Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Flemish The Giant Rabbit


Flemish giant originated from Flanders. It was brought up at the beginning of the 16th century near the town of Ghent, Belgium. It is believed to have been written by a number of sons of meat and wool, may include (Stone Rabbit - referring to the old weight measurement Belgium a mile or about 3.76 kg (8 pounds 5 oz)) Steenkonijn and Europe "Patagonian" breed (now already stalling). This "Patagonian" rabbit, large breed ever bred in Belgium and France, not related to the Argentina Patagonian rabbit (Sylvilagus brasiliensis), a separate wild species weighing less than two pounds (about 1 kg), or Patagonian Hare (Dolichotis patagonum), a species of the cavy family of mice that can not cross with rabbit mating. Thomas Coatoam, in his Origins of the Flemish Giants, tells us, "Notes from authentic early Flemish Giant Rabbit occur around 1860.

A Flemish giant rabbit ancestor many around the world, one of which is Hare Belgium, imported to England in the mid 19th century. Flemish giant imported from Britain and Belgium to America in the early 1890s to help increase the size of rabbit meat for a "booming rabbit" great. This gets a little attention until about the year 1910 where it started appearing in small animal exhibits throughout the state. Today, it is one of the more popular descendant rabbit exhibition for unusually large size and different color. It is promoted by the National Federation of Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders, who formed in 1915. Flemish giant has a lot of titles, first and foremost "Gentle Giant" to tame unique personality and also "universal bunny" for different purposes as a pet, show, breeding, meat and wool.


As one of the biggest domestic rabbit, the Flemish Giant rabbit is a kind of semi-gate to the rear gate began to back shoulder and brought up to the base of the tail giving "mandolin" shape. The body of Flemish Giant Rabbit is long and powerful with relatively broad hindquarters. Bucks have a broad head and massive than not. Is it possible to have a large, full, one word dewlap (the fold of skin under their chins). Fur Flemish Giant is known to be shiny and thick. When stroked from the back to the head, the hair will return to its original launch. ARBA standard has seven different colors, black, blue, brown, light gray, sandy, steel gray and white. They are shown in six classes (three classes and three classes of tasks Doe): Junior bucks and not less than 6 months, intermediate bucks and does 6-8 months, and the senior bucks and does 8+ months. Weight showed minimum Right (older than 8 months) Doe is 14 pounds (about 6.4 kg), and the minimum senior bucks is 13 lbs (approximately 5.9 kg) (Standard ARBA Perfection). A right Doe could take 1 year to reach full maturity. One can take the right responsibilities 1.5 years to reach full maturity. He was not anything out of the ordinary to see a kilo of 10 (22 pound) Flemish Giant, with the largest weighing as much as 50 pounds, though the species is technically a Continental and Germany Giant.


The American Rabbit Farmers' Association (ARBA) recommend breeding doe delay until they reach senior weight range. For Flemish Giants, this is 14 pounds, and a special bunny will achieve this weight when they are around 9 months to a year. Lifespan of rabbit breeding is variable. Some farmers prefer not to have more litters after the age of three years, while others continue to produce quality litters of five to eight years. Gestation period is between 28-31 days. On average they give birth at 30-32 days. Flemish Giant rabbit can produce large litters, usually between 5 and 12 in litters.

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