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Large Rabbits

The breeds on this page are larger rabbits, with adult weights between eight and eleven pounds.

Californian
The Californian breed has an ideal adult weight of 8 to 10.5 pounds. The fur pattern has a white body and black nose, ears, feet and tail. The eyes are pink or red.

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Champagne D’Argent
Champagne D'Argent rabbits have blueish-white fur, with longer jet-black hairs, and a darker slate-color "butterfly" on the nose. The ideal adult weight for the Champagne D'Argent is 9 to 12 pounds.

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Harlequin
Harlequin rabbits have markings that look like a medieval jester - a face split down the middle, with alternating darker and lighter body stripes (colors go right around the rabbit's body) or bars (bars are offset on one side of the body and the other). The ideal adult weight for a Harlequin is 6.5-9.5 pounds.

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New Zealand
The New Zealand is 9-12 pounds in adult weight. 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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Silver Marten
Silver Marten rabbits have dark fur with white on the belly, chest, underside of tail, insides of legs, feet, chin, nostrils, eye circles, inside of ears, and a silver triangle at the nape of the neck. There may be some silver hairs around the white areas. They have an ideal adult weight of 6-9.5 pounds.

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Default Large Rabbits - Rare Breeds

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.

American
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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American Sable
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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Belgian Hare
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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Beveren
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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Cinnamon
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
Palomino rabbits have an adult weight of 8-11 pounds. They come in two color variations, Golden and Lynx.

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Rhinelander
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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