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Flemish Giant Rabbit

Flemish Giant Rabbit


Other name:
 Vlaamse Reus; Vlaamse Reuzen

Scientific name: Oryctolagus cuniculus

Country / Place of origin: Europe

History: The origins of the Flemish Giant rabbit are unclear. One theory is that the Flemish Giant is a descendant of several giant rabbit breeds from the Flanders region of Europe, possibly including the Steenkonijn (Stone Rabbit) and the European "patagonian" breed (now extinct).

The Flemish Giant was imported from England and Belgium to America in the early 1890's. It received no special attention until about 1910 where it started appearing at small livestock shows throughout the country. Today, it is one of the more popular breeds at rabbit shows because of its enormous size and its many colors.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
moister meat, Gentle Giants, hobby farmer, wonderful personality, livestock purposes, 4H kids
Challenging:
special housing, lazy breed, oversized cages, extreme temperatures, wire cage, heat prostration
Interesting:
higher protein levels, largest breed, little body harness, strong hind legs, air conditioned barn, leash
Overall review
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4.5 (42)
Suchen
The largest rabbit that I have experience with over t...
Review by: Suchen (21) updated March 06, 2014 08:40
  • Currently 100
3.25
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rt1977lpn
I love our rabbits. My favorite was Xena. She was a g...
Review by: rt1977lpn (5) November 21, 2013 11:07
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
AlexBain
My daughter brought home a baby rabbit she and her fr...
Review by: AlexBain (4) updated October 26, 2013 14:29
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 comment
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cube
This big rabbits are not very sensitive and it's quit...
Review by: cube (4) October 10, 2013 10:01
  • Currently 100
4.00
Tdegeeter
Got into Flemish because of my daughter, she seen one...
Review by: Tdegeeter (0) September 04, 2013 10:28
  • Currently 100
5.00
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Sequoia the Flemish Giant
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Rufus the flemish giant! Funny Bunny
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My Flemish giant rabbit Bucky
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Silly Rabbits
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Jasper the Flemish Giant
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MoesMightyGiant
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Ocala, Florida
I started raising rabbits in 2005, I showed my first mixed breed rabbit in our county fair in Febuary 2006. I took a break from showing rabbits after 2006, during that time I took in alot of homeless unwanted rabbits. I obtained many diffrent breeds such as Netherland Dwarfs, Mini Rex, Florida White's and etc. In 2009 I decided to start showing rabbits once again and I got my first Flemish Gi...
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