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  1. SableSteel

    What are these breeds?

    No. Checkered giants don't show up in the pet trade. They are very large and usually extremely aggressive. A very rare breed. Any breed can have that pattern. Its the long, full arch body type which distinguishes english spots and checkered giants, which these rabbits just don't have.
  2. SableSteel

    What are these breeds?

    Images are showing up now. They are mixed breeds, that is as far as we can tell. Definitely not english spots. They don't look anything like english spots. Most breeds come in that spotted color ("broken pattern") so who knows what its ancestry is.
  3. SableSteel

    What are these breeds?

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  4. SableSteel

    Black eyed whites

    Dark eyed whites are frosties. They're red/orange with the chinchilla gene.
  5. SableSteel

    What colour rabbits do I have? :)

    Thats a chocolate otter Thats what the last baby picture looked to me in the original post but I thought it was the same as the 4th baby picture?
  6. SableSteel

    What colour rabbits do I have? :)

    Mother is a Sable Agouti (aka sable chinchilla or shagouti). Father is a Black Tortoiseshell (aka tort or black tort). Babies are (in this order) Orange, Chestnut, Black Otter, Cinnamon (aka chocolate agouti and in rex furred rabbits as amber), Fox (aka torted otter)
  7. SableSteel

    How often do you feed and water your rabbits?

    I feed pellets once a day, in the evening. That's what I've been feeding for thirteen years without issue.
  8. SableSteel

    A Chestnut from 2 solid parents?

    It's not possible unless there is the steel gene involved. A steel rabbit that carries non-extension/orange can sometimes appear solid black, despite being agouti, which can lead to confusion. Steel is not particularly common netherland dwarfs, though - unless this rabbit had steel in its...
  9. SableSteel

    What happens when you cross a black otter with a fawn?

    Looks good for fawn to me Mini rex usually have bright orange pigment in their coats, so she looks dilute. Dilute mini rex isn't a standardized color so it is known by a few names, usually fawn or cream
  10. SableSteel

    What happens when you cross a black otter with a fawn?

    Mostly likely chestnuts (or if this is a rex furred breed, castor). You'll likely get some black otters as well, as the fawn carries self which is recessive to otter. All of them will carry non-extension and probably tan pattern as well, which is not a combination that people like to see in show...
  11. SableSteel

    What color is this??

    I agree. Just a chinchilla.
  12. SableSteel

    Help identifying baby Netherland Dwarf colors

    Darker one looks like a sable point. The himalayans are 2 black and 1 blue; however with a sable point sibling I would not be surprised if they ended up being non-extension himalayans, but that would be very hard to tell at this age.
  13. SableSteel

    Would you restrict feeding?

    Getting too big too fast isn't usually a problem; especially in a litter of four. Only if it were a singleton would I worry. They look healthy to me.
  14. SableSteel

    The same old "what colors can this pair throw"

    "solids" are any rabbit that isn't broken. The term for a rabbit with one single color like black, blue, chocolate or lilac is "self" To get oranges or black you'd probably have to bring in different colors. Black is dominant to harlequin. For oranges you'd need to bring in some non extension...
  15. SableSteel


    Yeah, looks like an opal
  16. SableSteel

    The same old "what colors can this pair throw"

    I see three magpies and 1 broken magpie (it can't be charlie if one parent is a solid) Because that mother produced solids (magpies) she would actually be a broken magpie, not a charlie magpie. People sometimes call these rabbits that are genetically broken but appear charlie as "false charlies"
  17. SableSteel

    Question about purebred and crossbred rabbits

    Rex already have the same body type as a New Zealand or Californian. Their body structure should be exactly the same. You can see it more in show quality rex where people have actually been breeding for body type, as opposed to meat/pet quality rex, where a lot of people breed for things like...
  18. SableSteel

    Are they a mini breed?

    They're mixed breeds. They're definitely not mini rex, they have the wrong type. One rule of thumb when looking at pictures for rex fur type; rex usually have curly whiskers. Rex is a simple recessive gene; so having some Rex in the line won't make it slightly softer or anything. It's all or...
  19. SableSteel

    Rabbit Dewormer

    I use panacar (fenbendazole). Safe-guard is fenbendazole as well The dose is 20 mg/kg according to "Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents Clinical Medicine and Surgery" by Hillyer and Quesenberry. For regular deworming I usually use a lower dose but I can't remember what it is; I just wrote it down on...
  20. SableSteel

    Mini lop colours

    It depends on where you are located, different colors have different names depending on location If you are in canada or US: 2 harlequins, one broken chocolate agouti, 2 broken chestnut, and the dark one is either a black, or, if it has a white belly with tan edging, a black otter. If it has no...