List of rabbit breeds

Summary

Different breeds of rabbit at an exhibition in the Netherlands, 1952

As of 2017, there were at least 305 breeds of domestic rabbit in 70 countries around the world.[1] A rabbit breed is a distinct variety created through natural selection or, more often, through selective breeding for specific characteristics, including size, fur (length, quality, or color), feed conversion ratio, climate adaptability, or temperament. Groups such as the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and the British Rabbit Council (BRC) coordinate and standardize the desired qualities of their recognized breeds, through promotion and exhibition. Each rabbit breed is considered to benefit when a reputable breeder strives to emulate the purpose for the breed, often defined by the individual breed standard by which it may be judged.[2] The global diversity of breeds reflects the breadth of the rabbit's unique qualities. Listed below are 191 of the world's modern-day rabbit breeds.

Modern-day rabbit breeds

   = Rare breeds[i]

* indicates "Rabbits in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

Breed name
[ii]
Image
[iii]
Size
[iv]
Fur
type
[v]
Ear
type
[vi]
Colors & markings
[vii]
ARBA
recognized?
[viii]
BRC
recognized?
[ix]
Origin
[x]
Alaska Alaska schwarz.jpg 7–9 lb
(3.2–4.1 kg)
Short Erect Black No Yes  EU
 Germany
Altex Image 13 lb
(5.9 kg)
Short Erect Pointed White No No  United States
 Alabama
 Texas
American RabbitAmericanBlue.jpg 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect Blue, White Yes No  United States
 California
American Chinchilla [US]
  See also:
    Chinchilla
Ninja eating a leaf.JPG 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect Chinchilla Yes No  United States
American Fuzzy Lop Conejillo de indias.jpg 3.5–4 lb
(1.6–1.8 kg)
Long Lop [All solid or broken colors/patterns] Yes No  United States
American Sable Zoo Praha 2011-01-16 - 4051.jpg 7–10 lb
(3.2–4.5 kg)
Short Erect Sable Yes No  United States
 California
Angora Fluffy white bunny rabbit.jpg 4.4–12.1 lb
(2.0–5.5 kg)
Short Erect Albino or Colored Yes Yes  Turkey
Argente Bleu Image 6 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect [Argente Bleu markings][a] No Yes  EU
 France
Argente Brun [UK] Image 6 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect [Argente Brun [UK] markings][b] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Argente Brun [US] Image 8–10.5 lb
(3.6–4.8 kg)
Medium Erect [Argente Brun [US] markings][c] Yes No  Canada
Argente Clair[7] Image 6 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect [Blue base heavily silvered] No No  EU
 France
Argente Crème [UK]
  See also:
    Creme d'Argent [US]
Image 5 lb
(2.3 kg)
Short Erect [Argente Crème markings][d] No Yes  EU
 France
Argente de Champagne [UK]
  See also:
    Champagne d'Argent [US]
Lapin argenté.jpg 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect [Argente de Champagne markings][e] No Yes  EU
 France
Argente Noir Image 6 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect [Argente Noir markings][f] No Yes  EU
 France
Argente St Hubert Image 6 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect [Argente St Hubert markings][g] No Yes  EU
 France
Armenian Marder[1] Image 8.8–9.9 lb
(4.0–4.5 kg)
Short Erect [Dark Brown or Light Brown (either having light to heavy chinchillation)] No No  Armenia
Astrex
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Image 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Rex
 Curly
  Short
Erect "Any [BRC-]recognised Rex Colour." No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Aurora Negro[1][8] Outline of a bunny.svg N/A N/A N/A N/A No No  Guatemala
Baladi Black[9] Outline of a bunny.svg 6.0 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect Black No No  Egypt
Baladi Red[9] Image 6.2 lb
(2.8 kg)
Short Erect Red No No  Egypt
Baladi White[9] Outline of a bunny.svg 4.3 lb
(1.95 kg)
Short Erect White No No  Egypt
Bauscat Image 8 lb
(3.6 kg)
Short Erect Albino No No  Egypt
Beige [UK]
  See also:
    Czech Solver [CZ]
    Separator [DE]
Lustic2.JPG 5–6.5 lb
(2.3–2.9 kg)
Short Erect "Dark Chamois or light sandy colour, down to the skin, faintly ticked with blue." No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 United Kingdom
Belgian Hare [UK] Belgische haas (konijnenras).jpg 8–9 lb
(3.6–4.1 kg)
Short Erect "Rich, deep chestnut red, well extended down the sides. Black ticking of a wavy or blotchy appearance, plentiful on body; chest and face free." No Yes  EU
 Belgium
Belgian Hare [US] Hasenkaninchen.jpg 8–9.5 lb
(3.6–4.3 kg)
Short Erect "Deep red 'rufous' coat with black, wavy ticking." Yes No  EU
 Belgium
Beveren [UK]
  See also:
    Pointed Beveren
Image 8 lb
(3.6 kg)
Medium Erect Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac, White [with blue eyes] No Yes  EU
 Belgium
Beveren [US] Image 8–12 lb
(3.6–5.4 kg)
Medium Erect Black, Blue, White [with blue eyes] Yes No  EU
 Belgium
Big Silver Marten[10]
  Also called:
    Große Weißgrannen [de]
    Veliki Bijeloopaljeni Kunić [hr]
  See also:
    Silver Marten
Big Silver Marten rabbit breed.jpg 8–12 lb
(3.6–5.4 kg)
Short Erect [Black, Blue, or Havana with white and/or tan markings, plus white ticking on the lower body] No No  EU
 Croatia
Blanc de Bouscat Géant blanc du Bouscat femelle 2.jpg 11–15.5 lb
(5.0–7.0 kg)
Short Erect "Completely snow white [...]. Guard hairs sprinkled regularly all over the coat give it a brilliant frosty look." No Yes  EU
 France
Blanc de Hotot Blanc De Hotot Rabbit.jpg 8–11 lb
(3.6–5.0 kg)
Short Erect White with dark rings around the eyes Yes Yes  EU
 France
Blanc de Popielno
  Also called:
    Popielański Biały [pl]
    Popielno White
Image 8.8–11.0 lb
(4–5 kg)
Short Erect Albino No No  EU
 Poland
Blanc de Termonde Image 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect "Immaculately white. Eyes are ruby red" No Yes  EU
 Belgium
Blue of Ham Image 9.9–13.2 lb
(4.5–6 kg)
Long Erect "Slate blue with a blue sub-color" but "not as dark as the blue Vienna" No No  EU
 Belgium
Blue of Sint-Niklaas BlvSN.jpg 5–12 lb
(2.3–5.4 kg)
Short Erect Blue No No  EU
 Belgium
Bourbonnais Grey
  Also called:
    Gris du Bourbonnais [fr]
Lapin-gris-du-bourbonnais SDA2014.JPG 7–11 lb
(3.2–5.0 kg)
Short Erect "Overall color is slate blue with longer gray guard hairs tipped black." No No  EU
 France
Brazilian Image 7–11 lb
(3.2–5.0 kg)
Short Erect N/A No No  Brazil
Britannia Petite [US]
  See also:
    Polish [UK]
Britannia Petite.jpg 1.5–2.5 lb
(0.68–1.13 kg)
