Brown Chestnut of Lorraine

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The Brown Chestnut of Lorraine (also known as the Brun Marron de Lorraine) is a breed of domestic rabbit that originated in France and is named for the Lorraine region. The breed is currently considered rare. It was developed by Ch. Kauffmann from Garenne and Tan rabbit stock. The ideal weight for this breed is 2–2.4 kilograms (4.4–5.3 lb).[1] This rabbit has chestnut brown fur.[2]

The Brown Chestnut of Lorraine has been described as: "a small slender rabbit, harmoniously rounded. Angular head with prominent eyes. Dense fur with short hair. Chestnut brown uniform color with a well-defined orange-brown outer-color. Under-color bluish including the belly. Ears bluish on their inner side and edged with a black border."[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Brun Marron de Lorraine ("Brown Chestnut of Lorraine")". FFC Fédération Française de Cuniculiculture ("French Federation for Cuniculture") (in French). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ Brown, Meg; Richardson, Virginia (1 April 2002). Rabbitlopaedia: A Complete Guide to Rabbit Care (pbk ed.). Ringpress Books Ltd. p. 119. ISBN 978-1860541827.