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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 (61)
Ashmcmullen
My rabbit was very easily trained, was litter trained...
Review by: Ashmcmullen (9) updated 26 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
GemMarie
Sabri was very bouncy and curious as a young bunny. ...
Review by: GemMarie (10) January 18, 2015 17:51
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
AstoriasAbyss
Cindy the rabbit was not only fluffy beyond compare, ...
Review by: AstoriasAbyss (7) November 30, 2014 20:39
  • Currently 100
2.75
apennilesspoet
Flymm was a big, ol' Flemish Giant l that was being r...
Review by: apennilesspoet (6) November 24, 2014 16:24
  • Currently 100
2.25
katelwilliams
Smoky was my first rabbit. I'd previously met and int...
Review by: katelwilliams (10) November 12, 2014 20:49
  • Currently 100
5.00
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