rabbit have short, lustrous dense fur. They are always black. Their body is
thickset and well rounded, weighing 7-9 lb. They can be kept indoors or
outside, but they are known to be destructive chewers. A diet with plenty of
leafy greens help their coats stay healthy and vibrant.
rabbits were initially bred from Champagne d’Argent, Dutch, Havana, and Himalayan rabbits as a substitute for the pelts of the
Alaska fox in the early 1900’s. The silver/black fur of the fox was never
achieved, but the thick, short, shiny coat of this new breed of rabbit caught
on and they were a popular choice to raise for their fur and as pets. In the
1980’s Black Havana rabbits were hugely popular and Alaska rabbits were dropped
from the American Rabbit Breeders Association(ARBA) registry. Alaska rabbit are
recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC).