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American Fuzzy Lop - Breed Profile:
Appearance and coat descriptionThe American Fuzzy Lop is a dwarf rabbit with a compact rounded body, short broad face and floppy ears that should extend 0,5 to 1 inches below the jaw. It is similar in appearance to a Holland Lop. However, the American Fuzzy Lop is a wool breed and will have wool similar to the Angora breeds, although the wool will be of a short variety. The coat comes in a lot of different colours. They are grouped into the Agouti, Pointed White, Self, Shaded, and Broken.
The Agouti pattern includes three or more bands of colour on each hair. The abdomen, the underside of the tail, the inside of the nostrils and the ears are cream, orange or white; this colour is also present around the eyes. The Agouti pattern includes Chestnut Agouti and Chinchilla. The Pointed White variety is predominantly white with coloured ears, nose, feet, legs, and tail; the eyes are pink. The coat of Self rabbits can be solid black, blue, ruby eyed white (albino), and chocolate. The colour of the Shaded variety is darker on the face, ears, feet, legs, tail, belly, and haunches. The Broken pattern is white colour combined with any other recognized variety.
The long coat is dense and slightly coarse, which means it won't mat so easily as in many other long-haired breeds. Young rabbits require more grooming as their coat is softer and matts more easily.
American Fuzzy Lops weigh up to 4 pounds.