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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Sorry to bother you but I have a 5 year old male lop eared

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Sorry to bother you but I have a 5 year old male lop eared rabbit and have just got a 8 week old female lionhead cross Rex. In the future would it be possible to breed from them or would the babies be deformed? PLEASE help me as the last thing I want is for anything bad to happen. I certainly won't breed them if it's too dangerous. Thank you for your time and I hope that I havent wasted your time.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
This is the information you're looking for: http://www.threelittleladiesrabbitry.com/crossbreeding.php Please read the section "Problems with Crossbreeding" carefully and respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your reply but I was hoping that there was maybe another site you may know of that could give me more information regarding my question please.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.

I believe that you're looking for scholarly articles. Most aren't available to the general public but I did find this by googling: http://www.journalofanimalscience.org/content/84/1/58.long I'm not allowed to act as a search engine for you but I can recommend that you google the keywords "rabbit crossbreeding scholar article". These studies are necessarily going to be quite technical but perhaps that's what you're looking for. Good hunting!

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.