All animals must have water at all times and display area should be cleaned each day by 10 a. Ultimate list of all rabbit breeds coops and cages. The arba breeder list represents only those who have purchased this service. They are a running breed and require a large cage to move comfortably. Californian health as a breed that was originally developed in warmer climes, the californian is known for not thriving in cooler temperatures. The californian can also develop sore hocks if it is housed in a cage with a wire floor. The following books are are available to further your education. Mono breeds standards 20162020 british rabbit council.
Bad bunny, good bunny understanding your rabbit is the first step to encouraging behavior you want to see. Despite their name, they were actually first bred in england. The californian rabbit breed your guide to the californian. Refer to resource books to determine if your breed is a four or six class rabbit. Comparison of exterior traits in selected large breeds of rabbits. Jun 11, 2011 breed profile of the californian rabbit, very similar in look to the himalayan but larger, the californian was developed as a meat and fur breed in the 1920s. Breed profile of the californian rabbit, very similar in look to the himalayan but larger, the californian was developed as a meat and fur breed in the 1920s. There are many different different breeds with different varieties within that particular breed coming in varying shapes, colours, and sizes. Later on, the breed was renamed for its place of origin, california. The previous breed standard of perfection description is quoted from the. Everything you need to know about the californian rabbit. The author provides guidance for every aspect of rabbit ownership, with techniques and tips for complete beginners and experienced owners. Rabbit breed standards three little ladies rabbitry. In fact, the largest rabbit recorded by the guinness world book of records is a continental named darius, weighing above 50lbs.
Californian rabbit breed standard two bucks and a doe rabbitry. If youre thinking of getting a californian rabbit, be prepared to have a friendly little friend. Breed info history facts breed varieties and colors weight and size lifespan caring for pets cages and supplies how. Rabbit breed standards this is an ongoing project where we will be showing rabbit breed standards. The american rabbit is a multipurpose animal developed for meat and fur. Californian rabbit breed standard two bucks and a doe. The completed 4h record book should tell the complete story of the 4h project from. This rabbit breed information page is part of our rabbit breeds article series. Descriptive nonfiction, 32 words, level a grade k, lexile br70l. When to start breeding rabbits homesteading and livestock. Bunny rabbit books, rabbit book, bunny book, rabbit magazine. Common problems among rabbit owners are discussed, as are probable causes for irregular behavior, including instincts that. The pocket guide to 49 essential breeds 9781612126029. Responsible breeders will be committed to maintaining recognized breed standards and raising californian rabbits that are healthy and wellsocialized.
American federation new zealand rabbit breeders guide book and standard of perfection 1986 thru 1990. There are many different breeds of rabbit throughout the world and most are bred in a number of varieties and colours. His plan was to develop a breed with the perfect meat as well as a dense, desirable coat. It came with a refrigerator magnet from the seller, which i thought was sweet. Includes point allocations for various breed attributes. I started writing and interviewing top experts from all over the rabbit world and my own personal experiences as a rabbit breeder owner so that other rabbit lovers, like myself, could have somewhere to gather and find great information on everything related to rabbits and bunnies. Rabbits belong to the order of mammals called lagomorpha, which includes 40 or so species of. Since our first breeding in 2006 sliver pond has grown to a large sized rabbitry and now houses over 200 show quality breeding does serviced by 40 very nice show quality bucks. The dark fur may be chocolate, black, blue, or lilac. Both are 4h alumni and live on the family farm, fox hill farm, in far northern wisconsin. They are a hardy breed, docile in nature, produce large litters and are typically good mothers. They have delicate bodies that should be handled with extra care, which is why pet owners need proper training, to prevent injuries.
While showing is the primary purpose of the hobby breeder one may also use some of the herd and offspring for meat purposes, sale as pets. The arba does not provide or imply a guarantee or warranty pertaining. Not only does this white rabbit make a great pet, but its also a popular show rabbit, too. Send in a photograph of your rabbit and we, or other visitors to this site, can contribute their thoughts and ideas on the breed. The rabbitraising problem solver storey publishing, 2014, by karen patry, addresses questions and concerns about housing, feeding and breeding rabbits at every stage in their lives.
They have delicate bodies that should be handled with extra care, which. Contains a glossary of rabbit and cavy showing terminology. Huffmon, from the state of michigan, wrote a number of books on rabbit coat color genetics that were widely read and respected. Rabbit breeds are the many differing varieties of the wild rabbit which have been created either by natural selection of by selective breeding. Lots of rabbit breed books are cluttered with general rabbit care instruction, which is not specific enough for me, and in many cases, too general to be correct. Its membership is composed of rabbit and cavy breeders throughout, fanciers, and pet owners in north america and many countries throughout the world. Dutch rabbits used to be the most popular rabbit breed, but were replaced by the popularity of dwarf rabbits. Geoff was once britains top breeder and exhibitor of the english lop rabbit. Breed young does of the small and medium breeds at 6 months of age and giant breeds when they are 8 to 9 months old. If you choose to give a home to a californian rabbit, it would be wise to allow him to live indoors. Standard of perfection for rabbits, cavies, mice, rats, skin and fur bearing animals. Junior bucks under 6 months of age, not over 8 pounds.
