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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 (66)
Teeberry
I got Flopsy when I was a junior in high school. My u...
Review by: Teeberry (10) 16 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
cuppatea
We've had our Flemish Giant only a little while but h...
Review by: cuppatea (2) April 23, 2015 05:14
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5.00
1 photo
RavenWitch
Apollo and Zeus were my pet rabbits for about a year....
Review by: RavenWitch (9) updated April 02, 2015 05:19
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Zobert
My housemate is getting into rabbit production :( and...
Review by: Zobert (35) updated April 01, 2015 21:11
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
tygermystyc
My Giant Flemish was a very sweet lovable character. ...
Review by: tygermystyc (22) March 11, 2015 16:21
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 comment
1 photo
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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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Caring for (1 video)
Jasper the Flemish Giant
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