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How to get BEW?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby bigbrologan » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:08 pm


How does a person come by a BEW? A friend of mine is asking and I am interested as well, so if any of you could explain that would be great.

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby currycomb » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:20 pm


what is bew????

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby ladysown » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:10 pm


blue eyed white mini rex.

as to how you get them?

find carriers and breed them.
OR find a breeder who has them.
You could check with ARBA and go through the mini rex directory to see if you can locate a breeder near you.
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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Truckinguy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:57 am


Are there BEW New Zealands? If so, I want.....

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby DevonW » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:45 pm


all you have to do is introduce the vienna gene into your herd. In order to get BEW both parents have to carry the vienna gene. Although I don't usually stereotype but a lot of bews seem to have genetic issues with having seizures and general poor health and it is really really hard to come by a good one.
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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:12 pm


I think I have a blue eyed white in a litter here. My guess is I'll have no trouble selling it as blue eyed white kits tend to sell well here...at least until people get to know the BEW personality. :)
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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby currycomb » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:16 pm


i have a blue eyed mini rex, but it has a calico coat. is it possible to get a bew mini rex by crossing it on something? what?

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#8  Unread postby ladysown » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:29 pm


you need something else that carries white, and then see how the blue eyed factor pops up.
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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#9  Unread postby Miss M » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:54 am


I think the two whites and one extremely light grey in Pearl's litter might have blue eyes. They're 2 1/2 weeks old now, and their eyes look dark blue-grey right now. I guess only time will tell.
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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#10  Unread postby HendricksHearth » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:17 am


They also might be ermines, which are commonly mixed up with BEW's. BEW's should have a brilliant blue iris color, while ermines typically have the blue/grey or even violet-looking iris. Many have softly shaded points (nose/tail) and some have an overall grey cast to their coat. My girl Dawn is an ermine/frosted pearl here and you can't see here eyes well, but they are dark blue (not bright blue):

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And here she is as an adult (eyes are slate/dark blue-gray):

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Hope this helps!

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#11  Unread postby Miss M » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:56 pm


HendricksHearth wrote:They also might be ermines, which are commonly mixed up with BEW's. BEW's should have a brilliant blue iris color, while ermines typically have the blue/grey or even violet-looking iris. Many have softly shaded points (nose/tail) and some have an overall grey cast to their coat. My girl Dawn is an ermine/frosted pearl here and you can't see here eyes well, but they are dark blue (not bright blue):

And here she is as an adult (eyes are slate/dark blue-gray):

Hope this helps!

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Actually, it does! Devon's mom said that Pearl is almost certainly an ermine with a chinchilla gene, producing a white rabbit, and that her spots, being only on the tips, would be smut. So if she's an ermine, I assume it wouldn't be difficult for her to produce ermines, even if bred to a chestnut.

I was kind-of wondering if BEWs ever had blue-grey eyes, because all the pictures I had seen they had bright blue eyes. Thanks! :)
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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#12  Unread postby Honorine » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:06 pm


BEW Mini Rex can have immune problems, they have a tight gene pool, thats why its so important to cross them out to other colors and use vienna carriers in your breeding program. The best way to get BEW's is to get a buck or doe and breed it into your lines, improving health and conformation with each generation. You must have that first BEW or two vienna carriers to start though.

Big blue eyed breed is Beverens, I wanted them so bad but no more big bunnies for me!!

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#13  Unread postby All Ears Rabbitry » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:11 pm


I purchased a BEW fuzzy lop, for $100. 10 days later, I went to the barn and her head was completly tilted. Treated for 2 months, she'd get a little better then WHAM, head back to the ground. I eventually had to put her down, she started rolling.

Sweetest doe ever. I will have a BEW one of these days, pet only, and probably not a fuzzy lop. I am not interested in making BEW, but do love the blue eyes.

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#14  Unread postby bigbrologan » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:45 pm


I don't really want a BEW, I am just intrigued by them. I really want to learn rabbit genetics.

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Re: How to get BEW?

Post Number:#15  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:52 pm


I actually have two brown eyed rabbits, that when bred together, produced a marked, blue eyed rabbit. I had also purchased a Blue eyed buck, that unfortunatley, stuck his head into the wire a couple weeks ago-- I wanted to cover the Vienna carrying doe with him---
It is my understanding, if you have a BEW and breed to a REW, you will have a bunch of Blue eyed babies-- blue being dominant over the ruby. Amchins have marbled blue and brown eyes,I will be covering some REW NZs and CALs with my buck-- I'll try to remember to tell ya what I get as far as eye color is concerned.
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