3:19 PM Posted by Jason
The mini rex is one of the most popular breeds of rabbits in the United States. This is due to their soft coats, great personalities, and small size. When fully grown these rabbits only weigh about four pounds. Their soft fur is actually caused by a mutation first recognized in France during the 19th century. The mini rex comes in a wide spectrum of colors. Some popular colors and patterns for these rabbits include chinchilla, castor, otter, tri-color, and lilac.
The tri color mini rex is solid white with Chocolate & Orange, Black & Orange, Blue & Fawn, or Lilac & Fawn. The castor mini rex is a beautiful chestnut color with black tips. Many breeders ask, can I breed my tri color to a castor mini rex? It is best to breed mini rex rabbits with other rabbits that are the same variety. A tri color mini rex should only be bred with another tri color mini rex, and a castor should only be bred with another castor. This is to prevent genetic defects among the breeds and improve the genetics of the mini rex breed overall.