Monday, July 5, 2010
I'm joining in on Tuesday's Show & Tail at Angela's West Virginia's Treasures. If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Please check out the rules at her blog, and WELCOME!
They say a person learns something new every day. And every day I watch for my 'something new'! Here it is!
This is an Astrex rabbit - nearly extinct. It is a form of a Rex Rabbit, whose hair coat is so fine and short - the guard hairs are the same length as the undercoat... so very thick that it feels like velvet. Rexing is a genetic mutation. Astrex rabbits are covered with varying degrees of curly hair. Only the ears, tail, and feet have little to no curl. The rabbit shown here is considered an extremely curly coat. To find out more about this "rare-bit", click Here!
Have a Hip-Hoppy Day -