Mini Rex were derived from the Rex rabbit. Their unique, dense, plush, velvet-like fur, was caused by a mutation seen in wild rabbits in France in the late 19th century. The Rex mutation is recessive and causes the hair to protrude outwards from the body, instead of lying flat, and the guard hairs to be shortened to the length of the undercoat.
Their small size, plush coat and friendly personalities make them one of the most popular rabbit breeds in the United States. They were first recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1988, and been very popular with exhibitors ever since. It weighs 3.5 to 4.5 pounds when fully grown. Short and rather close coupled, it is moderately well filled with flesh. The ideal length of its fur is 5/8 inch, and is to have a lustrous appearance, good body, and a plush-like effect which offers a distinct springy resistance to the touch.
I want to say Thank you to my good friends Alice and Ava for giving us some amazing rabbits to add to our herd of Mini Rex Tank You !!! :)
Some photos of a few members of our herd :)
we strive to have some of the best Mini Rex to offer our Mini Rex are from well known breeders in the show world my new line is from Furry Friends R-Us Rabbitry she has some of the best show lines and quality mini rex i have seen in quite some time thanks to a local friend of mine i am blessed to have added these amazing quality rabbits to our herd of mini rex and the great thing about this new line of mini rex are the great breeders who produced them they took the time to keep blood lines close and not cross breed with other lines this line is strictly from three well known breeders who took the time to understand the breed and how to produce amazing rabbits the show records on some of these rabbits well blow your mind i can not be more happy to offer these amazing quality rabbits to the people hear in and around CT..