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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.

Reviews
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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4.4 (53)
apclemens
Mr. Tanner started out as Mrs. Tanner. He was a very ...
Review by: apclemens (6) updated 19 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Ze Zaki
Habiba was a sweet pet, but not the one for me. I too...
Review by: Ze Zaki (4) 30 days ago
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2.25
1 photo
Reverie
I love to refer to flemish giants as "gentle giants" ...
Review by: Reverie (15) July 08, 2014 00:41
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
sunturtle99
giant flemish rabbits are very calm and friendly bunnys
Review by: sunturtle99 (0) June 28, 2014 08:17
  • Currently 100
4.75
2 photos
egghead45
We bought our Flemish Giant from a hobby breeder. He ...
Review by: egghead45 (10) June 21, 2014 10:32
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
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Sequoia the Flemish Giant
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Rufus the flemish giant! Funny Bunny
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Learn about (2 videos)
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My Flemish giant rabbit Bucky
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Caring for (1 video)
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Jasper the Flemish Giant
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