Mama Rabbit is a what?

by Janice Jentzsch
(Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

See my other page to see the daddy rabbit. I still don't know what breed they are. The daddy is brown with grayish highlights (nose, tips of ears, feet, etc) The mama is all black, but one of her black babies has one white foot. The black babies are smaller than the brown ones, though all are healthy.

***** Karen Sez *****
Nice pic! This rabbit looks very much like a black Havana. I'm just curious about her weight. Does she have any white toenails?

The buck is cinnamon colored, more officially called black tortoiseshell. Genetically, it is a black rabbit with two recessive genes that attempt to erase all the black. The result is a touch of black smut at the points, some smutty 'racing stripes,' and the rest a bright orange, or sometimes as you say, brown.

The fact that the two rabbits were siblings is an indication that their bloodline is not pure Havana, because as far as I know, Havanas should not carry the tortoiseshell coloration. It probably came from down the alley and around the corner.

I'm hoping you'll get some good opinions on your rabbits' "breed" from other visitors.

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Jan 04, 2012
by: Anonymous

Probably just mutts.

Sorry...if you don't know the breed, and they are mixed like that... they are probably just mutts.

NOTHING wrong with having a mutt rabbit. They can make excellent pets or even produce food for the table.

Enjoy them.

Jan 03, 2012
Mama rabbit weight
by: Anonymous

Mama rabbit is small, about 4-5 pounds tops. Daddy weighs about 6 or 7 pounds. His coloring has darkened as he has gotten older. He was much lighter colored when he was a baby. jj

***** Karen Sez *****
Yep, most likely some Havana blood there - the doe's weight and appearance is right for Havana. But bro shows the evidence of a mixed breeding.

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