The following are considered "Rare Breeds
", so they are less likely to be found in a pet shop or rescue situation than the breeds above.
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 American Sable's fur is a dark sepia brown color on the ears, face, back, legs and upper side of the tail. This shades off to a paler shade of brown on the rest of the body. American Sables have an ideal adult weight of 7-10 pounds.
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There's no other domestic rabbit which looks quite like a Belgian Hare, which has huge ears, and is much thinner, longer and generally "rangier" than most rabbits. It has an ideal adult weight of 6 to 9.5 pounds.
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Beverens have an ideal adult weight from 8 to 12 pounds, and come in blue, black, white, brown and lilac (although only blue, black and white are ARBA-recognized colors). Beverens are "mandolin" shaped, with the back arched from back of the shoulders to ahead of the hips. The Beveren has "rollback" fur - if you stroke the fur "backward" (tail to head), it returns slowly to a flat position.
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Blanc de Hotot
The Hotot (pronounced "Hoh-Toh") are white rabbits with dark "mascara" around their eyes. They have an ideal adult weight of 8-11 pounds.
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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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Rhinelanders have ideal adult weights of 6.5 to 10 pounds. They are mostly white, with distinctive black and bright gold-orange markings: a "butterfly" on the nose, six to eight spots along the sides, and a "racing stripe" down the back. The ears are black and orange, on a white head with black and orange circles around the eyes.
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