The breeds on this page are all big bunnies - eleven pounds or more in adult weight.
The Flemish Giant is a huge rabbit - adult weight is at least 13 pounds, and 20-30 pound Flemish Giants are not uncommon. They have huge ears, long bodies and big feet.
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As the name implies, the Checkered Giant is a large rabbit, with an ideal adult weight over eleven pounds. They have white bodies with dark markings in black or blue. The dark markings are: two large spots (or groups of spots) on each side, behind the mid-point of the body, a "racing stripe" along the spine, a "butterfly" on the nose, circles around the eyes and a spot on each cheek. The ears are also in the dark color.
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New Zealands have an adult weight of 9-12 pounds. The ARBA approved colors are Black, Red, White and Broken (white with black or red markings). The back is curved evenly from the base of the ears to a peak at the hips, then smoothly down to the tail. It has "flyback" fur - if you stroke the fur "backward" (tail to head), it returns quickly to a flat position.
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The following breeds are considered "Rare Breeds
", so it's unlikely to find them in a pet shop or rescue situation. Still, it's possible...
The American breed has an ideal adult weight of nine to twelve pounds, and comes in two approved colors - blue and white. Its back arch starts back of the shoulders, running to a point forward of the hips ("mandolin" shape). Looked at from the top, the body tapers slightly from hips to shoulders.
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The Cinnamon rabbit is, as the name implies, cinnamon or rust-colored, with smoke-grey ticking across the back and darker fur on the nose, legs and ears. The ideal adult weight is 8.5 to 11 pounds.
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Palomino rabbits have an adult weight of 8-11 pounds. They come in two color variations, Golden and Lynx.
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