Rex Rabbits - These Rabbits Are Know For Their Coats
Rex Rabbits are recognized by their soft and airy fur that is described to feel like velvet! Their dense fur is shorter than other breeds.
Here is a list of the other breeds
In 1919, the Rex was developed in France and as the result of a genetic mutation, their guard hairs and undercoat are the same sizes. These short hairs stand up straight unlike the other breeds where the hairs lay flat. (The guard hair is the course outer hair.)
The fur is approximately 1/2 to 7/8 inches long that has a silky, fine texture which gives it the velvety feeling.
Tips on care for rabbits, including Rex Rabbits
The Rex is a medium breed with a compact, rounded body, with an average weight of 9 pounds. Their ears stand up straight.
If you are looking for a rabbit that needs little brushing, maybe a Rex is for you! With their short coat, they do not need daily/weekly brushings. Just remember to take extra care when brushing so you don’t damage their skin.
Here are some Rabbit Information
Rex Rabbits come in a wide variety of colors; Black, Black Otter, Blue, Californian, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Lilac, Lynx, Opal, Red, Sable, Seal, White and Broken.
Here are the descriptions of the common colors
If you are looking for a smaller rabbit, try a Mini-Rex. They have the same characteristics of the Standard Rex, just a smaller version. The Mini-Rex average weight is 4 – 4.5 pounds.
If you are looking for a Rex, Mini-Rex or any other breed of rabbit, try looking at an adoption center first. You may find your rabbit there at a reasonable cost.
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