Prior to breeding I would have chalked this up to a mishap. But after breeding for almost two years now, with nice stock, not once have we produced anything that resembled this. Yes we have produced some big stock even out of tiny stock but they were still able to maintain type.
So in the end the fault lies on me. Had I read further I would have learned that responsible breeders do not sell babies at all. Responsible breeders may have sold this animal as a pet for pet prices but never as a show prospect or with pedigrees to promote breeding such terrible stock. So it's important to really do your research before obtaining your stock. If you are in the market for show stock, please read up on how important it is to wait until your rabbit is closer to 5 mths of age.
Since then I have purchased stock from multiple reputable breeders. Not one of them has sold me anything under 5 mths of age.
We have shown and done well at shows. However to this day I do not feel qualified to sell a rabbit as show quality as of yet. We are working towards it and the day will come. And when it does, we will likely have shown that rabbit hence validating it's show quality.