Id like to see something available in rabbit breed books, which explains the behavior traits, health concerns, and judging qualities of all the breeds, both extinct, and current. As of 2017, there were at least 305 breeds of domestic rabbit in 70 countries around the world. The breed standard national orange and fawn rex rabbit. For recommendations and breeder contacts in the us, check out the californian rabbit specialty club and the american rabbit breeders association, inc. Besides the ton of info about all breeds of rabbits, youll also learn about their functions and uses it provides. It should be judged to the general standard of the rex in all its various colours with the exception of size, which shall be approximately half that of the standard rex. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 specially commissioned color photographs, this mini encyclopedia features more than 40 of the most popular breeds and varieties of rabbit in a handy small format. Then begin recording all of the relevant information on your animal in your record book on a monthly basis. Rabbit project record book cornell cooperative extension. Thrianta information american thrianta rabbit breeders. Individual whose primary purpose in breeding rabbits is for exhibition at organized rabbit shows, personal food and fiber use, or to improve an existing breed or create a new breed. Californians are popular pets due to their calm, friendly nature.
So, in order to prevent this cycle perpetuating, we urge you to firstly not buy your rabbit in a pet shop and secondly, to not breed your rabbit simply for the sake of it, or a bit of fun. If you wish to show or breed from your rabbit, detailed breed standards are available from the british rabbit council in the uk and the american rabbit breeders. Californian rabbits were originally known as cochinelles developed by george west. The arba is headquartered in knox, pennsylvania in the united states. The californian rabbit is a beautiful breed of rabbit thats highly versatile. A comprehensive array of practical information on rabbit keeping. Pet guide states that the californian rabbit was first included in an american rabbit breeders association in 1932. The official guide book raising better rabbits and cavies, from the american rabbit breeders association.
This breed standards book contains detailed descriptions of all the breeds currently recognised in the united kingdom by the british rabbit council. These characteristics can help you identify your rabbits breed or breeds. Rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits. Americans are large rabbits with mature bucks weighing 9 to 11 pounds and does at 10 to 12 pounds. Standard of perfection 2016 2020 edition rabbit cages. Rabbit coat color genetics guide book by glenna huffmon. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Common problems among rabbit owners are discussed, as are probable causes for irregular behavior, including instincts that make rabbits behave in certain ways.
The american rabbit breeders association arba is a national club for domestic rabbit and cavy breeders. Californians are a cross of himalayan, standard chinchilla and new zealand white rabbits. They were developed not only for good meat but also good fur production in the usa in the 1920s. The californian rabbit breed was developed in the 1923 by george west of california. Intermediate bucks under 8 months of age, not over 9 pounds. Senior bucks 8 months of age and over, weight 8 10 pounds. At the beginning of the 4h year you should select oneseveral of your animals to be your 4h project animals for the year. Giant chinchilla rabbit association, 4195 country road 115, mt. Research shows well over 50 different breeds with varieties of each particular breed. Pet product marketing this compact paperback has over 200 pages of rabbit information and over 400 colour photographs. Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred welsh mountain ponies and dutch. Breeds the order lagomorpha contains the rabbits, hares, cottontails and pikas. Navigating rabbit litter explore the history of litter to learn the types, uses and ways to litter train.
To all my fellow bunny lovers my hope is that you find my books fun and helpful. Californian rabbit breed standard classes and weights. I am planning to start showing lionheads soon and breed for showing standards. The californian, also known as the california white, is a breed of domestic rabbit originally developed for the fur and meat industries by george s. Stone spotlights all 49 breeds recognized by the american rabbit breeders association with adorable original photos, engaging descriptions, and fun facts. West maintained a herd of 300 genetically pure new zealand whites with no angora genes, which he began crossing with standard chinchilla rabbits for their dense coat and himalayan rabbits. The californian breed was developed by crossing a himilayan with a standard chinchilla. The arba is not responsible for the content of any link, however. Thrianta information thriantas are considered by the a. Alternatively, if you do know the breed of your rabbit, send in a photograph anyway. Breed standards and colours vary between countries. The standard of perfection for american domestic rabbits illustrated. Apr 03, 2015 11 books involving rabbits thatll get you excited for the arrival of the easter bunny.
