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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Fur difference???

I was at the farm/museum where I volunteer today and I am allowed to open the rabbit hutches and play with the rabbits and I noticed that the only albino female is much, much, much softer then the others. They are all siblings, I wasn't able to touch the males (different hutch) since they aren't as friendly.

Does the colour of the rabbits affect their softness??? Or are albinos just softer because?





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Color does not affect softness. She could have a better diet, be younger, or have rex fur.

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They all eat the same thing though....

She might just have a different fur type as you said but she looks the same as the others.





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Oh and their all the same age.





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There are different coat types. While most people know about rexes, angoras, etc. there are also other more subtle variations. For example, my Alaskan mix has more silky fur than my dwarf mix but she's probably softer. My Californian was especially soft and plush.

It's the same way with dogs and cats .




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My Californian was especially soft and plush.
Oooh so is Sunny she's soooooo soft<3

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Well whatever coat type she is she is the softest bunny I have ever touched I could just take her home with me and pet her all day long.

I wish I had taken a picture of them.





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Breed difference. Akina is a mini-rex in which the coat lacks the top coat giving her a plush, pudgy feel. If you place your hand on her and rub halfway down, stop then go again it feels silky..
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I know dogs from the same litter can have differences in fur so I assume it is the same for all animals.
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Possibly. I will try and get a picture next time I am there, if they are still there.





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If they are mixed breed rabbits, the doe might have traits from a different side of the gene pool.
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