Short Erect Black, Black Otter, Blue-Eyed White, Chestnut, Red-Eyed White, Sable Marten Yes No
British Giant British Giant rabbit - geograph.org.uk - 163223.jpg 12.5–25 lb
(5.7–11.3 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Brown Grey, Dark Steel Grey, Opal, White No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Brown Chestnut of Lorraine
  Also called:
    Brun Marron de Lorraine [fr]
Image 4.4–5.3 lb
(2.0–2.4 kg)
Short Erect "Chestnut brown uniform color with a well-defined orange-brown outer-color. Under-color bluish including the belly. Ears bluish on their inner side and edged with a black border." No No  EU
 France
Caldes[11] Image 9.5–9.9 lb
(4.3–4.5 kg)
Short Erect Red-Eyed White No No  EU
 Spain
Californian [UK] Króliki kalifornijskie californian rabbits.jpg 7.5–9.5 lb
(3.4–4.3 kg)
Short Erect Four varieties, all being white (with red eyes) with dark points:
Normal ("dark sepia" points), Chocolate ("milk chocolate" points),
Blue ("slate blue" points), or Lilac ("pink shade of dove" points)
No Yes  United States
 California
Californian [US] Króliki kalifornijskie 666.jpg 9–10.5 lb
(4.1–4.8 kg)
Short Erect One variety, being white (with red eyes) with dark points:
Standard (black points)
Yes No  United States
 California
Canadian Plush Lop
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Image 3.5–6.5 lb
(1.6–2.9 kg)
Rex
 Curly
  Medium
Lop [Includes at least 19 stated colors/patterns] No No  Canada
Carmagnola Grey Image 7.7–9.9 lb
(3.5–4.5 kg)
Short Erect [Chinchilla] No No  EU
 Italy
Cashmere Lop
  See also:
    Miniature Cashmere Lop
CashmereLop.JPG 4.25–5.25 lb
(1.93–2.38 kg)
Long Lop [Includes >35 different colors/patterns][h] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Champagne d'Argent [US]
  See also:
    Argente de Champagne [UK]
Lapin argenté.jpg 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect [Champagne d'Argent markings][i] Yes No  EU
 France
Chaudry Outline of a bunny.svg 8–9 lb
(3.6–4.1 kg)
Short Erect Red-Eyed White No No  EU
 France
Checkered Giant [US]
  See also:
    Giant Papillon [UK]
Géant papillon français J2.jpg 11–25 lb
(5.0–11.3 kg)
Short Erect Black (i.e, white with black markings), Blue (i.e., white with gray markings) Yes No  EU
 Germany
Chinchilla
  See main entries:
    American Chinchilla [US]
    Chinchilla [UK]
    Chinchilla Giganta [UK]
    Giant Chinchilla [US]
    Standard Chinchilla [US]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chinchilla [UK] Tsukibunny.jpg 7 lb
(3.2 kg)
Short Erect "To resemble real Chinchilla." No Yes  EU
 France
Chinchilla Giganta [UK] Kaninchen3.jpg 8.5–12 lb
(3.9–5.4 kg)
Short Erect [Chinchilla, but with] "Desired top colour considerably darker grey than the Chinchilla [i.e., Chinchilla [UK]] rabbit." No Yes  EU
 France
Cinnamon Image 10–11 lb
(4.5–5.0 kg)
Short Erect Cinnamon Yes No  United States
 Montana
Continental Giant Coloured Image 12.4–25 lb
(5.6–11.3 kg)
Short Erect Agouti, Black, Chinchilla, Dark Steel, Light Steel, Opal, Red Agouti, Yellow No Yes  EU
Continental Giant White Image 11–25 lb
(5.0–11.3 kg)
Short Erect "Immaculate white, eyes pink or blue." No Yes  EU
Creme d'Argent [US]
  See also:
    Argente Crème [UK]
Image 8–11 lb
(3.6–5.0 kg)
Short Erect "Creamy white with an orange cast" Yes No  EU
 France
Criollo[12] Outline of a bunny.svg 3–4 lb
(1.4–1.8 kg)
Short Erect "Many colors and patterns."[7] No No  Mexico
Cuban Brown[13] AJM 012 Vivero Alamar.JPG 9.9–11.0 lb
(4.5–5 kg)
Short Erect Glossy brown No No  Cuba
Czech Red Czech Red Rabbit.jpg 4–5 lb
(1.8–2.3 kg)
Short Erect Chestnut No No
Czech Solver [CZ][14]
  Also called:
    Český Luštič
  See also:
    Beige [UK]
    Separator [DE]
Lustic2.JPG 7.9–8.6 lb
(3.6–3.9 kg)
Short Erect [sandy colored] No No  EU
 Czech Republic
Czech Spot Czech spotted rabbit 2.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Short Erect Agouti, Black, Blue, Isabella (Beige), Tortoise, Tri-color[7] No No  EU
 Czech Republic
Czech White[14]
  Also called:
    Český Albín
Czech Albino Rabbit 2.jpg 8.8–11.0 lb
(4.0–5.0 kg)
Short Erect White No No  EU
 Czech Republic
Dalmatian Dalmatiner-Rex Kaninchen.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Erect White with "numerous little coloured patches" of "black, blue, brown, orange, or fawn". No Yes  EU
 France
Deilenaar Deilenaar nyúl.jpg 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Short Erect Red Agouti No Yes  EU
 Netherlands
Dutch [UK] Schlafendes Hauskaninchen.JPG 4.5–5 lb
(2.0–2.3 kg)
Short Erect ["Dutch" markings on] Black, Blue, Brown Grey, Chocolate, Pale Grey, Steel Grey, Tortoiseshell, Yellow No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Dutch [US] American Grand Champion Dutch Rabbit.jpg 3.5–5.5 lb
(1.6–2.5 kg)
Short Erect Black Dutch, Blue Dutch, Chinchilla Dutch, Chocolate Dutch, Gray Dutch, Steel Dutch, Tortoise Dutch Yes No  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Dutch (Tri-Colour)
  See main entry:
    Tri-Colour Dutch
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dwarf Hotot DH CR.jpeg 2–3 lb
(0.91–1.36 kg)
Short Erect White with black around the eyes Yes No  EU
 Germany
Dwarf Lop [UK]
  See also:
    Mini Lop [US]
Lop bunny.jpg 4.25–5.25 lb
(1.93–2.38 kg)
Short Lop [Many] No Yes  EU
 Germany
Elfin
  See main entry:
    Swedish Hare
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Enderby Island Enderby Island Rabbit.jpg 3–4 lb
(1.4–1.8 kg)
Short Erect "Silver-grey" (with chinchillation) or "Cream or beige" No No  Australia *
English Angora EnglishAngoraRabbit.jpg 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Long Erect [Many] Yes Yes  EU
 France
English Lop English Lop Rabbit.jpg 10–11 lb
(4.5–5.0 kg)
Short Lop [Many] Yes Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
English Spot English Spot Black.JPG 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Short Erect White with colored butterfly pattern Yes Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Fauve de Bourgogne GVB ram.jpg 7–11 lb
(3.2–5.0 kg)
Short Erect Orange/Red No Yes  EU
 France
Fee[7] de Marbourg
  See main entry:
    Marburger Feh [UK]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Feh[7] de Marbourg [FR]
  See main entry:
    Marburger Feh [UK]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Feu Noir [FR]
  See main entry:
    Tan
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Flemish Giant [UK] Ijzergrauwe voedster.jpg 11–25 lb
(5.0–11.3 kg)
Short Erect "Dark steel grey, with even or wavy ticking [...] except belly & under tail which shall be white [...]." No Yes  EU
 Belgium
