The Jersey Wooly is a breed of Domestic rabbit weighing about 3 pounds with a bold head and easy-care wool fur on their body. They are noted for their high intelligence, docile nature, and gentle disposition. The Jersey Wooly is a popular pet and is also one of the most widely-exhibited rabbits at local and national shows in the United States.
The Jersey Wooly was developed by crossing the Netherland Dwarf and the French Angora. The result of this cross was an ideal small pet rabbit with a beautiful very easy-to-care-for coat. This is now a popular pet breed and comes in a variety of colors.
A full grown Jersey Wooly weighs 2.5 - 3.5 pounds with 3 lbs being considered ideal. They have compact body type. The ears are small and erect, standing about 2 1/4 inches in length. 3 inch ears are the maximum length allowed for exhibition stock per the ARBA's Standard of Perfection. The head is bold and squarish which lead the breed to being affectionately referred to as "Mugheads". A Jersey Wooly's coat is often referred to as "easy care" due to the high ratio of guard hairs. Ideally the Jersey Wooly's hair should be non-matting and require minimal grooming as an adult. Babies (under 6 months) may require more frequent grooming as they have a more cotton-like coat.