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Post Number:#1  Unread postby ipoGSD » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:39 pm


One of my netherland litters have very fluffy fur yet they are purebreds. Im guessing somewhere down the line there was a cross somewhere. My question is, how do i explain this to the people buying them? Do i simply say its somehow a hidden gene that popped up with this litter? Weird thing is, ive paired this same pair up 2x befor and never had a kit with long poofy hair. Now all in this litter are fluff balls. Cute as buttons but definitely not netherland fur. They look more like Jersey Woolies..

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Re: What in tarnation? Lol

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:59 pm


The long hair/wool gene does exist in netherlands. They call them fuzzy netherlands iirc. It's a simple recessive gene, and not desired in a ND program. Sometimes you can even show the fuzzy netherlands as jersey woolies, but usually they don't have near the fur quality as a JW line that's been bred for wool for generations (and sometimes fuzzy netherlands are bred into JW lines). If they all have the fluffy fur I'd wait some time though, sometimes they just look very puffy as babies, because it is unlikely (but not impossible) that the whole litter inherited two recessive genes.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Nymphadora » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:07 pm


I can't say I have the faintest idea what's causing it (although even Angora coats were once just a mutation), but I'd love to see those fluff-balls! :oops:

(Thank you, SableSteel for the excellent explanation!)

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby ipoGSD » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:32 pm


Thats so weird. I never knew they could carry this gene. Ty so much sable. You are a true asset to our bunny community :)

And i will definitely get some pics to share with the class lol. :)

__________ Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:16 pm __________

Ok i think i got it.. meaning an actual pic vs a link thanks to Kimitsu :)
This is the fuzziest of the litter

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__________ Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:16 pm __________

Uh... its sideways lmao

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This is the next fuzziest, buck chestnut vm

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And again its sideways? Well do i get points for trying at least? Lmao

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I even tried rotating the original pic and then uploading it.. i give up for now but hey... turning our heads is better than links.. correct? Hahaha

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Ah ha! Figured it out. Tinypic does NOT like vertical photos lol you have to have your phone sideways... (miffy my old kitty was my Guinea pig) lol
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby alforddm » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:17 pm


I have had some regular kits that were this fluffy. I posted about them if you do a search you can maybe find the pics. They ended up being just regular furred but with really thick fur.

I found it. Looks like some of the photos no longer show up but those further down the thread do.

the-case-of-the-incredibly-floofy-kits-t27266.html

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby ipoGSD » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:30 am


Clicked the link you shared. I hope these kits end up with normal hair. Well i guess it really depends on the buyer lol i personally dont care for the extra grooming they would require. Cute as can be tho!

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