Flemish Giant [US] Female Flemish giant rabbit.jpg 14–25 lb
(6.4–11.3 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Fawn, Light Grey, Sandy, Steel, White Yes No  EU
 Belgium
Florida White Floridawhiterabbit.jpg 4–6 lb
(1.8–2.7 kg)
Short Erect White Yes No  United States
 Florida
Fox [de] Image 6.6–11.0 lb
(3–5 kg)
Long Erect "It is most common in the color white." No No  Switzerland
Fox–Silver [UK]
  See also:
    Silver Fox [US]
Silverhavenslicorice.jpg 5.5–7 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
French Angora Fluffy white bunny rabbit.jpg 7.5–10.5 lb
(3.4–4.8 kg)
Long Erect [Many] Yes No  EU
 France
French Lop Rabbit - French Lop breed 2.jpg 10 lb
(4.5 kg)
Short Lop [Many] Yes Yes  EU
 France
Gabali Image 6–7 lb
(2.7–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Agouti No No  Egypt
German Angora[15] Image 5.5–12.1 lb
(2.5–5.5 kg)
Long Erect [Albino or colored (but not bi-colored)] No No  EU
 Germany
German Lop German Big Lop.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Short Lop [Many] No Yes  EU
 Germany
Giant Angora Joey Giant Angora Buck-rebalanced.jpg 10 lb
(4.5 kg)
Long Erect Yes No  United States
 Massachusetts
Giant Chinchilla [US]
  See also:
    Chinchilla
Kaninchen3.jpg 10–16 lb
(4.5–7.3 kg)
Short Erect Chinchilla Yes No  United States
 Missouri
Giant Havana
  Also called:
    Stor Havana [da]
    Stora Havana [se]
  See also:
    Havana [UK]
    Havana [US]
Image 10–11 lb
(4.6–5 kg)
Short Erect "Dark brown and glossy color. The eyes are brown, but from certain points of view they are ruby red." No No  EU
 Sweden
Giant Marburger
  Also called:
    Stor Marburger Egern [da]
  See also:
    Marburger Feh [UK]
Image 10–11 lb
(4.6–5 kg)
Medium Erect "A grey-blue outer color with a brownish undertone." No No  EU
 Denmark
Giant Papillon [UK]
  See also:
    Checkered Giant [US]
    Miniature Papillon
Nemecky oborovity strakos.jpg 11–25 lb
(5.0–11.3 kg)
Short Erect [Colored butterfly, eye circles, cheek spots, ear base, saddle, and rump spots; all on a base of white.] "All [BRC] recognised colours are admissible." No Yes  EU
 Germany
Giant Silver
  Also called:
    Stor Sølv [da]
    Stora Sølv [se]
  See also:
    Silver [UK]
    Silver [US]
Image 10–11 lb
(4.6–5 kg)
Short Erect "The entire body has a black base color mixed with hair with white tips that gives the rabbit a silver sheen." No No  EU
 France
Giant Smoke Pearl
  Also called:
    Stor Zobel [da]
    Stora Zobel [se]
  See also:
    Smoke Pearl
Image 8.8–11.0 lb
(4–5 kg)
Short Erect "A mixture of brown, so-called sepia-colored and beige tones" [with darker points]. No No  EU
 Germany
Giza White[16] Image 5.6–7.6 lb
(2.53–3.45 kg)
Short Erect Albino No No  Egypt
Golden Glavcot Image 5–6 lb
(2.3–2.7 kg)
Short Erect No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Gotland Gotlandskanin Vallby.jpg 6.6–9 lb
(3.0–4.1 kg)
Short Erect No No  EU
 Sweden
Gouwenaar Image 5.5–7.1 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "The body color has a light grey-blue tone throughout the body." No No  EU
 Netherlands
Grey Pearl of Halle
  Also called:
    Gris Perle de Hal
    Lille Egern
    Parelgrijze van Halle
Image 5.5–7.1 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "The body color is a light grey-blue tone throughout the body." No No  EU
 Belgium
Güzelçamlı Outline of a bunny.svg 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Short Erect White with chocolate markings No No  Turkey
Harlequin [UK] Harlequin Rabbits.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Short Erect Harlequin
  (includes: Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac)
Magpie
  (includes: Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac)
No Yes  EU
 France
Harlequin [US] Lapin Japonais.jpg 6–9 lb
(2.7–4.1 kg)
Short Erect Japanese
  (includes: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac)
Magpie
  (includes: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac)
Yes No  EU
 France
Harlequin Dutch
  See main entry:
    Tri-Colour Dutch
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Harlequin Rex
  Also called:
    Magpie Rex
    Japanese Rex
Japaner-rex-kaninchen.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Erect [ Same as for Harlequin [UK] ] No Yes  EU
 France
Havana [UK]
  See also:
    Giant Havana
Image 5.5–6.5 lb
(2.5–2.9 kg)
Short Erect "A rich, dark chocolate with a purplish sheen, [...] pearl-grey undercolour." No Yes  EU
 Netherlands
Havana [US]
  See also:
    Giant Havana
OtisHavana.jpg 4.5–6.5 lb
(2.0–2.9 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Broken, Chocolate, Lilac Yes No  EU
 Netherlands
Himalayan
  Also called:
    Russian
HimalayanRabbit.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Short Erect White with points of either black, blue, chocolate, or lilac Yes Yes  China
Holland Lop [US]
  See also:
    Miniature Lop [UK/NL]
Holland lop bunny.JPG 4–6.5 lb
(1.8–2.9 kg)
Short Lop Agouti, Broken, Pointed White, Self Colors, Shaded Colors, Tan Pattern, Ticked, Wide Band Yes No  EU
 Netherlands
Hulstlander Image 4–6 lb
(1.8–2.7 kg)
Short Erect White with blue eyes No Yes  EU
 Netherlands
Hungarian Giant[17] Image 11–15 lb
(5–7 kg)
Short Erect [Many] No No  EU
 Hungary
Isabella Image 6.6–8.8 lb
(3–4 kg)
Short Erect "The yellowish brown color is 'coated' with a blue veil, caused by blue hair tips. In front of the head there is the 'mask', which when seen from the front, is oval." No No  EU
 Sweden
Jamora [de] Image 4.2–5.3 lb
(1.9–2.4 kg)
Long Erect "[L]ike [Harlequin or] Japanese. The most common color is black / yellow, but black and white may occur." No No  EU
 Germany
Japanese Dutch
  See main entry:
    Tri-Colour Dutch
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Japanese White
  Also called:
    日本白色種 [ja]
  Includes:
    ジャンボうさぎ [ja]
    Jumbo Usagi
Stuffed jumbo rabbit.jpg 6.6–22.0 lb
(3–10 kg)
Short Erect Albino No No  Japan
Jersey Wooly Osterhase.jpg 2.5–3.5 lb
(1.1–1.6 kg)
Long Erect [Many] Yes No  United States
 New Jersey
Kabyle Image 4.4–6.6 lb
(2.0–3.0 kg)
Short Erect [Many] No No  Algeria
Lilac [UK] Image 5.5–7 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "An even pink shade of dove colour" No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Lilac [US] Image 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Short Erect "Pinkish dove-gray" Yes No  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Lionhead [UK] Rabbit - Lionhead breed.jpg 3.0–3.7 lb
(1.36–1.7 kg)
Long Erect "All [BRC] recognised colour[s] and pattern[s]" No Yes  EU

