About American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are raised for wool. Their wool
is similar to Angora Rabbits although it is shorter than an Angora’s wool.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are a combination of French Angora and Holland Lop Rabbits.
Patty Greene-Karl is credited with realizing that the
"fuzzy" gene was recessive, mating two Holland Lops carrying this
gene resulted in a certain percentage of the offspring (theoretically 25%) with
fuzzy wool. Patty decided to develop these rabbits as a new breed, named the
American Fuzzy Lop.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits weigh 3-4 lbs. as an adult with a
preferred weight of bucks at 3.5 lbs. and does at 3.75 lbs. They have a very
compact body, which appears very muscular. Their ears do not stand straight up,
but rather lop along the side of the face. They have a short and flat muzzle
similar to that of a cat. A ridge of cartilage at the top of their head (called
a crown) causes the ears to fall against the side of the head, as is the case
in most lop breeds.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are very fuzzy, cute, and make