Hobby Farms Editors
February 4, 2011

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Use: The Mini Lop rabbit breed originates from the cross breeding of a German Lop rabbit and a chinchilla. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

 

History: The Mini Lop rabbit breed originates in Germany. It was developed in the mid-1970s from the cross breeding of a German Lop rabbit and a chinchilla. Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

 

Conformation: The Mini Lop rabbit breed has a compact, muscular body. Its fur is glossy and dense. The Mini Lop rabbit breed’s size ranges from 4½ to 6 ½ pounds. The recognized color varieties are agouti (chinchilla, chestnut agouti, opal, lynx), broken, pointed white, self (black, blue, chocolate, lilac, white), shaded (frosted pearl, sable, sable point, seal, smoke pearl, tortoise), ticked (silver/silver fox, steel), and wide band (cream, fawn, orange, red).

 

Special Considerations/Notes: The Mini Lop rabbit breed is known to have a laid-back temperament. Its life expectancy is 5 to 8 years.


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