 France
 Belgium

Lionhead [US] Lapin nain.JPG 3.25–3.75 lb
(1.47–1.70 kg)
Long Erect Chocolate, Ruby-Eyed White, Seal, Siamese Sable, Tortoise (includes Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac) Yes No  EU

 France
 Belgium

Liptov Baldspotted Rabbit
  Also called:
    Liptovský lysko
Image 8.8–9.4 lb
(4–4.25 kg)
Short Erect Agouti, Blue-Agouti, or Black No No  EU
 Slovakia
Lynx
  Also called:
    Luchskaninchen
    Lux
Image 5.5–7.1 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "Lux has a wild factor and the outermost part of the hair is light grey. Under this color, the middle color is reddish-brown. The middle color is so high that it shines through the entire color. The entire color therefore appears as a reddish-brown tone 'coated' with a light grey-blue cut." No No  EU
 Germany
Marburger Feh [UK]
  Originally named:
    Fee de Marbourg
  Renamed:
    Feh de Marbourg [FR]
[7]
  See also:
    Giant Marburger
Marburger Feh 20061027.jpg 4.15–7.2 lb
(1.88–3.27 kg)
Short Erect [Lilac:] "The top colour is a delicately toned light blue which appears to be covered with a brownish veil." No Yes  EU
 France
Mecklenburger Piebald[18]
  Also called:
    Mecklenburger Schecke
Mecklenburger Schecke.jpg 9.9–12.1 lb
(4.5–5.5 kg)
Medium Erect "[Broken pattern: mostly solid color with neck, chest, belly, legs. Includes Agouti, Black, Blue, Red, Steel]" No No  EU
 Germany
Meissner Lop Wilhelma Widderkaninchen.jpg 10–12 lb
(4.5–5.4 kg)
Short Lop [Many] No Yes  EU
 Germany
Mellerud rabbit Mellerud rabbit.jpeg 6.6–7.7 lb
(3.0–3.5 kg)
Short Erect Albino, Black with inexact "Dutch" markings No No  EU
 Sweden
Mini Cashmere Lop
  See main entry:
    Miniature Cashmere Lop
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mini Lion Lop
  See main entry:
    Miniature Lion Lop
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mini Lop [US]
  Not to be confused with:
    Miniature Lop [UK/NL]
Sawyerbun1.jpg 5–6 lb
(2.3–2.7 kg)
Short Lop [To be supplied] Yes No  EU
 Netherlands
Mini Rex [US]
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Kleinrex .jpg 3–4.5 lb
(1.4–2.0 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Erect Black, Blue, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Himalayan, Lilac, Lynx, Marten, Opal, Otter, Red, Sable, Sable Point, Seal, Tortoise, Red-Eyed White, Blue-Eyed White, Broken (white with any accepted color), Tri-Color (white with one of the following four pairs: Black & Orange, Lilac & Fawn, Chocolate & Orange, Blue & Fawn), Pattern Yes No  United States
 Texas
Mini Satin [US]
  Not to be confused with:
    Miniature Satin [UK]
Satinkaninchen 009.jpg 4 lb
(1.8 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Broken, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Agouti, Copper, Himalayan (includes Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac), Opal, Red, Siamese (includes Blue, Chocolate, Lilac), Silver Marten (includes Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac), Squirrel, Tortoise, White Yes No  United States
 Michigan
Miniature Cashmere Lop
  See also:
    Cashmere Lop
CashmereLop.JPG 3.5 lb
(1.6 kg)
Long Lop [same as Cashmere Lop] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Miniature Lion Lop Zashion's Beatrice, Mini Lion Lop.jpg 3.3–3.5 lb
(1.5–1.6 kg)
Long Lop Chocolate Point
Also: "Any [BRC] colour or pattern [...] apart from the broken pattern."
No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Miniature Lop [UK/NL]
  Not to be confused with:
    Mini Lop [US]
  See also:
    Holland Lop [US]
Miniature Lop - UK NL.jpg 3.4–3.8 lb
(1.5–1.7 kg)
Short Lop "Any [BRC] colour or pattern [...] apart from the broken pattern." No Yes  EU
 Netherlands
Miniature Papillon
  Also called:
    Dværgschecke [da]

