Heidi Strawn
February 4, 2011


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Use: The Mini Rex rabbit breed is a short, compact, well-balanced breed with a docile temperament. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock


History: The Mini Rex rabbit breed originates in the United States. The breed was developed in 1984 from a standard-sized Rex. Courtesy Marylou Zarbock


Conformation: The Mini Rex rabbit breed has a short, compact, well-balanced body. Its fur is short and plush with short, erect guard hairs that give it the feel of velvet. The Mini Rex rabbit ranges from 3 to 4½ pounds. The recognized color varieties are black, blue, broken group, castor, chinchilla, chocolate, Himalayan, lilac, lynx, opal, red, seal, tortoise and white.


Special Considerations/Notes: The Mini Rex rabbit breed is known to have a docile temperament. Its life expectancy is 6 to 10 years. Because of a lack of protective fur on its foot pad, this breed is prone to foot disease.

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