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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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4.3 (84)
LindaKim
I was first gifted the Flemish Giant, male and female...
Review by: LindaKim (2) updated 14 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
2 comments
4 photos
ferretsnrats
My brother and I were given one of these huge rabbits...
Review by: ferretsnrats (14) January 22, 2016 08:12
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
jeroenvdm
Me and my sister got two of them for our first en hol...
Review by: jeroenvdm (4) January 09, 2016 07:44
  • Currently 100
2.75
wesntia
We thought having bunny as a part of our pretty exten...
Review by: wesntia (3) November 29, 2015 11:45
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
HenAndRose
Whiskers was a GIANT bunny, and is one of my favorite...
Review by: HenAndRose (8) October 21, 2015 09:25
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
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Sequoia the Flemish Giant
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Heartwarming (1 video)
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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Caring for (1 video)
Jasper the Flemish Giant
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