and ears, so you may well be right! If he was brown instead of grey he would look like a wild bunny

my dad often tells me he thinks sebastian is part wildie
http://i44.tinypic.com/33m8t55.jpg

Tuckerbunnies
04-07-2010, 04:26 PM
This is our Netherland Dwarf Cross she is called Jamie.

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu157/buntastic/3-6-10008.jpg

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 04:31 PM
awwww what lovely photos of other nethies! :love::love:

That brown one does look like a wildie! Very like Leo only brown instead of grey!

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 04:33 PM
It could be that ours are what a "pet-quality" or not purebred Nethie looks like.

I did think this, the ones from google are perhaps the show breed quality that breeders try to achieve and then ours are all the ones that go to the pet shops???

I do prefer his shape etc he's so unique and adorable :love: I hope that perhaps he will grow larger than a nethie as I would like to bond him with my Frenchie!

How big are nethies supposed to grow? He is 1.08 kg, I wonder if he is fully grown? He's 5 months old!

Tuckerbunnies
04-07-2010, 04:39 PM
our Jamie is about the same size as your Leo and she was 2 years old in January. :)

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 04:41 PM
our Jamie is about the same size as your Leo and she was 2 years old in January. :)

She's beautiful :love: does she have a husbun?

Sky-O
04-07-2010, 04:42 PM
I think it depends on who you got him from. If it was a breeder then chances are he is a non showable nethie, but from a pet shop, or rescue, we won't know either way.

All my nethies are purebred nethies but non of them are show quality and most of them don't look anything lie show quality. Most of mine look less nethie than yours.

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 04:43 PM
my dad often tells me he thinks sebastian is part wildie
http://i44.tinypic.com/33m8t55.jpg

Adorable :love: seriously looks like the wild baby bunnies we get around here!

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 04:45 PM
I think it depends on who you got him from. If it was a breeder then chances are he is a non showable nethie, but from a pet shop, or rescue, we won't know either way.

All my nethies are purebred nethies but non of them are show quality and most of them don't look anything lie show quality. Most of mine look less nethie than yours.

Thats interesting! Don't all non-accidental litters come from a breeder, eventually ending up in a pet shop or rescue? I wonder if pet shop breeders in breed or are back garden breeders? :(

Sky-O
04-07-2010, 04:48 PM
Thats interesting! Don't all non-accidental litters come from a breeder, eventually ending up in a pet shop or rescue? I wonder if pet shop breeders in breed or are back garden breeders? :(

Breeders who breed nethies for shows and to improve lines, are generally very, very different from the breeders who breed and sell to pet shops- these are normally 'backyard breeders' and are not the most responsible lot. Generally the responsible breeders will take back their rabbits if there is a need to, so they shouldn't end up in rescues, ever.

Unless you have a full pedigree there is no way to know for sure (the only way you will get a full pedigree is from a breeder).

WeeBarraxO
04-07-2010, 04:56 PM
This is my nethies, all diff shapes & sizes LOL!

smokey - my oldest nethie,
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/MMc-X/Bunny%20photoshoot/SAM_2984.jpg

Magic - most nethie looking
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/MMc-X/Bunny%20photoshoot/SAM_2905.jpg

Xander
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/MMc-X/Bunny%20photoshoot/SAM_2915.jpg

& wee Rose - my tiniest nethie
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/MMc-X/Bunny%20photoshoot/SAM_2881.jpg


Rose & Xander are bro & sis and even they are totally diff shapes/sizes

UsagiYojimbo
04-07-2010, 05:03 PM
awww :love:

Xander looks just like my Leo <3

They're all so CUTE

wally4eva
04-07-2010, 05:28 PM
This is my netherland dwarf cross Walnut
http://i50.tinypic.com/2ahu004.jpg

And his sister Cranberry (At Rainbow Bridge)
http://i47.tinypic.com/jphtvm.jpg

And one of them both together even though they were brother and sister they were different shapes so there are lots of varities of nethies crosses.
http://i48.tinypic.com/9kxmbp.jpg

Georgeypudding
04-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Adorable :love: seriously looks like the wild baby bunnies we get around here!

just tiny :love:
this is his wifey whos also a nethie

http://i46.tinypic.com/25p3a84.jpg
shes more traditional nethie looking :) but not quite as squishy as some

pigsforlife
05-07-2010, 12:45 AM
I do prefer his shape etc he's so unique and adorable :love: I hope that perhaps he will grow larger than a nethie as I would like to bond him with my Frenchie!

How big are nethies supposed to grow? He is 1.08 kg, I wonder if he is fully grown? He's 5 months old!

Nethies weights vary. Charlee is 7.5 months old and weighs about 1.25kg. I was told they don't stop fully growing until around 10 months.

Here is one of my favourite photos of Charlee,
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb25/kwazy_monkey_0521/037.jpg

And this is her soon to be husbun, he is meant to be a nethie x lop, though looks very unnethie like. He is with a foster carer until he is nuetered and recovered.

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb25/kwazy_monkey_0521/Photo1551.jpg