  See also:
    Giant Papillon [UK]
Image 2.6–4.2 lb
(1.2–1.9 kg)
Short Erect Black/White, Blue/White, Tri-colour (Black & Gold) [Colored butterfly, eye circles, cheek spots, ear base, saddle, side-body patches, and top of tail; all on a base of white] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Miniature Rex [UK]
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Rexdwerg castor.jpg 3.75–4.5 lb
(1.70–2.04 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Erect "As for Standard Rex." No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Miniature Satin [UK]
  Not to be confused with:
    Mini Satin [US]
Jeunes satin ivoire yeux bleus.JPG 4–5 lb
(1.8–2.3 kg)
Short Erect Ivory No Yes  United States
 Michigan
Moshtohor[1]
  Also called:
    Line M
Image 5.3–8.6 lb
(2.40–3.91 kg)
Short Erect Yellowish-Brown, White, or Grey No No  Egypt
Netherland Dwarf Ro pool gilberte.jpg 1.1–2.5 lb
(0.50–1.13 kg)
Short Erect [Many] Yes Yes  EU
 Netherlands
New Zealand [US] Kaninchen1.jpg 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Broken, Red, White Yes No  United States
 California
New Zealand red [UK] Rode nieuwzeelander Ram.jpg 8 lb
(3.6 kg)
Short Erect "Bright golden red or reddish gold with sheen" No Yes  United States
 California
New Zealand white [UK] NewZealandWhiteRabbit.jpg 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, White No Yes  United States
 California
Nitransky[1] Image 7.7–12.1 lb
(3.5–5.5 kg)
Short Erect [White with diluted "Californian" markings] No No  EU
 Slovenia
Opossum
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Image 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Rex
 Curly
  Long
Erect "Any [BRC-]recognised colour." No Yes  Switzerland
Orange[19] Image 5.5–7.1 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect " A strong and warm yellow-red outer color." No No  EU
 Sweden
Orylag [fr][20][21]
  Also called:
    Rex du Poitou
Image 5.5 lb
(2.5 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Erect [Many] No No  EU
 France
Ørestad Image 5.5–7.1 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Ruby-Eyed White No No  EU
 Sweden
Palomino PalBuckSide-small.jpg 10–11 lb
(4.5–5.0 kg)
Short Erect Golden, Lynx Yes No  United States
 Washington
Pannon White Image 5–10 lb
(2.3–4.5 kg)
Short Erect White No No  EU
 Hungary
Perlfee Image 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Short Erect "Blue Agouti" No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Plush Lop (Miniature)
  See also:
    Rex [US]
1,0 Rexzwergwidder Blau 7 Mon..jpg 3.7–4.0 lb
(1.7–1.8 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Lop "Any colour and pattern accepted by the [BRC] apart from the broken pattern." No No  Australia *
Plush Lop (Standard)
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Image 5.1–5.7 lb
(2.3–2.6 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Lop "Any colour and pattern accepted by the [BRC] apart from the broken pattern." No No  Australia *
Pointed Beveren
  See also:
    Beveren
Rabbit DSC00382.JPG 7 lb
(3.2 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac No Yes  EU
 Belgium
Polish [UK]
  See also:
    Britannia Petite [US]
Britannia Petite.jpg 2.5 lb
(1.1 kg)
Short Erect [Includes >25 different colors/patterns][j] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Polish [US] Rabbit - Polish breed - White with Red Eyes - from Japan.jpg 2.5–3.5 lb
(1.1–1.6 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Blue-Eyed White, Broken, Chocolate, Red-Eyed White Yes No  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Rex [US]
  Originally called:
    Castorrex
  Sometimes called:
    Standard Rex
  NOTE: To see all breeds with rex fur,
  sort on the "Fur Type" column.
45-rex-castor.jpg 6–10.5 lb
(2.7–4.8 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Erect [Over 19 stated colors/patterns][k] Yes No  EU
 France
Rex du Poitou
  See main entry:
    Orylag
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rhinelander
  See also:
    Rhinsk Schecke [da][22]
Rhinelander.jpg 9–10 lb
(4.1–4.5 kg)
Short Erect White with coloured butterfly patterns Yes Yes  EU
 Germany
Rhone [de]
  Also called:
    Rhön
Image 5.5–7.1 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "A white/black rabbit whose color/pattern is intended to resemble the surface of a birch tree." No No  EU
 Germany
Russian
  See main entry:
    Himalayan
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sachsengold [de]
  Also called:
    Saxon Gold
[23]
Sachsengold1.jpg 6.1–7.2 lb
(2.75–3.25 kg)
Short Erect Chestnut No No  EU
 Germany
Sallander Image 5–9 lb
(2.3–4.1 kg)
Short Erect No Yes  EU
 Netherlands
San Juan Image 3–5 lb
(1.4–2.3 kg)
Short Erect Agouti No No  United States
 Washington
Satin [UK]
  See also:
    Miniature Satin [UK]
Satin castor.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Medium Erect [Includes >33 different colors/patterns][l] No Yes  United States
 Indiana
Satin [US]
  See also:
    Mini Satin [US]
Satijn konijn ivoor.jpg 9.5–10 lb
(4.3–4.5 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Broken, Californian, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Copper, Lilac(under development), Otter, Red, Siamese, White Yes No  United States
 Indiana
Satin Angora White Satin Angora Rabbit.jpg 6.5–9.5 lb
(2.9–4.3 kg)
Long Erect [White or Colored] Yes No  Canada
Schwarzgrannen [UK] [de] Image 4.41–7.17 lb
(2.00–3.25 kg)
Short Erect "[P]ure white [with] black ticking" No Yes  EU
 Germany
Separator [DE]
  See also:
    Beige [UK]
    Czech Solver [CZ]
Lustic2.JPG 6.6–8.3 lb
