When purchasing or breeding fuzzy lops it's difficult for a new breeder to
understand what the ARBA standard of perfect means.
In this newsletter I'll focus on the body.
The simplest explanation I can give a new breeder is get a
rabbit that feels as close to a cantaloupe or small honeydew
melon as possible. You want a short bodied rabbit that is smooth
and not boney.
seem to fault small boney rabbits very severely.
The Fuzzy lop standard says the rabbit should be smooth and well
You should not feel it's spine or pin bones (butt bones).
Poor flesh cover can be caused by, parasites (debatable), old age, a poor
feeding program, poor quality feed or more likely genetics.
When buying a fuzzy lop you want to get one with good flesh cover
(padding) all over.