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Rabbit hopping / jumping - Mini Rex or Dutch ?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby HOWsMom » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:40 pm


Bug4H wants to take part in the 4H Rabbit Hopping when she gets her pet bunny.

Which breed would be better - Dutch or Mini Rex? Or maybe a standard Rex, if we can find one.
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Re: Rabbit hopping / jumping - Mini Rex or Dutch ?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:20 pm


Rex and mini rex sometimes have problems with sore hocks and sparse foot fur, so if it were my choice between the two, I'd go with dutch.

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Re: Rabbit hopping / jumping - Mini Rex or Dutch ?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby HOWsMom » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:42 am


thank you, Zass - I think you made up her mind for her :D
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Re: Rabbit hopping / jumping - Mini Rex or Dutch ?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Bug4H » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:55 pm


yes you did, thank you :D
this is something i dont want to deal with: sore hocks :x
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Re: Rabbit hopping / jumping - Mini Rex or Dutch ?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby jessie15273 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:27 pm


As long as the mini rex is well bred, you will never have an issue with sore hocks. Just make sure its feet are thickly furred. Standards seem to have more an issue with this. I bred mini rex for several years and never dealt with sore hocks. Ultimately its up to you. Just keep in mind both of the breeds are smaller stockier breeds, that wouldnt excel in hopping as much as your full arched breeds, like English Spots and Tans.

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