(3–3.75 kg)
Short Erect [sandy colored] No No  EU
 United Kingdom
 United Kingdom
Siamese Sable Siamesenkaninchen.jpg 5–7 lb
(2.3–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Light Siamese Sable, Medium Siamese Sable, Dark Siamese Sable No Yes  EU
 France
Siberian Image 5–7 lb
(2.3–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Silver [UK]
  See also:
    Giant Silver
Kaninchen2.jpg 5–6 lb
(2.3–2.7 kg)
Short Erect Blue, Brown, Fawn, Grey No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Silver [US]
  See also:
    Giant Silver
Kleinsilber schwarz.JPG 4–7 lb
(1.8–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Black, Brown, Fawn Yes No  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Silver Fox [UK]
  See main entry:
    Fox–Silver [UK]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Silver Fox [US] Eithel, black Silver Fox doe.jpg 9–12 lb
(4.1–5.4 kg)
Long Erect Black, Blue(under development), Chocolate(under development) Yes No  United States
 Ohio
Silver Marten
  Also called:
    Beloresavec [sl]
    Weißgrannen [de]
  See also:
    Big Silver Marten
Marten Rabbit.jpg 9.5 lb
(4.3 kg)
Short Erect Black, Blue, Chocolate, Sable Yes No  EU
 France
Simenwar[24] Outline of a bunny.svg 2.95 lb
(1.337 kg)
N/A N/A N/A No No  Egypt
Slovenian Rabbit[1]
  Also called:
    Slovenski kunec [si]
Image 6.6–11.0 lb
(3–5 kg)
Short Erect "Blue velvet" with "yellowish-brown" substrate and flecking. [Similar to the "St Hubert" hairshaft?] "The tail and belly are white, and the eyes are brown." No No  EU
 Slovenia
Smoke Pearl
  Also called:
    Sinisoopeli [fi]
    Zobel blå [sv][25]
    Zobel blue [da]
  See also:
    Giant Smoke Pearl
Image 5–7 lb
(2.3–3.2 kg)
Short Erect Marten type ["smoke in colour, shading to pearl grey beige" with certain white touches, including eye circles] or
Siamese type [same but with no white touches]
No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 Scotland
Spanish Giant Image 12.5–15 lb
(5.7–6.8 kg)
Short Erect No No  EU
 Spain
Squirrel Image 5–7 lb
(2.3–3.2 kg)
Short Erect No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 Scotland
Standard Chinchilla [US]
  See also:
    Chinchilla
Kaninchen3.jpg 5–7.5 lb
(2.3–3.4 kg)
Short Erect Chinchilla Yes No  EU
 France
Standard Rex
  See main entry:
    Rex [US]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stone rabbit
  Also called:
    Steenkonijn[26] [nl]
Image 6.1 lb
(2.75 kg)
Short Erect Haaskleur ("hare" = red agouti), Konijngrijs ("rabbit grey" = grey agouti), Ijzergrauw ("iron grey" = steel agouti) No No  EU
 Belgium
Sussex Image 7–8 lb
(3.2–3.6 kg)
Short Erect [Shaded] Cream, [Shaded] Gold No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Swedish Fur
  Also called:
    Svensk Pels
Image 6.6–8.2 lb
(3–3.7 kg)
Short Erect "Glossy black with evenly spaced white hair." No No  EU
 Sweden
Swedish Hare
  Includes the breed prev. named:
    Elfin
TanElfinrabbit.JPG 5 lb
(2.3 kg)
Short Erect All colors and markings are acceptable No No  EU
 Sweden
Swiss Fox Voskonijn-Feh.jpg 5–8 lb
(2.3–3.6 kg)
Long Erect No Yes  Switzerland
Tadla Image 4–5 lb
(1.8–2.3 kg)
Short Erect Agouti No No  Morocco
Tan
  Also called:
    Feu Noir [FR]
State fair 06 029.jpg 4–6 lb
(1.8–2.7 kg)
Short Erect Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Chocolate & Tan, Lilac & Tan Yes Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Teddy Dwarf
  Also called:
    Teddyzwerg [DE]
Teddyzwerg.jpg 1.8–3.7 lb
(0.8–1.7 kg)
Long Erect [Many] No No  EU
 Germany
Teddy Lop
  Also called:
    Teddywidder [DE]
Teddywidder.jpg 2.9–4.4 lb
(1.3–2.0 kg)
Long Lop [Many] No No  EU
 Germany
Thrianta Thrianta.JPG 6 lb
(2.7 kg)
Short Erect Chestnut Yes Yes  EU
 Netherlands
Thuringer
  Also called:
    Thüringer
Lapin-chamois-de-thuringe SDA2014.JPG 9 lb
(4.1 kg)
Short Erect [Sable with dark points] No Yes  EU
 Germany
Tri-Colour Dutch
  Also called:
    Harlequin Dutch
    Japanese Dutch
HollaenderJapanerfarbig.jpg 4–5 lb
(1.8–2.3 kg)
Short Erect [Tri-Colour Dutch markings][m] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Tri-Colour English Reinscheck bunny.jpg 6–8 lb
(2.7–3.6 kg)
Short Erect [Tri-Colour English markings][n] No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Trønder Image 8.8–13.2 lb
(4–6 kg)
Short Erect "The color is shiny black with evenly distributed white hair. The white hairs are white in their full length" No No  Norway
V-line[1]
  Also called:
    Line V
Outline of a bunny.svg 7.3 lb
(3.32 kg)[27]
N/A N/A N/A No No  Egypt
Velveteen Lop
  See also:
    Rex [US]
Image 5–6.5 lb
(2.3–2.9 kg)
Rex
 Straight
  Short
Lop [Includes "all patterns and colors of the English Lop breed"][7] No No  United States
Vienna Coloured Grauer Wiener 03.jpg 7.7–11.6 lb
(3.5–5.25 kg)
Medium Erect Agouti, Black, Blue No Yes  EU
 Austria
Vienna White Weisser Wiener.JPG 7.7–11.6 lb
(3.5–5.25 kg)
Short Erect "[P]ure white [...] very lustrous" No Yes  EU
 Austria
Wheaten Image 5.5–7 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "Wheaten (the fawn or pale yellow colour of wheat)" No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 United Kingdom
Wheaten Lynx Image 5.5–7 lb
(2.5–3.2 kg)
Short Erect "Orange-shot-silver" No Yes  EU
 United Kingdom
 United Kingdom
White Country
  Also called:
    Hvid Land [da][28]
    Hvit Land [no]
    Vit Lant [se][29]
8.4–10.1 lb
(3.8–4.6 kg)
Short Erect Albino No No  EU
 Denmark
Zemmouri[30] Image 4.0–6.4 lb
(1.8–2.9 kg)
Short Erect [Black with "Dutch" markings] No No  Morocco
Zika Image 7.1 lb
(3.2 kg)
Short Erect Albino No No  EU
 Germany

