Altex rabbit

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Altex /ɔːltɛks/ is a breed of domestic rabbit developed, beginning in 1994, for cuniculture, specifically for the commercial meat industry.[1] The Altex breed is not recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA)[2][3] or by the British Rabbit Council (BRC).[4][5]

The name Altex is derived from Al plus Tex, referring to this breed's initial development at Alabama A&M University and at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. The breed was developed from Flemish Giant, Champagne d'Argent, and Californian stock, and later with New Zealand White crossings.[1] Altex rabbits weigh 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9.1 kg) and have coat markings similar to the Californian rabbit: white with dark points.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Lukefahr, Steven D. (Sep–Oct 1996). "Development of a New Commercial Sire Breed: The Altex". Domestic Rabbits. American Rabbit Breeders Association. 24 (5): 20–21. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Official ARBA website". American Rabbit Breeders Association. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ Standard of Perfection 2016-2020. American Rabbit Breeders Association. 2015. ASIN B018GVBJK4.
  4. ^ "Official BRC website". The British Rabbit Council. Archived from the original on 25 October 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Breed Standards 2016-2020" (PDF). British Rabbit Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ "The Rabbit Breeding & Teaching Program at TAMUK". Texas A&M University–Kingsville. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2018.