If you are new to rabbits the rabbit breeds alphabetical list will probably not be much use to you. The rabbit breed names will be a list of unfamiliar, strange sounding woolly lion, Himalayan dwarf thingummies, that may confuse and mystify, rather than enlighten and enrich.
As a newbie, the main question you will probably be asking yourself is, "Which is the best rabbit breed for me?".
With so much choice available in the rabbit breeds list, and the many considerations to note about your needs, and the needs of your family, you will have a hard decision making process ahead.
You may even be part of a family that is yet to be convinced of the benefits of raising rabbits, in which case lots of research and tools to help you decide, or persuade, are vital to your quest.
Yep that's right... the title does exactly what it says!
It will give you all the information you need to make that perfect choice.
This super-duper 'cheat-sheet' is the ideal way for anyone that is fairly new to raising rabbits to come up with their perfect bunny breed and variety!
If you are familiar with rabbits, you have probably heard of most of the names in the comprehensive index below. I am adding detailed pages of each rabbit breed as my time permits and many of these fascinating breeds have lead me on a journey of intrigue and wonder. But it's the uncommon breeds that have really surprised me.
The irony of the rabbit fur industry collapse has made many rabbit breeds very rare. Some breeds have come about completely by accident, or even as a genetic mistake. Some breeds are new to the world of show, as breeders perfect the best genetic combinations, creating new standards for associations and councils to include at exhibition.
I have spent many hours researching for this list and a much more detailed breakdown can be found in my newly published book, 'How Long Do Rabbits Live'.
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Just as the saying goes, "breeding like rabbits", never has a quote been so true!
There are so many different breeds!
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There's lots more information in the rabbit breeds list below.
Each rabbit breed includes:
Breeds of Rabbits in Alphabetical Order
American Blue & American White
American Fuzzy Lop
Angora (English), Angora (French), Angora (German), Angora (Giant), Angora (Satin)
Argente Bleu, Argente Brun, Argente Clair, Argente Crème, Argente de Champagne, Argente Noir, Argente St Hubert
Blanc de Bouscat
Blanc de Hotot
Blanc de Popielno
Blanc de Termonde
Blue of Ham
Blue of Sint-Niklaas
Brown Chestnut of Lorraine
Cashmere Lop Standard
Chinchilla (Standard), Chinchilla (American), Chinchilla (Giganta),
Continental Giant (Coloured), Continental Giant (White)
Czech Albin, Czech Spot, Czech Red
Dutch, Dutch (Tri-Coloured)
Fauve de Bourgogne
Fee de Marbourg (Marburger)
Giant Papillon, (Checkered Giant in USA)
Grey Pearl of Halle
Lop, Dwarf (Mini Lop in USA)
Plush Lop (Standard), Plush Lop (Mini)
Siamese Sable (Marten Sable)
Tri Colour English
Vienna - Coloured
Vienna - White
Wheaten, Wheaten Lynx
The amount of different breeds worldwide, makes for a very difficult and long list indeed. This is because so many of the breeds have several 'varieties' that are also recognized as breeds in themselves.
In my research through many reference books, specialist articles and
web pages I noticed that some lists included most rabbit breeds but then omitted others.
I have compiled the list above by joining the information together for a more comprehensive outline. Of course I could be missing one or two, so please let me know if there's a rabbit breed I have not included and I will add it to the chart!
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