A Wonder World of Wabbits
updated 11/08/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/08/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
There are 42 registered bunny breeds in the U.S., ranging from the commonplace New Zealand rabbit to more exotic kinds like White Nether-land Dwarfs, Flemish Giants and Chinchilla Satins. Contestants are judged on qualities ranging from eye and toenail color to litheness of leg, and a prizewinning best-of-breed can sell for as much as $1,500. "There's a close-knit feeling," says Indiana breeder Bob Byrne of his fellow bunny fanciers. "We compete at these shows, but it's not a rabbit-eat-rabbit kind of thing."