Help identify this rabbit (pictures)

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  1. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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  2. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Unfortunately, a rabbit breed cannot be identified by color, alone. But, judging by the size and body structure, it appears to be either a poorly colored Cinnamon or more likely, a mixed breed due to the white tip on his nose. Those are very good photos and I agree... he is a handsome rabbit!

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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Hey, thanks Pat.

    Would he be worth breeding to a NZW for meat rabbits or would that create a smaller rabbit (meat-wise).
     
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    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Have you weighed him? He looks pretty close to the right size, which is one of the reasons I suggested that he might be a Cinnamon. Using him with NZW would be the same as using a Californian with NZW... you'd be downsizing only a little bit. I really liked the looks of his body, so give it a try.

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    Looks like a New Zealand body type to me....crossed with XYZ. He is sweet looking :)
     
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    Yeah, he looks like a Cinnamon. Maybe just a Heinz 57 with Tortoise shell coloring
     
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    My daughter's rabbit has the same colorings and size. It is a cross between a champagne d'argent and a californian. She is a very beatiful shade of light brown mixed with gray.
    Yours looks like a real cutie.
    Liz in NH