Caution! Photographs of young kits, may offend.
BRC DESCRIPTION STANDARD FOR THE MINIATURE LION LOP
Mane - The mane should be between 5-7.5 cm (2-3 in) in length to form a full circle around the head extending to a "V" at the back of the neck, falling into a fringe between the ears.
BRC DESCRIPTION STANDARD FOR THE LIONHEAD
Mane/Bib – Are comprised of extended fur which is strong and full of life with a medium soft texture. Guard hairs may be present, but should not
create a course texture. The mane will form a full circle of fur between 5 to 7cm (2 to 3ins) in length extending to a ‘V’ at the back of the neck, falling
into a fringe around the head, with extended fur on the chest to form a bib.
The greatest density possible is desired. The mane may form a cap across the brow, which should enhance the prominence of the mane.
The extended fur on the cheeks should extend into the whisker bed but the centre of the forefaced below the eye line should be clear of extended fur.
Above is the B.R.C. description of a miniature lion lop and Lionhead furnishings. This could be interpreted as double or single mane, opinion differs from exhibitor to exhibitor. Often an Under 5 can be successfully shown, however once either breed have their adult moult around 5 to 6 months old the single mane looses all but a few wisps of its mane/bib and all of its skirt (sometimes leaving a longer area of fur by the tail)
Lionhead x mini lop is a cross-breed. However mini lops are bred with lion lops to improve certain qualities from coat to type. 'No mane' off spring from such a mating are mini lops and do not carry the mane gene.
Double Mane Kits (aka Gremlins)
Below you will find photographs of a double mane kit. You will see any difference between the kits in the nest after just a few days. The most noticeable place you will see it first is on the rear end where it forms a V shape.