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Thuringer Rabbit

Thuringer Rabbit

Breed: Thuringer Description: The color of the Thuringer is very similar to the sooty fawn or tortoiseshell. The ground color is, perhaps, a shade darker than the former and is described in the English standard as buff. The entire coat is evenly covered with dark-colored guard hairs, giving an appearance of chamois leather when blended […]

Tan Rabbit

Tan Rabbit

Breed: Tan Description: The body is broad, with a slightly arched back on well-filled hindquarters. The body is of medium length, carried on legs that are straight and of medium bone. The head, which is bold and well-set on a short neck, bears a resemblance to the silver. The ears are short and carried erect. The […]

Smoke Pearl

Smoke Pearl

Breed: Smoke Pearl Description: The smoke pearl, a dilute sable, was bred from sables about 1920. Originally known as smoke beige, the name was changed to smoke pearl in 1932. The colour is an attractive light pearl gray and beige. As with the sable, the smoke is bred in Siamese and marten patterns. In both these […]

Silver Fox Rabbit

Silver Fox

Breed: Silver Fox Description: In America the silver fox is known as the silver marten. The fox was produced by crossing the black and tan rabbit with the chinchilla rabbit. The result is a fur rabbit with the coat qualities of the chinchilla breeds but marked with the pattern of the tan with loss of […]

Silver

Silver Rabbit

Breed: Silver Description: The original color of the silver was silver gray. While controversy surrounds its origin, the silver was probably brought to the Western world by the early Portuguese sailors from Siam or India. A conflicting report indicates that silver grays appeared in litters of wild rabbits in Lincolnshire, England. These rabbits were known […]

Siberian

Siberian

Breed: Siberian Description: The Siberian was produced in England about 1930. Although its ancestry is unclear, it probably owes much to the self-colored English and the English spot. The motivation behind the production of the Siberian was the the desire for rabbits that would provide matching pelts. Although the pelt of the Siberian was the […]

Satin

Satin

Breed: Satin Description: The satin bone is strong and powerful with front legs carried straight. The most important feature is the coat, which should be exceedingly dense, about one and a quarter inches in length. Although the satin pelt has been used in fur work, it is not as successful as was initially expected. The […]

Siamese Sables

Siamese Sables

Breed: Siamese Sables Description: The shadings of the Siamese sable are much more distinct than those of the marten sable. The Siamese is bred in three shades-light, medium and dark sepia. The light variety has better shading. The saddle, face and ears should be dark sepia, shading down to very light sepia on the flanks […]

Rhinelander

Rhinelander

Breed: Rhinelander Description: The ground color is white with a full butterfly marking of black on the nostrils. The eye circles are also black and completely encircle the eye. On the sides of the face there are distinct spots of black and yellow that should not run into the eye circles. The short, strong ears […]

Dalmatian Rex

Dalmatian Rex

Breed: Dalmatian Rex Description: The Dalmatian rex is a very popular breed on the European continent, especially in France. The basic coat color is white with colored spots or patches over the entire body. These spots should be evenly spread and can be black, blue, brown, orange, sooty fawn or any bi-colored combination of these […]

Rex

Rex rabbit

Breed: Rex Description: Perhaps the most popular of all the rex types is the ermine rex. This variety quickly came to the fore when it was first introduced into the rex standards. The ermine is well known for the density of its coat. It is very rare indeed to find one that is thin-coated like […]

Polish

Polish

Breed: Polish Description: The blue-eyed Polish was one of the first coloreds to be seen on the show bench, quickly followed by sables and smokes. Later came the self colors of black and blue, then the Himalayan or Himpole as it is often called. The silver Polish is not often seen, but it does exist […]

Palomino Rabbit Breed

Palomino

Breed: Palomino Description: The palomino lynx is bright orange with a pure white under-color. The whole coat is evenly ticked with lilac-colored hairs, giving the coat an attractive two-toned look. The ticking is one of the biggest failings in palominos; it should be evenly distributed, neither too light nor too heavy. If the ticking is […]

New Zealand White

New Zealand White

Breed: New Zealand White Description: A New Zealand White rabbit bred in England. White fur is preferred commercially because it can be dyed to other colours and patterns to simulate more expensive pelts. The original New Zealand white was believed to have come from the shores of that country. The New Zealand white is an […]

New Zealand Red

New Zealand Red

Breed: New Zealand Red Description: The actual color of the New Zealand red is known in horse breeding circles as sorrel. It is not as deep as chestnut nor as light as the tan rabbit. If the red is too dark it is inclined to be rather untidy; if it is too light, it is […]

