Sunday, April 29, 2012

Different Rabbit Breeda

If you are out to get a cute and cuddly rabbit as a pet, perhaps it
would prove to be a better bet if you tried to know all about the
different rabbit breeds that are seen today. Many different rabbit
breeds that we see today are all various varieties of domestic
rabbits. These are specially created through the process of selective
breeding. These rabbit breeds differ from each other in terms of their
size or even the appearance of their coat and many such factors.
Here's a look at different types of rabbit breeds.

Different Rabbit Breeds

Angora Rabbit
This breed is a domestic variety. The Angora breed is also the oldest
kind of domesticated rabbit, which is easily distinguishable due to
its long and soft hair. Basically, the Angora rabbit is preferred
mainly due to its long and soft fur coat. This breed of rabbits does
require a lot of grooming and care. In total, there are around 4 types
of Angora rabbits (English, Giant, Satin and French), which are ARBA

Blue of Sint-Niklaas
Amongst the different kinds of rabbits seen, this rabbit breed is
considered to be one of the oldest fur rabbits seen. This is a Flemish
rabbit breed. This breed now belongs to the almost rare category.

American Sable
The American sable is one such breed that is quite sociable in nature.
This breed is a cross of the Chinchilla rabbit breeds. The American
sable rabbit is quite identical to the Chinchilla rabbits although
they have a different color for their coat. The American Sable
generally has a light shaded coat, which darkens towards the head area
as well as the upper end of the tail.

This rabbit breed is considered to be a very rare breed. The
temperament of this rabbit breed shows it to be full of energy. The
Beveren is also one of the largest breeds of fur rabbits. The name
Beveren largely remains due to the fact that it was first bred in
Beveren. This is a small town that lies close to Antwerp, which is in

Such rabbit breeds have coats that are blue, brown, lilac or even
white in color. This does not mean all the colors are accepted and
meet the standards of ARBA. The Beveren breed has a fur length that is
about 1 ½ inches long. One of the rare varieties of the Beveren is
known as the Pointed Beveren.

Californian Rabbits
George West first developed this rabbit breed in the early 1920s.
Initially, amongst all the different kinds of rabbits, this particular
rabbit breed did not gain popularity. The color of the coat is quite
similar to that of the Himalayan rabbit. The Californian rabbits also
have a white body with shades of black on the nose and ears along with
the tail and feet. The Californian rabbits would also require a lot of
grooming care. This would mean grooming care on a daily routine.

Chinchilla Rabbits
This breed consists of three types of rabbits that belong to this category.

The American Chinchilla - This rabbit breed originated in France. They
are largely bred due to their size.

Giant Chinchilla - This rabbit breed has its origins in the United States.

Standard Chinchilla - The standard chinchilla finds its origins in
France. They have easily distinguishable coats.

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