Scope

The table of modern-day rabbit breeds includes those that are:

  • recognized as a distinct breed by ARBA, the BRC, or another country's established organization for the national promotion of rabbit breeds,
  • recognized as "in development" for potential formal recognition (as judged by multiple authoritative sources), or
  • recognized as a distinct breed that resulted from natural selection (as judged by pertinent authoritative sources).

Rare breeds[i] are denoted with pink highlighting.

Terminology

Confusion sometimes arises regarding the name of a rabbit breed versus the name of a rabbit's color/pattern (or fur type). For example, Harlequin is the name of a breed whose color/pattern is known as harlequin. (This usage may have arisen from the Harlequin character, who, like this rabbit, always wears a motley-colored check-patterned coat—and suggests that the rabbit may be equally impish.) The harlequin color/pattern is found now in a different breed of rabbit: the Tri-Colour Dutch, also known as the Harlequin Dutch. Such evolutions in terminology pertain also to some fur types, where (for example) the Rex breed has rex fur, one new variety of which appears in the unusually "rexed" Astrex rabbit breed.

It is sometimes difficult to ascertain which came first, the breed name or the color/pattern name (or fur-type name). What is certain is that in such situations the two at some point were synonymous but subsequent developments in other breeds (likely hinging on similar genetic changes) have caused the terms to diverge.

The definition of a distinct breed relies on clusters of complex individual gene-sets—clusters that may include the gene-set for a body type, the gene-set for an ear type, the gene-set for a color/pattern, and/or the gene-set for a fur type. The determination of when a group of rabbits is considered to have become a new breed (as a result of overarching genetic distinction) is left, in the following table, to the authority of ARBA, the BRC, or other reputable source.

Extinct rabbit breeds

Certain rabbit breeds, though now extinct, contributed strongly to the development of a modern-day breed. Little may be known of the extinct breed and in some cases the only records are extracts in old breed books.

Breed name
[ii]
Image
[iii]
Size
[iv]
Fur
type
[v]
Ear
type
[vi]
Colors & markings
[vii]
Origin
[x]
<zenter>Ancestor
of the
modern</zenter>[xi]
Beaver Silky & luxurious coat
Blanc de Chauny Snow white
Blanc de L'Oural 8–10 lb
(3.6–4.5 kg)
Albino  EU
 France
Golden Fawn New Zealand red
Old English Red  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Patagonian  EU Flemish Giant
Petite Brabancon  EU
 Belgium
Dutch
Rouennais 8–10 lb
(3.6–4.5 kg)
Short Erect  EU
 France
French Lop
Sitka Long  EU
 United Kingdom
 England
Swan 16–20 lb
(7.3–9.1 kg)
Brown, Grey  EU
 United Kingdom
 Isle of Man

Explanatory footnotes

  1. ^ a b Rare here denotes a breed currently included in the BRC's "Rare Varieties Club"[6] or (because ARBA does not designate rarity) The Livestock Conservancy's "Conservation Priority List".[31] For breeds not recognized by either ARBA or the BRC, the designation of rarity is left to the conclusion of the cited authority.
  2. ^ a b Breed name here is the name—and in the form of the name—that is recognized by the authority of record. Other well-known forms of the breed name may be secondarily included. When different countries use a different name for the same breed of rabbit, that is noted.
  3. ^ a b Image strives to display a specimen of the breed that depicts its distinguishing attributes.
  4. ^ a b Size listed here is the range of allowed weights or is a single measurement representing either the ideal weight or the average weight. Sizes refer to that of adult animals. All measurements listed come from the breed standard or other authoritative source.
  5. ^ a b Fur type is here categorized as Short, Medium, Long, Rex–Straight–Short, Rex–Curly–Short, Rex–Curly–Medium or Rex–Curly–Long.
  6. ^ a b Ear type is here categorized as either Erect or Lop.
  7. ^ a b Colors & markings listed here include (verbatim) those currently recognized by ARBA or the BRC, or as described by the cited authority (in which case they are surrounded by quotation marks). Information in [square brackets] is a summary of the source material. Unless otherwise indicated, the color is a "self" color.
  8. ^ ARBA recognized? is listed as Yes or No indicating whether the breed is currently recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, according to the ARBA website[3] or their Standard of Perfection 2016-2020.[4]
  9. ^ BRC recognized? is listed as Yes or No indicating whether the breed is currently recognized by the British Rabbit Council, according to the BRC website[5] or their Breed Standards 2016-2020.[6]
  10. ^ a b Origin listed here is the country or geographic area in which the breed was first considered to have become distinct. The information in this column comes almost exclusively from the work of rabbit-breed historian Bob D. Whitman[7]
  11. ^ Ancestor of the modern includes notable modern-day breeds that were developed, in part, from the extinct breed.

