Dwarf Hotot Rabbit
Dwarf Hotot rabbit, is a dwarf breed weighing in at 2.5-3.5 pounds. These rabbits are well recognized because of their pure white, snow like coats accompanied by their dark eye markings that looks like eyeliner.
The breed became recognized by the America Rabbit Breeders association in 1983 and despite its name, the Dwarf Hotot is not a smaller version of the Hotot, a larger breed with the same name. The original large Hotot was developed in France in the early 20th century by Baroness Bernard.
It is however a relative, as this dwarf breed was achieved by breeding numerous other breeds with the Hotot. Two breeders, one from East Germany and the other from West Germany worked together to cross variations of the Netherlands Dwarf and White Hotot to create this dwarf breed.
Dwarf Hotot bunny characteristics
This unique bunny stands out because of its pure white fur and its dark eyes. A small rabbit with short yet thick erect ears.
They have a short yet dense and shiny rollback coat, meaning that the fur will stand up when brushed in the opposite direction to that of the way in which the hair naturally falls.Gelato cake strain
Whilst this bunny is known for its shiny white fur there are other color variations of the breed, such as English Spotted kits or Dutch Markered. However, ARBA recognizes black and chocolate Dwarf Hotot colors as well.Buy gelato cake strain
Whilst these are seen more commonly as pets, if you want to show your rabbit you would have to purchase one with its commonly known white fur and black eyes.
The Dwarf lifespan is around 7 – 10 years. Purchasing rabbits in pairs can also increase their lifespan up to a couple of years.
As with any pet, when purchasing a rabbit it is important to take into account its needs, ensuring it has a safe place to live, eat and sleep.Gelato
A fresh supply of food and water should be given daily and the rabbit should be let out of its enclosure to exercise and socialise as often as possible, it is during this time that you can really bond with your rabbit and build a trusting and loving relationship.