Tacoma, washington and were officially recognized and accepted by the arbas book of standards. Breed histories and photos, lots of big photos, of all arba rabbit breeds. Besides the ton of info about all breeds of rabbits, youll also learn about their functions and uses. Rabbit curriculum teaches youth about raising rabbits, body parts, breeds, costs of raising a rabbit, how to care for a rabbit and much, much more. This guide to troubleshooting rabbit behavior clues owners in to the history of the domesticated rabbit and describes how rabbits live and breed. Discover cool facts, pictures, resources and find information about caring for californian rabbits. In the book rabbits, students will read about these cute, interesting animals. Present day breeds of domestic rabbits, including those used for laboratory studies, are all derived from the european rabbit oryctolagus cuniculus sheail, 1971. Californian show classes breed disqualifications breed judging. If you have a californian rabbit, then you will need to learn about the feeding, housing, and other care needs of this rabbit. Ponderosa bunny ranch we are a small 3rd generation rabbitry in riverside california north of lake mathews in a area called woodcrest. List showroom classes with minimum, maximum and ideal weights. Different rabbit breeds, and varying sizes, can have different requirements.
Some breeds are found in almost every country where there are rabbit fanciers while some are virtually unknown outside their country of origin. Its pretty pricey, but i couldnt find any other option to purchase it. Click here for a complete listing of all sanctioned rabbit and cavy shows. They californian rabbit breed is about the second most popular rabbit breed in the united states behind the new zealand white rabbit breed. Rabbit coat color genetics and coat color genetics of the netherland dwarf were the goto authorities for a number of years and many rabbit breeders relied on her knowledge. These rabbits can be somewhat shy, but when given time to get to know their owners, they can be highly friendly, ideal as pets. West was a kansan who had moved to lynwood in southern california. Animal quality is important to us so we strive to improve the rabbitry with every breeding.
Rabbit information glossary of termsbreed listing author. The individual breed profiles we give here provide a basic description of general appearance and where possible, any major differences between breed standards in the uk and the usa. After five years of breeding, he developed a small, chinchillacolored male by crossing a himalayan white with chinchillas. Californian rabbits are friendly and easygoing, so they make great pets. Included are 2 additional breeds found in the usa, the uks brc breeds, plus. Jan 29, 2014 dutch rabbits used to be the most popular rabbit breed, but were replaced by the popularity of dwarf rabbits. There are a couple of requirements needed for an unrecognized breed of rabbit to become an official breed according to arba. They are commonly referred to as a german giant, and are a very large breed which was originally created for meat production.
Rabbit coat color genetics and coat color genetics of the netherland dwarf were the goto authorities for a number of. There will be a rabbit judging event that all rabbit exhibitors must complete all rabbit project numbers. If you are beginning in breed id, just try to determine the breed and the variety, which is the color. By the american rabbit breeders association, 272 pages. Californians were indeed created and bred in california.
Our bestselling publication to date, this book is written to help young 4h and arba members excel with their rabbit project. Samantha johnson phelps, wisconsin and her brother, daniel, have collaborated on a number of ruralliving guidebooks, including how to raise rabbits and beginners guide to beekeeping. Bunny rabbit books, rabbit book, bunny book, rabbit. Year of arba acceptance conservation status the californian is not edangered. Rabbit breeders directory champion californian rabbits. Californian rabbits have red eyes, white fur, on their bodies except for the darker fur on their feet and ears. Continental giants are descended from flemish giants and were first documented in 1893. Many breeding failures result from the does being overfat.
We hope these notes will have given you an insight into what breeding involves in terms of the time commitment and dedication required. Powered by create your own unique website with customizable templates. The way the rabbit would be entered and shown at an arba show. The californian rabbit breed became a recognized breed with the american rabbit breeders association in 1939 and given a working standard. Meek and american rabbit association page images at hathitrust.
One of the largest rabbit breeds, the checkered giant is easily recognized by its distinctive bold markings and arched body type. Californian rabbit breeders responsible breeders will be committed to maintaining recognized breed standards and raising californian rabbits that are healthy and wellsocialized. The cinnamon rabbit is a breed of domesticated rabbit created accidentally in 1962 and. The californian rabbit and the new zealand rabbit are very similar in size and body shape, and both breeds are raised for their meat and fur. The rabbit raising problem solver storey publishing, 2014, by karen patry, addresses questions and concerns about housing, feeding and breeding rabbits at every stage in their lives. The mini rex rabbit is intended to be a standard rex rabbit in every way possible except in size. Included are 2 additional breeds found in the usa, the uks brc breeds, plus as many global breeds as we were able to discover. Theyre healthy and hardy, and produce large litters easily.781 522 1575 76 788 1319 351 1475 80 174 1410 1160 752 761 1094 1084 366 875 70 798 164 1026 911 24 781 672 1305 261 104 589