New Zealand Black

New Zealand Black

Breed: New Zealand Black Description: The latest color to be produced, the black, has the same meat and fur qualities as its earlier counterparts and is also rapidly becoming popular as an exhibition rabbit. The color should be jet black right down the fur, with no rusty or brown tinge. The toenails should be dark […]

Netherland dwarf lop

Netherland dwarf lop

Breed: Netherland dwarf lop Description: This red-eyed white Netherland dwarf mother rabbit is rather long in the body, but when mated with the right of buck it produced typical Netherland dwarf bunnies. The Netherland dwarf breed has contributed to the formation of the dwarf breed has contributed to the formation of the dwarf lop. The […]

Marten Sable

Marten Sable

Breed: Marten Sable Description: The medium-sized marten should be neat and cobby. The backs very slightly arched with well rounded rump and hind quarters. According to the English standard, the ears should be small, neat and carried erect. Many marten sables fail on the ears, which are Often much too long and wide with spoon-shaped […]

English lop

English lop

Breed: English lop Description: A two year old English lop. Judges consider not only the length of ears but also the substance or thickness. Paper-thin ears are faulted.

French lop rabbit

French lop rabbit

Breed: French lop rabbit Description: A breed colour of dwarf lop. Any colour is acceptable provided that the fur appears good and lustrous. A French lop rabbit with butterfly-shaped smut and marked areas on the head and neck.

Lop

Lop

Breed: Lop Description: The head is wide and bold, held on a short, thick-set neck. The ears, which are 12 to 15 inches long, are much shorter than on the English lop. The ears form a ridge on the crown of the head adding to the boldness and distinctive head shape. “King of the Fancy” […]

Lilac

Lilac

Breed: Lilac Description: The pinkish dove shade is much more uniform over the entire rabbit; the blue cast is much less common. A good lilac is pleasing to the eye; the coat should be deep and soft to the touch. There should also be a warm glow to the rabbit resulting from the pinkish dove […]

Himalayan

Himalayan

Breed: Himalayan Description: The ears should be as short as possible, but well-coloured without any presence of rusty shade or white hairs. Good-coloured ears are usually well-covered with fur; bad-coloured ears seem to have a bare edge along the entire length of the ear. The Himalayan’s tail is carried well tucked in; it should be […]

Havana

Havana

Breed: Havana Description: The ideal coat is one inch long, very dense and glossy, fine in texture and lying close to the body. Strangely, thin-coated Havanas excel in color. But because color is of secondary importance, these specimens should probably be disregarded in favor of the better coated rabbits. Although the fur is soft, it […]

Harlequin

Harlequin

Breed: Harlequin Description: The flesh should be firm and not soft, a feature that made the harlequin popular as a meat rabbit during the war years. The limbs are of medium bone, strong and well-muscled. The general eye color is hazel, but brown or blue eyes are also seen occasionally. This breed of fancy rabbit […]

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Florida White

Breed: Florida White Description: The ideal weight for bucks and does is five pounds and the registration weight for both sexes is between four and six pounds. The Florida white is another breed that was created by fanciers with a specific need in mind. The breed originated in Florida to satisfy the demand for a […]

Flemish giant

Flemish giant

Breed: Flemish giant Description: Color is of the utmost importance. The first color was steel gray. The gray must be very dark over the entire rabbit’s body. A darker face is allowed. Rustiness is a common failing with this color, perhaps due to the mixing of the colors, especially with sandy colored rabbits. The belly […]

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English

Breed: English Description: The entire length of the spine is marked with a herring-bone pattern. The saddle, as this line is called, should run from the base of the ears, along the full length of the rabbit and onto the top side of the tail. Faults here include blotchy marking, thin and undefined herring-bone, broken […]

Tri-Coloured Dutch

Tri-Coloured Dutch

Breed: Tri-Coloured Description: The front legs and feet are completely white, as in the Dutch. The Dutch saddle is also present, but into this is incorporated the alternate bands of black and golden orange of the harlequin. The hind feet stops of the Dutch complete the pattern with each one being a different color, one […]

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Dutch

Breed: Dutch Description: The blaze is the strip of white flanked on either side by the cheeks of the predominant color of the predominant color of the rabbit. If the cheeks are too wide, it gives the impression that the blaze is too narrow, the blaze is too wide. The cheeks actually begin between the […]

Cinnamon Rabbit

Cinnamon

Breed: Cinnamon Description: The Cinnamon is a breed recognised in the United States. Complete absence of markings (butterfly smut, dark extremities, eye circles) is a disqualification in the Cinnamon.

