Our Rabbitry


        We raise Netherland Dwarf Rabbits. As the story goes, the Netherland Dwarf breed began with a cross breeding of a small domestic rabbit with a wild ermine rabbit. The Dutch blacksmith Hoefman is credited with with the Netherland Dwarf's introduction in the 1930's. At that time the weight of the breed was still around 4 to 5 pounds. In the last 80 years the size of the Netherland Dwarf rabbits has steadily decreased to its present standard weight of no more than 2.5 pounds.           



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        Today, the Netherland Dwarf "Standard of Perfection" states that the ideal length of the ears should be 2 inches long with any length over 2.5 inches resulting in a disqualification. The Netherland Dwarf should be posed in its naturally upright position with the rabbit's head set high and close to the shoulders.  The Netherland Dwarf can be showed in 4 classes; Senior (6 months of age and over), Bucks and Does, and Junior (under 6 months of age), Bucks and Does. The Junior rabbits should not weigh more than 2 pounds. In addition to being the smallest breed in the rabbit kingdom, the Netherland Dwarf rabbits come in the widest range of recognized colors of any breed of rabbit in the world.

        There are 5 different Groups that the Netherland can be shown in. Group 1 is the Self Varieties.  This includes the Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, White ~ Blue Eyed, and White ~ Red Eyed.  Group 2 includes the Shaded Varieties. These are the Sable Points, the Siamese Sables, and the Siamese Smoke Pearls. Group 3 are the Agouti Varieties. Here you will find the Chestnuts, Chinchilla, Lynx, Opal, and Squirrels. Group 4 houses the Tan Varieties. The Otter, Sable Marten, Silver Marten, Smoke Pearl Martens, and Tans can be found here. Finally, Group 5 encompasses the Fawn, Himalayan, Orange, Steel, and Tortoise Shell Netherlands. This last group falls under the category AOV, Any Other Variety.     

        The Triple Integral Rabbitry specializes in Chestnut Agouti, Black Otter, Sable Point and Tortoise Shell Netherland Dwarfs. The color genetics of the breed are complex and a testament to the dedicated rabbit breeders past and present. Without the experience of some fine breeders we have met along the way, we  would not have the colorful bunnies we do now.


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