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About Rex (Standard) Rabbits



rnrnStandard Rex Rabbits originated in France in 1919 as thernresult of a recessive genetic mutation leading to guard hairs that do notrnproject longer than the undercoat of the fur. This results in a soft coatrnhaving a velvety texture. (It is the guard hairs that give the length of coatrncommon to other breeds.)

rnrnHey were first shown publicly at the Paris InternationalrnRabbit Show in 1924 and was imported into the United States of America thatrnsame year. It was soon recognized as a standard breed in parts of Europe, andrntoday the overseas following is large with many breeders.

rnrnStandard Rex Rabbits are bred mainly for its unique shortrnplush coat, which is approximately 13 millimeters in length, and has the feelrnof velour fabric. To the touch a Rex coat is very silky and dense over thernwhole body. This type of fur stands out amongst that of other rabbits.

rnrnThe body shape of the Rex is very well proportioned and itrnis a medium boned rabbit. It has a graceful carriage and round quarters with arnbroad head. The adult weight is around 2.72 to 3.62 kilograms.

rnrnContent and Photo Source: New Zealand Rare Breeds (www.rarebreeds.co.nz )rnrn

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