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KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 07 10:24 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

gingerwelly wrote:
we have some very sweet black rabbits ..... think a family pet must have got out a few years back and found a few wild lady bunnies .... there are less and less each year ...but this year have seen 4 little black ones


Black rabbits are generally just wild rabbits that have that gene surface(can`t remember the correct name....it`s a senior moment a.k.a. C.R.A.F.T.) they also revert to albino and a nice fawn/ginger.

I have also come across some with white patches but I would think that was to do with a mating between wild and domestic bunnies.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 07 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have wild ginger rabbits in our area at the moment, they certainly look different.
In the past I've caught black rabbits and even a skewbold one. They all taste the same.

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 07 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Black ones are melanistic.

Pete

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