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Why are some bunny ears floppy and others pointy?

Asked by jcs007 (1770points) May 20th, 2008
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marinelife's avatar

Gravity? Seriously, I think it has to do with the size (and weight) of the ear vs. the bone and muscle structure. Wild rabbits can have either type. If the ear occurred naturally in a particular rabbit population (rather than a trait that was bred for in domesticated rabbits), it was the result of natural selection either in response to some environmental stimulus or because the ear trait was paired with other traits that led to success for those rabbits.

vbarton24's avatar

Threev words breeding and genetic muster

syz's avatar

Selective breeding.

marinelife's avatar

@vbarton24 Genetic muster?

vbarton24's avatar

@syz genetic muster=genes

Randy's avatar

Two rabbits walk into a bar. The first one says “man, that was a rough day.” the second replies “yeah, I’m glad we’re at this bar. I need to relax and let my ears down.”

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