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Old 11-06-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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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.

The American rabbit is a rare breed, listed by the American Livestock Conservancy as "Threatened". According to the Rabbitgeek.com list, based on ARBA registrations, they are no. 5 on the rarest breeds list.

Blue color:

White color:

Note: A similar, and much more common, breed is the New Zealand. They differ in body shape - but given the rarity of the American breed, if you're in any doubt as to the breed of your rabbit, it is much more likely to be a New Zealand than an American.

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