When Good Bunnies Go Bald

These little Astrex babies are a hoot! We came home from the show and three of our curly-haired babies are almost completely bald!

 

Although they’re really, really ugly right now because God made rabbits to have hair for a reason and that is that a hairless rabbit doubles as Stephen King’s muse, I’m excited to see how their new fur comes in. The hairlessness is apparently closely related to the curly gene in Astrex and I’ve heard a rumor a bald bunny comes in even curlier when that molt is finished.
Can’t wait to see.

 

In the meantime, just in case you need a few photos to haunt your dreams, here are a few before and after pictures I’ve found from our own rabbits and the Astrex Facebook group:

 

This photo is of Kojak, from Rainbow Rex Rabbitry. See how his hair grew back so nicely?!

This photo is of Kojak, from Rainbow Rex Rabbitry. See how his hair grew back so nicely?!

 

This little beauty is from Soft Paws Haven and I'm hoping will come to our house in the next few weeks!

This little beauty is from Soft Paws Haven and I’m hoping will come to our house in the next few weeks!

 

Finally, some before and after photos of our Epic:

Epic, pre-balding molt.

Epic, pre-balding molt.

 

Epic, doubling as a finger puppet.

Epic, doubling as a finger puppet.

 

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7 thoughts on “When Good Bunnies Go Bald

  1. Mike Oscar Hotel June 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm Reply

    That is sooooooo wild. I had to google it. Never heard of a rabbit going bald!

  2. willowcreekfarm June 5, 2013 at 5:25 am Reply

    That is crazy! I’ve never heard of that
    before, let alone seen it. Thanks for sharing.

    • madhatrabbits June 5, 2013 at 6:00 am Reply

      No problem! I’m fascinated by it so its easy to share!

  3. heidiskye333 June 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Whoa! Weird!

  4. Matt December 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm Reply

    I may have messaged you already, if so I am sorry. I had a surprise litter of astrex standard rex two weeks ago. They are out of my chinchilla line and look to be all chinchilla. They are super curly now so when they molt… WOW! I am not wanting to breed them but I do want to get them to a breeder who does. I will be asking $50 each. Please call me if you are interested 970-412-0981. My name is Matt.

  5. Heide Byrd September 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Hey just reading your post, and I happen to have a baby who has the curly hair also! Two weeks old now! So I thought I would Google it! Now I know. The Mom is Rex and Dad is white and brown just like the baby.

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