Some rabbit terms definitions:
- a cutesy wutsey name for the happy dance bunnies do when they're pleased with the world. You might believe they're having a seizure the first time you see it. They run, jump up, twist in the air and twitch their heads and ears.
- normal fur between the wool mane and any wool on the rest of the body, located over the front leg. Required for show rabbits; develops hopefully as rabbit matures.
- male rabbit
- female rabbit
- young rabbit under 6 months old.
- baby rabbit
- gives birth to
- wool that grows between ears like a cap and around neck. Usually fuller at sides and under chin(bib). Should grow into triangle just behind the head. This trait is unique to lionheads.
- baby rabbits that gets a dwarf gene from each parent. They are smaller than their litter mates and do not survive.
- area behind lionhead's head down to hips and tail that sheds out wool to normal fur.
- a rabbit that moves its head and sometimes body slowly from side to side, as if in a trance, as it scans it's surrounding. The trait my be connected to the ruby eyed white gene and poorer eyesight.
- rabbits over six months old, adult.
- wool on lower sides, lower hips and butt that ideally sheds out but often doesn't. Permissible on a show rabbit.
- lionhead that remains woolly over whole body, not shedding out a saddle or break. Some breeders think it shouldn't be used for breeding and others think it will help hold manes.
- strong, lively, feeling fur with a soft, silky texture; should be wavy with crimping. Lionheads have wool manes and often wool on their hips and down their sides(referred to as a "skirt"). The mane must be at least 2" long for a show rabbit. The color of the wool is "diffused" or lighter than the normal fur.