American Giant Chinchilla

American Giant Chinchilla

Breed: American Giant Chinchilla Description: The American giant chinchilla is another type of American Chinchilla. It was derived by crossing the standard chin with Flemish giants. Ed stahl of Missouri is the original producer of this breed, which is important for its meat qualities. The basic type is much the same as the same as […]

Chinchilla giganta rabbit

Chinchilla giganta rabbit

Breed: Chinchilla giganta rabbit Description: Breeders have found that very large breeds are not always profitable for the meat market. Their growth rate may be slow, and they will need much more food. The meat-bone ratio may also be small. The chinchilla giganta was produced in England by Chris Wren in the early 1920’s. It […]

American Chinchilla

American Chinchilla

Breed: American Chinchilla Description: The American was at one time called the heavyweight chinchilla and is a result of selecting the largest of the standard chins and aiming for a larger, more meaty type of rabbit. The length is medium, but the hips are rounded and full. The back of the American chin has a […]

Chinchilla

Chinchilla

Breed: Chinchilla Description: The Angora has been used successfully in the make up of the chinchilla, giving the coat its full density. It has also produced some bad faults, the most common of which is the appearance of woolly coats. Light-colored cheeks are also a direct result of the Angora introduction, as is a too […]

Californian-Rabbit

Californian

Breed: Californian Description: The entire body color is pure white with the black point markings of the Himalayan although the nose blaze is not as pronounced. The body is medium long, the back slightly rounded but full on the sides and shoulders. Notice the strong resemblance of the head markings of this Californian is a […]

British Giant

British Giant

Breed: British Giant Description: The coat is judged for its density and thickness (three-quarters to an inch long). The accepted colors are white (true white, not cream, with blue or pink eyes), black (black to blue, with blue or brown eyes), dark steel gray (evenly ticked, with brown eyes), brown gray (evenly ticked, with blue, gray […]

Blanc De Hotot

Blanc De Hotot

Breed: Blanc de Hotot Description: The type of the Hotot is much more thickset than the Bouscat, giving the rabbit a squarish look. It is also a little smaller, measuring between eight and 10 inches in length. The blanc de Hotot also originated in France, but it is much less well known than the Bouscat. […]

Blanc De Bouscat

Blanc De Bouscat

Breed: Blanc de bouscat Description: The blanc de Bouscat, almost unknown in the United States, is also quite rare in England, although it does enjoy a small group of followers. As its name suggests, the Bouscat is of French origin. It was produced by Mssr. Paul Dulon of Gironde in 1910. The Bouscat is very […]

Black fox

Black fox

Breed: Black fox Description: In this breed the silver-tripped guard hairs on the side of the body are considered beautiful, and the entrant is not penalised.

Beveren

Beveren

Breed: Beveren Description: The blue Beveren should be a lavender shade right down to the skin; the white should be pure white with no hint of yellow stain or colored hairs; the black should be deep, jet black with a dark blue undercolor and the brown should be an even shade of nutria brown with […]

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Belgian Hare

Breed: Belgian Hare Description: The Belgian hare at one time was the most popular fancy rabbit. It was responsible for bringing the domestic rabbit to the attention of thousands of people both in the United Kingdom and the United States. Although called a hare, it is in fact a rabbit. It was once believed that […]

Angente

Angente

Breed: Angente Brun Description: This breed is exactly the same as the blue except the color is brown. It is not a well-known color and is rarely seen now. It was brought into England around the 1920’s from France. Its unpopularity made it very rare indeed. In 1941 it was recreated by H.D. Dowie. Dowie […]

Angora

Angora

Breed: Angora Description: It is fitting that the Angora be listed among the first breeds because it begins with the first letter of the alphabet but also because it is one of the oldest breeds of rabbit and the forerunner of the fancy rabbit. The Angora is believed to have originated in Turkey hundreds of […]

Checkered Giant Rabbit Breed

American Checkered Giant

Breed: American Checkered Giant Description: Two colours are recognized, black and blue. All coloured markings-butterfly or nose markings, eye circles, cheek spots, ears, spine markings, tail and side markings-are to be clear and distinct. Although it is called the American giant, this breed originated in Germany. Its origins are a mystery. Some authorities maintain that […]

American

American

Breed: American Description: The American is one of the many breeds of rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. It comes in either blue or white coat. Their eyes should be pink in the white variety and blue in the blue variety. This is a medium size rabbit; ideal weight for a buck is […]

Alaskan

Alaskan

Breed: Alaska Description: This breed originated from Germany from Himalayan and argente rabbits. It is a medium-size breed; A registration weight of six and a half to eight and half pounds is required.There is no visible neck in this cobby or dumpy breed. The fur is intensely black and shiny on the surface, even the […]