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Jersey Wooly Rabbits

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Use of Jersey Wooly Rabbits:  The Jersey Wooly rabbit breed was developed for its long, wooly coat. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock


Jersey Wooly Rabbit Breed Profile


History of Jersey Wooly Rabbits:  The Jersey Wooly rabbit breed originates from New Jersey in the United States. It was bred for its coat in the 1970s. Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

Conformation:  The Jersey Wooly rabbit breed has long wooly fur that grows 2 to 3 inches long. The guard hairs are thick and, overall, the coat is very dense. In contrast, its body is short and compact, and it has short ears. The Jersey Wooly rabbit ranges from 3 to 3½ pounds. The recognized color varieties are agouti (chestnut, chinchilla, opal, squirrel), pointed white (with black or blue), broken (any recognized color plus white), self (black, blue, chocolate, lilac, blue-eyed white, ruby-eyed white), shaded (sable point, seal, Siamese sable, smoked-pearl, tortoiseshell, blue tortoiseshell) and tan pattern (black otter, blue otter, silver marten, sable marten, smoke pearl marten).

Special Consideration/Notes on Jersey Wooly Rabbits:  The Jersey Wooly rabbit breed is known to have a gentle temperament. Its life expectancy is 5 to 8 years.


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