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Plush Lops?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:35 pm


Hi Everyone and Happy new year! :P
Recently, I have been interested in possible trying out another breed and I stumbled upon Plush Lops -- they are why I am here!

So I don't really know much about them, except they are not an official breed, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them?
I really don't want to jump into this without a lot of research. So I have a few questions, (any advice is appreciated though)

How many generations does it take to reach more or less consistency?

What is the best cross? Mini Rex x Holland, Mini lop x Rex?

And does anyone have any good resources for learning about Plush lops?

Thanks!

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Re: Plush Lops?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:38 pm


Frankly, if you were interested in a rex-furred lop breed you'd be 100% better off with velveteen lops, in my opinion

I've yet to meet or hear about a reputable plush lop breeder - all the ones I've seen just breed them to sell as overpriced pets, without much standard or consistency.
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Re: Plush Lops?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:03 am


hm, that makes sense. And yes I was looking at breeders across the country seeing their prices and it was an average of $300 or more! Which seems a bit overpriced for what the buyer is getting....

The part that draws me in with plush lops is the challenge. I don't really want to sell them for breeding stock unless I get some consistency, I wouldn't even market them as such. But, I also think the pet market would really like the plush lops where I am, so it would be easy to get rid of culls.

I will check into velveteen lops though!

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