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the joy of rabbits

May 05, 1985

Thank you for writing about Dutch rabbits (Pets, April 7). They are truly a joy! We have a steel gray male for a pet. He adds a lot of joy and happiness to our lives. As a matter of fact, we named him Sunshine (Sunny for short) because of the sunshine he adds. As far as I know, however, Dutch rabbits do not have white tails, as indicated in your drawing. I believe that a well-marked Dutch rabbit should have a tail of the dark color. Please tell me if I'm correct in this assumption.

Ellen Gambell

Hermosa Beach

Eleanor Price reports that in most cases the tail color for a Dutch rabbit does match the body color, but because the rabbit was originally white, it could still retain the white tail.

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