So you're thinking about getting a bunny and, as you scour the websites and bunny listings, you encounter words like "kindle" and "broken". Bunnies play on electronic devices and manage to break them? What the what? If you are trying to solve the mysteries of rabbit breeder-speak, you have come to the right place.
This list will continue to grow as people like you email words that you would like to better understand. Please email us through the link below and we will be glad to add your puzzling word to the list of bunny terms.
Broken - A color pattern. A broken patterned rabbit is white with at least 10% of another color on its fur, resulting in a splotchy, broken pattern. A broken bunny will usually have color over its back and across its nose.
The bunny on the left is a solid, the bunny on the right is a broken.
Buck - a male rabbit
Butterfly - A pattern desirable in broken patterned bunnies. The butterfly mark is color that spreads equally on both sides of the nose. A half butterfly or uneven butterfly are faults in show rabbits.
This bunny has a butterfly mark across her nose.
Doe - A female rabbit
Junior Buck - a male rabbit weighing over two pound, but under six months of age.
Junior Doe - a female rabbit weighing over two pounds, but under six months of age.
Kindle - verb describing the rabbit's birth process, as in "The rabbit kindled last night."
Kit - a baby rabbit
Milk dip - A rabbit that has a patch of white fur on the tip of its ear, as though it has been dipped in milk.
Senior Buck - a male rabbit over six months of age.
Senior Doe - a female rabbit over six months of age
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Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops is a small-scale, family-run breeder located in Oberlin, Ohio. ARBA & HLRSC members.