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I was wondering... my local pet store was selling some "Hot" rabbits... LOL I found it funny.. but I was also wondering... is there a breed called "hot", or are people at my local pet store really dumb? LOL.. That's my question.

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There is a breed called Hotot and there are also Dwarf Hotots. They are white with black circles round their eyes. That is the nearest thing I can think of. What did they look like?
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There is a breed called Hotot and there are also Dwarf Hotots. They are white with black circles round their eyes. That is the nearest thing I can think of. What did they look like?
I was just going to say what Catherine said.


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I really don't know how they look like.. cause they have a big cage with all the rabits and a tag that says "Hot -> $$, Rex -> $$, Dutch -> $$" and so on... so I know which ones are the Dutch... I can't figure out which ones are the Rex.. and I don't remember the other breeds sold... there are about 5-6 different breeds sold... at different prices...

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My Rusty is a Rex. There are pics of him on here.


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The rex have really soft velvety feeling fur. It will feel completely different than a regular rabbit's fur.
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Yeah, I've seen him.. it's just that I can't identify any rex in the pet store, which leads me to think that there are no rex in the cage.. (Sorry if I didn't expressed myself correctly.. lol)

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Would the other breeds be Netherland Dwarf, Holland Lop or Mini Lop possibly?

If there is a rex in there you should be able to tell them straight away by the fur.
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I had a rex mix when I had rabbits.. It was sold to me as a "dwarf" rabbit but I'm sure it was a mixed breed and had some rex in her cause she was so soft (compared with my other rabbits) Her name was Edison, she died a couple of years ago from a mamary gland tumor. 8( Here is a picture of here:


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Netherland dwarf sound to me... but I'm sure there are no lops.. lol...

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Awww, she was very pretty.


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The store probably has Hotots, or is claming to have Hotots lol.


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Actually, mini rex crosses usually do not have fur ANYTHING like a mini rex does. They usually have normal fur, just like any other rabbit. However, netherland dwarfs have pretty soft fur for a normal furred rabbit (it is a bit longer and finer), so a netherland cross could certainly feel extra soft.

Edison, though, looks like a pure mini rex to me. Very typical mini rex features. Technically, if it was sold to you as a "dwarf" that is true. "Dwarf" can imply any breed that typically has the dwarfing gene. That includes netherland dwarf, dwarf hotot, mini rex, jersey wooly, american fuzzy lop, holland lop, some lines of polish, some lines of dutch, and even some lines of mini lop (which actually can weight around 6 1/2 pounds). Even if he was a netherland dwarf cross, if he inherited the dwarfing gene from the netherland parent, he could still have been a "dwarf." That is why pet shops use that term. It is extremelly broad. All it means is that the rabbit either has the dwarfing gene itself (even if it is a crossbreed) or that it is a breed that typically has the dwarfing gene.

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Well... I doubted that she was a dwarf cause she was large! About 10 pounds after she grew up completely and about 13 when she got really fat. Also, she had fairly long ears.. I had another rabbit, a male named Blacky who was a lot smaller than her... his fur was rougher. Blacky on the other hand had shorter ears... They were bred once and out of the 3 babies they had1 had the same fur type and pattern as Edison, but his spots were darker. The other 2 had the same fur type as Blacky, one white with large creme patches and the other was light brown (the same color as Edison). Edison was bought at a fair and Blacky was given to me by my best friend when her grandpa got sick and they couldn't take care of him anymore (she lived with her grandparents)

Here is a picture of Blacky, he also died a couple of years ago of old age.



Here is a picture of Blacky, Edison and Spotty, which was the one that had same fur type and pattern as Edison, and we kept him (gave the other 2 away). That was a long time ago and Spotty also has died, but he died before his parents cause a cat attacked him 8(



I don't know anything about rabbit genetics (I know a lot about gerbil genetics, thought 8), so that's just my experience... What do you think?

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Okay, which one is the one you think was a rex cross? The black and white, the brown and white you first pictured, or the grey and white one in the last picture? The first one pictured looks like it has a rex type coat. How long was the fur, would you say? Was it shorter than normal and kind of stood straight up?

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