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I was reading a book that said that if your bunny has a floppy ear when he should have uppy-ears it means he has been mishandled or has some sort of affliction. True? Or can some bunnies just have one ear that flops over? I always thought it gave him character (and is often the only way I can tell him from his sister) but I'd feel bad if something happened to him to make him that way.
(Also, as a bonus question, what color is he? The vet laughed when I said "brown" as his coat color. Never asked what I should've said, I felt too stupid!)
How old is your bunny? Lop eared bunnies start out with uppy ears and then they flop. Sometimes lop mixes will have more control over their ears too. When I was a kid, I had a rabbit with one uppy ear and one floppy ear. Sometimes she would hold them both up or down though. She was a mix.
Color looks like agouti.
There have been incidents where an adult bunny, who has always had uppity ear, suddenly, out of the blue has a loppy-ear and in that case, when some sudden change happens after years of ears being uppity, then that can mean there is a problem -(infection or injury or ??) But in your case, especially since your vet has already looked at him, then the only thing he's got is CUTENESS!
Hunny has 1 flopped ear also... BUT when she wants she'll hold it fully erect. I freaked out too when I noticed that she had helicopter ears & even posted on here about it just like you... After it had been like that for a couple weeks I called the vet to have her seen & just like a kid when they're sick & you take them tothe doc & they are all of a sudden fine... her ear popped back up & stayed up for a long time, then plop! Down it went... I had her checked anyway to make sure there wasn't an ear infection or anything & she was given a clean bill of health. Even now as I type she's lying under the kitchen table with her right ear flopped over but later today I'll look & it'll probably be straight up with the other one. If he's scratching at it or it seems to be bothering him then I'd worry but if not, it's just like you said... it gives him character! And as far as his coloring goes in Flemish terms, he does sorta look like Hunny who's Fawn (redish brown). Flemish also have Sandy as one of the colorings... Google pics of both & see which yours resembles best...