Our Rabbit Breeds

Lionhead

- New breed that was recognized by the American Rabbit Breaders Association (ARBA) in 2014.
- First bred in Belgum but the date is uncertain. The breed is thought to be a cross between a Swiss Fox and a Netherland Dwarf.
- The breed is recognized by the "lions mane" of fur the encircles the head.
- Average weight is 3lbs, the maximum ARBA show weight is 3lbs 12oz.

(Standard) Rex

- Older breed that was recognized by the ARBA in 1929.
- It is unknown how the breed was created, but was discovered in France in the early 1900's.
- The breed is recognized by its dense velvet like fur.
- Average weight is 9lbs.

Mini Rex

- Relatively new breed that was recognized by the ARBA in 1988.
- Dwarf breed created by crossing a (Standard) Rex with a Netherland Dwarf.
- The breed is recognized by its dwarf size and its dense velvet like fur.
- Average weight is 6-8lbs.

Velveteen Lop

- New breed that has not yet been recognized by the ARBA but does have working standards.
- Virginia Mendon started developing the breed in 1990 by crossing the Mini Rex and a English Lop.
- The breed is recognized by its lop ears and its dense velvet like fur.
- Average weight is 5-6.5lbs.