Citation footnotes

  1. ^ For the Argente Bleu, the BRC states: "Undercolour lavender blue, body colour bluish white, [...] interspersed with longer dark blue hairs to give a distinct bluish effect."
  2. ^ For the Argente Brun [UK], the BRC states: "Undercolour as deep brown as possible, body colour brownish-white, the whole evenly and moderately interspersed with longer dark brown hairs to give a distinct brownish effect when viewed from a distance."
  3. ^ For the Argente Brun [US], ARBA states: "Surface color is to be an even silvered or frosted chocolate brown throughout. While evenness is stressed, slightly darker muzzle butterfly, ears and feet are desirable. Longer, dark brown guard hairs are to be evenly interspersed over the entire pelt. The under color is to be a rich chocolate ideally carried right to the skin."
  4. ^ For the Argente Crème, the BRC states: "Undercolour orange [...] body colour creamy white [...] interspersed with longer orange hairs to give a distinctly creamy effect."
  5. ^ For the Argente de Champagne, the BRC states: "The main body to be bluish white in the adult, interspersed with longer jet black guard hairs to bring out the shade termed Old Silver [italics added] when viewed from a distance. The ears, nose and muzzle may be a slightly darker shade. The belly and underside of the tail more matt[e]. Undercolour to be dark slate blue extended down to the base of the hair shaft. A blackish delimitation band immediately under the top colour is permissible."
  6. ^ For the Argente Noir, the BRC states: "Undercolour deep slate blue, body colour greyish white,[...] interspersed with longer black hairs to give a distinct 'old silver' effect."
  7. ^ For the Argente St Hubert, the BRC states: "Under colour to be dark blue at the base with rich orange intermediate band together with a very narrow chestnut top band. [...] Body colour to be a creamy white [...] interspersed with jet black guard hairs to give a creamy chestnut shade."
  8. ^ For the Cashmere Lop, the BRC recognizes five groups of colors/patterns: Self Colours (includes Black, Blue, Blue-Eyed White, Chocolate, Lilac, Red-Eyed White), Agouti Patterns (includes Agouti, Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Lynx, Opal, Squirrel), Shaded Colours (includes Beige, Bluepoint, Chocolate Torte, Iron Grey, Sable, Sealpoint, Siamese, Siamese Smoke, Sooty Fawn), Tan Patterns (includes Fox-Black, Fox-Blue, Fox-Chocolate, Fox-Lilac, Otter-Black, Otter-Blue, Otter-Chocolate, Otter-Lilac, Marten Sable, Marten Smoke), Other Colours (includes Butterfly, Fawn, Orange, Steel), and "Any other [BRC] colour [...] excluding Broken Pattern."
  9. ^ For the Champagne d'Argent, ARBA states: "[...] the surface color should be as near the color of skimmed milk, old silver, or light ultramarine (meaning washed out blue) as is possible. Fur over entire body should carry a liberal sprinkling of longer black guard hairs."
  10. ^ For the Polish [UK], the BRC recognizes seven groups of colors/patterns: Self Colours (includes Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac, White), Shaded Self Colours (includes Sable Siamese, Smoke Pearl Siamese), Agouti Patterns (includes Agouti, Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Lynx, Opal, Red Agouti, Squirrel), Tan Patterns (includes Tans, Foxes, Otter, Sable Marten, Smoke Pearl Marten), Marked (includes Himalayan), Other Colours (includes Fawn, Orange, Steel, Tortoiseshell [or Sooty Fawn]), and Any Other Variety ("To follow normal pattern.").
  11. ^ For the Rex [US], ARBA recognizes the following colors: Amber, Black, Blue, Broken (includes all dual colors [any plus white], plus four tri-colors the following pair plus white]: Black & Golden Orange, Lavender Blue & Golden Fawn, dark Chocolate Brown & Golden Orange, Dove Gray & Golden Fawn), Californian, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Lilac, Lynx, Opal, Otter (includes Black Otter, Blue Otter, Chocolate Otter, Lilac Otter), Red, Sable, Seal, White.
  12. ^ For the Satin [UK], the BRC recognizes: Argente d'Champagne, Argente Bleu, Argente Brun, Argente Crème, Beige, Black, Blue, Bronze, Brown, Castor, Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Fawn, Fox–Black, Fox–Blue, Fox–Chocolate, Fox–Lilac, Havana, Himalayan, Himalayan–Blue, Himalayan–Rex, Ivory, Lilac, Lynx, Opal, Orange, Sable (Marten), Sable (Siamese), Seal Pointed, Smoke Pearl (Marten), Smoke Pearl (Siamese), Sooty Fawn, Squirrel, [and any other BRC colour or pattern].
  13. ^ For the Tri-Colour Dutch, the BRC states: "Ideally one cheek to be orange -the other cheek black with ears black on orange side and orange on black cheek side. Blaze is white. It commences as a point starting from near the ear roots and gradually widens evenly passing between the eyes on to the neck and nape. This white must be as wide as possible. Must not pass between the ears. The saddle must make a true ring around the body and be placed 2-3 cm (34-114in) behind the front feet. The coloured half must be 2-3 cm (34-114in) banded as regularly as possible with alternating bands of black and orange. Stops an evenly cut pair, clearing the toes, and finishing no more than halfway along the foot."
  14. ^ For the Tri-Colour English, the BRC states (in part): "Marking/Pattern to be a mixture of Black and Orange or Blue and Yellow [either combination: with White]. Each part of the marking/pattern to be bi-coloured, with the exception of the cheek spots which may be single coloured. Perfect Butterfly Smut. Circle around eyes. Cheek spots to be clear from eye circles. Unbroken Saddle, to be herring-boned and clear in any distinct colour, from base of ears to tip of tail. Body or loin markings to be broken up and not to catch the saddle. Chain markings, to be as even as possible on each side. Leg markings, one distinct spot on each leg. Ideal - The markings on both sides of the rabbit to be equally balanced. Chain markings, to commence at the base of the ears in small spots, increasing in size towards the loins."

See also

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Further reading

  • The Official Guide Book Raising Better Rabbits and Cavies, from the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.
  • Rabbitlopaedia - A complete guide to Rabbit Care, by Meg Brown & Virginia Richardson, Ringpress

External links

  • American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) (Includes links to national rabbit breed clubs in the US)
  • British Rabbit Council (BRC) (Includes links to national rabbit breed clubs in the UK)
  • Online Rabbit Care—Rabbit Breeds (Lists over 150 rabbit varieties)
  • RabbitPedia.com—Rabbit Breeds (Information about 60+ Pet Rabbit Breeds from A to Z)
  • Complete Guide of Rabbit Breeds - List of rabbit breeds approved by American Rabbit Breeders Association
  • RabbitBreeders.us—Rabbit Breeds (Includes body-type and fur-type classifications for over 45 ARBA-recognized rabbit breeds)
  • Raising-Rabbits—Rabbit Breeds (Lists over 170—and provides information on over 50—"global domestic" rabbit breeds)