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What does a lionhead rabbit look like?
A small rabbit that has a very compact and rounded body. They can exist in many different colors and patterns. The difference with other dwarf rabbits is that they have manes that show similarities with the manes of a lion. This is why they are called lionhead rabbits.
How big does my lionhead get?
Normally their weight is between 2,5 to 3,5 pounds. This is comparable with other dwarf rabbits.
Why do lionhead rabbits have manes?
This is because they have a mane gene that causes them to have manes that show similarities with the manes of a lion.
How tall can they be?
The lionhead rabbit can grow up to 8-10 inch and its ears usually are 2-3 inch. Their manes also grow between 2-3 inch.
What is double mane?
It is partly genetic, double mane lionhead rabbits have two mane genes. When compared with single mane rabbits their manes occasionally also cover their flanks, also referred to as their “skirts”.
What is single mane?
Single mane rabbits have only one mane gene. The difference with double mane rabbits is that their manes might diminish after they become older.
What kind of colors and patterns exist?
Lionhead rabbits can have many different colors, there is a difference between the United States and the United Kingdom. Since the breed has been recently accepted within the U.S. the officially available and accepted colors are less when compared to the U.K. Some colors are; Black, Opal, Red Eye White (REW) and Blue Eye White (BEW), for a full overview we refer to our color and varieties page.
When is a lionhead full-grown?
Normally after 6 months they can be seen as full-grown. After they are full-grown their weight should be monitored, prevent them gaining weight.
What about their fur, does it differ from other rabbits?
No, their fur is comparable with other well-known rabbits. The only big difference is that the lionhead rabbit has a mane that looks a bit like the manes of a lion.