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    hi all,my mate has got a litter of 5wk old purebreed dwarfs.anyways,theres 4 in the nest all smooth coated and small,but theres one thats a lionlop! she is the biggest ball of fluff you have ever seen.got a massive mane and fur so thick and long.totally adorable.what i want know is where has she come from?both parents and their parents were pure dwarf lops?if i could post pics i would.shes unbelievable!xxxxxx

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    A genetic throwback?

    A combination of two recessive genes meeting?


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    thanks for that.so somewhere all the line theres got to be a lionhead.so will be be classed as a lionlop or just a fluffy dwarf lop? x

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    If none of the parents have a mane I can't see how the kit can have one Sure its not just longhaired? (We call it Fuchs, not sure what the english word for it is) that is a recessive trait, and can be carried for generations and then pop up when two normal-coated rabbits carrying the gene mates.

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    the allele for fluff must be recessive (like ginger hair) as it's popped up randomly.
    one reason you should **** your relatives - more likely to have the same reecessive genetic traits which will come out as squints and limps lol!!!!
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    For the kit to be longhaired BOTH parents must carry the longcoated gene it's their ancesty. So if you where to put a cashmere lop for example to a dwarf lop you would get short coated rabbits if the dwarf lop DIDN'T carry the longcoated gene. (Just an example btw)

    one reason you should **** your relatives - more likely to have the same reecessive genetic traits which will come out as squints and limps lol!!!!
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    Hope the baby isn't a woolly

    I don't know anything about genetics, but I have read that random woolly babies have started cropping up in lop litters. More likely in a litter of cashmere lops, but perhaps these rabbits aren't as purebred as your friend thinks?

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    hey davies can u put a pic up so we all can see he/she is probably really adorable

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    We wonderd that about Poppy there supposd to be lionxlops, Cleo looks just like her mother, Casper has no mane more o a lop eared all of them are black but poppy has much longer fur and is totall a differnet colour to the rest where they hav a mane she is all fluff around her body to looks really odd with the rest. I don't know nothing about genetics so it's probably normal but i did wonder if she belonged in there family once
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